Architecture Programs

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Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Program Overview

Architecture is primarily the art and science of designing spaces for serving our multifarious activities and for meeting our specific needs in an expressively built environment. It calls for originality, creativity, conceptualization, perception, aesthetic values and a holistic judgment of people, places, objects, and events. The five-year architecture degree at BIT offers a unique combination of Design, Culture, Science and Technology. It gives you the skills needed to design and create new buildings, from private homes to skyscrapers and shopping centers to hotels. Plus, you have the added advantage of starting your own practice on completing the course and the artistic freedom that accompanies it! The BARCH program at RAK Campus is the oldest of its kind in the region and has the distinction of being the first Council of Architecture approved program outside India, besides being an approved NATA Test Center. The focus of our BARCH program is the teaching through design studio and community based projects. Senior Faculty members and eminent practicing Architects interact with students through guest lectures and workshops. Educational study tours are also arranged for the exposure of History of Architecture and the Contemporary Architecture. Teaching Pedagogy The focus of learning in the Bachelor of Architecture is through Design studio and community based projects. The projects involve the application and integration of the knowledge and skills acquired from supporting courses. Critique sessions will form part of the studio procedure in learning. Support courses include formal lectures, followed by seminars/tutorials. The class room lectures are delivered with experienced, qualified faculty members. Senior faculty members and eminent practicing Architects interact with students through guest lectures and workshops. Students are taken for site visits and building visits to gain exposure to the current developing trends in various fields of architecture. Educational study tours are also arranged for the exposure to the History of Architecture and the Contemporary Architecture.

Duration & Eligibility Duration: 5 Years (Ten Semesters)

  • Candidate with 50% marks in aggregate with Mathematics as subjects of examination at the 10+2 level.
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/ State Governments with 50% aggregate marks.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

NATA: The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability, that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.

A candidate applying to any school / college of architecture in India should have achieved 40% score in NATA, i.e. at least 80/200, for consideration of admission into first year B.Arch.

Pathway

  • Practicing Architects
  • Construction Project Managers
  • Designers in Architectural firms
  • Start off your own Architectural firm
  • Interior/Landscape Designers
  • Event Managers
  • Set Designers
  • Product Designers

Events Guest Lectures & Workshop Organized

Eminent Architects, Engineers and other Professionals from UAE as well as outside UAE are regularly invited to interact with the students through guest lectures and workshops.

  • Guest lectures: Lighting & Ventilation (architectural design workshop) by Ar.Mohammed Ali Sharieff, Director,Sasi Creative School of Architecture, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India / /Design walk - “ Architectural Heritage of the Middle East” by Ar.Subha Varma, Team leader & Senior Conservation Architect, Mr.Kamyar Kamyab, Engineer , Sharjah Institute of Heritage, Government of Sharjah/ Landscape Design of UAE by Ar.Vaishali Hingmire, Landscape Architect , Dubai/ Landscape design - Designing community spaces by Ar.Usha Rani, Landscape Architect, Faculty of Architectural Engineering,University of Sharjah
  • Workshops: Twinning studio (iStudio)- along with Sasi Creative School of Architecture, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India/ Landscape design and vegetation of UAE by Ar.Vaishali Hingmire, Landscape Architect, Dubai/ The department has signed an MoU with Sasi Creative School of Architecture, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India for exchange programmes of the faculty and students. In addition, the Department also organized an inter school competition “BIT Bluprints - a showcase of creative freedom”. Our students participated in the International Design competition held at Seol, Korea and the Iconic Design Competition organized by Aditya College of Architecture, Mumbai.

FAQ

Is giving NATA compulsory for taking admission to B.Arch program at BIT Offshore Campus, RAK?

Yes it is; as prescribed by the Council of Architecture, a statutory body of Government of India created under section 3 of the Architects Act of 1972, prescribed with the authority to regulate architectural education in India/UAE.

Do I need Maths for getting admission for B.Arch program?

Yes it is; a minimum of 50% for the subject of Mathematics is a pre-requisite.

I want to be an Architect. Do I need to be good at Drawing?

Being good at Drawing has an advantage but it is not a pre-requisite. You need to be good at visualizing and planning and technical drawing.

Are diploma holders eligible to apply for the program?

Yes. A diploma holder in any stream can apply for the B.ARCH program. But there is no lateral entry to the Second year.

Which University is giving the B.Arch degree and is it recognized in India?

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India gives the degree to the B.Arch program. The degree leads one to get professional registration as an Architect with the Council of Architecture, a statutory body of Government of India.

Testimonials/ Video

Faculty List
Name Designation Qualification
Ar.Gayathri Viswanathan Associate Professor In-Charge B.Arch- M.Plan (Regional Planning)
Ar.Champa H S Teaching Faculty B.Arch-M.Arch in Urban Design (Ph.D.)
Ar.Bhavna Mody Asst.Professor B.Arch-MS.Arch & Urban Design
Er.Sivamalar Asst.Professor B.E (Civil)- M.E (Structures)
Ar.Greeshma Visiting Faculty B.Arch
Organized an inter school completion
BIT Blueprints – a showcase of creative freedom