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Faculty Of Fine Arts

Department of Architecture


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Objective of the Department: The American University of Cyprus, Faculty of Fine Arts, Architecture undergraduate program (B.Arch) assure the need for architects that provide architectural and visual value to architectural structures that are the main reflection of cultural identity and leave a mark on history.

Vision: The department is aiming to give graduates that are; competent in theory and practice, equivalent to international criteria in education, creative, with technical knowledge, has developed his/her skills in design, sustainability, sensitive in the fields of urban scale and more importantly in professional ethics and to develop a critical thinking centered education model aiming to enrich education with interdisciplinary collaborations.

 

Mission: To train architects who have the qualifications to fulfill the profession of architecture in national and international platforms, establish interdisciplinary relations, research, approach scientifically, follow innovations and develop themselves,  give graduates who can run imagination, use creative thinking, bring new inventions, gain ability of ensuring leadership in design, can apply their profession in individual and group works and to train designers who have a talented, creative, critical mind (mindset) and respectful of  professional ethics.

 

Language of the Program: English

 

English Preparatory School: Required ( Not required if the student pass English Proficiency Test or if the student has IELTS or TOEFL)

 

Accreditation of the Program:  YÖK- YÖDAK

 

Memberships: European Association for Architectural Education

 

Program Description: The main philosophy of the Architecture undergraduate program is to create a sensitivity; to think, design and apply within the framework of social responsibility, sustainability and ethical values by evaluating the knowledge of the field with a critical approach. In this context, it is aimed to gain qualifications at the national and international level, including the design, history and theory, environment and city, building science and technologies of the architecture and the knowledge, skills and competencies required for the profession.


 Admission and Registration Requirements: Within the framework of the regulations determined by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), student admission to this program is done through the examination system conducted by the Measurement Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Student registration procedures are carried out within the framework of the principles set by the Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). The Rector's Office announces every year, the enrollment dates, required documents and registration places of the candidates who will register to the University for the first time. Registration procedures are carried out by the Student Affairs Office. Final registration is not possible with missing documents or mail. The records of those determined to have tampered with the documents are not recorded. If it is understood that the registration was done by mistake, its records will be deleted.

 

Graduation Requirements: In order to graduate from the undergraduate architecture program, it is required to have a passing grade from 50 courses (Local Credit: 145, ECTS: 240) in the 4-year (8 semesters) curriculum, average 2.00 and above, and successfully complete two internship courses.

 

Employment Opportunities: The American University of Cyprus, Faculty of Fine Arts, Architecture program graduate Architects can work in the construction, planning and design of various structures and buildings, such as public buildings, commercial and residential areas. Architects are responsible for designing the place in accordance with the needs of the people who will use the buildings and in harmony with the environment and in the most comfortable, healthy, safe and economical ways. Architects also can work in the architectural departments of public institutions and organizations such as the ministries, municipalities, etc. Apart from that, they can open their own offices as well as they can have job opportunities in the private sector architecture and construction companies. Graduates of the Department of Architecture can also continue their master and doctorate education and work in academic institutions.

 

 

 

CURRICULUM

 

ARCHITECTURE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
First Year
1st Semester  
2nd Semester
CodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTS
ARC101Basic Design Studio36610ARC102Introduction to Architectural Design Studio 36610
ARC111Architectural Drawing I2235ARC112Architectural Drawing II2235
ARC121Building Technology I3034ARC122Building Technology II2234
ARC131Mathematics3034ARC134Prog & Architecture3034
ARC141 History of Art and Culture3034 ARC142History of Modern Architecture3034
Total1827Total1827













Second Year
1st Semester  
2nd Semester
CodeCourse TitlePCr.ECTSCodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTS
ARC201Architectural Design Studio I36611ARC202Architectural Design Studio II28611
ARC211Digital Design & presentation I2235ARC212Digital Design & presentation II2235
ARC221Building Technology III3034ARC252Environmental Design Systems3034
ARC241Contemporary Architecture3034
Elective 23034

Elective  13034
Elective 33034
TURK001Turkish I0002TURK002Turkish II0002
TFL101Turkish as a Foreign Language I



ARC300Internship I0006






TFL101Turkish as a Foreign Language II



Total1830Total1836













Third Year
1st Semester  
2nd Semester
CodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTS
ARC301Architectural Design Studio III36611ARC302Architectural Design Studio IV36611
ARC351Urban Design & planing2023ARC372Principles of Restoration and Conservation2234
ARC361Human Factors in Design2234
Elective 53034
ARC381Professional Ethics2023
Elective 63034







Elective 73034

Elective 43034NH002National History II0002
NH001National History I0002ARC400Internship II0006
Total1627Total1835













Fourth Year
1st Semester  
2nd Semester
CodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTS
ARC401Architectural Design Studio V36611ARC402Graduation Project421016
ARC403Graduation Research & preparation 3034ARC412Portfolio & presentation 2234
ARC481Project Management2023ARC482Professional Practice3034

Elective 83034
Elective 103034

Elective 93034
Elective 113034
Total1726Total2232













TOTAL CREDİT: 145ECTS: 240






EVENTS

CONTACT

American University of Cyprus Şht. Salahi Şevket Sokak (Victoria St.) No: 49 Arabahmet - Lefkoşa, Nicosia / TRNC
+ 90 392 228 92 33

info@auc.edu.tr     

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Objective of the Department: The American University of Cyprus, Faculty of Fine Arts, Architecture undergraduate program (B.Arch) assure the need for architects that provide architectural and visual value to architectural structures that are the main reflection of cultural identity and leave a mark on history.

Vision: The department is aiming to give graduates that are; competent in theory and practice, equivalent to international criteria in education, creative, with technical knowledge, has developed his/her skills in design, sustainability, sensitive in the fields of urban scale and more importantly in professional ethics and to develop a critical thinking centered education model aiming to enrich education with interdisciplinary collaborations.

 

Mission: To train architects who have the qualifications to fulfill the profession of architecture in national and international platforms, establish interdisciplinary relations, research, approach scientifically, follow innovations and develop themselves,  give graduates who can run imagination, use creative thinking, bring new inventions, gain ability of ensuring leadership in design, can apply their profession in individual and group works and to train designers who have a talented, creative, critical mind (mindset) and respectful of  professional ethics.

 

Language of the Program: English

 

English Preparatory School: Required ( Not required if the student pass English Proficiency Test or if the student has IELTS or TOEFL)

 

Accreditation of the Program:  YÖK- YÖDAK

 

Memberships: European Association for Architectural Education

 

Program Description: The main philosophy of the Architecture undergraduate program is to create a sensitivity; to think, design and apply within the framework of social responsibility, sustainability and ethical values by evaluating the knowledge of the field with a critical approach. In this context, it is aimed to gain qualifications at the national and international level, including the design, history and theory, environment and city, building science and technologies of the architecture and the knowledge, skills and competencies required for the profession.


 Admission and Registration Requirements: Within the framework of the regulations determined by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), student admission to this program is done through the examination system conducted by the Measurement Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Student registration procedures are carried out within the framework of the principles set by the Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). The Rector's Office announces every year, the enrollment dates, required documents and registration places of the candidates who will register to the University for the first time. Registration procedures are carried out by the Student Affairs Office. Final registration is not possible with missing documents or mail. The records of those determined to have tampered with the documents are not recorded. If it is understood that the registration was done by mistake, its records will be deleted.

 

Graduation Requirements: In order to graduate from the undergraduate architecture program, it is required to have a passing grade from 50 courses (Local Credit: 145, ECTS: 240) in the 4-year (8 semesters) curriculum, average 2.00 and above, and successfully complete two internship courses.

 

Employment Opportunities: The American University of Cyprus, Faculty of Fine Arts, Architecture program graduate Architects can work in the construction, planning and design of various structures and buildings, such as public buildings, commercial and residential areas. Architects are responsible for designing the place in accordance with the needs of the people who will use the buildings and in harmony with the environment and in the most comfortable, healthy, safe and economical ways. Architects also can work in the architectural departments of public institutions and organizations such as the ministries, municipalities, etc. Apart from that, they can open their own offices as well as they can have job opportunities in the private sector architecture and construction companies. Graduates of the Department of Architecture can also continue their master and doctorate education and work in academic institutions.

 

 

 

enterence students
graduation study

CURRICULUM

 

ARCHITECTURE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
First Year
1st Semester  
2nd Semester
CodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTS
ARC101Basic Design Studio36610ARC102Introduction to Architectural Design Studio 36610
ARC111Architectural Drawing I2235ARC112Architectural Drawing II2235
ARC121Building Technology I3034ARC122Building Technology II2234
ARC131Mathematics3034ARC134Prog & Architecture3034
ARC141 History of Art and Culture3034 ARC142History of Modern Architecture3034
Total1827Total1827













Second Year
1st Semester  
2nd Semester
CodeCourse TitlePCr.ECTSCodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTS
ARC201Architectural Design Studio I36611ARC202Architectural Design Studio II28611
ARC211Digital Design & presentation I2235ARC212Digital Design & presentation II2235
ARC221Building Technology III3034ARC252Environmental Design Systems3034
ARC241Contemporary Architecture3034
Elective 23034

Elective  13034
Elective 33034
TURK001Turkish I0002TURK002Turkish II0002
TFL101Turkish as a Foreign Language I



ARC300Internship I0006






TFL101Turkish as a Foreign Language II



Total1830Total1836













Third Year
1st Semester  
2nd Semester
CodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTS
ARC301Architectural Design Studio III36611ARC302Architectural Design Studio IV36611
ARC351Urban Design & planing2023ARC372Principles of Restoration and Conservation2234
ARC361Human Factors in Design2234
Elective 53034
ARC381Professional Ethics2023
Elective 63034







Elective 73034

Elective 43034NH002National History II0002
NH001National History I0002ARC400Internship II0006
Total1627Total1835













Fourth Year
1st Semester  
2nd Semester
CodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse TitleTPCr.ECTS
ARC401Architectural Design Studio V36611ARC402Graduation Project421016
ARC403Graduation Research & preparation 3034ARC412Portfolio & presentation 2234
ARC481Project Management2023ARC482Professional Practice3034

Elective 83034
Elective 103034

Elective 93034
Elective 113034
Total1726Total2232













TOTAL CREDİT: 145ECTS: 240






enterence students
graduation study

EVENTS

enterence students
graduation study

CONTACT

American University of Cyprus Şht. Salahi Şevket Sokak (Victoria St.) No: 49 Arabahmet - Lefkoşa, Nicosia / TRNC
+ 90 392 228 92 33

info@auc.edu.tr     

enterence students
graduation study
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