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Department of Architecture

The four-year program in Architecture leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The Architecture major establishes an intellectual context for students to interpret the relation of form, space, program, materials and media to human life and thought. Through the Architecture curriculum, students participate in the ongoing shaping of knowledge about the built environment and learn to see architecture as one among many forms of cultural production. At the same time, the major stresses the necessity of learning disciplinary-specific tools, methods, terms and critiques. Thus, work in the studio, lecture or seminar asks that students treat architecture as a form of research and speculation which complement the liberal arts mission of expansive thinking. The undergraduate education provided at Zaman University gives graduating Architects a fundamental understanding of both art and science of design, with emphasis on processes, professional standards, and the practical application of design and technology. The task of architecture is the creation of human environments. It is both an expression of human values and a context for human activity. Through the design process, architecture addresses the interrelated environmental, behavioral, and cultural issues that underlie the organization of built form. The student of architecture is called upon to direct sensitivity, imagination, and intellect to the physical significance of these fundamental issues in designing a coherent environment for people. Architectural design as a comprehensive creative process is the focus of Zaman University Department of Architecture. The objectives of the Department of Architecture reflect the view that architecture is an intellectual discipline, both an art and a profession. The program, therefore, is based on the following intentions:

  • to stimulate artistic sensitivity and creative powers
  • to strengthen intellectual growth and the capacity to develop creative and responsible solutions to unique and changing problems, and
  • to help the student acquire the individual capabilities necessary for the competent practice of architecture and lifelong learning.

Curriculum of Department of Department of Architecture

1st Year: Freshman

Semester 1 - Core Courses

Courses

Name

Credit

  KHM 101

  Khmer Studies I

3

  MATH 100

  Pre-Calculus

4

  ACAD 111

  Academic English I

3

  ARC 101

  Architectural Drawing and Creativity

3

  ECON 100

  Introductory Economics

3

 

Semester 2 - Core Courses

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  KHM 102

  Khmer Studies II

3

  MATH 101

  Calculus I

4

  ACAD 112

  Academic English II

3

  PHYS 101

  Physics I

4

 

2nd Year: Sophomore

Semester 3 - Core Courses

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  ARC 201

  History of Architecture and Arts I

3

  ENGR 203

  Technical Drawing

3

  ENGR 201

  Engineering Mechanics

4

  AE 220

  Descriptive Geometry

3

 

Semester 4 - Core Courses

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  ARC 202

  History of Architecture and Arts II

3

  AE 221

  Principles of Architectural Design II

3

  ARC 202

  Digital Media in Architecture I

3

  ARC 212

  Construction Technologies

3

 

3rd Year: Junior

Semester 5 - Core Courses

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  ARC 301

  History of Architecture and Arts III

3

  ARC 311

  Digital Media in Architecture II

3

  CE 321

  Surveying

3

  ARC 300

  Architectural Design I

5

 

Semester 6 - Core Courses

Courses

Name

 Credit

  AE 321

  Khmer Arts and Architecture

3

  AE 302

  Building's Systems (MEP) I

3

  CE 340

  Reinforced Concrete Structures

4

  ARC 320

  Architectural Design II

5

 

4th Year: Senior

Semester 7 - Core Courses

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  ARC 400

  Architectural Design III

5

  ARC 402

  Conservation of Historic Buildings and Renovation

3

  AE 401

  Building's Systems (MEP) II

3

  ARC 401

  Principles of City Planning and Urban Design

3

  CE 432

  Construction Management

3

 

Semester 8 - Core Courses

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  ARC 410

  Architectural Design IV

5

  ARC 402

  Urbanism and Master Planning

4

  AE 422

  Sustainable and Accessible Design

3