Curriculum and structure of programmes

HYBRID MASTERS PROGRAMME COURSES:

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS
COMPULSORY COURSES
ARC 711Architectural Design VI6
ARC 713Working Drawings and Details4
ARC 741Building Components & Methods VI3
ARC 743Building Structures V3
ARC 745Building Materials IV3

ELECTIVES (Any 4 units from below)

4

TOTAL

23

ELECTIVES

ARC 715Traditional Architecture in Nigeria2
ARC 731

Problem Analysis in Architecture

2
ARC 733Human  Settlements in Architecture2
ARC 735Technical Report Procedures in Architecture2

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS
COMPULSORY COURSESPREREQUISITES
ARC 712Architectural Design VII (Project)6ARC 711
ARC 714Elements of Landscape Design3
ARC 742Building Components & Methods VII3ARC 741
ARC 762Building Services III3

ELECTIVES (Any 4 units from below)

4

TOTAL

19

ELECTIVES

ARC 732Urban Renewal Trends2
ARC 752

Environmental Sciences

2
ARC 754Building and Development Laws2
ARC 764Recreation and Tourism in Nigeria2

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE HYBRID MASTERS PROGRAMME:

FIRST SEMESTER COURSES:-

ARC. 711       Architectural Design VI                                                                   6 Units

An intensive course in design concept formation and quick design solutions, using short and long studio exercises. Emphasis will be laid on creative ideas and fast presentation techniques. Major projects will be used to demonstrate and determine good design ability and good understanding of the design process. Jury system for assessment is used.

 

ARC. 713       Working Drawings and Details                                                       2 Units

The preparation of working drawings of complex structures; advanced graphical techniques of presenting information and the range of information required. Scales of working drawings to be 1 in 50 or small scales to allow for accuracy of specifications, annotations and data.

 

ARC. 715       Traditional Architecture in Nigeria             (Elective)                     2Units

An in-depth study of an aspect of traditional Architecture in Nigeria. A Research paper will be required detailing studies made and showing relevance of traditional Architecture to modern Architectural Practice in Nigeria.

 

ARC. 731       Problem Analysis in Architecture                (Elective)                     2 Units

A lecture course in problem-solving techniques exploring the Critical Path Method (CPM). The use of Network and System Analysis; Operations Research; Time-Motion Studies; Topological phenomenon; Set Theory; Group Theory and Cluster Theory as tools for analyzing architectural and planning problems.

 

ARC. 733       Human Settlements and Architecture                     (Elective)         2 Units

The course will involve research work on transportation in urban Areas, land tenure and uses for residential, commercial, agricultural industrial, recreational and institutional purposes. The course further examines the relevance of public transportation, open spaces and services network within the settlements.  Housing types, settlement patterns, human migrations, slums, services in administration forms.

 

 

ARC. 735       Technical Report Procedures in Architecture        (Elective)         2 Units

Brevity in concise English Language and/or the Nigerian Language in use by all stake holders in the site of works, out-of-works, fabrication units and locations as well as the consultants on the jobs. Formatting is paramount with column for “    ACTION-BY”. Circulation and appropriate distribution must be within seven (7) days of the “SITE MEETING” and /or SITE VISIT and/or CONFERENCING. Technical and/or Technological Report is by the ARCHITECT ON THE PROJECT through the PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT of the practice in Architecture. Technical Report assists VALUATION REPORTS that precede the INTERIM ARCHITECTS CERTIFICATES that direct payments.

 

ARC. 741       Building Components & Methods VI                                              2 Units

Research paper on building construction systems or materials will be required. Dry Construction Methods, Wet Construction Methods, Precasting and Combinations thereof.

 

 

ARC. 743       Architectural Structures V                                                              2 Units

An intensive course on the nature and behaviour of building materials such as timber, steel, plastics, mud, reinforced concrete. The design of simple structures using these building materials.

 

ARC. 745       Building Materials IV                                                                       2 Units

An intensive course on the rational application of building materials stressing the structural and functional demands, economic considerations, and aesthetic values. The use of contemporary and traditional building materials.

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER COURSES:-

 

ARC. 712       Architectural Design VII     (Project)                                             6 Units

An intensive course in design concept formation and quick design solutions, using short (exquisite) and long studio exercises. Emphasis will be laid on creative ideas and fast presentation techniques. Major projects will be used to demonstrate and determine good design ability and good understanding of the design process

 

ARC. 714       Elements of Landscape Design                                                        2 Units

An intensive course in natural and man–made landscapes emphasizing the nature of the built environment and man’s interaction with his immediate environment. This course will enhance the student’s approach to total design, including the development of site criteria and the use of materials (plants, earth forms, pavings, furniture, etc.).

 

ARC. 732       Urban Renewal Trends        (Elective)                                             2 Units

Removal and planning renewal layouts for slums, ghettoes, blighted sites, decaying developments, layouts in urban areas with wrong services provisions and poor housing quality, poor infrastructures and/or distorted population densities for the low medium, and/or high. Developments of new sites and services programmes to relocate the displacable “migrants” to allow for the redevelopment of slums, ghettoes, etc in urban areas.

 

ARC. 742       Building Components and Methods VII                                         2 Units

The goals of this course is to give the student an advanced understanding of the freedoms and restraints which the nature of building materials may impose on design.

 

ARC. 752       Environmental Sciences        (Elective)                                             2 Units

Lectures and project work will be used in the study of the control of environmental hazards and other considerations relating to the designed environment within buildings, e.g. illustration, water supply, sewage disposal, drainage, electricity, transportation, physical developments or redevelopments, renovations, demolitions, erosions, earthquake, landslides, etc.

 

ARC. 754       Building and Development Laws (Elective)                                    2 Units

National Building Code of Nigeria (2007), Land Use Act (1978), Urban and Regional Planning Act (1988), Federal Capital Development Laws (1987), State Capital Territory Development Laws for the thirty six (36) State Capitals, especially Ikeja (Lagos), and Awka (Anambra), National and State Developmental/Building Plans and Policies, Building Regulations, Bye-laws, Codes, Ethics and procedures for approval, inspections, and the certificate(s) of occupancy; Labour Laws; Workers (skilled and unskilled) work hours, welfare and related remunerations along with the trade unions. Various professions and occupations involved in Building and Developmental functions in 21st Century Nigeria.

 

ARC. 762       Building Services III                                                                         2 Units

Air conditioning systems and other mechanical ventilation devices. Communication systems including Remote Control Devices. Sanitation Systems fit for the 21st century Nigeria in urban and rural developments. Electricity sourcing, supply, distribution, servicing, maintenance and renewals. Services to Hospitals, Schools, Industries, Factories, Housing Estates/Layouts, Offices, Workshops, etc. Solar Energy applications in Buildings Renewable Energy. Water sourcing, supply, storage, servicing, (cold, mixed, warm, hot) by distribution, water effluents, treatments and recycling. Refuse collection and Disposal systems including recycling. Services for vertical and horizontal movements of Persons, Tools, Machines, Equipment and other materials. Fire Alarm system, Fire Fighting Systems, Fire Prevention Devices. Devices that make buildings “SMART” and “EFFICIENT”.

 

ARC. 764       Recreation and Tourism in Nigeria             (Elective)                     2 Units

Define Recreation. Define Tourism. Outline when they can be combined or separated. Facilities and forms that are required for recreational and/tourism. Since the world is fast becoming “a global small village” show that Nigeria in the 21st Century is part of it and benefiting in the information age with technological advancements in different facets of recreation and tourism.

11.2   MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc.) DEGREE COURSES

M.Sc. I: FIRST SEMESTER

 

 

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS
COMPULSORY COURSES
ARC 811Advanced Architectural Design 16
ARC 813Industrial Architecture2
ARC 815Advanced Urban Design for Architects2
ARC 841Advanced Building Components & Methods I2
ARC 843Advanced Architectural Structures 12
ARC 851Research Methods 11
ARC 871

Computer Application in Design 1

1

Electives (Any 4 units from below)

4
TOTAL20

ELECTIVES

ARC 817Advanced Interior Design2
ARC 845Design Economics + Cost Planning2
ARC 847

Principles of Construction Management

2
ARC 849

Building Maintenance and Management

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.Sc I:  SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITSPrerequisite
COMPULSORY COURSES
ARC 812Advanced Architectural Design II6ARC. 811
ARC 814Public & Institutional Buildings1
ARC 816Advanced Landscape Design2ARC. 815
ARC 832Architectural Practice & Management2
ARC 842Advanced Building Components & Methods II2ARC. 841
ARC 852Research Methods II1ARC. 851
ARC 862

Advanced Building Services I

2
ARC 872

Computer Application in Design II

1ARC. 871

Electives (Any 4 units from below)

4
TOTAL21

ELECTIVES

ARC 818Advanced Housing Studies2
ARC 834Restoration & Preservation, Remodeling, Demolitions2
ARC 854

Human Spatial Organization

2
ARC 864

Environmental Resources Management

2

 

 

 

 

 

M.Sc II(MASTERS PROGRAMME YEAR 2 ):  FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS
COMPULSORY COURSES
ARC 881Advanced Architectural Design6
ARC 883Advanced Architectural Working Drawings4
ARC 891Architectural Practice and Procedure2
ARC 897Specification Writing2
ARC 885Environmental Impact Assessment2
Electives (Any 4 units from below)4

TOTAL20

ELECTIVES

ARC 887Tourism Planning2
ARC 895Public Health Engineering for Architects2
ARC 893

Traffic Engineering for Architects

2
ARC 899

Acoustics and Noise Control

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.Sc II:  SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNITS
COMPULSORY COURSES
ARC 882Advanced Architectural Design(Thesis)12
ARC 884Seminars2
ARC 892Project Management and Evaluation2
ARC 886Advanced CAD2
Electives (Any 4 units from below)4

TOTAL22

ELECTIVES

ARC 898Quantities and Estimation2
ARC 896Building Contract and Arbitration2
ARC 894

Advanced Building Climatology

2

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE M.Sc. PROGRAMME

 

 FIRST SEMESTER COURSES:- M.Sc.-I

 

ARC. 811                   Advanced Architectural Design I                                        6 Units

Complex design problems demanding a mastery of the process which the student has acquired over the years. The student must have the ability to demonstrate skill in quick design solutions (exquisite), fast presentation techniques and an ability to produce a high quality design within a limited time. Minimum of three (3) advanced design exercises within the semester (first).

 

ARC. 813                   Industrial Architecture                                                         2 Units

Define Industry. Define Industrial Architecture especially in Nigeria of the 21st Century. Facilities, forms, layouts, and spaces for appropriate floor (areas), volumetric expressions, ventilation and illumination standards with building infrastructural services that make up an Industry. Case studies for four (4) or more modern industrial purpose-made set-ups in Anambra State, Enugu State or any other state in 21st Century Nigeria.

 

ARC. 815                   Advanced Urban Design for Architects                              2 Units

Aims and scope of planning-its socio economic and physical basis. Origins of modern town Urban) planning. Urban planning problems and solutions in existence, densities, neighbourhood, central industrial and commercial area development; shopping and market precincts; schools, health units, parks, green belts; urban sanitation, refuse disposal systems, urban services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARC. 841                   Advanced Building Components and Methods                  2 Units

An analysis of complex construction methods in architectural design and emphasis on industrial prefabrication of buildings. Advances in building technology; alternatives in construction techniques and their appropriateness to the Nigeria situation.

 

ARC. 843                   Advanced Architectural Structures I                                  2 Units

Appropriate analysis techniques for various structural systems (form-active, bulk active, surface-active social structures) to illustrate design criteria needed for architectural decisions.

 

ARC. 851                   Research Methods I                                                              2 Units

Research techniques relevant to architecture; the use of case studies in architecture; the preparation and presentation of research reports; documentation, footnotes and bibliography; use of quotations, tables, etc; design statistical methods.

 

ARC. 871                   Computer Application in Design I                                       1 Unit

                                    (Practical competencies)

2D and 3D drawing/modeling techniques using Autocad, Revit, and Sketch up. The fundamentals of animation and various reprographic methods including printing and document sharing using the PDF system.

 

ARC. 817                   Advanced Interior Design    (Elective)                                 2 Units

Basic Principles of Interior Designs and/or Decorations. Use of contemporary interior finishing materials, furnishing materials, furniture, fittings, fixtures, and equipment, with emphasis on local culture and tradition(s). Textured surfaces, fabrics, composition and decoration. The Architect as an interior designer, and décor specialist. Colour effects and illumination patterns. Advantages of 3D presentation techniques.

 

ARC. 845                   Design Economics and Cost Planning         (Elective)         2 Units

The economics of design alternatives; principles of cost planning; construction costs; building life span; obsolescence; market value and marketability.

 

ARC. 747                   Principles of Construction Management    (Elective)         2 Units

Project management systems and criteria for selecting the most appropriate system; job organization and personnel management; Productivity and production targets.

 

ARC. 849                   Building Maintenance and Management    (Elective)         2 Units

Building maintenance technology; decay of buildings and the agencies involved; renovation; conversion; extension; design defects and remedies, maintenance and mechanical services; maintenance procedures, resources required programming, execution, and appraisal guidelines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER COURSES: M.Sc. I

 

ARC. 812                   Advanced Architectural Design II                                       6 Units

Advanced course in natural and man-made landscape; essentials of rural-scape and urban-scape and influence of landscape development on the physical comfort and psychological environment of man’s surroundings. A design project will supplement the critical studies

 

ARC. 814                   Public and Institutional Buildings                                       1 Unit

Public and Institutional Building types with their architectural definitions: their Chief characteristics and design requirement; siting, morphology and environmental considerations, function(s); forms; planning and design considerations, design evaluation(s). the need to preserve “perfected” institutional buildings; their updating and preservation with remodelling to “SMART Building(s)” of the 21st century and Beyond.

ARC. 816                   Advanced Landscape Design                                               1 Units

An intensive course in natural and man-made landscapes emphasizing the nature of the built environment and man’s interaction with his immediate environment. The total design approach, including the development of site criteria and the use of materials (plants, earth forms, pavements, furniture, etc) to enhance the environment.

 

ARC. 832                   Architectural Practice and Management                            2 Units

Elements of Architectural practice; the architectural profession; the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria, codes of conduct; professional services; setting up a practice; office organization and job organization; personnel management

 

ARC. 842                   Advanced Building Components and Methods II              2 Units

Advanced Architectural designs detailing and emphases on residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, or other building components to be precast and/or prefabricated in workshops/sheds to enhance speedy and accurate works on site. Advanced construction techniques and programmed matrix processes appropriate to the 21st century Nigeria and beyond.

 

ARC. 852                   Research Methods II                                                             1 Unit

Research design and methodology statistical techniques for collection and analysis of data; sampling, mean, standard deviation. Analysis of variances, correlation and regression analysis etc. Quantitative and Qualitative data, Hypothesis testing, project evaluation techniques: concept, Application and implication computer Methods in collation, analysis and synthesis of research data.

 

ARC. 862                   Advanced Building Services I                                              2 Units

The course will enable the postgraduate students to advance knowledge in building services of the 21st Century along with the applicable installations, servicing, maintenance and replacement alternatives. Examples are as in electricity; water supply; refuse disposals; surveillance; security; sanitation; telephone; air conditioning; remote controlling of devices (such as doors, garage openings/ shutters, windows, cars, cookers, cupboards, television sets, shelves, etc). induced Ventilation Systems for cool air, warm air, fresh air, mixed air, chilled air, etc. use of fan; Solar energy; Alternative Energy Sourcing; Renewable Energy; Sanitation services in sewers, sewerage, oxidation ponds, cess pool, ventilated improved pit-latrine (v.i.p) in rural settings. Communication services including satellite dish connections. Recycling of some organic services effluents into life cycle(s).

ARC. 872                   Computer Application in Design II                                     1 Unit

(Practical competences)

Computer aided design and drafting concepts and benefits, architectural office standards and file management methods. The use of internet in collaboration: clients / colleagues. Production of full blown working drawings of a project or its components randomly chosen, including an animated 3 dimensional model of same project.

 

ARC. 818                   Advanced Housing Studies               (Elective)                     2 Units

Housing as an integral component of urban and regional planning; housing types and infrastructure; housing supply and demand; housing finance and investment; housing design standards, rehabilitation, upgrading, neighbourhood revitalization, housing environment and behaviour; policies affecting housing in Nigeria.

 

ARC. 834                   Restoration and Preservation                                              2 Units

Restoration and preservation of our architectural heritage at both local and national levels; the principles of restoration and preservation ( conservation); organizations responsible for protecting buildings; people and their ideas of change; legislation for conservation.

 

ARC. 854                   Human Spatial Organization           (Elective)                     2 Units

This course will examine in depth the meaning of space, rules of spatial organization, choice model of design, and the basic problem of space as a dimension of human existence. An understanding of various space concepts as they relate to human environment.

 

ARC. 864                   Environmental Resource Management       (Elective)         2 Units

The concept of ecology as applied to the natural environment; the use and abuse of the natural environment and natural resources; the built environment and environmental planning problems solutions and conservation of the natural environment and the built environment.

 

 

FIRST SEMESTER COURSES:- M.Sc.-II

 

ARC. 881                   Advanced Architectural Design                                           6 Units

This course demonstrates the student’s confidence in arriving at quick solutions to design problems and his mastery of the design process. The level of competence required is that of a professional capable of working with other professionals in an office.

 

ARC. 883                   Advanced Working Drawings                                             4 Units

The Preparation of working drawings of complex structures; advanced graphical techniques of presenting information and the range of information required. Scale(s) of working drawings and details; annotations; sheet formatting; notes; codes.

ARC. 891                   Architectural Practice and Procedure                                2 Units

Project commissions; phase of typical projects, professional registration and employment. Building bye-laws, project management, insurance, partnership, code of professional conduct, scale of professional fees; job supervision; arbitration.

 

ARC. 897                   Specification Writing                                                            2 Units

Specification of different types of building materials in the execution of building projects (for both exterior and the interior of a building) specification of different types of building components; purpose and form of specifications.

 

ARC. 885                   Environment Impact Assessment                                        2 Units

Procedures for the assessment of the impact of physical  and socio-economic development projects; justification for environment impact assessment measures; the need for policies on environmental protection; legistration on environmental protection.

 

ARC. 887                   Tourism Planning  and the Built Environment                  2 Units

Introduction to Tourism planning and the Built Environment, elements of tourism; Historical development of tourism in Nigeria; management and organization of tourism and related activities; impact of tourism on the regional/national economy.

 

ARC. 895                   Public Health Engineering for Architects                           2 Units

Advanced elements of Architectural Engineering inputs for public Health in Buildings, Premises, Estates/Layouts, Institutions, Industries, Commercial Developments, Offices, Hospitals and all other public developments. Fresh air, circulation and regenerating. Indoor and outdoor sanitation standards. Refuse disposal systems and Recycling services. Bush burning effluents and other pollutants. Quarrying and Mining particulates, slurry and pollutions as side effects to be checked. Refuse disposal systems and recycling services. Water quality and quantities for Healthy Living; sourcing, supplies, storage and distribution plus effluent wastes. Drainage systems suitable for Nigeria. Illumination standards for Healthy living. Contemporary sewage disposed types with preferences. Public Health policies, Acts and Bye-Laws for buildings in Nigeria collapsed buildings are disasters for Public Health.

 

ARC. 893       Traffic and Transportation Planning for Architects                     2 Units

An introduction to basic transportation process, theory and practice along with a review of policy formulation and implementation plans; traffic systems, analysis, surveys, traffic control measures and management; inter-relationship between transportation systems and urban land uses, nodes, terminals, ways, route in the air, land, rails, water and related earth masses.

 

ARC. 899       Acoustics and Noise Control                                                            2 Units

Acoustics and Noise Control/Generation with focus on their correlation with building types and their specific demands.  Analysis of sounds. Natural and Artificial sources of sound with design implications for control. Building materials and acoustics property rating. Advanced design approaches to specialized buildings types such as LIBRARIES, Hospitals, Cinemas, Concert Halls, Theatres, Auditorium, Transport Terminal Buildings Lecture Halls/Rooms, Workshops, Markets, Sporting Arena, Factories, Mechanized Industries, e.t.c.

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER COURSES: M.Sc. II

 

ARC. 882                   Advanced Architectural Design (Thesis)                           6 Units

This course demonstrates the student’s confidence in arriving at quick solutions to design problems and his mastery of the design process. The level of competence required is that of a professional capable of working with other professionals in an office. Topic of dissertation must be as approved by the Departmental Post Graduate Studies Board and the University’s School of Post Graduate Studies. Supervisor to be as appointed by the School of Post Graduate Studies.

 

ARC. 884                   Seminars                                                                                2 Units

Contemporary trend of architectural design, innovative solutions and their implications, public issues in Architecture and community, public participation in the design process. Opinion sampling, questionnaires and their analysis before synthesis.

 

ARC. 892                   Project Management and Evaluation                                  2 Units

Management Principles and practice, management science, organization theory and their application and communication systems; introduction to decision theory; financial accounting appraisal and control of capital from inception to completion.

 

ARC. 886                   Advanced CADD (Practical Competences)                        2 Units

Students are to be divided into groups and assigned any of the contemporary topics in CADD to research and demonstrate practically in class seminars, their theoretical and practical mastery of same. Individual participation of group members and interaction with the rest of the class during these seminars enables a great variety of such topics to be extensively discussed and understood. Topics are to range from issues like Building Information Modelling, Real Time Animation, Augmented Reality, CADD to CAM (Computer Aided Design And Drafting To Computer Aided Manufacturing) procedures, CADD/GIS interfacing, Internet Enabled Collaboration Between Architects, Colleagues And Clients to the procedures and output formats for 3D Printing.

 

ARC. 898                   Quantities and Estimation                                                    2 Units

Advanced Standards for data collection, including measurements for all items of construction/ building/ fabrication/ movements/ supervision works in all substructure (below ground floor slab) works and all superstructure (above ground floor slab) works together with all internal Works/Services/Finishes, all External Works and all Preparatory works (as necessary and compulsory). Bill(s) of quantities (blank, unpriced and/or priced) and the principles of quantitative documentations, extension and summations Estimating building construction works with “GROUPED AMOUNTS” with ‘FLOOR AREAS”; “CUBIC VOLUMES” and/or “other” to obtain ESTIMATED TOTAL COST (E.T.C.) of a BUILDING PROJECT applying contemporary and co-related RATES for procurement, transport, handing, fabrication, management, assemblage, services, e.t.c.

 

ARC. 896                   Building Contract and Arbitration                                     2 Units

Different types of building contract, formation of building contract, distinction between tendering procedures and contractual arrangements. Contractor’s obligations, contractor’s rights, quality control and protection of Employer. Bankruptcy and insolvency. Arbitration procedures and practices.

 

 

ARC. 894                   Advanced Building Climatology                                          1 Unit

Advanced studies in climatic factors and their effect on human comfort, the use of sun angles and solar charts; solar energy systems; building design and appropriate technology. Very brief mention of Green Buildings and Living Buildings.

 

 

 

 

11.3     DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) COURSES

 

YEAR 1 FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS
ARC 925History, Theory and Criticism in Architecture3
TOTAL3

 

 

YEAR 1SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS
ARC 914Housing Policy and Program Design2
TOTAL2

 

 

YEAR 2 FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS
ARC 903

ARC 965

Post Graduate Research Seminar I

Project Planning and Control

2

2

TOTAL4

 

 

YEAR 2 SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS
ARC 904

ARC 954

Post Graduate Research Seminar II

Aerodynamics, Environment & Development

2

2

TOTAL4

 

 

YEAR 3 FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS
ARC 905

 

Architectural Research Seminar

 

2

 

TOTAL2

 

 

YEAR 3 SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS
ARC 911Doctoral Dissertation18
TOTAL18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE Ph.D. PROGRAMME

 

 YEAR 1 FIRST SEMESTER COURSES: – Ph.D.

 

ARC. 925       History, Theory and Criticism in Architecture:                             3 Units

The relationship between History, Theory and Criticism in Architecture. The nature and History of Architectural Theory from the Western tradition. Sources of Architectural Theory. The social ecology of Architecture and its effects on Architectural practice, theory, construction and criticism. The nature of criticism in Architecture, its role and concerns. Types and contexts of criticism. Evaluation processes that motivate newer creativities.

 

 

YEAR 1 SECOND SEMESTER COURSES: – Ph.D.                                          2 Units

 

ARC. 914       Housing Policy and Programme Design:                                        2 Units

Processes for devising housing strategy. Analysis of housing context: social, cultural and socio-economic analyses. Demographic analyses. The building industry: technology, materials and labour. Establishing target groups and planning for them. Environmental factors in housing. Housing the Handicapped, Housing the Aged/Sick.

 

 

 

YEAR 2 FIRST SEMESTER COURSES:- Ph.D.

 

ARC. 903       Post Graduate Seminar I                                                                  2 Units

Candidates are required to present a seminar on two specialized areas in Architecture. Seminar I takes up one of the two chosen areas.

 

ARC. 965       Project Planning and Control:                                                         2 Units

Principles of project planning and control; cost management and control with emphasis on cost reduction; project planning systems and procedures; criteria for selecting a system; work study, productivity, financial considerations, legal implications.

 

 

 

YEAR 2 SECOND SEMESTER COURSES:- Ph.D.

 

ARC. 904       Post Graduate Seminar II                                                                2 Units

The candidate undertakes the study the general norms in the second chosen specialized area in Architecture writes and presents a seminar on it.

 

ARC. 954       Aerodynamic, Environment and Development:                             2 Units

Evaluation of major global, national, and regional environmental problems and constraints to development (e.g. air pollution, land degradation, and water quality); assessment of the means of recognizing the opportunities provided and limitations imposed by the resource base; examination of the international and national scales of economic, political, and legal constraints which influence decisions about resource use and allocation in individual countries.

 

 

 

YEAR 3 FIRST SEMESTER COURSES: – Ph.D.                                              

 

ARC. 905       Architectural Research Seminar                                                     2 Units

The candidate presents a seminar on the problems and Reviews on the Topic of Dissertation.

 

 

YEAR 3 SECOND SEMESTER COURSES:- Ph.D.

 

ARC. 911       Doctoral Dissertation:                                                                       18 Units

This is a researched doctoral dissertation presented and defended by a student and with which the candidate demonstrates his or her creative input and addition to the body of architectural knowledge. The student’s confidence in proffering solutions on architectural problems should be evident, and as adjudged by the approved Examiners. The level of competence required is that of an adept professional. Topic of dissertation must be as approved by the Departmental Post Graduate Studies Board and the University’s School of Post Graduate Studies and as supervised by a Supervisor appointed by the School of Post Graduate Studies.