Architecture is concerned with the design and construction of buildings in their sociological, technical and environmental contexts. There is increasing recognition of architecture as one of the top intellectual disciplines, an art form, and a technical profession intimately linked with the single largest sector of investment in the economy.
Bachelor of Architecture program aims at attaining a high level of contextual excellence in architectural design. It equips students with the competencies necessary for being effective professional architects and exposes them to the aesthetic, technical, social, political and ethical dimensions of the built environment. The first year of this program is considered to be the ‘foundation year’. Here the focus is on developing basic architectural design skills. The following two years focus on the development of core competencies for architectural design. The fourth and fifth years generally termed as advanced explorations allows students to focus on areas and practice domains of their choice. During the fourth year, students’ intern for one semester with approved architectural offices anywhere in the world. During the tenth semester, students undertake individual capstone projects.
The program is centered on ‘contextual studio exercises’ where students resolve life-like design problems on their own. Studios operate as learning communities where there are study trips and teachers take on the role of coaches supporting students in their learning quests. In studios students develop capacities and come up with technically and architecturally meaningful designs to communicate their ideas. Courses, seminars, and workshops run parallel to studios, exposing students to technology, history, architectural theory and various other dimensions of architecture.
Professional architects can build careers as independently practicing architects, as architects working within architectural firms, as academics focused on teaching and research, or within non-governmental organizations. Besides practicing as a professional Architect, graduates also find employment as Building surveyors, Historical buildings inspectors, conservation officers, Landscape architects, Production designer, Structural engineers etc. Many architects pursue postgraduate and doctoral studies where one can focus on fields such as architectural conservation or urban design or shift to allied professions such as urban planning or construction management. Since the BArch program of WUD is recognized internationally, a number of our students are accepted for advanced studies in the finest universities abroad.
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|Architectural Drawing -1||Architectural Drawing -2||Architectural Drawing -3|
|Graphics -1||Graphics -2||Graphics -3|
|Building Construction - 1||Building Construction - 2||Building Construction - 3||Building Construction - 4||Building Construction - 5||Building Construction - 6||Building Construction - 8|
|Computers in Architecture|
|Environmental Studies - 1||Environmental Studies - 2||Water Supply & Sanitation||Electrical & Lighting||Fire & Acoustics||Heating Vent. & A.C.|
|Surveying & Levelling||Estimation & Costing||Professional Practices|
|History of Architecture - 1||History of Architecture - 2||History of Architecture - 3||History of Architecture - 4|
|Theory of Structures - 1||Theory of Structures - 2||Theory of Structures - 3||Theory of Structures - 4|
|Common Elective||Common Elective||Common Elective||Common Elective||Common Elective||Common Elective||Common Elective|
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|Architectural Design -1||Architectural Design -2||Architectural Design -3||Architectural Design -4||Architectural Design -5||Architectural Design -6||Architectural Design -8||Architectural Design -9||Architectural Thesis|