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FIRST YEAR

2nd Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-1102
  • Design – 1
  • Core: Sessional 9/4.5
Basic Composition with primary elements of form; Point, line, plane and volume; Form and space relationship. Exercises with the ordering principles of composition; Rhythm, harmony, balance, proportions, axis, symmetry, asymmetry, hierarchy, datum etc. in various media.
  • Arch-1106
  • Architectural Graphics – 1
  • Core: Sessional 6/3
Line drawing quality; Study of scale; Lettering; Execution of plan, elevation and section. Introduction to mechanical perspective. Execution of oblique, isometric and diametric drawings
  • Arch-1101
  • Aesthetics & Design-1
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Introduction to the subject matter and purpose of aesthetics; The relationship of aesthetics to the architects and the public. Methods of aesthetics; Aesthetic activity; Relationship between Art and Design. Theoretical models of Aesthetics, Aesthetics as metacategory. Psychology of perception, creation and creativity. SECTION-B: Introduction; Definition of design; Architectural design; Design methods; Design in nature; Man and design; Principles of Design; Elements of design.
  • Eng-100
  • Fundamental English
  • General Education: Theory 3/3
Grammar Review; Common sentence patterns; Formation of sentence – questions, agreements, negations, commands, comparisons; Use of verbs – verb phrases, subject verb agreement, problem verbs, verb as complements; Noun phrases, pronouns, use of adjective and adverbs. Modal Auxiliaries, clauses, subjunctives, Inclusive. Styles in English; Common stylistic problems. Vocabulary problems; Misused and confusing words.

2nd Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-1208
  • Computer Aided Architectural
  • Design –1
  • Core: Sessional 6/3
Introduction to computers; Introduction to popular packages; Application of computers in basic composition, ordering principles of a composition, graphic art and architectural graphics.
  • Arch-1206
  • Architectural Graphics – 2
  • Core: Sessional 6/3
Execution of mechanical perspective; Introduction to shades, shadows and reflections; Presentation & rendering.
  • Math-1251
  • Mathematics
  • General Education: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS-Function, limit, continuity, differentiation, successive and partial differentiation; Rolle’s theorem; Mean value theorem; Expansion of functions; Tangent and normal; Maxima and minima. SECTION-B: INTEGRAL CALCULUS - Integration by various methods; Definite Integrals; Length of curves; Area bounded by plane curves; Volumes and surface areas of solids of revolution.
  • Eng-101
  • English Composition
  • General Education: Theory 3/3
 

3rd Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-1302
  • Design – 2
  • Core: Sessional 9/4.5
Introduction of colour, texture and 3D to the basis compositions. Understanding of form-space relationship in basic compositions with special emphasis on space, its definition and qualities. Study with the primary elements of architectural forms; Study of a simple objects and architectural space.
  • Arch-1303
  • Environment & Design-1
  • General Education: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Introduction to Global climatic factors; Elements of climate; Measuring the elements and recording the data; Classification of climates; Tropical climate; Site climate. Principles of thermal design and means of thermal control. SECTION-B: Sub-built form relationship; Wind-built form relationship; Precipitation-built form relationship; Influence of climatic factors on Architecture design. Passive means of climatic control in Hot-dry, Warm -humid, Composite and other tropical region. Design methods and procedures of passive climatic control.
  • Phy-1351
  • Physics
  • General Education: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: HEAT-Measurement of low and high temperature; Specific heat of solids and liquids; Transformation of heat; Thermal conductivity of solid and liquid. SOUND-Simple harmonic motion; Combination simple harmonic motion; wave motion; Reflection, refraction and absorption of sound; Building acoustics. SECTION-B:OPTICS -Photometry; Calorimetry; defects of images; Optical instruments. MODERN PHYSICS -Atomic structure; Special Theory of relativity; Mass energy equation; Time dilation; Radioactivity.
  • Eng-102
  • Public Speaking
  • Core: Theory 3/3
 

SECOND YEAR

1st Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-2102
  • Design –3
  • Core: Sessional 12/6.0
Study on anthropomorphic proportions and scale, in relation to human perception and activities. Organization of simple architectural spaces with emphasis on spatial relationship. Program making and serve service relationship.
  • Arch-2108
  • Computer Aided Architectural
  • Design –2
  • Core: Sessional 3/1.5
Architectural design graphics, both 2D and 3D, using suitable Computer Aided Design packages. Introduction to 3D presentation techniques and computer aided architectural rendering.
  • Arch-2101
  • Aesthetics & Design –2
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION–A: Art as social phenomenon; Function of art; The method of art. Branches of art. SECTION–B: Architectural form, space, scale and proportioning system in relation to human perception and experiences.
  • CE-2151
  • Structure-1
  • General Education:
  • Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Force; Equilibrium; Free body diagrams; Resultants and Components; Coplanar Concurrent Forces; Calculation of Bar forces of Simple Trusses. SECTION-B: Centroids; Moment of Inertia of Mass; Moment of Inertia of Areas; Friction; Flexible Chords.

2nd Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-2206
  • Construction Workshop
  • Core: Sessional 3/1.5
Practical recognition of different building materials; simple tests for building materials and ingredients; site visits to acquaint with construction techniques and site supervision. Submission of a model showing details of any structural system using carpentry/ metal works / R.C.C works / composite works.
  • Arch-2208
  • Photography & Graphic Reproduction
  • Core: Sessional 3/1.5
Principle of composing photographs of building and interiors; communication through photography, application and exploration of various media of graphic reproduction.
  • Arch-2201
  • Architectural Heritage-1
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Introduction to the architecture of prehistoric civilization; Architecture of the Middle Eastern cultural - Mesopotamia, Summeria and Persia. Contextual development of the architecture of ancient Egypt. Architecture of prehistoric and ancient Europe; Critical evaluation of the classical architecture of Greece and Rome. SECTION-B: Philosophy & development of Early Christian, Byzantine, and Romanesque architecture. Gothic & Renaissance architecture; Development in the definition of from & space in the medieval era and the age of Humanism.
  • CE-2251
  • Structure-2
  • General Education:
  • Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Shear force and Bending Moment diagrams for Statically Determinate Beams and Frames; Slope and Deflections in Statically Determinate Beams by Direct Integration and Moment Area Method. SECTION-B: Fundamental concepts of Stress and Strain; Mechanical Properties of materials Stresses and Strains in members subjected to Tension, Compression, Shear and Temperature change; Welded and Riveted Joints
  • Arch-2205
  • Construction Details
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A : Foundations; Function and purpose of foundation; Classification, construction procedure, application of shallow and deep foundation; Brick Masonry; Different types of brick bound and their construction procedure; Damp Proofing; Causes and effects of dampness; Walls; Load bearing walls -- types & design considerations; Cavity walls --general features & construction of cavity walls. Partition walls –brick, concrete, glass, metal lath and timber partition walls-- their use and construction techniques. SECTION-B: Roofs; Classification and construction technique of roofs. Stairs; Types of stair; Stairs of different materials; Requirement of good stairs; Technical terms. Doors and windows; Classification of doors and windows; Fixtures and fastening for doors and windows; Technical terms. Provision of joints in structure; Construction technique of expansion joints, isolation joints, sliding joints, contraction joints, construction joints.

3rd Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-2302
  • Design –4
  • Core: Sessional 12/6.0
Study on built environment. Thermal comfort, lighting and landscaping. Simple building designs with simple functions; layout of different built forms with emphasis on circulation with an attention to the buildings approach, entrance, path-configuration, path- space relationship, form of the circulation and parking.
  • Arch-2301
  • Architectural Heritage-2
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION–A: Indian sub-continental Architecture –Indian sub-continental Architecture; Introduction to Gupta period; Evolution of temples; Dravidian style; Northern Indo-Aryan style. Indus civilization; Vedic civilization; Early Mauryan dynasty; Buddhist period; Rock-cut architecture; Hynayana phase, Mahayana phase. SECTION-B: Indian sub-continental Architecture- Muslim period ;Introduction ;Sources of Muslim Architecture in Indian region; Imperial style ; Sur or pathan period; Mughal period.
  • Arch-2303
  • Building & Finish Material
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A : Building materials; Cement, Sand, Concrete , Stone, Brick, Timber, Steel , etc., Their nature and use. SECTION-B : Finish materials: Glass, Plastic, Terrazzo, Plaster, Roofing , Paint, Insulation etc., their nature and use; Detail sketches.

THIRD YEAR

1st Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-3102
  • Design – 5
  • Core: Sessional 15/7.5
Building designs to create sensibility regarding relationship between built forms, structural systems, material use. Analysis of the environment conditions of the buildings with that of the structural and ordering principles.
  • Arch-3106
  • Working Drawing – 1
  • Core: Sessional 6/3
Architectural working drawing as construction document; Plan, Section, Elevation, Site plan, Key plan etc.
  • Arch-3101
  • Modern & Contemporary Architecture
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Architecture of America, Australia and Europe - Critical analysis of different forms of Art & Architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries . SECTION-B: Architecture of Asia and Africa - Critical analysis of different forms of Art & Architecture in the 19Th and 20th centuries (Emphasizing the Art & Architecture of SAARC countries). Peoples reaction and acceptance this form art and architecture.

2nd Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-3206
  • Building Services Workshop
  • Core: Sessional 6/3
Professional Working Drawing Methods and its Management Systems.
  • Soc-113
  • Bangladesh Studies
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Architecture of Bangladesh -- Introduction; Geographical, Geological, Climatic, Historical, Social, Philosophical and Religious influences. SECTION-B: Architecture of Bangladesh -- Pre-historic period; Buddhist and Hindu Art & Architectural development during Mauryan, Gupta, Pala, Verman, Sen, Sultani, Mughal & Colonial Period . I
  • SS-3251
  • Sociology & Psychology
  • General Education: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Introduction to sociology; Definition, nature and sociological perspective The Modem Interdisciplinary relation between sociology and architecture. Factors influencing social life, Family and types of family, Future structure of family, ownership property, its evolution, Society and environment, components of social structure; Art & Architecture as an agency of social control, social change, Industrialization and urbanization in Bangladesh, its pattern and impact on society. SECTION-B: Introduction to psychology: principles of Human behavior perception & its category, Sensory perception Attention, Form perception. Visual Depth perception. Consistency Movement plasticity, Individual difference, Social perception Social influence and relationships; Learning, Thinking, Memory. Motivation; Attitudes, Feelings & Emotion, Expression and perception of Emotions; Intelligence, Personality.
  • Arch-3207
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Optional: Theory 3/3
Origin and development of social anthropology; Tools of anthropological research and their application in architectural studies. Pluralism in complex societies.

3rd Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-3302
  • Design – 6
  • Core: Sessional 15/7.5
Complex building problems including large public buildings emphasizing the Ordering principles, Human experiences, Ideas and technologies of Architecture. Vertical circulation and special technology for space making.
  • Arch-3306
  • Working Drawing – 2
  • Core: Sessional 6/3
Large scale detail Architectural working drawing as construction document; Kitchen, Toilet, Stair, Door, Window, Wall section, Critical roof section, etc.
  • Arch-3301
  • Art & Music Appreciation
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Art, its form and their perception, creation and appreciation. SECTION-A: Definition of music; Key elements of music, Relationship between music and architecture.
  • Arch-3303
  • Building Services
  • Optional: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Water supply and sanitation system in buildings; Introduction to water supply systems in high rise buildings. Drainage and sewage disposal, Introduction to drainage systems in high rise buildings. SECTION-B: Introduction to electrification in buildings. Simple calculations to access electricity requirements in buildings. Electrical equipment’s and electrical installations for buildings. Introduction to multistoried building electrification (problems and precautions).Mechanical Equipment’s Heating Cooling Ventilation, vertical transportation. Simple calculations to assess the need. Special requirements and systems for multi- storied buildings.
  • CE-3353
  • Specification & Cost Estimation
  • Optional: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Written details in relation to drawn details for building construction. SECTION-B: Determining the cost of construction.
  • Arch-3309
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Optional: Theory 3/3
Definition of preservation. Restoration, reconstruction, adaptation and conservation. Types of architectural conservation. Scientific and Aesthetic conservation. Issues of architectural conservation regarding legislation, finance and sustainability. Case studies of architectural conservation.
FOURTH YEAR

1st Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-4102
  • Design –7
  • Core: Sessional 18/9
Urban planning and design; Conservation and Renewal of city blocks and Slum clearance; River front development. Large scale multi-functional building design in the light of modern materials and technology.
  • Arch-4107
  • Urban Design
  • Optional: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Background & context: Development of urban spaces through history; Modern concepts in urban Design; Urban renewal, redevelopment, conservation, etc. Development control. SECTION-B: Concepts & Methods: Principles and techniques of Urban design, Analysis of Urban physical pattern, Framework for development, Development context, Institutional framework, Financial context; Contemporary concept & trends.

2nd Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-4204
  • Landscape Design
  • Core: Sessional 3/3
ntroduction to principles and elements of landscape design. Historical references. Biosphere and eco- system. Organization of various outdoor spaces. Environment and design. Site development. Location and sequence of outdoor activity. Circulation and linkages. Planting and gardening. Utility, services and maintenance.
  • Arch-4210
  • Interior Design
  • Core: Sessional 3/1.5
nterior Architecture Design program based on all the phases of interior planning, emphasizing on problem solving and creative development of the proximate environments. Study of precedents of interior environments, furniture’s, interior design technology, use of day-lighting and artificial lighting and color schemes.
  • Arch-4201
  • Architecture of Bengal
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Architecture of Bengal – The colonial Period: Early European colonies; Portuguese, Dutch, French, British colonial Architecture---philosophy and development. SECTION-B: Architecture of Bengal-- Islamic Architecture in Bengal; The Sultan, Mughal Philosophy and development of Architecture.
  • CE-4251
  • Structure for Architects
  • General Education Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete design; Working Stress Design Method; Introduction to Ultimate Strength Design Method; Analysis of Reinforced beams; Design of One way and Two way Slabs. SECTION-B: Reinforced Concrete Columns; Approximate analysis of multistoried buildings for Gravity and Lateral loads; Introduction and Preliminary design of Folded plate, Arches, Domes, Shells; Pre-stressed Concrete
  • Arch-4207
  • Development of Ideas
  • Optional: Theory 3/3
Origin and development of Ideas as driving forces in the society and in the fields of creativity.
  • Arch-4209
  • Housing
  • Optional: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Housing and Community, their influence on individuals, societies and the environment; Physical, social, economic and technical aspects of housing Problems in Bangladesh, SECTION-B: Role of Private and public sectors in housing; Housing finance, spaces, standards, housing infrastructure and other housing design requirements; current housing technologies. Real Estate management.

3rd Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-4302
  • Design –8
  • Core: Sessional 18/9
Investigation, analysis and design of housing and communities with specific themes and their impact on the immediate environment. Industrialization, mass production and environmental issues. Social, psychological and emotional contents of built form.
  • SS-4351
  • Logic & Philosophy
  • General Education: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Introduction to inductive and deductive logic; thoughts; propositions. Syllogisms; Fallacies; Cause; Hypothesis & Analogy. SECTION-B: Nature of philosophical enquiry; Relationship of philosophy to science, history, politics, religion and especially to architecture.
  • Arch-4307
  • Architectural Education
  • Optional: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Issues in Architectural Education. Theoretical Models and their critical evaluations. SECTION-B: Architectural Education as a process. Academic program design and its related issues with special emphasis on Bangladesh context.
  • Arch-4210
  • Interior Design
  • Core: Sessional 3/1.5
nterior Architecture Design program based on all the phases of interior planning, emphasizing on problem solving and creative development of the proximate environments. Study of precedents of interior environments, furniture’s, interior design technology, use of day-lighting and artificial lighting and color schemes.
  • Econ-4351
  • Project Economics
  • Optional: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Definition economics Subject matter, Importance & Limitation of Micro -Macro economics, Theory of demand & supply, Theory of production, Theory of income & employment, Economics of development. SECTION-B: Project Planning, Project Analysis, Project Selection, Physical & Housing Plan: Bangladesh Context.
FIFTH YEAR

1st Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-5102
  • Design –9
  • Core: Sessional 21/10.5
Simple building design with detail professional drawings and documents for construction including preliminary drawings and presentation drawings. Emphasis is given on design quality in terms of formal, functional and structural aspects, to attain professional level of achievement, within a given socioeconomic context.
  • Arch-5103
  • Environmental Design-2
  • Optional: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Environmental Design fundamentals, Geo-climatic factors in environmental design; Social and aesthetic factors; Site evaluation; Land –use regulations ;Modem developments and their effects in the physical environment; Energy efficient buildings and settlements; Design and planning guidelines for environmental design. SECTION-B: Interaction between people and the built environment and analysis for its behavioral, psychological and physiological characteristics; Environmental behavior studies in design process; Environment - Behavior: Phenomena and Design; User group and design; Relationship between architectural theory and environment and behavior research.
  • Arch-5109
  • Physical Planning
  • Optional: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Theories of Urban Development i.e. economic, political economic, spatial and socio-spatial aspects. Methods & Techniques of Urban analysis, Relationship between land use development and the overall urban development process and the role of physical planning as a tool for achieving desired objectives. The inter-relationship between key urban activities in the urban planning process.SECTION-B: Historical back ground of rural settlements, Nature and components of the environment, Social and economic characteristics of the rural communities. Rural re-sources and resource utilization, criteria for rural planning. Concepts of integrated rural development, policies and strategies for rural development activities; Development of institutions, quantitative, qualitative and spatial aspects.

2nd Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-5104
  • Architectural Semiotics
  • Core: Sessional 6/3
Understanding of design problem through interaction with different groups involved in construction activity (such as Consultant, Client, Regulatory authority, Users, etc); Field visits and theoretical underpinning required for professional level of design based on the course Arch -5102.
  • Arch-3307
  • Survey and Research Methodology
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Introduction; Principles and techniques of physical and socio-economic survey. Brief description of engineering Survey methods. Analytical methods and their application. SECTION-B: Discussion on design methodology, design evaluation, problem identification & selection, research, design & approach, data collection, processing, analyzing & forecasting, data presentation.
  • Arch-5307
  • Professional Practice
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Professional services: Professional ethics; Architect-Client relationship; Contracts and laws. SECTION-B: Procedure in office and field.
  • Econ-5251
  • Construction Management & Accounting
  • General Education: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Basic concepts and principles of management; Development of management skills; Management of organization; Decision making; Planning and control; Basic statistics; Basic operations; Research; Plans; Bidding and Sub-contracting; Use of operations research techniques. SECTION-B: Basic accounting principles; Different kinds of cheques; Cost accounting; Elements of cost accounting for direct and indirect costs; Inventory control; Overheard allocation; Cost sheet. Break-even analysis; Construction accounting; Budgeting and budgetary control; Standard costs-computation of cost; Variances.

3rd Term

Courses Descriptions
  • Arch-5302
  • Thesis Design
  • Core: Sessional 30/15
The final thesis design project, a partial requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Architecture, is an integral part of final year thesis. The thesis design under supervisors should reflect minimum standard of professional competence. There can be three Types of Thesis Projects: The type of the Project should be clearly declared to the students during the introduction in the Studio. The Project Type will determine the Time-frame, Grade structure and Presentation policy of the student. 1. Idea project Designer himself is the initiator. Society is not yet aware of the ‘need’ – addressed by the designer in his proposal. The context can be imaginative or even abstract. Main objective: exploring new imaginative problems to develop ‘Fresh Concepts’. 2. Hypothetical project An Initiator exists in reality. The existing context favors the initiation of the project, but there are one or two limitations for which the design is not launched yet. Main objective: to identify imaginative but real problems and develop imaginative-probable ‘Range of Solutions’. 3. Practical project An Initiator and all other contextual factors (like: budget, land, law, institutions and authority etc.) exists in reality. The Project can be in design process, building process, or even built (in this case it will be a conservation, preservation, renovation or redesign project).The context must be real, and the project will be evaluated against all its contextuality. Main objective: to develop imaginative problems and their imaginative but ‘Workable Solutions’. .
  • Arch-3307
  • Survey and Research Methodology
  • Core: Theory 3/3
SECTION-A: Introduction; Principles and techniques of physical and socio-economic survey. Brief description of engineering Survey methods. Analytical methods and their application. SECTION-B: Discussion on design methodology, design evaluation, problem identification & selection, research, design & approach, data collection, processing, analyzing & forecasting, data presentation.
  • Arch-5304
  • Thesis Dissertation
  • Core: Sessional 6/3
The final design is supported by a dissertation which draws up on the existing body of knowledge and rationalizes the parameters and standards of design and defines the program.

 

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