Architecture is a social art as well as an artful science which involves erecting buildings, structures and outdoor spaces to allow the man-madecomponents to fit in harmony with the environment while promoting health and well-being. An architect’s design could extend from simple individual houses, work places to communal and urban living spaces of the society. The programme aims to equip students with sound knowledge and skills in architectural design processes and technological aspects such as services integration in their design projects; application of building by-laws together with sustainability issues into designed buildings. It also includes study of architectural history and cultural practices which will enhance their awareness and sensitivities needed for holistic architectural education.
Diploma in Architecture (3 Years)
Upon completion of the programme, the Part I graduates can be employed as assistant architects, both for design activities and as executive and/or as managerial level personnel in architectural practices which include, but not limited to, production of conceptual and detail designs, construction drawings, contract administration as well as project implementation in the construction industry. They will be able to assist professional architects to run their consulting firms. This Part I degree will provide an effective pathway for further studies in architecture leading to a Part II professional degree in architecture which will enable them to be professional architects with their own consulting firms upon the passing of the Part III Professional Examination after a minimum of two years working with a registered architect’s firm.