Architecture- Course Modules

COURSE MODULES

  • UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME

FOUR-YEAR STANDARD PROGRAMME

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Course No.                 Course Title Units
Major Courses  
ARC 101                     Introduction to Architecture I 3
ARC 121                     Architectural Graphics I 2
ARC 123                     Freehand Sketching I 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
URP. 110                    Basic Elements of Planning 3
MAT. 111                   Elementary Mathematics I 3
PHY 115                     General Physics for Physical Sciences I 2
PHY 191                     Practical Physics 2
General Studies Course  
GSP. 101                     Use of English I 2
GSP. 111                     Use of Library and Study Skills 2
COS 101                     Introduction to Computer Science 2
Total                                                                                                                    23
FIRST YEAR
Second Semester
Course No.                 Course Title Units
Major Courses  
ARC 102                     Introduction to Architecture II 3
ARC 104                     Introduction to Applied Arts 2
ARC 122                     Architectural Graphics II 2
ARC 124                     Freehand Sketching II 2
ARC 172                     Computer Applications in Architecture I 1
Required Ancillary Courses  
URP. 111                    Nature of Environmental Science 2
PHY 116                     General Physics for Physical Sciences II 2
PHY 118                     General Physics for Physical Sciences III 2
MAT 121                    Elementary Mathematics II 3
General Studies Course  
GSP 102                      Use of English II 2
Total                                                                                       21
SECOND YEAR
First Semester:  
Course No.                 Course Title Units
Major Courses  
ARC 211                     History of Architecture I 2
ARC 221                     Descriptive Geometry I 2
ARC 231                     Architectural Design I 4
ARC 241                     Environmental Sciences 1
ARC 261                     Building Components & Methods I 2
ARC 263                     Architectural Structures I 2
ARC 271                     Computer Applications in Architecture II 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
SVY.201                     Basic Land Surveying I 2
General Studies Courses  
GSP. 201                     Basic Concepts and Theory of Peace 2
GSP. 207                     Humanities I 2
Total                                                                                       21
Service Course  
ARC 233                     Introduction to Architectural Design 3
(For URP Students Only)
SECOND YEAR
Second Semester
Course No.                 Course Title                                                                           Units
Major Courses  
ARC 212                     History of Architecture II 2
ARC 222                     Descriptive Geometry II 1
ARC 232                     Architectural Design II 4
ARC 262                     Building Components & Methods II 2
ARC 264                     Architectural Structures II 2
ARC 272                     Computer Applications in Architecture III 1
Required Ancillary Course  
SVY.202                     Basic Land Surveying II 2
General Studies Courses  
GSP. 202                     Issues in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies 2
GSP. 208                     Humanities II 2
Electives 2
Total                                                                                                                    20
Electives of 2 Units from the following courses:  
ARC 244                     Environmental Planning 2
URP.222                     Housing Process I (Sociology of Housing) 2
Service Course  
ARC 202                     Introduction to Measurements & Descriptions 2
(For URP Students Only)  
THIRD YEAR  
First Semester  
Course No.                 Course Title Unit
Major Courses  
ARC 311                     History of Architecture III 2
ARC 321                     Architectural Presentation Techniques 1
ARC 331                     Architectural Design III 4
ARC 341                     Building Services I 2
ARC 361                     Building Components & Methods III 2
ARC 363                     Architectural Structures III 2
ARC 365                     Working Drawing/Detailing 2
ARC 371                     Computer Applications in Architecture IV 1
URP.311                     Rural Development Planning 2
CED 341                     Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
Electives 2
Total                                                                                       20
Electives of 2 Units from the following courses:  
PSY. 331                     Sensory Processes 2
ESM 342                     Economics of Planned Development I 2
THIRD YEAR  
Second Semester  
Course No.                 Course Title Unit
ARC 382                     SIWES PROGRAMME 15
Total                                                                                       15
FOURTH YEAR  
First Semester  
Course No.                 Course Title Unit
Major Courses  
ARC 411                     Building Quantities and Costing 2
ARC 413                     Problem Analysis in Architecture 1
ARC 431                     Architectural Design IV 4
ARC 441                     Building Climatology 2
ARC 443                     Building Services II 2
ARC 451                     Human Settlements & Architecture 2
ARC 461                     Building Components & Methods IV 2
ARC 463                     Architectural Structures IV 2
ARC 471                     Computer Applications in Architecture V 1
Electives 2
Total                                                                                       20
Elective of 2 Units from the following Courses  
ARC 433                     Interior Design and Decoration 2
LAW. 243                   Principles of Law of Contract & Tort I 2
FOURTH YEAR  
Second Semester  
Course No.                 Course Title Unit
Major Courses  
ARC 414                     Building Economics 2
ARC 412                     History of Traditional Architecture 2
ARC 416                     Public & Institutional Buildings 2
ARC 432                     Architectural Design V 4
ARC 434                     Landscape Architecture 2
ARC 442                     Acoustics and Noise Control 2
ARC 462                     Building Components & Methods V 2
ARC 464                     Architectural Structures V 2
CED 342                     Business Development and Management 2
Electives 2
Total                                                                                       22
Electives of 2 Units from the following courses:  
ARC 444                     Natural & Artificial Lighting 2
ARC 446                     Pollution Control for Architects 2
CE. 422                       Public Health Engineering 2

Prerequisites:

  1. For courses in Architectural Design, and Architectural Structures, a student is required to have passed the lower courses in a given semester before registering the respective higher courses in the corresponding semester of a new session.
  2. A student is qualified for the SIWES programme if he has not more than 4 units per semester in outstanding courses, not including Architectural Design I, II, & III (ARC 231, ARC 232, and ARC 331).

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ARC 101                     Introduction to Architecture I                                               3 Units

An introductory course in Architecture stressing the architect’s role in the building industry, the essential characteristics and basic functions of architecture, General principles of architecture – architectural rhythm, anthropometrics, form, massing, silhouette and colour theory, Basic understanding of the relevance of inter-disciplinary courses in architecture.

ARC 102                     Introduction to Architecture II                                             3 Units

A follow-up course to ARC 101. It acquaints the student with natural and man-made forms and examines architectural forms as quality of the environment. Practical exercises are assigned with theoretical reflection aimed at making form a powerful design element and improving perception and imagination.

ARC 103                     Introduction to Applied Art.                                                   2 Units

An introduction to the understanding of colours, the origin of colours, the colour wheel, colour mixing and matching including the significance of colours. Textile design, the use of clay and/or papier mache to create original models in nature.

ARC 121                     Architectural Graphics I                                                        2 Units

A course in common drawing equipment, standard symbols used in plan drawing (representation of materials for construction, plumbing, services etc.) conventions, schedules, representation of scale and orientation and the presentation of architectural drawings.

ARC 122                     Architectural Graphics II                                                       2 Units

An advanced course in graphic symbols, appreciation of scale, architectural presentation techniques and modeling. This course exposes the student to a further understanding of anthropometrics as applicable to Architectural Design.

ARC 123                     Freehand Sketching I                                                            2 Units

Basic sketching techniques or fundamentals of sketching. This involves the sketching of simple objects using pencil. The course lays emphasis on visual perception, still-life composition and basic rendering techniques.

ARC 124                     Freehand Sketching II                                                           2 Units

Drawing of more complex objects, different graphical techniques (rendering in ink and colour), e.g. rendering application to buildings, perspectives, life drawings and imaginative compositions, architectural landscapes.

ARC 172                     Computer Applications in Architecture I                              1 Unit

An introduction to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software. The concept of the Windows© operating system and its use. Basics of computer networking and history of Computer Aided Design

ARC 202                     Introduction to Measurements and Descriptions                 2 Units

(For URP Students Only)

Principles of architectural measurements, procedures and techniques, measurement of building works and descriptions; taking-off, abstracting and billing; functions of bills of quantities.

ARC 211                     History of Architecture I                                                        2 Units

The course starts with an introduction to the fundamental architectural problem of providing shelter and the structural problem of spanning space. The evolution of architectural forms expressing solutions to these problems is traced from the earliest times in an historical sequence which details regional characteristics and the forces which shaped them in different parts of the world. This first course covers architectural developments in ancient times and the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc.

 

 

ARC 212                     History of Architecture II                                                       2 Units

The general historical theme continues and a study is made of architectural developments during the Roman and Early Christian times, the innovations of the Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic periods.

ARC 221                     Descriptive Geometry I                                                           2 Units

The use of drawing equipment, sheet composition, conic section, the spiral, Types of projections; orthographic projections, the point, the line and the plane. Shadows in orthographic projections. Determination of the sizes, traces of lines and planes.

ARC 222                     Descriptive Geometry II                                                         1 Unit

Basic principles of isometric projection. Types of isometry, circular forms in isometric projection, construction of perspective projections, composition of perspective drawings, metric operations in perspective, circles in perspective, perspectives of architectural details, shadows in perspective.

ARC 233                     Introduction to Architectural Design                                    3 Units

(For URP Students Only)

A studio course using project method to develop understanding in organizing space for human activities as they relate to architecture. Design topics are introduced starting from fundamental elements of architectural design and continuing with simple functional areas.

ARC 231                     Architectural Design I                                                            4 Units

A studio course using project method to develop creative thinking, analytical skills and aesthetic sensitivity in organizing space for human activities as they relate to architectural design. Design topics are introduced starting from fundamental elements of architectural design and continuing with simple functional areas.

ARC 232                     Architectural Design II                                                          4 Units

This course continues the theme of Architectural Design I. More design exercises are used to further develop essential skills in organizing functional areas, grouping of spaces and showing of different activities.

ARC 241                     Environmental Sciences                                                        1 Unit

A lecture/discussion course on the external and internal environment of buildings. Natural elements (air, sun and water) are examined as they interact with human needs within buildings or building complexes. The control of environmental hazard outside buildings such as fire, noise, flood, air and water pollution, etc. Through lectures and assignments, the course equips the student with knowledge of illumination techniques and noise control in architectural design.

ARC 244                     Environmental Planning                                                       2 Units

Climate and architecture; environmental hazards and the built environment; the architecture of an ordered environment; environmental planning problems and their solutions; pollution (air and water), soil erosion, desertification, etc. man-made environments.

ARC 261                     Building Components and Methods I                                   2 Units

Basic building materials and their characteristics – stones, building ceramics, concrete and concrete products, building materials (mortars), timber and timber products. Traditional uses of the materials and their use in contemporary buildings.

ARC 262                     Building Components and Methods II                                  2 Units

The different elements and components of building construction from the sub-structure to the superstructure with emphasis on the differences in construction methods as they relate to the use of materials, environmental factors, function of the building and building elements – foundations, ground floors, bricks and block walling, lintels and arches, doors and windows.

ARC 263                     Architectural Structures I                                                      2 Units

Definition and conceptualization of basic principles of structural design. Structural decisions and Physical factors affecting architectural forms. Appropriateness and morphology of structural forms. Basic structural systems and their applications to architectural space. Emphasis is placed on the descriptive rather than quantitative approach.

ARC 264                     Architectural Structures II                                                     2 Units

Quantitative approach to the study of structures, statics. The study of forces: moments, equilibrium, stresses, tension, compression, shear.

ARC 271                     Computer Applications in Architecture II                             1 Unit

Lecture/ Studio course on the design content of CAD application. Workspace set-up. Introduction to 2D commands. Saving and retrieving drawings. Principles of plotting. The effective use of the Internet.

ARC 272                     Computer Applications in Architecture III                           1 Unit

Lecture/ Studio course on the use of tools and tool palettes in the creation of walls, doors and windows, slabs, roofs and roof slabs, elevations, and sections in a CAD application environment.

 

 

 

ARC 311                     History of Architecture III                                                     3 Units

The Renaissance theory of architecture and Classicism, Mannerism, Baroque and the beginnings of Modern Movement. The relevance of the Modern Movement and Post Modernism to architectural developments in Nigeria.

ARC 321                     Architectural Presentation Techniques                                 1 Unit

How architects sell their ideas during presentation of their work to others. Group discussions, presentation exercises and lectures by visiting experts are used to clarify different techniques of presentation. Graphics, model and drawings will be analyzed for their impact on the observer. Design presentation of school project will form part of the assessment of the students.

ARC 331                     Architectural Design III                                                         4 Units

The design and planning of more complex and functional spaces with emphasis on the student’s understanding of the elements of architectural design, livability of habitable units, and external spaces formed by building units.

ARC 342                     Building Services I                                                                 2 Units

Source of water and water distribution, principles of water supply; hot and cold water supply, fittings, calculation of standard water consumption; surface water drainage; sewage, and waste disposal; sanitary system; fire safety installations and fittings; elevators, electric stairways and water works, ducts, chutes.

 

ARC 361                     Building Components and Methods III                                2 Units

Building materials and their characteristics – cast stone, asbestos cement products, asphalt and bituminous felts, glass, paints, steel, aluminum and other metals, plastics, materials for sound and thermal insulation and their application. Elements: staircase and ramps, ceilings and roofs. Traditional building materials and construction methods.

ARC 363                     Architectural Structures III                                                   2 Units

Qualitative and quantitative approaches to structural mechanics; force flow, and structural configuration. Structural mechanics and architectural design. Examples to illustrate design techniques and procedures.

ARC 365                     Working Drawings/Detailing                                                 2 Units

A studio/lecture course on the preparation of working drawings. The range of information required and the graphical techniques used to convey such information; a very good understanding of the way materials are used in construction and the understanding of details of design elements.

Arct 371                      Computer Applications in Architecture IV                            1 Unit

Lecture/ Studio course continuing the use of tools and tool palettes in multi-level structures, stairs and railings. Dimensioning, annotations, schedules, details and area take-off, in a CAD application environment.

ARC 382                     SIWES PROGRAMME                                                        15 Units

Practical training programme designed to expose the student to the relationship between the Theory and the Practice of Architecture: Study of Office Practice, Site Activities/Meetings, Filling of Log Book and Report Writing in Architecture.

ARC 411                     Building Quantities and Costing                                           2 Units

Standard measurement of building works; work below and above ground level, internal and external works, finishes. Principles of quantitative surveying standards and estimating building construction costs. Bills of Quantities and related administrative/management costs.

ARC 412                     Building Economics                                                               2 Units

Explanation of general terms in Building Economics. Cost planning as a design tool, factors governing building costs; price analysis, bills of quantities, cost criteria; cost research.

ARC 413                     Problem Analysis in Architecture                                          1 Unit

A lecture course in problem-solving techniques exploring the Critical Path Method (CPM), the use of Net-work and system analysis, Operations Research. Time-motion studies, topological phenomena, set theory, group theory, and cluster theory as tools for analyzing architectural and planning problems.

ARC 414                     History of Traditional Architecture in Nigeria                      2 Units

The theme on the provision of architectural shelter and the problem of spanning space continues but the regional emphasis is on Nigeria. Lectures are supplemented by project study which enables the student carry out investigations into the form and content of traditional architecture with subsequent documentation of findings.

ARC 416                     Public and Institutional Buildings                                         2 Units

Public and Institutional Buildings as building type; their chief characteristics and design requirements; siting and environmental considerations; function; forms; planning and design considerations; design evaluation. The need to preserve institutional building; their updating and preservation.

ARC 431                     Architectural Design IV                                                         4 Units

The studio programme is designed to further develop the design skills already acquired. The emphasis is on overall competence in the formation and presentation of Design Concept, analysis of site, analysis of functional and climatic problems, the use of structural and constructional methods and the synthesis of all design parameters.

ARC 432                     Architectural Design V                                                          4 Units

More design exercises to further develop the student’s design skills and competence. The student’s architectural language should now be evidently and distinctively expressed.

ARC 433                     Interior Design & Decoration                                                2 Units

Basic principles of interior design and use of interior finishing materials with emphasis on local culture and tradition. Textured surfaces, composition and decoration. The architect as an interior designer.

ARC 434                     Landscape Architecture                                                         2 Units

The relationship of buildings to their natural and man-made environment; the development of exterior spaces in the built environment and the elements of landscape design; landscape architecture of the rural and urban environments; traditional building techniques and landscape, the use of natural resources in landscape design – trees, bushes, grass, rocks, water, etc.

ARC 441                     Building Climatology                                                             2 Units

Studies in how climatic factors affect human comfort. Climatic decisions in the design process, identification and analysis of climatic problems, solar radiation and the control of heat and glare. Thermal characteristics of building materials. The climatic zones of Nigeria and their characteristics. Study of traditional buildings in the various climatic zones and their problem solving potentials.

ARC 442                     Acoustics and Noise Control                                      2 Units

Basic principles and laws of sound propagation; sound in an enclosed space. Room acoustics; transmission and insulation of sound; insulation and absorption. Noise control demonstration through case study. Special problems in architectural acoustics; broad study of acoustic design in architecture based on project work.

ARC 443                     Building Services II                                                                2 Units

Principles of illumination, illumination standards, light distribution. Principles of electrical installations; types of electrical supplies in Nigeria; wiring; safety precaution; fittings; domestic and non-domestic installations; lighting for special effects. Principles of ventilation; air movement; natural ventilation devices; fans, principles of air conditioning; the assessment of air conditioning requirement; cooling and humidity control, different air-conditioning systems.

ARC 444                     Natural and Artificial Lighting                                              2 Units

Advanced course in Natural and Artificial Lighting; special lighting requirements (museums, libraries, galleries, exhibitions, etc.) space geometry and light distribution for special effects.

ARC 446                     Pollution Control for Architects                                             2 Units

The essentials of a good environment; the incidence and sources of pollution; the control of pollution; designing for a better environment; site selection and environmental planning, the architecture of the built environment.

ARC 451                     Human Settlement and Architecture                                     2 Units

The course reviews the historical beginnings of settlements; and deals in greater details with the Physical and socio-economic elements of human settlements today and their role in regional and national development. Land, its tenure and uses – residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural and institutional. Transportation in today’s urban settlements. The course examines the legal and administrative controls encountered.

ARC 461                     Building Components and Methods IV                                 2 Units

Rational application of building materials; structural and functional demands, economic considerations and aesthetic values in the choice of building materials for construction. Common building materials and building techniques. Different types of floor finishes.

ARC 462                     Building Components and Methods V                                  2 Units

A course in building system with emphasis on the inherent properties of materials and their applications in construction. The course is designed to ensure students’ understanding of the reasons and constraints imposed by the nature of both materials and construction methods on design. Reinforced concrete frames, grids, shells, cable suspended roofs, thermal and sound insulations are also dealt with.

ARC 463                     Architectural Structures IV                                                    2 Units

Lecture/Laboratory outlining the strength of material and theory of structures with emphasis on their application to architectural structures. The choice of materials of construction with regard to performance standards, durability, resistance to applied load, and aesthetics; understanding of the behavior of timber, steel and reinforced concrete in structures; the design of simple structural elements of these materials and the development of graphic skills in the presentation of design results.

ARC 464                     Architectural Structures V                                                     2 Units

Further work on the design of simple structural elements; design data; rolled steel sections; riveted and welded steel girders; principles of pressure welding, design of steel columns and compound struts.

Arct 471                      Computer Applications in Architecture V                             1 Unit

Lecture/ Studio course continuing the use of tools and tool palettes in the design of structural elements, curtain walls, floors and ceilings. First level rendering of finished design. Introduction to camera tools, lighting, animations and simulations management.

Prerequisites:
1. For courses in Architectural Design, and Architectural Structures, a student is required to have passed the lower courses in a given semester before registering the respective higher courses in the corresponding semester of a new session.
2. A student is qualified for the SIWES programme if he has not more than 4 units per semester in outstanding courses, not including Architectural Design I, II, & III (ARC 231, ARC 232, and ARC 331).
COURSE DESCRIPTION
ARC 101 Introduction to Architecture I 3 Units
An introductory course in Architecture stressing the architect’s role in the building industry, the essential characteristics and basic functions of architecture, General principles of architecture – architectural rhythm, anthropometrics, form, massing, silhouette and colour theory, Basic understanding of the relevance of inter-disciplinary courses in architecture.
ARC 102 Introduction to Architecture II 3 Units
A follow-up course to ARC 101. It acquaints the student with natural and man-made forms and examines architectural forms as quality of the environment. Practical exercises are assigned with theoretical reflection aimed at making form a powerful design element and improving perception and imagination.
ARC 103 Introduction to Applied Art. 2 Units
An introduction to the understanding of colours, the origin of colours, the colour wheel, colour mixing and matching including the significance of colours. Textile design, the use of clay and/or papier mache to create original models in nature.
ARC 121 Architectural Graphics I 2 Units
A course in common drawing equipment, standard symbols used in plan drawing (representation of materials for construction, plumbing, services etc.) conventions, schedules, representation of scale and orientation and the presentation of architectural drawings.
ARC 122 Architectural Graphics II 2 Units
An advanced course in graphic symbols, appreciation of scale, architectural presentation techniques and modeling. This course exposes the student to a further understanding of anthropometrics as applicable to Architectural Design.
ARC 123 Freehand Sketching I 2 Units
Basic sketching techniques or fundamentals of sketching. This involves the sketching of simple objects using pencil. The course lays emphasis on visual perception, still-life composition and basic rendering techniques.
ARC 124 Freehand Sketching II 2 Units
Drawing of more complex objects, different graphical techniques (rendering in ink and colour), e.g. rendering application to buildings, perspectives, life drawings and imaginative compositions, architectural landscapes.
ARC 172 Computer Applications in Architecture I 1 Unit
An introduction to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software. The concept of the Windows© operating system and its use. Basics of computer networking and history of Computer Aided Design
ARC 202 Introduction to Measurements and Descriptions 2 Units
(For URP Students Only)
Principles of architectural measurements, procedures and techniques, measurement of building works and descriptions; taking-off, abstracting and billing; functions of bills of quantities.
ARC 211 History of Architecture I 2 Units
The course starts with an introduction to the fundamental architectural problem of providing shelter and the structural problem of spanning space. The evolution of architectural forms expressing solutions to these problems is traced from the earliest times in an historical sequence which details regional characteristics and the forces which shaped them in different parts of the world. This first course covers architectural developments in ancient times and the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc.
ARC 212 History of Architecture II 2 Units
The general historical theme continues and a study is made of architectural developments during the Roman and Early Christian times, the innovations of the Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic periods.
ARC 221 Descriptive Geometry I 2 Units
The use of drawing equipment, sheet composition, conic section, the spiral, Types of projections; orthographic projections, the point, the line and the plane. Shadows in orthographic projections. Determination of the sizes, traces of lines and planes.
ARC 222 Descriptive Geometry II 1 Unit
Basic principles of isometric projection. Types of isometry, circular forms in isometric projection, construction of perspective projections, composition of perspective drawings, metric operations in perspective, circles in perspective, perspectives of architectural details, shadows in perspective.
ARC 233 Introduction to Architectural Design 3 Units
(For URP Students Only)
A studio course using project method to develop understanding in organizing space for human activities as they relate to architecture. Design topics are introduced starting from fundamental elements of architectural design and continuing with simple functional areas.
ARC 231 Architectural Design I 4 Units
A studio course using project method to develop creative thinking, analytical skills and aesthetic sensitivity in organizing space for human activities as they relate to architectural design. Design topics are introduced starting from fundamental elements of architectural design and continuing with simple functional areas.
ARC 232 Architectural Design II 4 Units
This course continues the theme of Architectural Design I. More design exercises are used to further develop essential skills in organizing functional areas, grouping of spaces and showing of different activities.
ARC 241 Environmental Sciences 1 Unit
A lecture/discussion course on the external and internal environment of buildings. Natural elements (air, sun and water) are examined as they interact with human needs within buildings or building complexes. The control of environmental hazard outside buildings such as fire, noise, flood, air and water pollution, etc. Through lectures and assignments, the course equips the student with knowledge of illumination techniques and noise control in architectural design.
ARC 244 Environmental Planning 2 Units
Climate and architecture; environmental hazards and the built environment; the architecture of an ordered environment; environmental planning problems and their solutions; pollution (air and water), soil erosion, desertification, etc. man-made environments.
ARC 261 Building Components and Methods I 2 Units
Basic building materials and their characteristics – stones, building ceramics, concrete and concrete products, building materials (mortars), timber and timber products. Traditional uses of the materials and their use in contemporary buildings.
ARC 262 Building Components and Methods II 2 Units
The different elements and components of building construction from the sub-structure to the superstructure with emphasis on the differences in construction methods as they relate to the use of materials, environmental factors, function of the building and building elements – foundations, ground floors, bricks and block walling, lintels and arches, doors and windows.
ARC 263 Architectural Structures I 2 Units
Definition and conceptualization of basic principles of structural design. Structural decisions and Physical factors affecting architectural forms. Appropriateness and morphology of structural forms. Basic structural systems and their applications to architectural space. Emphasis is placed on the descriptive rather than quantitative approach.
ARC 264 Architectural Structures II 2 Units
Quantitative approach to the study of structures, statics. The study of forces: moments, equilibrium, stresses, tension, compression, shear.
ARC 271 Computer Applications in Architecture II 1 Unit
Lecture/ Studio course on the design content of CAD application. Workspace set-up. Introduction to 2D commands. Saving and retrieving drawings. Principles of plotting. The effective use of the Internet.
ARC 272 Computer Applications in Architecture III 1 Unit
Lecture/ Studio course on the use of tools and tool palettes in the creation of walls, doors and windows, slabs, roofs and roof slabs, elevations, and sections in a CAD application environment.

ARC 311 History of Architecture III 3 Units
The Renaissance theory of architecture and Classicism, Mannerism, Baroque and the beginnings of Modern Movement. The relevance of the Modern Movement and Post Modernism to architectural developments in Nigeria.
ARC 321 Architectural Presentation Techniques 1 Unit
How architects sell their ideas during presentation of their work to others. Group discussions, presentation exercises and lectures by visiting experts are used to clarify different techniques of presentation. Graphics, model and drawings will be analyzed for their impact on the observer. Design presentation of school project will form part of the assessment of the students.
ARC 331 Architectural Design III 4 Units
The design and planning of more complex and functional spaces with emphasis on the student’s understanding of the elements of architectural design, livability of habitable units, and external spaces formed by building units.
ARC 342 Building Services I 2 Units
Source of water and water distribution, principles of water supply; hot and cold water supply, fittings, calculation of standard water consumption; surface water drainage; sewage, and waste disposal; sanitary system; fire safety installations and fittings; elevators, electric stairways and water works, ducts, chutes.

ARC 361 Building Components and Methods III 2 Units
Building materials and their characteristics – cast stone, asbestos cement products, asphalt and bituminous felts, glass, paints, steel, aluminum and other metals, plastics, materials for sound and thermal insulation and their application. Elements: staircase and ramps, ceilings and roofs. Traditional building materials and construction methods.
ARC 363 Architectural Structures III 2 Units
Qualitative and quantitative approaches to structural mechanics; force flow, and structural configuration. Structural mechanics and architectural design. Examples to illustrate design techniques and procedures.
ARC 365 Working Drawings/Detailing 2 Units
A studio/lecture course on the preparation of working drawings. The range of information required and the graphical techniques used to convey such information; a very good understanding of the way materials are used in construction and the understanding of details of design elements.
Arct 371 Computer Applications in Architecture IV 1 Unit
Lecture/ Studio course continuing the use of tools and tool palettes in multi-level structures, stairs and railings. Dimensioning, annotations, schedules, details and area take-off, in a CAD application environment.
ARC 382 SIWES PROGRAMME 15 Units
Practical training programme designed to expose the student to the relationship between the Theory and the Practice of Architecture: Study of Office Practice, Site Activities/Meetings, Filling of Log Book and Report Writing in Architecture.
ARC 411 Building Quantities and Costing 2 Units
Standard measurement of building works; work below and above ground level, internal and external works, finishes. Principles of quantitative surveying standards and estimating building construction costs. Bills of Quantities and related administrative/management costs.
ARC 412 Building Economics 2 Units
Explanation of general terms in Building Economics. Cost planning as a design tool, factors governing building costs; price analysis, bills of quantities, cost criteria; cost research.
ARC 413 Problem Analysis in Architecture 1 Unit
A lecture course in problem-solving techniques exploring the Critical Path Method (CPM), the use of Net-work and system analysis, Operations Research. Time-motion studies, topological phenomena, set theory, group theory, and cluster theory as tools for analyzing architectural and planning problems.
ARC 414 History of Traditional Architecture in Nigeria 2 Units
The theme on the provision of architectural shelter and the problem of spanning space continues but the regional emphasis is on Nigeria. Lectures are supplemented by project study which enables the student carry out investigations into the form and content of traditional architecture with subsequent documentation of findings.
ARC 416 Public and Institutional Buildings 2 Units
Public and Institutional Buildings as building type; their chief characteristics and design requirements; siting and environmental considerations; function; forms; planning and design considerations; design evaluation. The need to preserve institutional building; their updating and preservation.
ARC 431 Architectural Design IV 4 Units
The studio programme is designed to further develop the design skills already acquired. The emphasis is on overall competence in the formation and presentation of Design Concept, analysis of site, analysis of functional and climatic problems, the use of structural and constructional methods and the synthesis of all design parameters.
ARC 432 Architectural Design V 4 Units
More design exercises to further develop the student’s design skills and competence. The student’s architectural language should now be evidently and distinctively expressed.
ARC 433 Interior Design & Decoration 2 Units
Basic principles of interior design and use of interior finishing materials with emphasis on local culture and tradition. Textured surfaces, composition and decoration. The architect as an interior designer.
ARC 434 Landscape Architecture 2 Units
The relationship of buildings to their natural and man-made environment; the development of exterior spaces in the built environment and the elements of landscape design; landscape architecture of the rural and urban environments; traditional building techniques and landscape, the use of natural resources in landscape design – trees, bushes, grass, rocks, water, etc.
ARC 441 Building Climatology 2 Units
Studies in how climatic factors affect human comfort. Climatic decisions in the design process, identification and analysis of climatic problems, solar radiation and the control of heat and glare. Thermal characteristics of building materials. The climatic zones of Nigeria and their characteristics. Study of traditional buildings in the various climatic zones and their problem solving potentials.
ARC 442 Acoustics and Noise Control 2 Units
Basic principles and laws of sound propagation; sound in an enclosed space. Room acoustics; transmission and insulation of sound; insulation and absorption. Noise control demonstration through case study. Special problems in architectural acoustics; broad study of acoustic design in architecture based on project work.
ARC 443 Building Services II 2 Units
Principles of illumination, illumination standards, light distribution. Principles of electrical installations; types of electrical supplies in Nigeria; wiring; safety precaution; fittings; domestic and non-domestic installations; lighting for special effects. Principles of ventilation; air movement; natural ventilation devices; fans, principles of air conditioning; the assessment of air conditioning requirement; cooling and humidity control, different air-conditioning systems.
ARC 444 Natural and Artificial Lighting 2 Units
Advanced course in Natural and Artificial Lighting; special lighting requirements (museums, libraries, galleries, exhibitions, etc.) space geometry and light distribution for special effects.
ARC 446 Pollution Control for Architects 2 Units
The essentials of a good environment; the incidence and sources of pollution; the control of pollution; designing for a better environment; site selection and environmental planning, the architecture of the built environment.
ARC 451 Human Settlement and Architecture 2 Units
The course reviews the historical beginnings of settlements; and deals in greater details with the Physical and socio-economic elements of human settlements today and their role in regional and national development. Land, its tenure and uses – residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural and institutional. Transportation in today’s urban settlements. The course examines the legal and administrative controls encountered.
ARC 461 Building Components and Methods IV 2 Units
Rational application of building materials; structural and functional demands, economic considerations and aesthetic values in the choice of building materials for construction. Common building materials and building techniques. Different types of floor finishes.
ARC 462 Building Components and Methods V 2 Units
A course in building system with emphasis on the inherent properties of materials and their applications in construction. The course is designed to ensure students’ understanding of the reasons and constraints imposed by the nature of both materials and construction methods on design. Reinforced concrete frames, grids, shells, cable suspended roofs, thermal and sound insulations are also dealt with.
ARC 463 Architectural Structures IV 2 Units
Lecture/Laboratory outlining the strength of material and theory of structures with emphasis on their application to architectural structures. The choice of materials of construction with regard to performance standards, durability, resistance to applied load, and aesthetics; understanding of the behavior of timber, steel and reinforced concrete in structures; the design of simple structural elements of these materials and the development of graphic skills in the presentation of design results.

ARC 464 Architectural Structures V 2 Units
Further work on the design of simple structural elements; design data; rolled steel sections; riveted and welded steel girders; principles of pressure welding, design of steel columns and compound struts.
Arct 471 Computer Applications in Architecture V 1 Unit
Lecture/ Studio course continuing the use of tools and tool palettes in the design of structural elements, curtain walls, floors and ceilings. First level rendering of finished design. Introduction to camera tools, lighting, animations and simulations management.

Course No.                 Course Title Units
Arct 0531                    Architectural Design 5
Arct 0581                    Technical Report Procedures in Architecture 2
Electives                                                                                  6  
Total                                                                                        13  
Electives of 6 Units from the following courses:  
ARC 0511                   Traditional Architecture in Nigeria 2
ARC 0512                   Problem Analysis in Architecture 2
ARC 0541                   Environmental Science 2
ARC 0551                   Human Settlements in Architecture 2
ARC 0561                   Building Materials 2
ARC 0562                   Architectural Structures 2
SECOND SEMESTER  
Course No.                 Course Title Units
ARC 0571                   Elements of Landscape Design 3
ARC 0563                   Construction Methods 3
ARC 0591                   Project 5
Total                                                                                        11  
 
M.Sc PROGRAMME IN ARCHITECTURE (FIRST YEAR)
FIRST SEMESTER
Course No.                 Course Title Units
Major Courses  
ARC 511                     Architectural Theory and Appreciation I 2
ARC 513                     Project Planning & Control 2
ARC 531                     Architectural Design VII 5
ARC 551                     Urban Design for Architects 2
ARC 562                     Advanced Architectural Structures 2
ARC 581                     Research Methods 2
Electives                                                                                  4  
Total                                                                                        19  
Electives of 4 Units from the following courses:  
ARC 514                     Design Economics & Cost Planning 2
ARC 515                     Architectural Practice & Management 2
ARC 516                     Principles of Construction Management 2
ARC 517                     Building Maintenance & Management 2
ARC 521                     Colour in Architecture 2
ARC 555                     Advanced Housing Studies 2
or any other Postgraduate courses within the Faculty of Environmental Studies approved by the Department.
 
 
 
SECOND SEMESTER
Course No.                 Course Title                                                                            Units
Major Courses  
ARC 512                     Architectural Theory & Appreciation II 2
ARC 532                     Architectural Design VIII 5
ARC 552                     Advanced Urban Design for Architects 2
ARC 561                     Advanced Building Components & Methods 2
ARC 563                     Advanced Working Drawings 2
ARC 571                     Advanced Landscape 2
Electives                                                                                  4  
Total                                                                                        19  
Electives of 4 Units from the following courses:  
ARC 541                     Environmental Resource Management 2
ARC 553                     Human Spatial Organization 2
ARC 522                     Advanced Architectural Photography 2
ARC 532                     Advanced Architectural Modelling 2
ARC 572                     Tourism Planning & the Built Environment 2
ARC 542                     Environmental Impact Assessment &  
The Built Environments                                                          2  
ARC 534                     Hospital Architecture 2
or any other Postgraduate courses within the Faculty of Environmental Studies approved by the Department.
 
 
 
M.Sc PROGRAMME IN ARCHITECTURE (SECOND YEAR)
FIRST SEMESTER
Course No.                 Course Title Units
Major Courses  
ARC 611                     Specification Writing 2
ARC 612                     Professional Practice & Procedure 3
ARC 631                     Architectural Design IX 6
ARC 661                     Advanced Building Materials 2
Electives                                                                                  4  
Total                                                                                        17  
Electives of 4 Units from the following courses:  
ARC 613                     Construction Management 2
ARC 621                     Technical Communication 2
ARC 632                     Advanced Interior Design 2
ARC 651                     Traffic & Transportation Planning for Architects 2
ARC 652                     Urban Renewal Processes 2
ARC 617                     Creativity, Art & Architecture 2
ARC 618                     Art Criticism 2
or any other Postgraduate courses within the Faculty of Environmental Studies approved by the Department.
SECOND SEMESTER
Course No.                 Course Title                                                                            Units
Major Courses  
ARC 614                     Seminars 3
ARC 615                     Building Contract & Arbitration 2
ARC 616                     Restoration & Preservation 2
ARC 641                     Tropical Environments 3
ARC 642                     Advanced Building Climatology 1
ARC 691                     Design Project 6
Total                                                                                        17
MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (M.ARCH)
FIRST SEMESTER
Course No.                 Course Title                                                                            Units
Major Courses
ARC 719                     Research Seminars                                                                  2
ARC 781                     Advanced Research Methods                                                             2
Electives                                                                                  6
Total                                                                                        10
SECOND SEMESTER
Course No.                 Course Title                                                                            Units
ARC 790                     Dissertation                                                                             18

Electives

The candidate should choose elective course from the postgraduate course available in any Department of the Faculty of Environmental Studies other than those previously taken at the Masters level which are relevant to his work.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D)

Course No.                 Course Title                                                                            Units

ARC 981                     Seminar                                                                                   –

ARC 991                     Ph.D Thesis                                                                            

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR POSTGRADAUTE DIPLOMA IN ARCHTIECTURE

(PGD. ARCH)

ARC 0511                   Traditional Architecture in Nigeria                                                   2 Units

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 in modern architectural practice in Nigeria.

ARC 0512                   Problem Analysis in Architecture                                                      2 Units

Lecture course in problem solving techniques exploring the critical Path Method and similar methods. The use of system analysis, operations research, time motion studies, etc. as tools for analyzing architectural and planning problems.

ARC 0531                   Architectural Design                                                                          5 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.

ARC 0541                   Environmental Science                                                                      2 Units

Lectures and project work to be used in the study of the control of environmental hazards and other considerations relating to the design environment (natural and man-made environments).

ARC 0551                   Human Settlements and Architecture                                               2 Units

The course will involve research work on transportation in urban areas, land tenure and uses for residential, commercial, agricultural and institutional purposes. The course further examines the relevance of public transportation, open spaces and service network within the settlements.

ARC 0561                   Building Materials                                                                              2 Units

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

ARC 0571                   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 the immediate environment. The total design approach, including the development of the site criteria and the use of materials (plants, earth forms, pavements, furniture, etc.) to enhance the environment.

ARC 0562                   Architectural Structures                                                                     2 Units

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

ARC 0563                   Construction Methods                                                                        4 Units

The goal of this course is to give the students an advanced understanding of the freedom and restraints which the nature of building materials may impose on design. Research paper on building construction systems or materials will be required.

ARC 0581                   Technical Report Procedures in Architecture                                   2 Units

Research techniques relevant to architectural studies, the use of case studies, documentation, and Project Report.

ARC 0591                   Project                                                                                                 5 Units

An in-depth study of a building type. The Project is in two parts: A written report and design.

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE M.Sc PROGRAMME

M.Sc I

ARC 511                     Architectural Theory and Appreciation I                                          2 Units

Architectural theories with reference to modern movement, the objectivity 1919-32; Architecture of Italian Rationalism 1926-43; International Style 1925-65; Post modern movement and her three major tendencies-regional, classical, and high-tech movement.

ARC 512                     Architectural Theory and Appreciation II                                         2 Units

The relevance of conventional theories of architecture to Traditional Concepts of Architecture in Nigeria. The development of a contemporary architectural language in Nigeria.

ARC 513                     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.

ARC 514                     Design Economics and Cost Planning                                             2 Units

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

ARC 515                     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 516                     Principles of Construction Management                                           2 Units

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

ARC 517                     Building Maintenance and Management                                         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.

ARC 521                     Colour in Architecture                                                                       2 Units

Understanding of colour in light and pigments; classification of colour; characteristics of colour and principles of colour harmony, colour psychology and colour symbolism; major system of colour designation in architecture; developing colour scheme.

ARC 522                     Advanced Architectural Photography                                               2 Units

Fundamental theories of photography; the camera, its parts, types, functions, use and accessories; photographic processes; theories of both black and white and colour photography; photographic presentation techniques; photographic documentation and architecture.

ARC 523                     Advanced Architectural Modelling                                                    2 Units

A studio course stressing professional standards in architectural presentation through Modelling; exposure to standard modelling, materials, tools, techniques and procedures.

ARC 531                     Architectural Design VII                                                                   5 Units

Complex design problems demanding a mastery of the design process which the student has acquired over the years. The student must have the ability to demonstrate skill in quick design solutions, fast presentation techniques and an ability to produce a high quality design within a limited time.

ARC 532                     Architectural Design VII                                                                   5 Units

This course carries the progress made in Architectural Design VII a step further with emphasis on the student’s confidence in his design ability and competence; the course demands from the student a clear understanding of the design process and a mastery of presentation techniques.

ARC 533                     Advanced Landscape Design                                                             2 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 534                     Hospital Architecture                                                                         2 Units

The evolution of hospitals as building types; hospital planning process; elements of the hospital; the design process; performance in use; obsolescence and renewal.

ARC 541                     Environmental Resources Management                                           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.

ARC 542                     Environmental Impact Assessment                                                   2 Units

And the Built Environment

Procedures for the assessment of the impact of Physical and socio-economic development projects, justification for environmental impact assessment measures; the need for policies on environmental protection; legislation on environmental protection.

ARC 551                     Urban Design for Architects                                                              2 Units

Aims and scope of planning – its social economic and Physical basis. Origins of modern town planning. Urban planning problems, densities, neighbourhood, central industrial, and commercial area development; shopping and market precincts.

ARC 552                     Advanced Urban Design for Architects                                             2 Units

Functional and visual relationships between people and their Physical environments; the course examines the scale and scope of urban Design process, environmental design and conservation.

ARC 553                     Human Spatial Organization                                                             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, cultural variability of urban environment, environmental perception and defensible spaces.

ARC 554                     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; impacts of tourism on the regional/national economy. Development of tourism resort centers; design and implementation considerations.

ARC 555                     Advanced Housing Studies                                                                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 561                     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 562                     Advanced Architectural Structures                                                    2 Units

Approximate analysis techniques for various structural systems (forms-active, vector-active, bulk active, surface-active and vertical structures) to illustrate design criteria needed for architectural decisions.

 

ARC 563                     Advanced Working Drawings                                                            2 Units

The preparation of working drawings of complex structures; advanced graphical techniques of presenting information and the range of information required.

ARC 581                     Research Methods                                                                              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.

M.Sc II

ARC 611                     Specification Writing                                                              2 Units

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

ARC 612                     Professional Practice and Procedure                                                3 Units

Lectures, discussions, and field trips dealing with securing of commissions, phases of typical projects, professional registration and employment. Building bye-laws, project management, insurance, partnership, code of professional conduct, scale of professional fees.

ARC 613                     Construction Management                                                                3 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 614                     Seminars                                                                                             3 Units

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

ARC 615                     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, quality control and presentation of employer. Bankruptcy and insolvency. Arbitration procedures and practices.

ARC 616                     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); what is to be protected and how; organizations responsible for protecting buildings; local people and their ideas of change; improvement and protection; legislation for conservation; the effect of planning systems and planning applications; environmental caring.

ARC 617                     Creativity, Art and Architecture                                                         2 Units

Definitions – creativity, art and architecture; creativity as the common denominator in Art and Architecture; creativity in Architecture as an Applied Art; the place of creativity initiative, expressive and manipulative abilities in architecture creativity and expressiveness through the multi-media of the visual Arts; Art as expressed in and through Architecture.

ARC 618                     Art Criticism                                                                                       2 Units

Definitions; Fundamentals of the elements and principles of Art; understanding and appreciating Art; understanding the Artist – his background, training, exposure, experiences and the sociocultural influences around him; criteria for art appreciation and criticism.

ARC 621                     Technical Communication                                                                2 Units

The art of conveying architectural ideas and solutions to others using audio-visual techniques computer graphics; the spoken word, models and various other techniques; the composition of architectural information and the art of technical writing.

ARC 631                     Architectural Design IX                                                                     6 Units

(Pre-requisite: ARC531)

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 632                     Advanced Interior Design                                                                  2 Units

Advanced work on the design on interiors with exercises on the design of various types of living spaces, work spaces, recreation spaces and spaces for entertainment.

ARC 641                     Tropical Environments                                                                      3 Units

A study of tropical conditions with emphasis on architectural implications. The control of micro-climates and the improvement of comfort conditions in tropical environments. The use of design elements in achieving appropriate solutions. The contributions from technology and the use of technical innovation.

ARC 642                     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.

ARC 651                     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.

ARC 652                     Urban Renewal Processes                                                                 2 Units

Introduction to urban renewal process towards reclaiming cities as viable living places for people; urban renewal strategies as tools for city maintenance and improvement; economic and social issues in urban renewal programmes; management of renewal schemes.

Arct 661                      Advanced Building Materials                                                            2 Units

In-depth study of contemporary building materials and systems; rational areas of application and performance of building materials; contemporary building techniques; the dialectics of form and materials; environmental constraints on the use of building materials.

ARC 691                     Project                                                                                                 6 Units

A comprehensive project on a building type involving data collection and the use of case studies. The project report is in two parts; a design research report and architectural design which will demonstrate a deeper understanding of design problems. Topics chosen must be approved by the Department and the scope must be able to portray the comprehensive design process of research, analysis and synthesis and must demonstrate deep understanding and culmination of all the disciplines studied in the department in the last six years.

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE M.ARCH PROGRAMME

ARC 719                     Research Seminars                                                                            2 Units

Discussion of current topics in the area of research. The candidate shall present a paper as basis for discussion.

ARC 781                     Advanced Research Methods                                                            2 Units

Research design and methodology statistical techniques for collecting and analyzing 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 of Computer – Methods in collation, analysis and synthesis of research data.

ARC 790                     Dissertation                                                                                    18 Units

A comprehensive dissertation on a building type involving data collection and the use of Case Studies. An in-depth study of a chosen topic involving the scientific process of research, oral research analysis and synthesis which must be approved by the Department. The work which must be presented in two parts – a written dissertation and design must take a valuable contribution to knowledge to be adjudged ready for defence before a Jury that includes an external examiner

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE Ph.D PROGRAMME

ARC 981                     Seminar

Discussion of selected topics within the candidate’s area of specialization; a Report presented by he candidate should be used as basis for discussion.

ARC 991                     Ph.D Thesis

The study must make an original contribution to knowledge and should be publishable. The topic must be chosen from the candidate’s area of specialization and must be approved by the Department.