Bachelor of Architecture

Architecture is about conceptualizing, designing, and realizing built environments of all scales. The purpose of the Bachelor of Architecture is to produce architects who are knowledgeable about the global and regional issues, have deep understanding of the context, and believe in the relevance of architecture towards a better future for all.

From intensive training in verbal and graphic communication to logical thinking and the ability to theorize, the program ensures the ability to conceive a project as a whole in a context of the street, city, and culture, and as a functional entity to fulfill the needs for which it is to be built. Fostering a concern for the conservation of the Earth's resources through the development of appropriate formal and technical responses, the program enables the students to think independently, to better understand contextual issues, to determine for themselves the future directions of their development as architects considering that architecture is in service of improving the quality of life; and a responsibility for manifesting and catalyzing the process of refinement.

The five year course of B-Arch is spread over ten semesters and seeks to help every student attain as high a level of personal development as he/she can achieve, allowing students to develop their own positions on what represents a high standard of architecture and to decide where they stand in relation to the wide-ranging debate on the subject. The course encourages the development of formal responses to problems of the built environment that aim to contribute to the enhancement of humanEXPERIENCE .

Scholarships and Financial Assistances

  • COMSATS has a policy to offer merit scholarships to outstanding students
  • Qarz-e-Hasana is provided to students on need/merit basis

Admission Criteria

Intermediate or equivalent with a minimum of 60% marks from an accredited institution. The following procedures are followed for admission:

  • All applicants appear in the entrance test (NTS)
  • All applicants appear in the Creative Aptitude Test conducted by the department
  • A list of selected applicants is prepared observing the following criteria:
    • 30% of General Merit (Matric/O-Levels 03% + Intermediate/A-Levels 12% + NTS 15%)
    • 70% Creative Aptitude Test (Writing 10% + Drawing/Making 30% + Interview 30%)

Studios / Workshops

  • Creative Awakening
  • Observing Imagining Drawing
  • Creative Thinking
  • Design and Presentation

Professional Practice and Communication Tools

  • Learning Through Experience
  • Invited Talks, Directed Visits, Recording (Photography & Writing)
  • Form Scale Material
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Model Making
  • Digital Graphics
  • Advanced Architectural Graphics
  • Advanced Digital Graphics

History, Theory and Critical Analysis

  • Art Appreciation
  • History of Architecture
  • Theory of Architecture
  • Landscape
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Development & Planning

Allied Sciences and Technologies

  • Energy Environment Design
  • Structures
  • Plumbing
  • Services
  • Technology Studio

Career prospects

Architects, Interior Architects, Interior Designers, Interior Decorators, Furniture Designers, Conservation Architects, Landscape Designers, Urban Designers, Building Integration Experts, Building Economics Experts, Building Materials Experts, Community Architects, Architectural Historians, Urban Historians, Architectural Renderers, Virtual Environment Designers, Architectural Journalists, Architectural Critics, Educators.

Get in touch with us
Computer Architecture and design Department
1.5 KM Defence Road
Off Raiwind Road, Lahore

Tel:+92 (42) 111-001-007
Fax: +92 (42) 99203100

Tel:+92 (42) 111-001-007
Fax:+92 (42) 99203100
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