Being the art and science of designing and constructing buildings, structures, objects, and outdoor spaces, students are expected to work is a process, beginning from conceptualization of an idea into a useful structure/building with an eye for beauty while conforming to basic acceptable standards in a given environment, to provide a functional shelter.
Upon entering the first year of the design program, you are becoming one of the different, distinguished, and open-minded people in the society. This field you are going to tackle is the field where you have to learn and know a little about everything, and a lot about something; an understanding of the arts and humanities, as well as a basic technical understanding of structures and construction. It is the subject where you find yourself talking economy, politics, art, marketing, culture, and tradition, in parallel with inspiration and creation. Skills in communication, both visual and verbal, are essential. While knowledge and skills must be developed, design is ultimately a process of critical thinking, analysis, and creative activity. So welcome to the world of uniqueness and well-rounded education that establishes a foundation for lifelong learning and the professional discipline that meets the global challenges of the 21st century.
The duration of study in this specialization is five years with 165 credit hours (Cr) distributed as follows:
27 Cr as university requirements (compulsory and elective), 27 Cr as faculty requirements (compulsory and elective), 88 Cr departmental requirements (compulsory and elective), 20 Cr departmental requirements (compulsory supportive), 3 Cr (free requirements). The student must complete uninterrupted 8-week field training.
The departmental academic courses put great emphasis on sustainable development and creativity in addressing materialistic and aesthetic needs of the society.