|BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE
|M.Plan. (Urban and regional planning)
In August 2009, USAP
started its own B.Arch. degree program at the University campus. This is
in addition to conducting the program for affiliated institutes. The
B.Arch. program of USAP is its core activity. The school is in the
process of developing Post Graduate and Ph.D. Programs along with active
consultancy and research.
The USAP usually commences its academic program in the month of August every year. The duration of the B.Arch. program is 5 years.
Structure of the B.Arch. Program
The broad objective of the program is to impart both theoretical knowledge and practical skills to students to prepare them for a professional career in the field of architecture. Much of the theoretical knowledge is gained in application and research mode being integrated into practical / studio and seminar activity based courses. The program is also designed to meet the guidelines of the Council of Architecture for B.Arch. degree that meets the eligibility criteria for registration with the COA as an “Architect”. The courses are divided into two broad streams:
Core Courses represent the central learning of the discipline. Considering that architecture is a synthesizing discipline that integrates many fields of knowledge, emphasis is given to “learning by doing” or learning through application. This is reflected in the structure of the broad stream stated above. The learning of Architectural Design, Building Construction and Drawing and Communication are principally learned in this mode. Supplementary formal knowledge about technical aspects of building as well as abstract aspects of architectural thought that draw upon other related disciplines of humanities and the Arts, are learned in a “theory” mode.
The first four years of the B.Arch. program devotes some credits in each year to Elective Courses that enable students to develop specialized skills or broaden their knowledge beyond the core subjects. These Elective Courses also reflect diverse technical and cultural developments of current relevance, and provide access to valuable specialized expertise or knowledge available with the faculty of the institution or in the city. These courses will be seminar or practical/studio courses.