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  • The University aspires to develop enlightened morally upright scholars, equipped with skills and knowledge, appropriate for contemporary and upcoming world. UAP aims to combine tradition with new innovation and creativity, generates and fosters new knowledge and propagates human development and social transformation.

    UAP is in a process of constant updating in its pedagogical endeavour. And this is ensured by interactions with students, teachers, professionals and visiting eminent personalities. To attain the Vision of UAP, we focus on-

    Continuously updating pedagogical endeavour

    Interaction between students, academicians, professionals and eminent personalities

    Bridging the gap between practice and theory

    Connectivity to the global platform

    Stepping to the future analyzing and acknowledging the roots in the past

    Contributing in social and practical field

    Critical thinking exercises




    ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEMBERSProfessor Dr. Abdul Matin Patwari (UAP)Professor Dr. M. R. Kabir (UAP)Professor M. Kaykobad (BUET)Professor Dr. M. Ali Asgar (BUET)Professor Dr. Osman H Chowdhury (UAP)Professor Shamsul Wares (UAP)Professor Dr. Tarek Uddin (UAP)Ambassador (Rtd) Mohamamed Mohsin (UAP)Dr. Fatema Alauddin (UAP)Ms. Tasneem Siraj Mahboob (UAP)Kazi Ashfaq Ahmed (UAP)All Heads of the Departments (UAP)

    School of Business Department of Business AdministrationSchool of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Department of Computer Science and Engineering Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering School of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department of Architecture School of Science Department of PharmacyDepartment of MathematicsDepartment of Basic Science and HumanitiesSchool of Social Science and Arts Department of Law and Human Rights Department of English

    ChancellorHon'ble President of People's

    Republic of Bangladesh

    Vice-chancellorProf. Dr. Abdul Matin Patwari

    Pro Vice-chancellorProf. Dr. M. R. Kabir

    TreasurerProf. Dr. M. Alauddin

    RegistrarKazi Ashfaq Ahmed


    Prof. Dr. Abdul Matin Patwari Vice-Chancellor

    Prof. Dr. M. R. Kabir Pro Vice-Chancellor

    Prof. Dr. M. Alauddin Treasurer

    Mr. A. A. Moniruzzaman Member, BOT

    Mr. Anhar Ahmed Chowdhury Member, BOT

    Mr. C. M. Shafi Sami Member, BOT

    Prof. Dr. M. Ali Asgar Rashid Chair, BUET

    Prof. Shamsul Wares Dean, School of Design, UAP

    Prof. Dr. Md. Sekendar Ali Head, EEE, UAP

    Prof. Dr. Zoynul Abedin Head, CE Department, BUET

    Kazi Ashfaq Ahmed Registrar

  • Our built environment defines our way of looking at things, our style of living and our vision of society and ourselves. The architect defines the living environment and shares that vision. The architect intervenes into the environment, he builds, and he creates a new reality. An architect is needed not only for building a house but also for building the surroundings, the city and in short, the environment. The environment must be planned, visioned, organized and sustained for us as well as for generations to come.

    At UAP we define Architecture broadly, addressing it both as product and as process. Our aims are toward the envisioning of specific environments that are rich, comprehensible, and humanly supportive. Inquiries into the foundations of the discipline, the practice and the teaching of architecture, forms some of the underlying tones of architectural education at UAP. Faculty and students in Design address the foundations of thought, of process, and of technique. They question the role of design and designers in society, and the legitimacy of design action within and across cultural boundaries. Investigation of new ways- to describe and manipulate shapes, opening new means to explore complex design artifacts, reflecting on the implications for form and process of emerging institutions in society, in particular the future workplace and studying the learning of design with the hope to inform the processes of learning and teaching- all form part of the architectural education and experience at UAP.



  • The curriculum of architecture education is heavily focused on studio courses. At UAP the studios from first year to third year are

    considered as one integrated studio ensuring continuity between levels that are

    vast and diverse in character. The senior studios are aimed to create awareness of

    placing architecture among the greater context of urbanism, historical and cultural backdrop along with development of high professional competency. Bridging theory

    and sessional courses is also a primary focus of the UAP curriculum.



  • English l- Oral and Written: Communication Skills






    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Bangladesh Studies: Society and Culture

    History of Architecture l:Ancient Period

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Hss 103 English ll - Language Composition Skills (Prerequisite HSS-101)

    Arch 133 Environment and Design l: Climate and Design(Prerequisite - Phy 101)

    Arch 143 History of Architecture ll:Europe(Prerequisite- Arch 141)



    3.0 3

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    3.0 3

    Aesthetics and Design



    Art Appreciation 2.0 2

    Music Appreciation 2.0 2

    Calculus and Solid Geometry

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    3.0 3

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    theory compulsory theory optional1st year

    term 1

    term 2

    Arch 102

    Arch 112

    CSE 100

    Design Studio I

    Architectural Graphics I

    Computer Skills



    3.0Prescribed Total 22.5 credit

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Prescribed Total20.5 credit

    Design Studio ll (prerequisite-Arch 102)

    Architectural Graphics ll (prerequisite-Arch 112)

    Computer Graphics (prerequisite-Arch 112)

    Arch 104

    Arch 114

    Arch 124










    course title credit hour

    contact hour



  • theory compulsory theory optional

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    Basic Planning

    Structure I- Mechanics(Prerequisite Math 173)

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Environment and Design IIVisual & Sonic Environment(Prerequisite Phy 101)

    Arch 241

    CE 281

    Arch 261

    Arch 271

    Arch 231

    History of Architecture III:Indian Buddhist and Hindu Periods

    Building and Finish Materials

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    Hss 201 Environmental Psychology


    2.0 2

    Economics and Development

    2.0 2

    History of Architecture IVIndian Muslim Period(Prerequisite Arch-241)

    Development of Ideas(Prerequisite - Arch 151)

    Construction Methods and Details

    Structure II: BasicMechanics of Solids(Prerequisite - CE 281)

    Arch 243

    Arch 253

    Arch 263

    CE 283

    Arch 233

    Arch293 Ecology

    Design in the Tropical Area (Prerequisite - Phy 101)

    2nd year

    term 1

    term 2




    1.0Prescribed Total 20.0 credit

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Prescribed Total19.0 credit

    Design Studio lV (prerequisite-Arch 202)

    Art and Sculpture

    Computer AidedDrafting and Design(Prerequisite Arch 112)

    Arch 204

    Arch 214

    Arch 224










    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Arch 202

    Arch 212

    Arch 222

    Design Studio lV (prerequisite-Arch 104)

    Graphic Art



  • course title credit hour

    contact hour

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    1.0 1

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    CE 381

    Arch 341 History of Architecture V:Modern

    2.0 2 2.0 2

    2.0 2

    Arch 343

    Arch 353

    CE 383

    Arch 303

    Arch393 Building Types

    Interior Design History of Architecture VI: Contemporary(Prerequisite Arch 341)

    Urban Design l: Space and Form

    Structure IV-Steel and Timber Structure(Prerequisite- CE 281)

    Building Services II:Plumbing

    Structure III: Mechanics of Solids(Prerequisite CE 283)

    Building Services I:Mechanical

    Arch 371 Theory and Practice of Planning(prerequisite-Arch 271)

    Building Technology(prerequisite-Arch 261& Arch 263)

    Building Services II:Electrical

    Mech 361

    Arch 363

    CE 363

    EEE 363 1.0 1

    theory compulsory theory optional3rd year

    term 1

    term 2



    1.0Prescribed Total 18.5 credit

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Prescribed Total21.0 credit

    Design Studio VI (prerequisite-Arch 302)

    Arch 304

    Arch 314

    Arch 324










    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Arch 302

    Arch 312

    Arch 322

    Design Studio V (prerequisite-Arch 204)

    Working Drawing:Production Drawing(prerequisite-Arch 312)

    Material and ConstructionWorkshop (Prerequisite Arch 261& Arch 263)

    Working Drawing I:Construction Drawing

    Cost Estimation



  • course title credit hour

    contact hour

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    CE 481

    Arch 441

    2.0 2 2.0 2

    2.0 2

    Arch 463

    Arch 473

    CE 483

    Arch 403

    Arch 471 Rural Planning

    Urban Anthropology

    Arch 401 Arch 451

    Arch 491

    Architectural Conservation

    Urban Design II:Analysis and Application(prerequisite-Arch 353)

    Architecture and Society of Bengal

    Landscape Design

    Structure V: Reinforced Concrete Structure(Prerequisite CE 383)

    Survey Techniques andAnalytic Methods

    Human Settlements

    Structure VI: Elements of Building Structure(Prerequisite- CE 481)

    theory compulsory theory optional4th year

    term 1

    term 2


    1.5 Prescribed Total 19.5 credit

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Prescribed Total19.5 credit

    Design Studio VIII (prerequisite-Arch 402)

    Arch 404

    Arch 424







    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Arch 402

    Arch 422

    Design Studio VII (prerequisite-Arch 304)

    Landscape Design(prerequisite-Arch 451)

    Interior Design



  • course title credit hour

    contact hour

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    2.0 2

    2.0 2

    1.0 1

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Arch 561 2.0 2 2.0 2

    2.0 2

    Arch 553

    Arch 573

    Arch 503

    Arch 571 Arch 533

    Bioclimatic Design

    Environment and Design VI: Environment Responsive Design

    Specification and Codes

    Construction Management

    Professional Practice

    Principles of Accounting

    Internship (Professional Training)

    Arch 600Special requirement

    from all the optional courses, students

    require to complete any eight courses


    theory compulsory theory optional5th year

    term 1

    term 2


    1.5 Prescribed Total 19.5 credit

    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Prescribed Total18.0 credit

    Design Studio X (prerequisite-Arch 502)

    Arch 504

    Arch 524







    course title credit hour

    contact hour

    Arch 502

    Arch 512

    Design Studio IX (prerequisite-Arch 404)

    Total requirement for the B.Arch degree is 198 credits.(Including a field training of construction workshop of 3 weeks after the fifth term & a non-credit internship of 12 weeks any time after the seventh term)

    Seminar I:Preparation

    Seminar IIPresentation(prerequisite-Arch 512)

    Dissertation(Prerequisite Arch 502)

    1.5 3Arch 514



  • coursesyllabus

  • In early studios, the students go through a

    process of exploration to identify, recognize and

    realize the basics of composition, studying both

    natural and man-made environment. The process

    remains open ended to expose a freshman to both

    sensory and perceptual world of composition; to

    create awareness about the underlying coherence of all

    creative fields and also to enhance lateral learning

    from different fields of art and design.

    1st year Studio/ Sessional courses

    Arch 102: Design Studio I9 hours / week: 4.5 credits.Recognizing the underlying order of environment and nature through the principles of basic composition. Understanding the merit of exploring alternative ways of attacking a problem. Exercises in two-dimensional composition in various media. Basic compositions with different elements of form, such as, points, straight and curved lines and geometric shapes. Study of order and balance, proportion, solid void relationship, symmetry, flexibility, harmony and shade-shadow through composition. Rhythm harmony and other compositional details. Relevance of these in the overall context of art architecture and music etc.

    Arch 112: Architectural Graphics I6 hours / week: 3.0 creditsUnderstanding the purpose of graphics as artistic and technical tool. Lettering and graphic presentation symbols. Multi view drawings such as plan, section and elevation. Para line drawings such as isometric, axonometric etc. Understanding the comparative merits of different ways of presentation.

    CSE 100: Computer skills4 hours/week: 3.0 creditsBasic orientation of computer application environment. Computer fundamentals and basic concepts. Introduction to operating systems such as DOS and Windows. Introduction to software like MS-Word, MS-Excel and Power point. Simple Maintenance aspects.

    Theory Courses

    Hss 101: English l - Oral and Written Communication Skills3 hours/week: 3.0 creditsThe aim would be to develop ability to conduct quality conversation and other communicative expressions in real life situations, both professional and personal. Basic items would include the use of articles, numbers, tense, modal verbs, pronouns, punctuation, sentence & question formation, transformation of sentence.

    Hss 111: Bangladesh Studies- Society and Culture2 hours/week: 2.0 creditsThe aim would be to develop a tendency of seeing social factors in perspective, rather than in isolated manner. Main items would include primary concepts, mode of production, factors of social life, social structure and process, social institutions, culture and civilization, city and country, social change, problems of society and social problems of Bangladesh. Current aspects of Bangladesh society including urbanization and evolution of social control will be discussed.


  • 1st year2nd semester

    Phy 101: Physics- Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Waves, Optics, Heat & Thermodynamics.

    3 hours / week: 3.0 creditsMechanics: Motion in one Dimension, Motion in a Plane, Particle Dynamics, Work & Energy, Circular Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion, Rotation of Rigid bodies, Central Force, Structure of Matter, Mechanical Properties of Materials. Properties of Matter:

    Elasticity, Stresses & Strains, Young's Bulk & Rigidity Modulus, Elastic Limit, Poisson's Ratio, Relation between Elastic Constants, Bending in Beams. Fluid motion, Equation of

    Continuity, Bernoulli's Theorem, Viscosity, Strokes' Law. Surface Energy & Surface Tension, Capillarity, Determination of Surface tension by Different Methods. Waves: Wave

    Motion and Propagation, Simple Harmonic Motion, Vibration Modes, Forced Vibration, Vibration in Strings and columns, Sound waves and its velocity, Doppler Effect, Elastic

    waves, Ultrasonics, Practical Applications. Optics: Theories of light, Electromagnetic Waves, Velocity of light, Reflection, Refraction, Lenses, Interference, Diffraction,

    Polarization. Heat and Thermal Expansion, First Law of Thermodynamics, Specific Heat, Heat Capacities, Equation of state, Change of Phase, Heat Transfer, Second law of

    Thermodynamics, Efficiency, Entropy, Kinetic Theory of Gases.

    Arch 141: History of Architecture I- Ancient Period.2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Dwellings as a natural human phenomenon. Evolution of architecture through the times. Understanding the impact of economic, political, social, cultural and religious factors on

    architecture with subsequent study of early civilizations, such as, ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia etc.. Comparative study with examples from Aegean, Greek,

    Etruscan and Roman Architecture. Analyzing the events in a chronological structure. Cross influences.

    Arch 151: Aesthetics and Design2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    The concept of aesthetics and its purpose. The role of aesthetics in the creative process. Relationship between art and design. Theories of design. Process and methodology of

    design and its existence as a non verbal language structured in a basic grammar of composition. Stylistic developments.


  • Arch 143 : History of Architecture II- Europe2 hours/week: 2.0 creditsIntroduction to arts, ideas and architecture of the European societies beginning from the early Christian era. The change of ideas through the later ages and the subsequent changes in architecture. Developments of architecture in the Byzantine, Romanesque, Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods.

    Math 173 : Calculus and Solid Geometry2 hours/week: 2.0 creditsCalculus: Definition of limit, continuity and differentiability, successive and partial differentiation, maxima and minima. Integration by parts, standard integrals, definite integrals. Area under a plane curve in Cartesian co-ordinates. Solid Geometry: system of co-ordinates, distance between two points. Section formulae. Direction cosines. Equations of planes and straight lines. Shortest distance between two given straight lines. Standard equations of sphere and ellipsoid, Tangent planes.

    Optional courses

    Arch 103 : Art Appreciation2 hours/week: 2.0 creditsThe concept of Art. Art as an expression of the material culture. People and Art. The early developments of art and its purpose. Understanding the evolution of Art through the ages with special references to the stylistic movements in the field of Art. Critical analysis of individual art work. Criticism of art in a particular context. Methodology of artistic criticism.

    Arch 193 : Music Appreciation2 hours/week: 2.0 creditsMusic and its form. Ordering principles of music. The concept of musical order in India and the West. The system of raga vs. western classical music. Understanding of Music composition with reference to their background and their composers. Relationship between music and architecture. Methodology of musical criticism.


    Studio/ Sessional courses

    Arch 104 : Design Studio II9 hours / week: 4.5 credits

    Understanding the articulation of form and space as basic compositional fundamentals. Elements of forms and spaces and their different aspects. Introduction to scale and proportion.

    Layering and sequence of space, solids and voids, transparency and opacity. Introduction to color and texture. Multi layer analysis of compositions of different media and finding three dimensional expressions through application of basic ordering principles. Introduction to

    elementary architectural spaces.

    Arch 114 : Architecture Graphics II6 hours/week: 3.0 credits

    Understanding the basic principles of shade and shadow. Introduction to perspective as an architectural presentation technique. Understanding the fundamentals of perspective and shade-

    shadow through three dimensional studies of mass models. Perspectives and proportions.

    Arch 124 : Computer Graphics3 hours/week: 2.0 credits

    Computer graphics and its basics. Basic ideas about graphical software. 2-D and 3-d graphics with the help of different software such as Photoshop, Corel-draw etc. To understand and to use graphics and software in architectural presentation and design. Inter-software exchange of data

    to achieve best quality of presentation. Factors concerning optimum use of hardware and printing.

    Theory Courses

    Hss 103 : English II- Language Composition Skills3 hours / week: 3.0 credits

    Writing skills, grammar review, paragraph writing, and writing essay from paragraph. Specific applications include writing formal letter, resume / CV, report, memo, etc. Reading skills include reading for main ideas, using contexts for vocabulary, scanning for details, making inferences.

    Oral presentations cover oral reports, interviews and communication over telephone.

    Arch 133 : Environment and Design I- Climate and Design2 hours/week: 2.0 credits

    Study of man-environment relationship. Analysis of different climatic forces and their influences on built environments. Factors of comfort. Design criteria for achieving comfort. Study on Energy

    efficient architecture with special emphasis on principles of thermal design, natural ventilation, recycling of resources and other climatic factors.


  • Based on the compositional framework carried on from

    early studios, the second year studio is the first step to

    introduce function through simple object or product

    design. The process at this level begins with both scientific and intuitive

    search on the assigned task, to identify individually a

    specific idea/challenge that the project offers; the design then becomes a response to

    that idea/challenge. The scale and challenges of

    projects at this level varies from simple object design to

    architectural projects with simple programmatic

    requirements; nonetheless the process remains same.

    2nd year Studio/ Sessional courses

    Arch 202 : Design Studio III9 hours/week: 6.0 creditsIntroduction of man in the Form-Space relationship. Study of ergonomics. Understanding the human perception of space and built form with emphasis on the study of scale, proportion, color, texture etc. through design of simple functional spaces.

    Arch 212 : Graphic Art2 hours / week: 1.0 creditIntroduction to the basics of graphic art. Elements of graphic art. Typography. Techniques of composition and reproduction using different presentation media. Use of computer in graphic design.

    Arch 222 : Photography2 hours / week: 1.0 creditPrinciples of photographic compositions. Understanding the basic techniques of photography such as exposure, depth of field, control of light etc. Introduction to Architectural photography, documentation and preparation of portfolio.

    Theory Courses

    Arch 231: Environment and Design II- Visual and Sonic Environment2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsUnderstanding the importance of visual and sonic environment perception. The physical nature of light and its relationship with the built environment. Factors of daylight and its prediction technique. Supplementary and artificial lighting in architecture. Day light and human responses.Introduction to architectural acoustics, properties of sound, the fundamentals of sound perception, generation and propagation. Behavior of sound in enclosed spaces. Principles of acoustics design of rooms of speech, music and multi-purpose use. The concept of noise control, criteria for noise control design and acoustical measurements.

    Arch 241 : History of Architecture III- Indian Buddhist and Hindu Periods2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsIntroduction to the development of Architecture in the Indian subcontinent beginning from the Indus valley civilization. The changes in the Buddhist and Hindu era through the ages with emphasis on their architectural developments. Understanding the context and links.


  • 2nd year2nd semester

    Arch 261: Building and Finish Materials2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Introduction to materials available to the local building industry and their classification. Aspects and properties of different building and finish material. Techniques of use of

    different materials and their details. The quality of construction and finishes. Problems and solutions for new materials and experiments, case study.

    Arch 271: Basic Planning2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Understanding the basic concept of planning as a design tool. Origin and evolution of settlements and cities. Cities in the ancient, classical, medieval, neo-classical and modern era. Industrial revolution and changes in the character of cities. New thoughts and ideas in planning after the industrial revolution. The spatial theory of size, spacing and distribution

    of central places. Rank-size rule.

    CE 281: Structure I- Mechanics2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Introduction to analytic mechanics, Understanding Force, its components and resultants, coplanar and concurrent force system, statically determinate and indeterminate structure,

    force equilibrium, centroid, moment of inertia of areas, simple truss, flexible chords.

    Optional courses

    Hss 201: Environmental Psychology2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Introduction to psychology and its relevance in architectural studies. Scope of psychology in behavioral and environmental studies. Learning, Motivation, Sensation and Perception.

    Social influence on behavior. Conflict and adjustment.

    Hss 291: Economics and Development2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Principals of economics. The theory of consumer behavior. Nature of an economic theory. Economic theories and problems of developing countries. Marginal analysis. Optimization.

    Production function. Rational region of production of an architectural firm. The short run and the long run. Fixed cost and variable cost internal and external economics and

    diseconomies. Macro economics: savings, investment. National income analysis. Inflation. Monetary, fiscal and trade policies and planning with reference to Bangladesh.


  • Studio/ Sessional courses

    Arch 204 : Design Studio IV9 hours / week: 6.0 credits

    Introduction to multiple space design in single use structure. Handling the Interrelationship among functions, forms and

    spaces. Indoor-outdoor relationship. Analysis of site forces and circulation pattern. Dealing overlapping and conflicting factors.

    Field and literature survey and information processing. Conscious application of design theories.

    Arch 214 : Art and Sculpture3 hours / week: 1.5 credits

    Introduction to artistic and architectonic volumes. Understanding their multi-dimensional aspects with special focus on handling of

    different materials. Brief introduction to contemporary trends in sculpture. Sculpture and public spaces.

    Arch 224 : Computer Aided Design and Drafting3 hours / week: 1.5 credits

    Basic two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional modeling using CAD software. Understanding the efficiency of

    the software as a complete design and drafting tool. Production of scaled drawings and architectural presentations.

    Theory Courses

    Arch 243 : History of Architecture IV- Indian Muslim Period

    2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsEarly Muslim invasion in the Indian

    subcontinent and the impact of subsequent socio-economic changes in

    the field of architecture. Understanding the cross-cultural influences and the

    change in the building technology. Development in the Sultanate and

    Mughal period.

    Arch 253 : Development of Ideas2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsUnderstanding the complexities of idea formation. Development of ideas through study of the precedence. Movements in architecture. Basic theories of architecture related to use of points, line, plane, form, volume and space. Overview of theories and application of architectural proportion, scale and composition. Principles of spatial and formal organization. The source generation and transformation of architectural elements. Forms and spaces. Self management of the development of ideas. Conscious interventions.

    Arch 263: Construction Methods and Details2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsLearning to analyze construction from an architect's point of view. Understanding the concepts of different structural system.Types of structure and their methods and techniques of construction. Foundation, floor, wall and roof systems. Use of different types of modules. Moisture and thermal protection of floor, wall and roof. Doors and windows. Details of kitchen, bathroom and stair. Elevators and escalators. Aspects of detailing. Detail and creativity.

    CE 283 : Structure II- Basic Mechanics of Solids2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsShear force and bending moment diagrams of statically determinate structures, Introduction to stress and strain, stresses and strain in members subjected to tension, compression, shear and temperature changes, welded and riveted joints, mechanical properties of materials. Fundamental concepts of stress and strain, mechanical properties of materials, stresses and strains in members subjected to tension, compression, shear and temperature changes, joints: welded and riveted, shear force and bending moment diagrams for statically determinate beams and frames.

    Optional courses Arch 233 : Design in the Tropical Area2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsCritical analysis of the regional factors. Study of the relationships between architecture and the climatic characteristics of tropical regions. Investigation of the problem and understanding the mechanism of air and moisture movement, surface condensation rain penetration etc. Means of wetness control and passive cooling in buildings. Comparison of alternative solutions and understanding the secondary implications of environmental control decisions.

    Arch 293 : Ecology2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsBasic ecological aspects and their relationship with the built environment and other human interventions.


  • 3rd year

    Incorporation of structural systems within the spatial framework. Exploring the

    detailed characteristics of different kind of structural

    systems, such as post-lintel, post-slab, wall-slab

    etc. Understanding the problems of dealing with

    multiple functions with emphasis on form-space

    relationship. Ideas in architecture tracking the

    contemporary trends.

    Studio / Sessional courses

    Arch 302 : Design studio V12 hours / week: 8.0 creditsIncorporation of structural systems within the spatial framework. Exploring the detailed characteristics of different kind of structural systems, such as post-lintel, post-slab, wall-slab etc. Understanding the problems of dealing with multiple functions with emphasis on form-space relationship. Ideas in architecture tracking the contemporary trends.

    Arch 312 : Working Drawing I- Construction Drawing3 hours / week: 1.5 creditsUnderstanding the importance of construction drawings in the design and the construction process. Exploring the advantage and limitations of drawings as tool of conveying information. Working drawing exercise of plans, elevations and sections with necessary details of kitchen, stair, toilet etc. Detail and shop drawings. Material-specific directive for construction.

    Arch 322 : Cost estimation2 hours / week: 1.0 creditsUnderstanding estimation. Cost analysis of the various items of construction, determination of cost of construction. Balance between cost and quality, Preparation of tender documents, rules, regulations and obligations. Preparation of schedules, control of cost, case studies.

    Theory Courses

    Arch 341: History of Architecture V- Modern2 hours / week: 3.0 creditsIndustrial revolution and the subsequent change in the social order and in architecture. Development of new materials and techniques. The search for the stylistic expression and the resultant developments of different trends in the 19th and the 20th century. Change in the philosophy of architectural education and its impact. Modernism and the modern masters.

    Mech 361: Building Services I- Mechanical2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsMechanical: Review of basic concepts and definitions. Different aspects of air conditioning- psychometric chart, Calculation of cooling load, air conditioning systems, air handling and distribution, design of ducts. Air conditioning equipment. Fire hazards, fire fighting methods. Vertical transportation, types of elevators, determination of size and quantity of elevators. Handling of traffic. Escalators and moving ramps.


  • 3rd year2nd semester

    CE 381: Structure III- Mechanics of Solids2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Analysis of flexural and shearing stresses in beams, principal stresses, direct integration and area moment methods for finding slopes and

    deflections in statically determinate beams. Indeterminate beam analysis, buckling of columns.

    Optional courses

    Arch 363 : Building Technology2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Understanding the importance of technical aspects of architectural design. Construction techniques of different spatial and structural volumes dome, vault, shell etc. Techniques of rapid construction

    prefabrication and modular technology. Getting acquainted with the recent experiments on new materials and construction technology in

    Bangladesh and abroad.

    Arch 371 : Theory and Practice of Planning2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Understanding planning as a basic tool of organization. Meaning of planning and its scope. Different planning approaches. Planning

    theories. Planning process- traditional vs. modern planning. Multi-disciplinary nature of planning. Systems approach, decision theory

    and conflict management. Advocacy and corporate planning. Planning and public policies. Planning decisions and applications in the Dhaka

    city master plans.


  • Studio/ Sessional courses

    Arch 304 : Design Studio VI12 hours / week: 8.0 credits

    Complex building problems with public functions. Dealing with increased scale, technicalities of structures and building services emphasizing innovative ideas incorporating formal and

    functional expressions.

    Arch 314: Working Drawing II- Production Drawing3 hours / week: 1.5 credits

    Introduction to the system of referencing in the working drawings. Getting familiar with working drawing symbols and conventions, building and safety codes. Preparation of complete working

    drawing documents of a recent studio project of the student.

    Arch 324 : Materials and Construction Workshop3 hours / week: 1.5 credits

    Practical class, shop drawing preparation, construction site visit. Lectures and demonstrations on soil test, foundation, brick work, paint, carpentry and electrical matters etc.

    Theory Courses

    Arch 343 : History of Architecture- Contemporary2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Issues of complexity and contradiction in the contemporary architecture. The multi-valence of contemporary society and its influence on architecture. The issues of meaning in architecture

    beyond modernism. The impact of information technology on the contemporary ideas and architecture. Architecture after the masters.

    Arch 353 : Urban Design I- Space and form2 hours / week: 2.0 credits Understanding the essence of urbanism. Historical development of urban spaces. The physical urban fabric and its constituents. Meaning and the perceptual aspects of urban form in time-space relationship. The techniques and principles of urban design. Urban design- definition and aim. Urban Design as an analytical tool- different approaches.

    CE 363 : Building Services- Plumbing 1 hour / week: 1.0 creditsViewing plumbing aspects from an architect's point of view. Understanding the plumbing layout and its relationship with the built form. Different technical aspects of plumbing - water supply, drainage, sewage and load analysis. Plumbing in high-rise buildings.

    EEE 363 : Building Services- Electrical 1 hour / week: 1.0 creditsIntroduction to electrical design. Getting acquainted with problems of power supply in large scale buildings. Presentation of electrical drawings. Electrical units and standards, electrical networks and circuit theorems. Alternating current, RLC series and parallel circuits, introduction to electrical wiring for residential, commercial and industrial installations and buildings. Illumination and different types of lighting.

    CE 383 : Structure IV- Steel and Timber Structure2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsDifferent types of trusses, analysis of trusses for wind and static load, design of truss sections, introduction to allowable stresses, design of steel columns, beams and timber structures. Optional courses

    Arch 303 : Interior Design2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsDefinition of Interior Design. Difference between Interior Design and Interior Decoration. Elements of Interior Design. Principles of Interior Design. Area of specialization for interior design. Properties and categories of color. Use of color scheme. Factors influencing color scheme. Way of securing light in interior. Lighting design. Internal structure wall ceiling and stair. Internal finishing and soft furnishing. Different types of furniture and joints ( wood to wood, wood to metal, metal to metal). Interior-scaping.

    Arch 393 : Building Types2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsUnderstanding the importance and purpose of classifying buildings by types. Study of different aspects of various building types and their unique characteristics. Functional technical and morphological characteristics of different building types. 37

  • Placing architecture in the social context.

    Comprehending the complex socio-

    economic and cultural forces and their

    architectural manifestations.

    Architecture of spiritual and emotional content.

    Introduction to the urban issues and scale.

    Accommodating details, materials and


    4th year Studio/ Sessional courses

    Arch 402 : Design Studio VII15 hours / week: 10.0 creditsPlacing architecture in the social context. Comprehending the complex socio-economic and cultural forces and their architectural manifestations. Architecture of spiritual and emotional content. Introduction to the urban issues and scale. Accommodating details, materials and practicality.

    Arch 422 : Interior Design- sessional3 hours / week: 1.5 creditsAcquaintance with interior materials. Preparation of design and installation drawings for interior. Furniture layouts and total interior design for different types of interior spaces as bank, studio, restaurant, shopping mall etc. Detail design and drawing for kitchen and toilet. Detailed drawings for suspended ceiling, partition dry wall, artificial lighting. Furniture design and details of furniture joints. Selection and placement of indoor plants in different interiors. Study of different practical interior projects and their construction process.

    Theory Courses

    Arch 441 : Architecture and Society of Bengal2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsLearning to infer. Explore the available text and architectural remains of Bengal. The cultural history of human development in different areas of this region as depicted in architecture. Vernacular architecture and social interaction. The evolution of 'society-power-structure-architecture'. The influence of the various art and cultural movements.

    Arch 451 : Landscape Design2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsLearning to understand the scope, scale and details of landscape design as compared to architecture. Principles of landscape design. Historical references. Environmental issues and landscape design. Elements of landscape design. Site survey and its development. Organization of various outdoor spaces - their positioning and hierarchy. Circulation and linkages among outdoor spaces. Planning and gardening. Addressing the different technical aspects in landscape design.


  • 4th year2nd semester

    CE 481 : Structure V- Reinforced Concrete Structure2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Observing structure from an architect's viewpoint, Introduction to reinforced concrete design: working stress design method, analysis of reinforced beams

    by WSD; design of one-way and two-way slabs. Flat slabs, flat plates, waffle slabs, ribbed slabs, Introduction to ultimate strength design (USD).

    Optional courses

    Arch 401 : Architectural Conservation2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Importance of conservation in the long term formation of cultural context. Meaning, nature and scope of conservation. Conservation principles and

    guidelines. Preservation, restoration, renovation, reconstruction, revitalization and area conservation. History of conservation. Conservation laws and

    practices. Issues of conservation, legislation, finance, regulating bodies, the role of government and public. Techniques of measured drawing and field


    Arch 491 : Urban Design II- Analysis and Application2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    The contemporary complexity and contradictions of urban design. Urban design as a process. Responsive environment - its permeability, variety,

    legibility, appropriateness, richness and personalization. Image and form of a city and normative theories. Theories of good city form. Urban growth,

    textures and networks. City models and city design. Urban quality of life.


  • CE 483 : Structure VI- Elements of Building Structure2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsDifferent aspects of architectural engineering, preliminary analysis of column sections in multistoried buildings, reinforced concrete columns - stocky and long, approximate analysis of multistoried buildings for gravity and lateral loads. Grids, approximate analysis. Preliminary design of shear walls, introduction and preliminary design of domes, arches and shells, Vierendeel trues, folded plates. Classification of shells. Introduction, analysis and preliminary design of prestressed beam sections.

    Optional courses

    Arch 403 : Urban Anthropology2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsThe relevance of anthropology in architectural discipline. Social anthropology its origin and development. Ethnography and ethnology. Tools of anthropological research and their applications in architectural studies and analysis. Interaction between people and the built environment. Impact of social stratification and its plurality on architecture.

    Arch 471 : Rural Planning2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsOrganized rural development as an important national factor. Meaning of development. Characteristics of rural settlements. Nature and scope of integrated rural development. Issues in rural development: population, urbanization and migration, human resource development. Planning policies and strategies for rural development and their implementation.

    Studio/ Sessional courses

    Arch 404 : Design Studio VIII15 hours / week: 10.0 credits

    Dealing with large-scale master plan oriented problems. Investigating the multiplicity of contemporary urban issues like- housing, rehabilitation, urban

    renewal, urban infill etc. Understanding the tools and techniques of conservation.

    Arch 424 : Landscape Design3 hours / week:1.5 credits

    Field level study and analysis of landscape elements. Analysis of site and environment. Study on the technical aspect of landscape design. Exercises

    following the principles of landscape design to the extent of working details.

    Theory Courses

    Arch 463 : Survey Techniques and Analytical Methods2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    The importance of precision survey techniques from an architect's point of view. Surveying principles. Physical surveys - Chain survey, traverse survey, plane table survey, levels and leveling, contours and layout surveys. Social Survey

    and its types. Design and plan of research objective- goal, variables and universal, selection of methods. Design of questionnaire, pretest and pilot

    survey. Collection of data and data processing.

    Arch 473 : Human Settlement2 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    The essence of dwelling as a basic architectural concept. An overview on traditional dwelling and existing situation in the country putting emphasis on

    the urban areas. Introduction of major policies, reforms, legislation and movements in the housing and settlement sector. Observing the present

    scenario of Dhaka and different constraints regarding Housing issues. Examines mass housing problems throughout the ages with emphasis on

    housing for low and middle-income groups. Housing design issues both social as well as technological. Standards for different contemporary concepts ,

    standards as well as technology that are already practiced around worldwide and their scope in our context.


  • 5th year

    Introducing professional issues in architecture.

    Learning to take independent decisions

    based on real life situation. Probing on design

    problems within specific realistic settings and

    context. Carrying out the design process as a

    whole- beginning from the feasibility of project to the

    extent of preparation of construction documents.

    Studio/ Sessional courses

    Arch 502 : Design Studio IX15 hours / week: 12.0 creditsIntroducing professional issues in architecture. Learning to take independent decisions based on real life situation. Probing on design problems within specific realistic settings and context. Carrying out the design process as a whole- beginning from the feasibility of project to the extent of preparation of construction documents.

    Arch 512 : Seminar I- Preparation 3 hours / week: 1.5 creditsDeveloping the skill of selecting relevant and vital topics of investigation in the current field of architecture. Working out a research paper with the help of literature, field survey and other sources. Development of writing skills and referencing. Learning the oral and written presentation techniques.

    Theory Courses

    Arch 561 : Specifications and Codes2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsSystem of preparing database of sources. Making systematic comparisons. Written details answering what, where, when, how in relation to drawn details for building construction. Specifying materials and methods of installation and precautions.

    Hss 571 : Construction Management2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsManagement: its meaning, scope and objectives. Functions and nature of management. Importance and scope of management in the construction industry. Planning: objectives and types of plans, limits of planning, logistics and strategy. Organizing: grouping of activities, delegation of authority and decentralization. Organization, committee, span of supervision. Direction: motivation and co-ordination. Controlling: steps in control, requirements. Analytical tools and techniques in construction management.


  • 5th year2nd semester

    Optional courses

    Arch 503 : Bio-Climatic Design 2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsIntroduction to principles of the philosophies of climatically conscious design. Use of plantations and shading. Orientation and sun-path analysis. Using natural resources for ventilation and lighting in an energy conscious way. Designing for environment.

    Arch 533 : Environment and Design IV- Environment Responsive Design2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsIntroduction to the environmental issues. Architecture and environment. Historical references. Biosphere and ecosystem. Environmental impact assessment (EIA). Comprehending the relationship of building with immediate and distant surroundings.


  • Studio/ Sessional courses

    Arch 504 : Design Studio X - Thesis 15 hours / week: 12.0 credits

    The final project required for completion of the B. Arch. program of study. Culmination of every factors learned within the five year span. Selection and

    execution of the project will be individual. Projects (realistic/ hypothetical/ idea) with adequate significance would be considered. Concentration would be on complete

    design solution having keen investigative understanding of the design problem within the contextual framework of each individual project. The professional level of

    attainment will be the goal.

    Arch 524 : Dissertation4 hours / week: 2.0 credits

    Supporting documentation and analysis in report form for Arch. 504: Design studio X [thesis] revealing the student's study and research within the relevant field of study. Case study and analysis. The report would reflect the whole of the design process,

    formulation of design concept and execution.

    Arch 514 : Seminar II- Presentation 3 hours / week: 1.5 creditsContinuation and further development of Seminar one. Final presentation of the preparation taken in the previous semester.

    Theory Courses

    Arch 553 : Professional Practice1 hour / week: 1.0 credits Architecture as a profession. The relationship between the architect and the client, government agencies and other construction professionals and consultants. The position and role of the architect duties, responsibilities and obligations. Details of contracts. Commissioning of jobs. The range of services. Professional ethics. The managerial and administrative aspects of construction. The legal framework. The architect as a member of larger community. Communication and correspondence.

    Hss 573 : Principles of Accounting2 hours / week: 2.0 creditsPrinciples and scope of accounting. Basic definitions. The accounting procedure. Detail study of cost: general, objectives and classification. Overhead costing. Cost sheet under job costing, operating costing and process costing. Marginal, costing: tools and techniques, cost-volume-profit analysis. Relevant costing. Profitability. Planning and budgeting.

    Arch 600 : Internship- Professional Training12 week : non-credit courseThis course is compulsory but carries no credit. Students has to work in an architectural firm for a period of twelve weeks any time after the sixth term. Emphasis is on working drawing, site supervision and meeting of deadlines.


  • departmentresources

  • libraryand


    The Central Library of the University has a large collection of books, journals and periodicals. Apart from that the Department of Architecture has its own seminar library located within the department premise. The seminar library has a very rich collection of contemporary publications on architecture and related fields, which the students and teachers equally take pride of. At UAP, continuous enrichment of library remains a major focus. The Department is also honored to host the archive of original drawings of pioneer Architect Muzharul Islam, who is widely regarded as the father of modern architectural movement in Bangladesh. Students can avail these drawings in a digitized format also. The archive is sponsored and managed by Architect Nurur Rahman Khan on behalf of Muzharul Islam Foundation.


  • workshop This Department has a full-fledged, well-equipped multipurpose workshop that specializes in, but is not limited to, carpentry. Here the students can make different joints of woodwork, different kinds of casting moulds for concrete and architectural study models. Experiments with welding and other metal works and innovative concrete designs are also done here. Practical study opportunities with other materials like acrylic or fabric is made available on a regular basis. UAP's Civil Engineering Department has an elaborate set of workshops and when necessary, those are also made accessible to the students of architecture.


  • computer lab


    The Department has a generously outfitted computer facility which has more than enough state-of-the-art equipments in quality and quantity to serve the in-class and out-of-class needs of its two hundred and fifty students. All-around networking, free high-speed internet connectivity, various projection facilities, gadgets for audio-visual presentations and film show, digital and manual SLR camera support for photography, are the standard features of our lab facilities. Very recently the whole campus of UAP has been brought under Wi-Fi network coverage. More over the university provides each student with a personal e-mail address containing UAP ID. The Lab has the capacity to meet all the large format and high-resolution printing requirements of its students.

  • students corner

    andrecreation facility

    The department values the need for breathing space for students within the campus. The on-campus open-to-sky front and back yard remains full of life, especially during the off hours, with students' participation. The teachers and students themselves designed and built some of the experimental structures and sculptures and planted trees in the landscape and there is a great sense of participation and self-pride. Different small-scale outdoor games are played and various extra-curricular events are organized in the plaza. Students can avail snacks and food also from an outlet located at one side of the courtyard.


  • designand


    Our building has a couple of fully-facilitated rooms allocated for, and a group of teachers assigned to, the works of UAP Design and Research Cell. This cell is formed to search for design excellence in various real-life building projects under an arrangement which would ensure maximum mutual enrichment of our educational institute and the outer world at large. Currently the team is busy in designing a new campus building for our university in a central area of Dhaka City. The other task of the entity is to conduct research activities in various issues related to architecture in which external specialists come and participate from time to time. Recently the department was involved in a research on the vernacular architecture of Bengal and its influence in the global arena as a part of the Europe-South Asia Maritime Heritage Project. The research was conducted to develop multimedia course materials for the European Commissions in collaborations with eight other universities from UK, France, Portugal, Netherlands, India and Bangladesh.


  • Wares,

    B. Arch. (BUET)

    Ahmed, Dr. Abu Sayeed M.

    B. Arch. (BUET)

    Dipl- Engg. (TU Karlshrue,Germany)

    Ph.D. (TU Karlshrue, Germany)

    Islam, Ziaul B.Arch. (BUET)

    M.Arch. (BUET)

    Bhuiya, Mohammad Shoeb B. Arch. (BUET)

    Haque, Naushad Ehsanul B. Arch. (BUET)

    Choudhury, Rahat Mahmud B. Arch. (BUET)

    M. Arch. UNSW(Australia)

    Hossain, Masrur Mamun B. Arch. (BUET)

    M. Arch. DIA(Germany)

    Iffat, Wahida B. Arch. (BUET)

    Islam, Nabanita B. Arch. (BUET)

    Msc. NUS (Singapore)

    Bhuiyan, Md. Rashed B. Arch. (BUET)

    Fatemi, Md. Nawrose B. Arch. (BUET)

    Iqbal, Muhtadin B. Arch. (BUET)

    Islam, Zareen Habiba B. Arch. (UAP)

    Chowdhury, Rashed Hassan B. Arch. (BUET)

    Iftekher, Mehrab B. Arch. (BUET)

    Shamsul Professor &


    Professor &

    Head of the


    Associate Professor

    Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor











    Haq, Bashirul B. Arch. (WPUET, Lahore, Pakistan)

    M.Arch. (University of New Mexico,USA)

    Bosunia, Shamimuzzaman B. Sc. (CE), BUET

    M. Sc.(CE), BUET

    Ph.d. (University of Strathelyde, UK)

    Department of CE, BUET

    Nasir, Kazi GolamB. Arch. (BUET)

    PG Diploma in Interior Design, Japan

    Azam, Md. Rafiq B. Arch. (BUET)

    Karim, Tania B. Arch. (BUET)

    Nilufar, Dr. Farida B. Arch. (BUET)

    M. Arch (BUET)

    Ph. D. (UK)

    Dept. of Architecture, BUET

    Chowdhury, Mamnoon M. B. Arch. (BUET)

    Amin, Ruhul B. Arch (BUET)M. Arch. ( Australia)

    Department of Architecture, BUET

    Islam, Md. Sayedul B.sc (Mech.) BUET

    Bardhan, Indrojit Chandra M. Sc. (Econ) DUBangladesh Institute of Management

    Arif, Dewan Shamsul B. Arch (BUET)

    Rimon, Golam Mohiuddin B. Arch. (BUET)

    Rahman, Sayedur M. Sc. (Econ) DU

    Bangladesh Institute of Management

    Maruf,Kamal Ahmed BFA (Hons) DU

    Chandan,Hasan Saifuddin Diploma in Photography

    Islam, Md. Mahmudul B. Arch (BUET)

    Ferdous, Fahinaz B.Arch (UAP)

    Architect *


    Architect *

    Architect *

    Architect *


    Architect *

    Assistant Professor*

    Mechanical Engineer*

    Director AC*

    * Visiting Faculty



    Research Officer*





  • events and


  • exhibition

    The Department has several exhibition facilities in its campus and students' works are put on display on a regular basis. These are mainly design works as well as photography and graphic art. Apart from those, in 2007 the jury and exhibition of the Seventh CAA International Student Design Competition entries were held here. Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) held their exhibition on findings of urban surveys in 2009. Also in 2008 a group of students from Stuttgart University put up a compilation of their works which they did in Dhaka with our students. In 2011 an exhibition of joint venture works done by students of International Islamic University of Malaysia was also held in our campus. Students participated in some small scale exhibition featuring their studio projects held by Alliance Francaise in Dhaka. The department encourages students to take part in different personal exhibitions that took place previously in venues like National Museum, Drik Gallery etc.

  • collaboration

    The Department of Architecture, UAP, remains open to both professional and academic collaborative ventures through which, we believe, mutual developments are attained. In 2008, a team of academics and students of Architecture from Stuttgart University, Germany visited UAP on our invitation and worked jointly with our 4th year studio on Dhaka City's urban issues. Very recently another class of architecture students and studio guides from International Islamic University of Malaysia came under similar program to work jointly with UAP students on Heritage Documentation and Preservation, as an academic exercise. Apart from hosting students from other universities, our students and faculties also visited Jadavpur University in West Bengal, India last year and worked there with fellow students of architecture. Few years back, we have hosted the exhibition and jury facilities in our own campus for ARCASIA Award for students' competition. Within the University, we have a close collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering on different regular and experimental ventures.


  • publications

    The University authority makes it a particularly strong point that its faculty members continuously keep themselves engaged in a process of research and publication. A number of notable books published by the teaching staff in recent years are: ARCASIA Heritage, Mosque Architecture in Bangladesh, Chhoto Shona Mosque: an Example of Early Islamic Architecture in Bengalby Dr. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed;Behind Products, A Study on Crafts of Bangladesh by Masrur Mamun etc.The Assembly Building by architect N.R. Khan is a book published by UAP. In 2010 a booklet Architectural Design of Low Cost Housing was published by the Centre of Urban Studies that featured the works of the students of architecture of UAP who worked with and designed for the urban slum dwellers.Professor Shamsul Wares, our dean, and a renowned public figure and activist in Architecture and Urban issues in Bangladesh, is known for his roles as a prominent Art and Architecture critic. Faculty members also regularly present papers in numerous local regional and international conferences.


  • study tour

    In architectural education, visiting places and buildings of architectural excellence is part of learning. At UAP, study tours in both home and abroad are highly encouraged and supported by the department. The students also share this enthusiasm and have a glorious record of attending and actively participating in various international students' jamborees and conferences, bringing back trophies and medals as recognition of their performances.One of our students has attained the highly competitive position of leading the student delegation of all Bangladeshi students representing the IAB in Korea recently. Trips are also organized for the students on a regular basis to various important Architectural landmarks inside the country and also in different places of the South Asian sub-continent.

  • co-curricularactivities

    Some of our teachers and students routinely involve themselves with various activist groups who are working within a varied range of issues, including, urban equality, habitation, pollution, traffic, conservation etc. This group also volunteered in the archeological excavation, making of measured drawings and photographic documentation of Wari Botteshwar area Norshingdi. In some economically disadvantaged areas, we designed voluntarily, a number of small-scale buildings of public use. The Department regularly extends its cooperation to different government bodies and Institute of Architects Bangladesh whenever skilled manpower is needed in projects like updating National Building Codes, uniform accreditation system formation for architectural education in Bangladesh etc.

  • Seminarlectures


    Noted Architects, Historians, Artists or Art critics are invited on a regular basis in our campus to deliver lectures. At times persons from the arena of film or performing Arts are also called upon to enlighten us. Workshops are arranged on different architectural issues including, new materials, experimental construction methods or building laws etc. Workshops are also arranged on different Art and Craft techniques like print making and etching, pottery kiln techniques, carpentry, model making and the likes, some workshops include subjects such as Architectural photography, video documentation and editing, 3D visualization software, Computer graphic design and web design, oral presentation skills etc.

  • regular events

    The studio works culminate into jury events that become regular point of interaction for both teachers and students as well as external jurors/ viewers. Among other regular events, weekly film shows cover most of the notable and critically acclaimed creations of famous directors. The Department has a large archival collection of such movies and also many Architectural documentaries. Our outdoor space facilitates outdoor and interactive classes as well as engages students in sports and games in a small scale. For more formal sporting tournaments, proper large sized games fields are also arranged on rental basis. Cultural programs are arranged frequently which ensures healthy interaction among students of different classes. In most cases the students are encouraged to take the roles of organizers and coordinators, which at the end strengthen their leadership skills.


  • ArchitectureStudents


    To arrange and organize different co-curricular activities the students of architecture formed several groups or clubs. The main club is known as ASAC. The architectural education system involves diverse courses like photography, music, art etc. Often these topics turn into passion of the students. But due to the pressure in regular work it is not always possible to manage time for these fields of interests. To find scope for these interests, to make the students more attached with the department, to build stronger companionship and to free the students from all negative distractions, the clubs are organized as platforms. Under the supervision of the teachers, students often show their hidden potentialities in these clubs. ASAC holds five different clubs:

    Cultural club Movie club Photography clubSports club& Tour management

  • ASACphotography

    ASPC or Architecture Student Photography Club is a platform for

    students who share common interest in photography. Architecture and

    photography have lots of common grounds to share with each other;

    framing, composition, color, light are few of those. This is an important

    medium of architectural presentation and documentation. The club regularly

    organizes photography tours including, but not limited to, places of architectural

    importance. Two such tours were arranged in Panam Nagar and in

    Botanical Garden, Dhaka in 2011.


    Architectural students' movie club known as ASMC aims to create the habit of watching good movies. The cinematography, direction, handling of camera, process of making these are the topics movie club highlights. Movie club organizes weekly movie show. Every Thursday evening is the time for showing movie. Movie club also have an archive of rare movies, documentaries, animations and video lectures.

  • ASACcultural

    The cultural club is known as ASCC (architectural students'

    cultural club). ASCC mainly organizes ceremonies like

    fresher's reception, farewell as well as celebrates national events like the Liberation day, Pohela Boishakh with proper

    cultural events

    Sport club is a platform for students interested in various games and sporting events. Beside the regular interdepartmental sport events organized by the university, this club organizes tournaments like badminton, table tennis, football etc within the department of architecture. One of such notable event is APL (architectural premier league), a cricket tournament which creates much enthusiasm among the students.

    ASAC tourASAC sports

    The club for arranging tours organizes different excursions for the students of architecture. This club arranged tours at the National Assembly Complex, Dhaka as well as at Banbarban, Chittagong in 2010. The club also organizes picnic every semester. They have successfully organized picnics in Shaturia and Padma resort.


  • rules & regulationsUAP

  • General Application Procedures:

    Application Forms:

    Students interested in enrolling in UAP should contact through on-line or in person with admission processing fee Tk. 500/- for obtaining money receipt from the Admission Office for an application form and instructions concerning the admission process. The completed application form should be returned to the Admission Office. All correspondence and inquiries concerning admission to the university should be addressed to the Admissions Office.


    Applications for admission into undergraduate programs are processed by the university admission office, and the applicants are called for an admission test. The dates of these tests will be notified from time to time. Accepted applicants must secure their admission and pay necessary fees within 15 days of notification of acceptance.

    Office of the Registrar House No. 49/C, Road No. 4ADhanmondi Residential AreaDhaka 1209, BangladeshTel : (880-2) 8629365PABX : (880-2) 9664953, 8629368 Ext: 102, 119Fax. : (880-2) 966-4950Email: [email protected]

    Admission Office House No. 73, Road No. 5ADhanmondi Residential AreaDhaka 1209, BangladeshTel : (880-2) 9664952PABX : (880-2) 9664953, 8629368 Ext: 107Fax. : (880-2) 966-4950Email : [email protected]

    Office hour: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday through Thursday.Offices are closed on Fridays and on other Government or official holidays




    The Admission Office advises the prospective students and guardians regarding admission to UAP. Students and parents are always welcome and encouraged to visit the campus for individual advising.

    Undergraduate Admission Criteria

    The minimum qualifications for admission to undergraduate programs are as follows:

    1.Students of Boards of Education, Bangladesh: At least GPA 3.5 in the secondary school certificate (SSC) and higher secondary certificate (HSC) examinations and a total minimum GPA of 8.0.

    2. Students of Boards of Technical Education, Bangladesh: For Diploma Architecture Background students minimum GPA requirement is 3.0 in the scale of 4.0.

    3. Students from other than the Boards of Education, Bangladesh: In Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Edexcel International, at least five subjects in G.C.E.O-level and at least two relevant subjects in A-Level or a USA high school diploma or equivalent with minimum GPA requirement 3.0 in the scale of 4.0.

    4.International Students: For the purpose of admission, international applicants who seek admission at UAP must meet the same academic standards for admission as those required of local students. Since there are wider variations in educational systems throughout the world, international applicants are selected on the basis of their academic work, proficiency in English and mathematics, probability of success in the chosen curriculum, and certification of adequate financial resources. Credits earned at previously attended colleges and universities will be evaluated for acceptance toward UAP degrees by UAP equivalence committee. Transcripts from previously attended institutions must be submitted.



  • The University of Asia Pacific (UAP) provides financial assistance to meritorious students both at the time of admission and in subsequent semesters.

    Top 3% students of each Department of 1st Year 1st Semester would get 100% Tuition Fees Waiver as per the Section 7 (VI) of the Private University Act 1992.In case there is a fraction, having less than 0.5- lower number would be considered, on the other hand in case of fraction equal or more than 0.5- next higher number would be considered. However, in any case there will be at least 01 (one) top student would get 100% Tuition Fees Waiver in each semester of each Department.

    10% - 100% VC's special tuition fees waiver will be offered for poor but meritorious student.25% - 100% tuition fees waiver will be offered on semester-based result. 50% waiver for students with individual GPA 5.00 in SSC and HSC will be offered.25% waiver for students with individual GPA 4.50 in SSC and HSC will be offered.10% waiver for students with individual GPA 4.00 in SSC and HSC will be offered.

    Moreover, regular students upon completing at least one semester at UAP are eligible to avail of the Vice-Chancellor's Special Tuition Fee Waiver facilities as per the criteria shown in the following Table.


    Besides, there are special scholarships/tuition fee waivers available for outstanding performance in academic, research or other areas that enhances the university's image. Special tuition fee waivers are also available for poor but meritorious students as well as siblings studying together at UAP. However, all the tuition waiver criteria are conditional upon the students' record of good conduct at UAP as recommended by the respective Head of the Department.

    GPA Tuition Waiver %

    3.50 3.74 25%3.75 3.89 50%3.90 3.99 75%4.00 100%Students who fail in any subject in semester final examination will not be eligible for merit-based waiver/scholarships.


    Undergraduate Fees and Expenses

    Every student selected for admission needs to pay Tk. 75,000 for 1st semester fees, Tk. 13,000 as admission fee, Tk. 5,000 as Extra Curricular Activities, Tk. 3,000 as caution money, Tk. 400 for certificate verification and Tk. 100 for ID card, totaling Tk.96,500 at the time of admission.

    Caution Money taken from the students would be refundable at the time of her/his graduation from the university.

    The fee structure for B.Arch program is as follows:University admission fee: Tk. 21,500 Semester fee for total 10 semesters:

    @ Tk. 75,000 per semesterTk . 7,50,000

    Convocation fee: Tk 4,000

    Total program cost: Tk. 7,75,500.

    UAP offers tuition waiver/scholarship to eligible students based on their academic background (i.e., S.S.C. and H.S.C./equivalent results) and performance at UAP. The details of university's waiver policy are described in following section.



  • Course pattern and credit structure

    The entire undergraduate program is covered through a set of theoretical and laboratory courses, field work, design and project/ thesis work.

    Assignment of credits:

    i)Theoretical courses one lecture per week per semester will be equivalent to one credit. Thus a three credit hour course will have three lectures per week throughout the semester. ii)Laboratory/Field/Design/Project/Thesis Work:Credits for these courses usually will be half of the class hours per week per semester. Credits are also assigned to project and thesis work taken by students. The amount of credits assigned to each of these may vary from discipline to discipline.

    Grading system

    The total performance of a student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessments. For theoretical courses this continuous assessment is made through homework, assignments, attendance, quizzes etc., a mid semester and semester final examination of three / two hours duration. The distribution of marks for a given course are as follows:

    I. Assessment 30%II. Mid Semester 20%III. Final Exam 50%

    The assessment in laboratory / fieldwork courses are made by observing the student at work in class, viva voce during laboratory hours and quizzes.

    For students, assessment in design / drawing would be done through evaluation of a number of projects assigned to students throughout the semester. Each course has a letter grade equivalent to certain number of grade points.




    To meet the growing technological challenges confronting the nation and the world as a whole, the University of Asia Pacific has designed the curricula and syllabi of the subjects offered in the undergraduate courses. The curricula and syllabi are relevant to the current needs, and are responsive to the emerging challenges. The rules and regulations for undergraduate curricula through course system are applicable for all students.

    Number of semesters in an academic year

    There will be two semesters- fall and spring semester in an academic year. In addition to these regular semesters, there may be a short semester in the intervening period between the end of spring semester and commencement of the fall semester. During this short semester, students according to their needs may take additional courses either to make up deficiencies in credit and grade point average (GPA) requirements, or to fulfill the credit requirements for the bachelor degree.

    Duration of semester

    Duration of each regular semester- spring/fall will ordinarily be 18 weeks, which may have the following break-ups-

    Classes 15 weeksRecess before examination 01 weekSemester final exam 02 weeksTotal 18 weeks

    Type of courses

    Core courseIn each discipline a number of compulsory courses will be identified as core courses, which form the nucleus of the bachelor degree program.

    Optional coursesApart from the core courses, students will have to complete a number of courses, which are optional in nature. Hence students may have some choice in selecting courses from a specified group or number of courses.

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  • Performance Evaluation

    The performance of a student will be evaluated in terms of semester GPA and cumulative grade point average (CGPA), which is the grade point average for the semester under consideration. Candidates will be awarded a degree with honors if their CGPA is 3.75 or above. Students will be considered to be making normal progress towards a degree if their CGPA for all work attempted is 2.25 or better and are in good standing with the university.

    Students who fail to maintain this minimum rate of progress will not be in good standing. Such circumstances may prevail under one or more of the following conditions:

    I. Semester GPA falls below 2.25,II. Cumulative GPA falls below 2.25,III. Earned credits fall below 15 times the number of semester studied.

    All such students can make up deficiencies in GPA and credit requirements by completing courses in the following semester(s) and backlog courses, if there be any, with better grades.

    Rules for Courses Offered in Short Semester

    The courses offered during the short semester shall be decided on the recommendations of departments on the basis of essential deficiencies to be made up by a group of students. Other students could be allowed to register In those courses subject to capacity constraints and satisfying the prerequisites. students will be allowed to register for a maximum of two courses during the short semester.

    A fee for each credit hour to be registered will have to be borne by the students who will enroll for the short semester.

    Attendance All students are expected to attend the classes regularly. The University of Asia Pacific believes that regular attendance is essential for effective learning. A student is required to attend at least 70% of all the classes held in every course in order to sit for the final examination.



    Letter grades and the corresponding grade points are as follows:

    Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point

    80% and above A+ 4.00

    75% to less than 80% A 3.75

    70% to less than 75% A- 3.50

    65% to less than 70% B+ 3.25

    60% to less than 65% B 3.00

    55% to less than 60% B- 2.75

    50% to less than 55% C+ 2.50

    45% to less than 50% C 2.25

    40% to less than 45% D 2.00

    Less than 40% F 0.00

    Exemption E ---

    Incomplete Work I

    Withheld W ---

    A student's performance is measured by the number of credits that he or she has completed satisfactorily and the weighted average of the grade points that he or she has maintained. A minimum GPA is required to be maintained for satisfactory progress and minimum number of earned credits should be acquired in order to qualify for a degree.

    The courses in which a student has obtained D or higher grade will be counted as credits earned by him or her. A student who obtains an F grade in any course in any semester will have to repeat the course. If a student obtains a grade other than F in a course, he or she will not be allowed to repeat the course for the purpose of grade improvement. F grades will not be counted for GPA calculation but shall be mentioned on the grade sheet and transcript.

    The GPA is computed in the following manner:

    E(Grade Points X Credits)GPA = ----------------------------------------- E credits

    Where, Grade points are points against letter grades A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C and D. Credits are only for those course attempted at this university.



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    Provisions for Improvement of Grades

    Category A

    1. The provisions of improvements of grades applies to those only who obtained a grade C or lower in any course. Such candidates may be allowed to improve their grades by surrendering the earlier grade obtained by him/her.

    2. For grade improvement purpose, a student will be allowed to repeat a maximum of 4 courses.

    3. For availing such provision of grade improvement, a candidate shall apply to the Controller of Examinations through the head of the department concerned with a fee @ Tk. 3000/- only per credit hour. A student may apply for such provision any time during his / her study period in the university but not beyond 02 weeks after the publication of his/her final results.

    Category B

    1. A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of minimum 2.25 is required for graduation. A candidate whose CGPA is below 2.25 shall have to increase his/her CGPA to the minimum requirement within two consecutive semesters failing which s/he shall be placed under academic provision.

    2. Candidates requiring to increase their CGPA under this category (category B)shall apply to the Controller of Examination through the concerned Head of the Department with a payment of @ Tk. 3000/- per credit hour.


    Re-examination or Re-scrutinization of Answer Scripts

    Re-examination of final examination answer scripts may be permissible. A candidate can apply for re-examination of any answer script of final examination to the controller of examinations through their advisor and the head of the department on payment of Tk. 200/- only per script within 07 (seven) working days from the publication of final results. No such application shall be entertained after the mentioned time. No such re-examination is allowed for practical and sessional courses. while re-examining such answer scripts the examiner shall re-examine the scripts thoroughly and shall aware a great, which shall be treated as final.

    Rules for repeat examination

    A student would be allowed to appear at the repeat examination in case s/he fails in 3 theory courses or less but not exceeding 10 credit hours. the results of repeat examinations would be published within 3 weeks from the date of the publication of the results of the semester final examination concern. The respective departments would arrange such repeat examinations. Candidates willing to appear at such repeat examinations must apply to the respective heads of departments through the advisors stating their willingness to appear at the said examination with the received of payment @ Tk. 3000/- per course within 05 working days after the semester final results are published.

    Repeat examinations of theory courses would be held on 50 percent of marks for each course and the marks for class assessment and mid semester examination would be carried. Their shall be no repeat examination for sessional courses. The maximum grade to be obtained by a student in a repeat examination would be B (equivalent to 60%). The following grading system would be followed in the repeat examination:

    Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point60% and above B 3.0055% to less than 60% B- 2.7550% to less than 55% C+ 2.5045% to less than 50% C 2.2540% to less than 45% D 2.00Less than 40% F 0.00Any student who fails to successfully complete any sessional course has to repeat that course in the following semester.

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