The undergraduate Architecture programme of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, offers full time courses in Architecture of 4 (four) years duration leading to the award of the B.Sc. Degree in Architecture. Upon successful completion of the programme, the graduate architect becomes eligible for registration by the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria, under the category of Provisionally Registered Architect Stage 1.
The philosophy on which the academic contents of this programme are designed is “Training for skill acquisition in architecture”, a broad general knowledge of related professions, and competence to exploit (local, national and international) architectural scheme.
The main objective of the programme is to produce Architects who thoroughly understand and are capable of solving simple and complex environmental design problems within time, cost and available technology. Hence in addition to the core courses, which include Architectural Design, History and Theory of Architecture, Fine and Applied Arts, Building Systems, Technology and Environmental Control Systems, students are also exposed to reasonable depth to other areas of learning such as computer technology, sociology and professional management studies to enable them tackle environmental problems of the country effectively.
Research innovations are encouraged and as much as possible live projects, relevant to the country and particularly the local environment, are assigned to students; fieldworks and industrial training are also internal parts of the programme which are designed to compliment classroom work with real life situation. Hence by the time a student completes the programme, he/she must have acquired a range of knowledge, skills and techniques necessary for him/her to understand effectively, manage and solve architectural and environmental design problems of even great complexity.