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Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location
Day Full-time: 5 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai campus;
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)

 

Concerned with the art and science of merging human activity harmoniously with interior and exterior environments, architecture is the process of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures. The UAE is a great place to study architecture. Its stunning city skylines boast some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world and many of its innovative buildings push the limits of architectural imagination. 

This five-year program will introduce you to the fascinating world of architecture and help you tap into your creativity and imagination as well as provide the required technical and environmental knowledge. You will learn to identify the physical, physiological, psychological, and economical needs of different user groups and how to meet these needs, develop conceptual designs, conduct design development, prepare working drawings and contractual documents, and supervise the construction of buildings.

The degree was designed to be recognized as a professional degree in most regions of the world including North America, Europe and all Arab countries. This puts you on the right track to become a registered licensed architect in many places around the world. 

  • Career Prospects

    Both private companies and public agencies seek architects for a variety of professional positions. Many work for engineering and architecture consulting firms or construction companies as designers and project managers. As well as becoming a professional architect, the study of architecture is also an excellent vehicle for further academic study at postgraduate level in different disciplines, and other forms of career development.

    Graduates have gone on to work in companies including Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Al Bayaty Architects, Musanada, RW Armstrong and Shankland Cox Ltd among many others.


  • Entry Requirements

    Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, with intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters. The Admissions, Enrollment & International Relations Department will provide the date, time, and place of the required entrance examination if any. 

    The following documents are required for admission: 
    • Completed online application form. 
    • A certified copy of official general secondary or high school certificate or its equivalent. 
    • The Original Equivalency letter issued by Ministry of Education in the UAE (applicable to international certificates). 
    • A recent passport sized photographs. 
    • A copy of a valid passport (and residence visa, if resident in the UAE). 
    • A copy of UAE National ID Card (if resident in the UAE). 
    • The official score report either: Academic IELTS(5.0), iBT TOEFL(61) or ITP 500 (taken at KG or Amideast Institute only). 
    • The official transcripts and course syllabi from other universities for credit transfer. 
    • Proof of eleven years of schooling required for students applying with IGCSE/GCSE subjects. 
    • Non-refundable application fee (online payment).
    Once an application and the required documents are submitted, you will receive a response no later than one week from the date the application was received.

    Direct Admission into the College of Arts & Sciences: 

    Applicants with a minimum average of 70% or its equivalent in the UAE National Secondary School Certificate can be directly admitted to the programs offered by the College, except for Natural and Applied Sciences programs where the following conditions apply: 
    • A minimum average of 75% or its equivalent in the UAE National Secondary School Certificate and above to be directly admitted to the program. 
    • Only students from the Scientific or Industrial/Technical/Vocational tracks or equivalent could be admitted. 
    • Students must take the Math Placement Test administered by the University College. Based on the result, the student will either be placed in the MTG 100 course or the MTT 101 course.
    Conditional Admission to the College :

    Applicants whose UAE National Secondary School Certificate average is between 65% and 69.9 %, or its equivalent, will be granted Admission into University College. These students have to meet the following conditions to be eligible to formally join the College of Arts & Sciences and confirm their major: 
    • Completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of General Education Requirements, including transferred credits, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0.  
    • Completion of the following courses as part of the 24 credit hours required: UNS 102, ITE 100, ENG 200, STT 100 (for the BS Environmental Science). 
    Abu Dhabi University could conditionally admit students whose UAE National Secondary School Certificate average is between 50 - 64.9% (with a diploma: a CGPA of at least 2 and a score of C in English, IT and Mathematics) or students who score between 60 – 64.9% (without a diploma) upon the College Dean’s recommendations. 

    These students have to meet the following conditions to be eligible to formally join the College and confirm their major: 

    • Completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of General Education Requirements, including transferred credits, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0. 
    • Completion of the following courses as part of the 24 credit hours required:  UNS 102, ITE 100, ENG 200, STT 100 (for the BS Environmental Science). 
  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 162 Credit Hours

    Degree Requirements Total Credit Hours: 162
    General Education Requirements 33 credit hours
    College Requirements 4 credit hours
    Major Requirements 110 credit hours
    Major Electives 9 credit hours
    Open Electives 6 credit hours
    General Education Requirements 30 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I No Prerequisite 3
    ENG 100 English I TOEFL 500 3
    ENG 200 English II C grade in ENG 100 + UNS 100 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communications For Engineering & Science ENG 200 3
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    MTT 101 Math for Science and Technology C grade in MTG 100 or MPT 3
    MTT 102 Calculus I MTT 101 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking UNS 102 + ENG 200 2

     

    Degree Requirements 4 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    PHY 102 Physics and Engineering Applications I MTT 102 3
    PHY 102 L Physics and Engineering Applications I Lab MTT 102 + PHY 102 (Co) 1

     

    Major Requirements 110 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    DES 110 Design Communication I No Prerequisite 3
    DES 120 Design Communication II DES 110 3
    DES 130 Design Foundations No Prerequisite 3
    ARC 210 Design Studio I DES 120 and DES 130 4
    ARC 220 Architectural History I ENG 200 3
    ARC 230 Building Technology I DES 110 3
    ARC 240 Architecture and the Environment No Prerequisite 3
    ARC 250 Design Studio II ARC 210 4
    ARC 260 Architectural and Interior Design History II ARC 220 3
    ARC 270 Building Technology II ARC 230 3
    ARC 280 Computer Aided Design DES 110 3
    ARC 310 Design Studio III ARC 250 6
    ARC 320 Env. Design I: Lighting & Acoustics ARC 210 3
    ARC 330 Structures for Architects I ARC 270 3
    ARC 340 Building Technology III ARC 270 3
    ARC 350 Design Studio IV ARC 310 6
    ARC 360 Urban Planning ARC 210 3
    ARC 370 Professional Practice & Ethics ENG 200 3
    ARC 399 Internship 90 Credit Hours + ARC 370 3
    ARC 410 Design Studio V ARC 350 6
    ARC 420 Env. Design II: Energy and Systems ARC 240 and ARC 270 3
    ARC 430 Working Drawings I ARC 340 3
    ARC 450 Design Studio VI ARC 410 6
    ARC 460 Structures for Architects II ARC 330 3
    ARC 470 Urban Design ARC 360 3
    ARC 510 Graduation Project I ARC 450 6
    ARC 520 Research Methods & Programming ARC 410 3
    ARC 530 Working Drawings II ARC 430 3
    ARC 540 Sustainable Design ARC 410 3
    ARC 550 Graduation Project II ARC 510 6

     

    Professional Electives and Open Electives 15 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    PRE1 Professional Elective I - 3
    PRE2 Professional Elective II - 3
    PRE3 Professional Elective III - 3
    OE 1 Open Elective I - 3
    OE 2 Open Elective II - 3

     

     Professional Elective Themes* 9 Cr. Hours
    Themes options Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    Special Design Focus ARC 581 Landscape Architecture ARC 210 3
    ARC 584 Housing ARC 360 3
    ARC 585 Islamic Architecture ARC 220 3
    ARC 588 Interior Architecture ARC 210 3
    Computer Applications ARC 582 3D Modeling ARC 280 3
    ARC 583 Building Information Modeling ARC 280 3
    ARC 591 Geographical Information Systems ARC 280 3
    Management ARC 586 Architectural Conservation ARC 260 3
    ARC 587 Project Management ARC 340 3
    ARC 590 Building Economics ARC 340 3
  • Fees and Scholarships

    UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences AED 1,440
    Business AED 1,620
    Engineering AED 1,780
    Other Engineering Programs (BSc in Aviation and BSc in Civil Engineering) AED 1,890
    Law AED 1,440
    University College AED 1,440
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 300
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Transportation - Door to Door (Optional) 3,700 1,850
    Transportation - Drop-Off Point (Optional) 2,400 1,200
    Institutional TOEFL+ Writeplacer (Optional) 585
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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