Bachelor in Architecture

University of Lahore

The B.Arch. program balances the intensity of a professional education with opportunities to use the resources of a world-class university. The faculty of the department of architecture has developed a highly structured and intensive curriculum, one that emphasizes design, as well as theory, history, technology, representation, and structures. Basic conceptual skills are emphasized early on, along with introducing the fundamental skills of architecture. Students learn to communicate ideas through models and drawings, working fluidly and seamlessly between all modes of both analog and digital representation. All students spend their first three years following a core curriculum designed to lay a strong foundation for architectural education and beyond. During the final four semesters, students are encouraged to work across disciplines focusing on an intellectually rigorous and speculative course of study.

Requirements (for admission application)

1. Intermediate or A-Level (12 years of Education) with combination of any three (03) of the following subjects ; Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Sciences, Statistics, Fine Arts, Economics, Psychology and Sociology. 

2. DAE in Architecture

3. Minimum Marks 50%, 

4. Interview

Why Bachelor in Architecture

Career opportunities for professionally trained and qualified architects are immense. They can seek employment in both public and private sectors. They are frequently employed in consultancy and private architectural firms, teaching institutions, real estate development firms etc. The most privileged scope in the field of architecture is private practice. With some years of experience in an organization, the architects can set up their own business. International market particularly the Gulf countries offer attractive career for architecture professionals.

Courses Offered

Semester 1

Sr# Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 AR 111
Basic Design -I
6    
2 AR 112

Visual Communication – I 
3
   
3 AR 113

Survey of Architectural History - I
2    
4 AR 114

Building Mat. & Construction -I

2    
5 EN 1005

Functional English

2    
6 SS  1105

Islamic Studies

2    
           
Semester 2
SrNo. Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 AR 121

Basic Design -II

6 AR 111


2 AR 122

Visual Communication – II (Technical Drawing)

3 AR 112


3 AR 123

Survey of Architectural History - II

2 AR 113


4 AR 125

Structural Concepts in Architecture

2

5 AR 126

Building Physics

2

6 SS 2225

Pak. Studies

2    






Semester 3
Sr# Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 AR 211

Architectural Design-I

6 AR 121


2 AR 212

Visual Communication– III (Presentation Techniques)

3 AR 122


3 AR 213

Survey ofArchitectural History-III

2

4 AR 214

Building Mat. &Construction –II

2

5 AR 215

Structure forArchitects- I

2
 
6 ET1412

English (Comm. Skills and Technical Writing)

2






Semester 4
SrNo. Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 AR 221

Architectural Design -II

6 AR211


2 AR 222

Computer Applications – I (CAD 2D)

3

3 AR 224

Building Materials & Construction -III

2

4 AR 225

Structure For Architects -II

2

 5 AR 226

Building Services- I

2  
6 AR 227 Climate Responsive Architecture 2
Semester 5
Sr# Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 AR 311

Architectural Design -III

8 AR 221


2 AR 312

Computer Applications-II  (3D Modelling)

2 AR 222


3 AR 313

Theory of Architecture – I (Modernism)

2

4 AR 314
Building Materials & Construction -IV

2

5 AR 315

Structure For Architects -III

2

 6  AR 316
 Building Services –II
2    
           
Semester 6
SrNo. Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 AR 321

Architectural Design -IV

8 AR 211


2 AR 322

Computer Applications – III (Rendering)

3

3 AR 323

Theory of Architecture-ii (Contemporary)

2
4 AR 324

Working Drawings

2

5 ELC99922

*Electives 

2







Semester 7
SrNo. Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 AR 411

Architectural Design-V

8 AR 321


2 AR 416

Building Services-III

2

3 AR 417
Urban Design

3    
4 AR 412

Parametric Modelling

2

5 ELC99923 Elective 

2

 
   
Semester 8
Sr# Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 AR 421
Architectural Design -VI

8  AR 211
 
2 AR 428
Landscape Architecture

2

3 AR 429

Research Methods

2

4 AR 426

Services in Tall Buildings

3

5 ELC99924 Elective

2

Semester 9
Sr# Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 AR 511
Architectural Design -VII

8  AR 421
 
2 AR 519
Thesis Design-I

4

3 AR 512

Computer Simulation

3

4 ELC99925 Elective 

2







Semester 10
Sr# Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 AR 521
Thesis Design- II

12  AR 211
 
2 AR 522
Professional Practice & Ethics

2

3 ELC99926 Elective 2









Offered at Campuses
Fact File

Full Time, 5 Years (10 semesters)

Program Recognition
 

Pakistan Council of Architects & Town Planners (PCATP) has given NOC to start the B. Arch Program at The University of Lahore in 2014 after Zero Visit.


Pakistan Council of Architects & Town Planners has already visited the School of Architecture, UOL on Interim Visit on 26th February 2018.
Pakistan Council of Architects & Town Planners will visit the School of Architecture for final accreditation after the graduation of first badge of students in June 2019.