Diploma in Architecture

Architecture is a social art as well as an artful science which involves erecting buildings, structures and outdoor spaces to allow the man-madecomponents to fit in harmony with the environment while promoting health and well-being. An architect’s design could extend from simple individual houses, work places to communal and urban living spaces of the society. The programme aims to equip students with sound knowledge and skills in architectural design processes and technological aspects such as services integration in their design projects; application of building by-laws together with sustainability issues into designed buildings. It also includes study of architectural history and cultural practices which will enhance their awareness and sensitivities needed for holistic architectural education.

Diploma in Architecture (3 Years)

Career Prospects:
Upon completion of the programme, the Part I graduates can be employed as assistant architects, both for design activities and as executive and/or as managerial level personnel in architectural practices which include, but not limited to, production of conceptual and detail designs, construction drawings, contract administration as well as project implementation in the construction industry. They will be able to assist professional architects to run their consulting firms. This Part I degree will provide an effective pathway for further studies in architecture leading to a Part II professional degree in architecture which will enable them to be professional architects with their own consulting firms upon the passing of the Part III Professional Examination after a minimum of two years working with a registered architect’s firm.

The Diploma in Architecture programme has the following four Programme Educational Objectives, to be achieved 3 to 5 years upon completion of the programme:

  1. To produce graduates who are well grounded with essential design and technical knowledge in architectural practices. (Knowledge)
  2. To produce graduates who are pragmatic leaders and effective problem solvers in resolving issues in architectural practices. (Practical skills) (Thinking and scientific skills) (Leadership skills)
  3. To produce graduates who are responsible and effective team players with strong interpersonal and communication skills and possess the right attitude with ethical values that enables them to execute their work professionally in architectural practices. (Communication skills) (Social skills, teamwork and responsibility) (Values, ethics, moral and professionalism)
  4. To produce graduates with entrepreneurial skills and ability to support the management of architectural practices and continuously upskill themselves in the pursuit of their personal development. (Information management and lifelong learning) (Managerial and entrepreneurship skills)

Upon completion of the programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Possess basic skills in architectural design and technical drafting as well as sound knowledge in building construction and technology. (Knowledge)
  2. Apply both manual and digital drawing skills and other media in the preparation of presentation and working drawings needed for project realisation. (Practical skills)
  3. Demonstrate analytical skills and critical thinking required in interdisciplinary project groups for effective problem solving and decision making. (Thinking and scientific skills)
  4. Communicate effectively in written, verbal and graphical forms in their work and effectively interact with team members in the course of executing projects.(Communication skills)
  5. Demonstrate interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, ability to work in a team and responsibility for their work. (Social skills, teamwork and responsibility)
  6. Practise strong professional ethical values in their work in line with the principles and practices pertinent to management of design processes and projects. (Values, ethics, moral and professionalism)
  7. Manage and control personal learning plans to inculcate lifelong learning; record achievements, carry out reflective evaluation and plan for future career development. (Information management and lifelong learning)
  8. Apply managerial and entrepreneurial skills in supporting the management of architectural practices. (Managerial and entrepreneurship skills)
  9. Acquire leadership skills essential for executing projects in their future work place. (Leadership skills)
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Principles of Architectural Design
  • Design Theory
  • Architectural Design Studios
  • History of European Architecture
  • History of Asian Architecture
  • Construction Technology
  • Building Materials
  • Structural Studies
  • Building Science and Services
  • Built Environment Studies
  • Building By Law & Contracts
  • CADD for Architecture
  • Digital Design Modeling
  • •Site Surveying •Practical Training in Industry
             Total Credit: 99