Master of Architecture

//Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture 2018-07-27T12:04:26+00:00


The course provides both a thorough understanding of architectural heritage and the skills required to contribute to the preservation and development of historic sites. The program combines the study of conservation theory and philosophy with an exploration of their technical aspects of repair and reconstruction.

Open to students and professionals with an interest in architectural heritage, the course represents an ideal gateway to a career in demanding professional fields, such as conservation-oriented architectural practice, conservation consultancy and heritage management.

The program has a varied curriculum which reflects the multidisciplinary nature of conservation. The course cultivates a critical understanding of historic buildings. The acquisition of a strong theoretical background is the basis for the study of practical techniques for the survey and preservation of architectural heritage.

A conservation project offers the opportunity to design an intervention to an existing historic site in the historic center. Case studies and workshops being the part of the curriculum, introduce the students to the properties of historic building materials and the techniques employed in the repair of historic buildings. This aspect of the program benefits from cutting-edge survey equipment and the use of conservation laboratories.


Student must study 72-78 credit hours and 17 courses including the final year thesis project.

1st Semester
1 Arch-611 Basic Drawing 4
2 Arch-612 Understanding Architecture 3
3 Arch-613 Architecture Design Fundamentals 3
4 Arch- 614 Introduction to GIS 3

2nd Semester
1 Arch-621 Geometric Disciplines and Architecture Skills 4
2 Arch-622 Sustainable Architecture 3
3 Arch-623 Advanced Gis 3
4 Arch-624 Experiencing Architecture 3
5 Arch-601: Introduction to Research Methods 3

3rd Semester
1 Arch-631 Preparation for M.Arch Project 3
2 Arch-632 Legislations and Regulations 3
3 Arch-633 Architectural Heritage 1 (Elective 1) 3
4 Arch-634 Theory of Conservation ( Elective 2) 3
5 Arch-602: Pre-Thesis Report/Project 3

4th Semester
1 Arch-641: Architectural Heritage II (Elective 3) 3
2 Arch-642 Theory of Conservation III ( Elective 4) 3
3 Arch-640 Thesis 12

Eligibility Criteria

For all Bachelor Programs offered by Department of Architecture and Department of Fashion Design
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • 50% marks or 2nd division in F.Sc./FA/I.Com./A level* or equivalent.


  • A semester is a sixteen weeks of continuous studies.
  • As per HEC requirement, fifty minutes of class lecture or 100 minutes of supervised lab work done during sixteen weeks of a semester is called a credit hour.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) is a number that indicates a student’s average grade.
GPA 4.0 A
GPA 3.0 B
GPA 2.0 C
GPA 1.0 D
  • Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is the overall GPA earned by the student during the entire tenure of studies. Bachelors (Hons) students are required to obtain a CGPA of 2.0 to graduate.
  • The total number of 40 to 42 courses with a total of 132 credit hours are required to complete a 4-year Bachelor degree program. Additionally, 6 to 12 credit hours of project work is required.
  • Students have to repeat courses with lower GPA to reach a CGPA of 2.0.
  • There are two exams conducted during each semester: mid-term and final-term.
Mid-Term 20%
Final-Term 40%
Class Attendance 10%
Assignment,Quizzes 30%
  • No supplementary tests are conducted. Students failing in a subject are required to repeat the entire course.
  • Students found guilty of cheating are fined Rs. 10,000 and are required to repeat the course.
  • Student can freeze their semesters by submitting an application to the Director of Student Affairs. A maximum of three semesters can be frozen.
  • Students must report back within the given time failing which their admission will be cancelled.
  • The fee to freeze a semester is Rs. 2,500.
  • Fee deposited for a particular semester cannot be ‘carry-forward’ for another semester even if the student opts to use the freeze option.

Fee Structure

Admission Fee 2018-07-24T10:26:08+00:00
Admission Fee
Admission Fee (One time Charges at the time of admission) 25000 (For all degree programs)
Faculty of Art & Design 2019-01-18T04:50:11+00:00
Undergraduate Programs Semester Fee Annual Fee Total Fee
Bachelor of Architecture 90,000 180,000 900,000
Bachelors of Building & Construction 60,000 120,000 480,000
Bachelors of Fashion Design 60,000 120,000 480,000
Bachelor of Interior Design 60,000 120,000 480,000
Bachelor of Textile Design 60,000 120,000 480,000
Graduate Programs
Master of Architecture 60,000 120,000 240,000
Master of Building & Construction 60,000 120,000 240,000
Master of Fashion Design 60,000 120,000 420,000
Master of Interior Design 60,000 120,000 420,000
Master of Textile Design 60,000 120,000 420,000


1. Fee for the first semester is payable at the time of admission.
2. Fee for subsequent semesters is payable on first Saturday of December and May.
3. Separate per course fee is charged for Summer Semester that is payable at the time of enrolment.
4. Fee bills are distributed to students in classes and are also available at the accounts office. They can also be printed from the Student portal when the fee becomes due.
5. It is the responsibility of the student to submit the fees before the last date.
6. After due date fine will be charged for late payments
7. Students failing to clear the fee within two weeks past the due date will be denied entry into the campus.
8. Students will not to be allowed to sit in the exam if their dues are not clear

Employment Scope

  • Architect
  • Architectural technologist
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Building surveyor
  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • Landscape architect
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Production designer, theatre/television/film
  • Structural engineer
  • Town planner