B. Architecture (5-Years)

Introduction

Consistent with the technological needs at large, the B. Arch. program also caters to the PCATP standards of accreditation in addition to that of the Higher Education Commission, where basic sciences and mathematical skills are necessitated. An Architect graduate would be able to undertake design, planning, construction, technical operations, and maintenance of urban and rural infrastructure by applying his/her knowledge in all stages of the Architectural process and inter-disciplinary projects. The architecture program educates students who contribute to the local and global community through the design, construction, and interpretation of the built environment.

Program Mission Statement

To impart professional architectural education that flourishes through research, critical practice, using modern tools and community engagement. The program strives to act responsibly and nimbly within changing socio economic and technical conditions maintaining core mission of architecture in relation with the sustainable development and advancement and graduates negotiate and collaborate through all genres of design, with professional attitude, knowledge and skills at national and international level to generate design artifacts and arguments with a contemporary culture and disciplinary resonance.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO-I

Graduate on the basis of demonstrated knowledge of Architecture, will be able to create start- ups/firms, secure positions and work independently with effective functioning in the leading industries/organizations related to discipline.

PEO-II

Graduate will become disseminator of Architecture knowledge and adopter of latest tools, techniques with an ability to handle the complex design and planning problems in the field of Architecture.

PEO-III

Graduate will become provider of innovative, viable and sustainable solutions in the problems concerning to design and planning, keeping in view the social, ethical and environmental concerns.

Programs Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

The program aims at training the professionals with

PLO-IArchitectural knowledge:

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, architectural fundamentals and an architectural specialization to the solution of complex architectural problems.

PLO-IIProblem analysis:

An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex architectural problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and architectural sciences.

PLO-IIIDesign/development of solutions:

An ability to design solutions for complex architectural problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PLO-IVInvestigation:

An ability to investigate complex architectural problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.

PLO-VModern tool usage:

An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern architectural and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex architectural activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

PLO-VIArchitect and society:

An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional architectural practice and solution to complex architectural problems.

PLO-VIIEnvironment and sustainability:

An ability to understand the impact of professional architectural solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

PLO-VIIIEthics:

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of architectural practice.

PLO-IXIndividual and team work:

An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

PLO-XCommunication:

An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex architectural activities with the architectural community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PLO-XIProject management:

An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply architectural principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

PLO-XIILife-long learning:

An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue life-long learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate or equivalent with at least 50 % marks.

Note:

  1. In addition to minimum qualification candidate required to qualify,
    i-          Aptitude test
    ii-         Interview
  2. Courses will be offered when all the requirements and conditions will be fulfilled.
  3. Curriculum is in constant review due to its dynamic nature.
  4. ISP reserves all the rights to change the above requirements without any prior notice.

Career Prospects

Architecture students have good communication skills and time management to complete projects on time. Architecture graduates go on to a range of professions, including:

Architecture design

Town planning

Quantity surveying

Chartered surveying

Construction Management

 

Accreditation

For BS Architecture Program NOC is granted by PCATP.

Scheme of Studies for B. Architecture Program

Total Credit Hours = 182

Compulsory courses

English I&II Islamic Studies Pakistan Studies
Computer Applications I&II Quran Translation I-VIII

Foundation courses

Free Hand Drawing I&II Basics of Design I&II Visual Communication I to III

Major courses

Architecture Design I to VII Theories of Architecture I&II History of Civilizations & Architecture I to IV
Sculpture I&II Environmental Control I&II Building Services & Systems I&II
Architecture in South Asia Material & Construction I to III Surveying
Structure I&II Interior Design I&II Sustainable Design
Landscape I&II Conservation I&II Project Management
Professional Practice Research Methodology Thesis Seminar
Thesis Internship 6 week

Elective Courses within the major

Model making Architectural Photography Quantity Surveying
Urban Design/Planning Urban Morphology Philosophy of Architecture
Ergonomics of Architecture Community Management