A Bridge Towards Knowledge
201101 Architectural Drawing (1)                                                  (3:1-2)
Prerequisite: None
Technical Drawing of architectural components including geometrical shapes, multi-views, sectional – views and paraline drawings using manual tools and equipment.
201102 Architectural Drawing (2)                                                  (3:1-2)
Prerequisite: 201101
The construction of shade and shadows of geometrical masses and the construction of one – point and two – point perspectives through the different methods and short-cuts.
201131 History of Art in the Old Ages                                           (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
Study of Art in ancient Egypt, Near – East, Asia, Greece, Rome and other old Civilizations under the influence of the social, political and religious factors.
201132 History of Art in the Medieval Ages                                  (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 201131
Study of art in the Early Christian, Byzantine, Renaissance, Gothic, Mannerism, Baroque and Rococo periods under the influence of social, political and religious factors.
201152 Workshops                                                                         (1:0-1)
Prerequisite: None
Introduction to timber and metal usage in building construction works: Their forms, properties, modes of treatment, handling, an applications.
201201 Architectural Communication Skills                                   (2:1-1)
Prerequisite: 201102
Rendering and presentation techniques of architectural drawings by using pencil, ink and colors. Model-making and moke – up  practices are included.
201203 Photography for Architects                                               (1:0-1)
Prerequisite: None
Basic principles of photography for architects including the usage of conventional and digital cameras focusing on selected architectural objects and scenes.
201206 Research Skills in Architecture                                          (2:2-0)
Prerequisite: 201211
Methods of scientific research in Architecture and the built environment including technical writing and strategies for collecting and interpreting data.
201211 Architectural Design (1)                                                    (4:1-3)
Prerequisite: 202102
Principles of conceptual thinking for solving small design problems focusing simultaneously on form, function and beauty of masses and spaces.
201212 Architectural Design (2)                                                    (4:1-3)
Prerequisite: 201211
Concept formation of architectural solutions for small design problems of given volumes, requirements and site conditions.  
201233 History of Islamic Art                                                        (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 201132
Study of Islamic Art in the Arabian Peninsula, Levantine Region, Turkey, North Africa and Andalusia from Early Islam until the Ottoman era under the influence of the geographic, political and social factors.
201242 Computer Applications in Architecture (1)                       (3:1-2)
Prerequisite: 201101
Introduction to computer drafting programs and their applications in architectural design including basic concepts and steps for producing (AutoCAD) 2-D, 3-D drawings and details.
201251 Building Construction (1)                                                   (3:2-1)
Prerequisite: 201101
Traditional and new methods of building construction including phases, systems, and materials: Their properties and usage.
201254 Building Construction (2)                                                   (3:2-1)
Prerequisite: 201251
Elaboration on building construction structural and non-structural components including thermal and sound insulation, built-fittings, and special works. Typical sectional views and details are focused upon.
201313 Architectural Design (3)                                                    (4:1-3)
Prerequisite: 201212
Design projects of multi-functional components that require focusing on issues of circulation, hierarchy, social dynamics and structural solution in addition to contextual factors.
201314 Architectural Design (4)                                                    (4:1-3)
Prerequisite: 201313
Complicated design projects of specialized types and complex level of function with a emphasis on ecological and social dynamic issues besides structural and environmental considerations.
201322 Environment and Behavior                                                (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 201212
Introduction to environmental psychology and behavior in architecture focusing on fundamental processes of perception, cognition, spatial behavior and the concepts of personal space, privacy, territoriality and personalization.
201333 Modern & Contemporary Architecture                              (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 201132
Study of Architecture from the early industrial revolution in Europe to the present focusing on the most worldwide influencing movements and trends under the influence of the different acting forces.
201343 Computer Applications in Architecture (2)                       (3:1-2)
Prerequisite: 201242
Application of computer programs for producing 3-D architectural drawings and design detailing as needed (Revit Architecture) and desired.
201344 Computer Applications in Architecture (3)                       (3:1-2)
Prerequisite: 201343
Application of advanced computer programs for visual presentation purposes and modeled architectural drawings as needed and desired.
201353 Structures (1)                                                                    (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 104101
Moment distribution, forces, stability, mechanical properties of structural materials, stress analysis and reaction, shear and bending.
201354 Structures (2)                                                                    (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 201353
Choice and behavior of structural systems. Basic principles of structural design. Reinforced concrete and steel as construction materials.
201357 Building Construction (3)                                                   (2:1-1)
Prerequisite: 201254
Structure systems for high – rise and large spans such as cables, shells and trusses. Curtain wall systems and assembly details.
201358 Working Drawings                                                             (3:2-1)
Prerequisite: 201357
Principles of working drawing production and detailing as a genuine part of tender documents for executing a small building project. 
201362 Surveying                                                                           (2:1-1)
Prerequisite: 201101
Introduction to surveying principles and techniques: Measuring distances & heights, triangulation, taping errors & corrections, differential & cross sectional leveling, compass use, computing angles, construction and topographic maps.
201415 Architectural Design (5)                                                    (4:1-3)
Prerequisite: 201314
Design problems of complex nature and the campus context type which require focusing on ecological, planning and landscape issues besides form, function, structure and aesthetics.
201422 Analysis & Criticism in Architecture                                  (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 201322 - 201333
Schools and approaches to analyzing, interpreting and judging architectural works through selected examples and applications.
201423 Vernacular & Regional Architecture                                  (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
Study of vernacular and regional architecture in Jordan and the Arab World focusing on the general influencing forces and the contemporary attempts to achieve identity.
201425 Housing Studies                                                                 (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
Housing types and policies in different sectors and at different levels Worldwide and in Jordan including planning, programming, and design.
201453 Engineering systems (1) – Lighting and Acoustics          (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 103101 - 104101
Principles, standards and calculations of natural and artificial lighting. Light sources. Noise levels and acoustic treatments for internal surfaces and spaces including calculations, materials and effects of the architectural form.
201454 Documentation & Conservation of Architectural Heritage (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
Action plans and techniques for documenting and conserving architectural sites and buildings of historic merit through selected case studies.
201456 Building Legislation and Professional Practice                  (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
Building legislation and professional practice by-laws in architecture in Jordan including codes, management approaches, designer-client relationship and responsibilities.
201457 Engineering Systems (2) – Mechanical and Sanitary Systems                                                                                           (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
Design principles of mechanical, sanitary and environmental technology in architecture. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Water supply and drainage networks.
201461 Landscape Planning & Design                                            (3:1-2)
Prerequisite: 201362- 201212
Introduction to landscape design including site analysis, treatment of surfaces and levels, types of plants and vegetation, water, and other features necessary and desired for developing and maintaining open sites.
201464 Urban Planning & Design (1)                                             (4:1-3)
Prerequisite: 201415, 201461
Study of architectural solids and voids that formulate the morphology and typology of urban settings including visual analysis, cognitive image, and special design strategies.
201523 Special Topics in Architecture                                            (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
Study of topics of certain importance and significance to the discipline of architecture. Topics are chosen and decided upon by the Department Council.
201544 Geographic Information Systems                                     (3:2-1)
Prerequisite: 201343
Introduction to the concept of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their applications in architecture, planning and urban design.
201551 Tender Documents                                                             (2:2-0)
Prerequisite: 201358
Preparation of job contract, bills of quantities and technical specifications in accordance with building construction regulations and requirements.
201554 Environmental Design                                                        (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 201454
Introduction to climatic factors and their effects on buildings, neighborhoods, cities, & regions including natural and mechanical systems for maintaining sustainable and ecological environments.
201556 Construction Project Management                                    (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 201358
Introduction to construction project management including planning, programming, pinpointing and controlling strategies besides revising, updating and team-work systems.
201561 Urban Planning & Design (2)                                             (4:1-3)
Prerequisite: 201464
Urban development and urban infill for existed sites including environmental assessment studies, analysis and new design solutions as needed and desired.
201565 Urban Planning                                                                   (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 201313
Theories and principles of urban planning focusing on the evolution of cities as self–contained units in their perfect response to social, political, economic and contextual forces.
201591 Graduation Project Research                                             (2:2-0)
Prerequisite: 201206, 201464
Collecting, analyzing and interpreting data for a selected graduation design project. Final report should include sound conclusions as well as alternative design concepts and ideas.
201592 Graduation Project                                                             (6:0-6)
Prerequisite: 201591
Complete design solution with a clear departure point, concept and comprehensive details for the selected graduation project.
Department Chair's Message, Dr. Fatima Al-Nammari

Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Architecture at University of Petra, which was established in 1992 as the earliest in Jordan to combine architecture and arts. By joining this ...
Event Calendar
<April 2021>