Scheme of Studies
Current Students Established in 2004, The Abbottabad Campus of University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar offers a five years (ten semesters) course to earn the Bachelor Degree in Architecture; B.Arch. The Campus is located in a picturesque valley of Abbottabad surrounded by green hills ideal for academics and creativity. The Department of Architecture aims to launch professionals who promote traditions of great civilizations, cope with contemporary needs, creating a skyline based on historical lessons, and present & future challenges.
Enjoying the position of being at the gateway to Central Asia, the Department is determined to develop linkages with the Central Asian countries and to achieve an iconic position in the region for its innovative approach to technology and its collaborative vision.
The B.Arch. Degree course at the Department of Architecture is set in such a manner that the students: Take Inspiration from Heritage- the region's extraordinary ancient civilizations and its rich living folk traditions; Innovate Technologically – correlating the wisdom of traditional building technologies with the most contemporary technology to create unique inventions for their own social context; Connect with Emerging Trends of Architecture Globally and in Pakistan; Become Leaders in Social Responsibility as Development Profess-ionals - building with human values and with respect for the environment.
The Department has developed rapidly, and continues to do so with a focus on bringing these aspects to international standards: Academics and Research, Infrastructure, and Faculty Development.
Academics at the department focus on continuous upgradation of the curriculum in accordance with the developments at Pakistan
Level -Higher Education Commission (HEC/PCATP) curriculum-as well as the best models of contemporary international education in architecture. The Department offers students the opportunity to explore themes in the electives that are close to their cultural and regional value. Since architecture is a multi disciplinary design field, a combination of art and science, courses have been tailored to inculcate creativity among students from Foundation Year to the Final Year Thesis Project. Each year course is attributed with a competency level benchmark to ensure students' performance throughout the Architectural Program at Abbottabad Campus.
The Department also focuses on developing interpersonal skills of the students and a broad exposure to society, engaging them in various extra - curricular activities. Students are also taken to various nationwide field trips for an exposure to different historical buildings, architecturally significant structures and to establish dialogues with other professionals practicing in the country