DEGREE CONFERRED

Bachelor of Architecture (Architecture)

B.Arch. (Architecture)

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Assumption University confers the degree of Bachelor of Architecture in Architecture upon students who meet all of the following requirements:

  • Have completed of the total number of credits of the curriculum
  • Have obtained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00
  • Have participated in 16 sessions of the Professional Ethics Seminar
  • Have obtained library and financial clearance from the University
  • Have demonstrated good behavior and discipline
  • Have to meet the minimum English Proficiency requirement specified in one of the following criteria

Test Instruments

Required Passing Scores

AU English Proficiency Assessment

or

70%*

TOEFL (iBT)

or

90

TOEFL (P)

or

575

IELTS

6.5

*70% = Level B2 in Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR)

OBJECTIVES

To produce graduates who have the characteristics, knowledge and skills as follows:

  • Possess professional ethics that will lead to architectural enhancement and approval of the society.
  • Possess architectural knowledge and skills sufficient to assume architectural leadership position in developing the society and the country, with professional responsibility.
  • Initiate research, analyze and critically evaluate solutions to formulate conclusions relating to architectural design.
  • To nurture a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in design-related field.
  • Able to take their leading roles in rendering architectural services and work constructively and productively within an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Effectively communicate by using a variety of oral, written and IT skills.
  • Equip with broader knowledge of built environment.

COURSES

General Education Courses  30 Credits

Language

Language Courses 15 Credits

BG 1001

English I

3

BG 1002

English II

3

BG 2000

English III

3

BG 2001

English IV

3

GE 1403

Communication in Thai (for Thai students)

3

or

 

 

GE 1405

Thai Language and Culture (For non-Thai Students)

3

Social Science

Social Science Course  3 Credits

MGT 1101

Introduction to Business 

3

Humanities

Humanities Courses  6 Credits

GS 1004

Art of Delineation

3

GS 1005

Graphic Presentation

3

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics Courses  6 Credits

GS 1008

Applied Mathematics

3

GE 1301

Environmental Science

3

Specialized Courses  135 Credits

Core Courses

Core Courses  30 Credits

AR 1102

Visual Studies and Communication

3

AR 1104

Fundamental of Architectural Design

3

AR 1106

Architectural Drawing

3

AR 1108

History of Art and Architecture

3

AR 2109

Building Technology and Construction I

3

AR 2110

Building Technology and Construction II  

3

AR 2111

Introduction to Computer – Aided Design

3

AR 3108

Building Equipment and Systems

3

AR 3109

History of Thai Architecture

3

AR 4106

Methods of Research and Data Processing

3

Major Required

Major Required Courses      57 credits

AR 2202

Architectural Design I

6

AR 2204

Architectural Design II

6

AR 3200

Theory and Concept in Architecture

3

AR 3203

Architectural Design III

6

AR 3207

Architectural Design IV

6

AR 4207

Integrated Architectural Design I

6

AR 4208

Integrated Architectural Design II

6

AR 5206

Integrated Architectural Design III

6

AR 5200

Pre-Thesis in Architecture

3

AR 5205

Thesis in Architecture

9

Major Elective

Major Elective Courses     12 credits

Select courses according to concentration

A.) Concentration in Architectural Design

AR 5402

Fundamentals of Architecture and Urban Conservation

3

AR 5403

Advanced Computer - Aided Design

3

AR 5405

Individual Study in Architecture

3

AR 5409

Architectural Psychology

3

AR 5410

Thai Architecture

3

AR 5414

Energy Saving

3

AR 5415

Interactive Features Design

3

AR 5416

Façade Design in Architecture

3

AR 5417

Interior Design by Architects

3

AR 5418

Introduction to Exhibition Design

3

AR 5419

Special Topics in History, Theory and Technology in Architecture

3

AR 5420

Lighting, Perception and Culture

3

AR 5421

Landscape Architectural Design

3

AR 5422

Contemporary Theory and Concept in Architecture

3

AR 5423

Sustainable Building Design

3

AR 5424

Introduction to Design-Build

3

B.) Concentration in Design Business

AR 5401

Building Cost Estimation and Control

3

AR 5404

Construction Management

3

AR 5405

Individual Study in Architecture

3

AR 5407

Real Estate Development

3

AR 5413

Project Management

3

AR 5425

Project Feasibility Study

3

Minor Required

Minor Required Courses 36 Credits

AR 1300

Preparation for Architectural and Design Studies

Non-Credit

AR 2307

Structural Design Principle

3

AR 2308

History of Modern Architecture and Later

3

AR 3309

Architectural Design Methods

3

AR 3307

Building Technology and Construction III

3

AR 3308

Building Technology and Construction IV

3

AR 3310

Fundamentals of Site and Landscape Planning

3

AR 3311

Fundamental of Building Information Modeling Management

3

AR 3312

Architectural Programming

3

AR 4301

Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning

3

AR 4302

Seminar in Architecture

3

AR 4303

Practicum in Architecture

Non-Credit

AR 4304

Building Technology and Construction V

3

AR 5300

Professional Ethics and Practices

3

Free Elective Course 6 Credits

Students can take free elective courses of 6 credits from any faculty in Assumption University upon completion of the prerequisites (if any).

STUDY PLAN

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Code

Subjects

Credits

AR 1102

Visual Studies and Communication

3

AR 1106

Architectural Drawing

3

AR 1300

Preparation for Architectural and Design Studies

Non-Credit

BG 1001

English I

3

GE 1403

Communication in Thai (for Thai students)

3

or

 

 

GE 1405

Thai Language and Culture (For non-Thai Students)

3

GS 1004

Arts of Delineation

3

GS 1008

Applied Mathematics

3

 

Total

18

Second Semester

Code

Subjects

Credits

AR 1104

Fundamental of Architectural Design

3

AR 1108

History of Art and Architecture

3

BG 1002

English II

3

GE 1301

Environmental Science

3

GS 1005

Graphic Presentation

3

MGT 1101

Introduction to Business

3

 

Total

18

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

Code

Subjects

Credits

AR 2109

Building Technology and Construction I

3

AR 2202

Architectural Design I

6

AR 2307

Structural Design Principle

3

AR 2308

History of Modern Architecture and Later

3

BG 2000

English III

3

 

Total

18

Second Semester

Code

Subjects

Credits

AR 2110

Building Technology and Construction II

3

AR 2111

Introduction to Computer – Aided Design

3

AR 2204

Architectural Design II

6

AR 3309

Architectural Design Methods

3

BG 2001

English IV

3

 

Total

18

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

Code

Subjects

Credits

AR 3108

Building Equipment and Systems

3

AR 3203

Architectural Design III

6

AR 3307

Building Technology and Construction III

3

AR 3310

Fundamentals of Site and Landscape Planning

3

AR 3311

Fundamental of Building Information Modeling Management

3

 

Total

18

Second Semester

Code

Subjects

Credits

AR 3109

History of Thai Architecture

3

AR 3200

Theory and Concept in Architecture

3

AR 3207

Architectural Design IV

6

AR 3308

Building Technology and Construction IV

3

AR 3312

Architectural Programming

3

 

Total

18

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

Code

Subjects

Credits

AR 4207

Integrated Architectural Design I

6

AR 4301

Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning

3

AR 4302

Seminar in Architecture

3

AR 4304

Building Technology and Construction V

3

 

Major Elective I

3

 

Total

18

Second Semester

Code

Subjects

Credits

AR 4106

Methods of Research and Data Processing

3

AR 4208

Integrated Architectural Design II

6

AR 4303

Practicum in Architecture

Non-Credit

 

Major Elective II

3

 

Major Elective III

3

 

Free Elective

3

 

Total

18

FIFTH YEAR

First Semester

Code

Subjects

Credits

AR 5200

Pre-Thesis in Architecture

3

AR 5206

Integrated Architectural Design III

6

 

Major Elective IV

3

 

Free Elective

3

 

Total

15

Second Semester

Code

Subjects

Credits

AR 5205

Thesis in Architecture

9

AR 5300

Professional Ethics and Practices

3

 

Total

12