The Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree at Effat University investigates the principles and applications of history, theory, drawing, and structures, and is intended for students who seek a professional career in architecture and the building industry. BSc. Degree in Architecture will prepare you for a career as a practicing architect in both the public and private sectors. You'll be able to carry out multiple architectural tasks, from inception through to programming, and from encountering users and environmental constraints, to the development of a coordinated set of construction documents.
The curriculum for the BSc Architecture Degree program is designed to prepare graduates for professional practice in Saudi Arabia and throughout the region and the world, according to the requirements of the Saudi Ministry of Education (MoE). In addition, it follows the quality standards set by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) in Saudi Arabia, and the Students Performance Criteria (SPC), set by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB) in the United States of America, for a professional Bachelor Degree in Architecture. The set of elective courses in Architecture helps students to further develop their graduate studies in any of the related fields.
The practice of Architecture today requires coordinated contributions from a variety of fields. Additional programs in Technology, Art, the Humanities, Engineering, the Physical and Social Sciences, and Management will help lay the foundation for the rest of the Architecture Degree at Effat University. Basic conceptual skills are emphasized early on, along with introducing the elements of Architecture, and Design studios at each level help students develop the skills and intellectual tools to solve problems. Students will be immersed in architectural design; eight design studios and a full-year Capstone Project are required, and it is the focal point of every semester. Studio exercises vary significantly during the five years. Students will learn to communicate ideas through models and graphics.
At the early years of your academic journey at Bachelor of Science in Architecture, you will take General Education Program (GEP), attributed to the Liberal Arts – American style education. The (GEP) covers arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technological studies to help you gain insight into varied critical learning skills, investigate essential branches of knowledge, and develop appreciation of diversity and change across time, culture, and national boundaries.
About the Field
Architecture arises from the same origins as other universal manifestations of material culture. However, the artefacts designated as architecture possess a scale, permanence, and pervasive influence unique among human endeavors. These qualities give the discipline a cultural prominence that few other professions enjoy. The study of architecture is concerned with complex, interdisciplinary issues. Some matters are primarily individual and practical, such as the basic human need for shelter and the desire to contrive efficient, adequate forms for the patterns of daily life. Architecture also serves a higher purpose. For example, often it is an expression of the living values of a culture. It gives form, order, and proportion to human activities.