BS Architecture

Overview

The bachelor degree program in Architecture design equip students with the design activity that fundamentally shapes our world (Built and Social), which can be channelized to create a living environment that is both aesthetic and just. The degree aims for the students to find their own place, from where they can contribute to the shaping of human environment. This shall be achieved through a focused approach to the academic process and a well-defined ethos of our school. It is centered on a learning process that emphasizes on social responsibility as the key professional ethos. In this regard the academic process starts with un-learning the dogmas of conventional school education in Pakistan. At School of design, Art and Architecture Technologies (SDAAT), the students are also introduced to the tools of critical thinking that enables them to reflect on ideas and concepts that exist in our professions as fallacies. SDAAT looks at it as a disabling factor that stems from a weak grasp over the language used as medium of instruction. The ideas and concepts in that particular language are therefore not fully comprehended by the students. At the higher stages of learning, SDAAT has developed a parallel program of studies mainly focused on community based participatory development, involving all the stakeholders and more so the residents in all the stages of planning and development. The academic ethos of SDAAT at the higher stages of learning is based on concern and respect for life in a region. Culture is that set of beliefs and practices which animates, sustains and binds people and is further explored through an insight into the set of ideas and beliefs that a community holds and sees its embodiment in design and architecture. Most of the School’s focus shall be on the emancipation of culture in design practices. This shall be achieved through community development projects, creative partnerships with traditional building craftsmen and through field placements of students, especially in the areas where it is most needed. SDAAT shall particularly focus on hard areas that are under constant threat of natural calamities. This shall be done in consultation and partnership with professionals and experts who are already working in these areas.

Creation of new knowledge and establishing a repository of this knowledge is of high importance for SDAAT. For this purpose, all the research conducted and formulated on the above mentioned areas shall be brought together in the form of regular research journals. SDAAT shall collaborate with the research center in writing and formalizing these researches. This research work shall contribute to the central repository of PAF- IAST. Along with the students, the teachers of SDAAT shall also be required to conduct their independent researches and produce research papers of quality and value.

Why Study at PAF IAST?

Location and Ambience

PAF IAST is nestled in natural mountains that flank its campus from all sides, offering one even the ravishing view of snow-capped peaks of Nathiagali and natural winding trails. To its north-west is Tarbela Lake, a journey of only a few kilometers from the campus. Set in the middle of the campus is a natural lake, fed by the springs of surrounding mountains. The campus is just a 3-kilometer drive from the Hazara Motorway. The ideal setting equally conducive to academic activity and aesthetic sensibilities of the human eye is a serene island of its own kind, far from the chaos, congestion, and cacophony of metropolitan culture. The major cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila, and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Technology Advancement and Foreign Partnership

This institute is an emerging center of excellences, with its own technology park. All faculty members hold PhD degrees in appropriate disciplines. By virtue of its wide array of facilities and the facilitation for its students to learn and benefit both from classroom teaching and faculty trained at premier Austrian universities/institutions, the institution is ideally cut out for imparting state-of–the-art engineering and allied education in Pakistan. The institute enjoys close linkages with top ranking universities in Austria and China. We have already concluded with them formal agreements regarding student and faculty exchange programs, provision of dual degrees in certain areas, and the training support from foreign faculty. cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Academia-Industry Relationship

There is a strong synergetic relationship between academia and industry which paves the way for job opportunities for students even in the midst of their studies. PAF IAST will serve as a welcome platform for the industry to share their requirements for a skilled workforce. This will enable the institute to incorporate their valuable inputs in practical vocational training and expose the students to industrial perspectives

On-Spot Industry Internship

It will be a mandatory requirement for every student to do an internship every semester in an appropriate industry. This will garner them practical experience related to their respective degree programs. To crown it all, Technology Park will afford them rare opportunities to apply themselves innovatively and become promising entrepreneurs.

Need and Merit-based Scholarships

Different types of local and foreign scholarship opportunities are available on need and merit base.

Employment Opportunities

The bachelor degree in architecture provide students a great opportunity to develop both technical skills and creative ones. And because of the broad range of skills involved in this degree, students studying architecture can find career opportunities in many industries including interior design, urban planning and construction management.

Here are some of the many fields where you can use your architecture degree:

  • Architectural technologist
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Building surveyor
  • Town planner
  • Production designer
  • Historic buildings inspector
  • Structural engineer
  • Conservationist

Course Curriculum

Semester 1

ARCHITECTURE YEAR 1 – SEMESTER-1

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-ENG-100

English Language & Communication Skills

3(3-0)

SS-PSS-100

Pakistan Studies

2(2-0)

COMP-ICT-100

Introduction to ICT

3(2-1)

FON

 

DAA – 101

Foundation Drawing

3(0-3)

DAA – 151

History of Art & Design-I

2(2-0)

DAA – 121

Introduction to Digital Tools

2(0-2)

DAA – 102

Object in 3D

2(0-2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(9-8)

Semester 2

ARCHITECTURE YEAR 1 – SEMESTER-2

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-IST-100

Islamic Studies

2(2-0)

IEC

MGT-ENT-262

Entrepreneurship

3(3-0)

FON

DAA –131

Storytelling

2(2-0)

DAA –141

Introduction to Digital Media, Film & TV

2(2-0)

DAA – 132

Design Thinking

2(0-2)

DCC

DAA – 103

Drawing-I

2(0-2)

ARC- 111

Mechanics of Making I

2(0-2)

ARC – 122

CAD-I

3(0-3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

18(9-9)

Semester 3

ARCHITECTURE YEAR 2 – SEMESTER-3

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-TBW-103

Technical and Business Writing

3(3-0)

COMP-MTH-103

Mathematics for Art & Design

3(3-0)

FON

DAA – 201

Drafting

2(0-2)

DAA – 241

Fundamental of Photography

2(2-0)

DCC

ARC – 221

CAD-II

2(0-2)

ARC – 211

Structural Concepts and Systems-I

2(2-0)

ARC – 213

Architectural Design Studio-I

 3(0-3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(10-7)

 

Semester 4

ARCHITECTURE YEAR 2 – SEMESTER-4

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

COMP-PGF-204

Programming Fundamental

4(3-1)

IEC

SDAAT-PMT-104

Project Management

2(2-0)

 DCC

ARC – 214

Architectural Design Studio-II

6(0-6)

ARC – 212

Structural Concepts and Systems-II

2(2-0)

ARC – 215

Material, Building Services and Construction-I

2(0-2)

ARC-251

History and Theory of Architecture I

2(2-0)

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

18(9-9)

 

Semester 5

ARCHITECTURE YEAR 3 – SEMESTER-5

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

IEC

DAA -205

Budget & Scheduling

2(2-0)

DAA -205

Research Methods & Report Writing

2(2-0)

  DCC

ARC – 311

Architectural Design Studio III

6(0-6)

ARC-351

History and Theory Architecture-II

2(2-0)

ARC – 312

Material, Building Services and Construction II

2(2-0)

DEC

Select 2 courses from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 4 Credit Hrs.

4(2-2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

18(10-8)

 

Semester 6

ARCHITECTURE YEAR 3 – SEMESTER-6

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

IEC

DAA -206

Marketing

2(2-0)

ICC

SS-PES

Professional Ethics

3(3-0)

 DCC

ARC – 313

Architecture Design Studio-IV

6(0-6)

ARC -314

Material, Building Services and Construction-III

2(2-0)

 

 

 

ARC-352

History & Theory of Urbanism-I

2(2-0)

DEC

Select 1 course from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 3 Credit Hrs.

3(0-3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

18(9-9)

 

Semester 7

ARCHITECTURE YEAR 4 – SEMESTER-7

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

IEC

DAA -207

Organizational Behavior

3(3-0)

 DCC

ARC –411

Architecture Design Studio-V

8(2-6)

ARC-451

History & Theory of Urbanism-II

2(2-0)

DEC

Select 2 course from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 4 Credit Hrs.

4(2-2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(9-8)

 

Semester 8

ARCHITECTURE YEAR 4 – Semester 8

Course

Code

Title of Course

Credit Hours

IEC

Choose from the list of Institute Elective Course worth 2 credit hours.

2(2-0)

DCC

-ARC -412

Architecture Design Studio VI

10(2-8)

ARC – 413

Urban Design and Planning

2(1-1)

DEC

Choose 2 courses from the list of Degree Elective Courses, worth 4 credit hours.

4(2-2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

18 (7-11)

 

Semester 9

ARCHITECTURE YEAR 5 – Semester 9

Course

Code

Title of Course

Credit Hours

DCC

ARC – 561

Architecture Design Thesis-I

12(0-12)

ARC – 511

Research Methods

2(2-0)

DEC

Choose one course from the list of Degree Elective Course worth 2 credit hours.

2(2-0)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER

16 (4-12)

Semester 10

ARCHITECTURE YEAR 5 – Semester 10

Course

Code

Title of Course

Credit Hours

DCC

 ARC – 562

Architecture Design Thesis-II

12(0-12)

 

ARC – 512

Professional Practice

2(2-0)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER

14(2-12)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS IN 10 SEMESTERS

171 (78-93)

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Careers

Animators, Game Designers, Filmmakers, Architects, Fashion Designers, Textile Designers, Film editors, Director of Photography, film Directors, Art and Design Teachers, Character Designers, Art Directors, Visualizers, and most of all Entrepreneurs.

Linkages

SDAAT is making efforts to find partners from the field to work on collaborative projects. The school will organize an Annual Industry Day to bring different companies and individuals from the industry in the school, to see the student’s work, thus helping find financial support for the student projects. These activities will expose students to market trends and link them to the professional industry.
The focus of these multi-purpose partnerships is to develop creative and innovative collaborations between students and the industry experts to enrich both students’ learning skills through exposure working with experts in the field and initiate collaborative projects to develop the market-access of experts in building their businesses.
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Infrastructure

Custom Design buildings spread over 100 Acres of land containing all the necessary facilities with special focus on safety and security of the students. Hostel facility is also available for boys and girls. 24/7 internet facility on the campus is available for students to do their research and assignments along with sports facilities.

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