The program of Bachelor in Architectural Engineering at Kingdom University provides a mixture of enjoyable and challenging educational opportunities. The curriculum is delivered by multi-cultural academic and professional staff. Interdisciplinary experience and collaborative work are achieved by inspiring a studio-based learning environment.
The program structure explores the creative nature of Architectural Engineering as a combination between art and science. Theory and field-based practice ensure covering all functional, technical, aesthetic, economic, and environmental factors that affect decision-making in Architectural Design.
The outcome-oriented program promises unique multi-skilled architects. Life-long learning, self-independence, decision making, managerial and leadership attributes are among assets and employability skills that promote the program graduates to be effective members in the public and private sectors in the locally and globally challenging market of the twenty-first century. Furthermore, the program prepares students to become effective members of society by creating sustainable built environments that satisfy human needs and respond to the quality of life.
The revised AE Programme (2020-2025) includes four distinguishing features:
A. Experience Architecture as an Art, Science & Technology:
Within the programme, the students learn about the artistic creativity, scientific methodology and technological applications of architecture, allowing them to achieve the ability to make balanced designs. Theory and history courses emphasize the artistic side of creation, while science and technology courses encourage the humanistic and experimental phases of creation, while construction, material, structure, technology, and environmental courses emphasize the realistic aspects of design.
B. Mixture of Studio-Based and Skill-Based Learning:
The majority of courses are taught in a studio-based environment where students apply their knowledge and skills acquired through other courses to develop design ideas and solutions. Through hands-on learning, they develop their understanding of application while cultivating a spirit of inquiry. Drawings, computer application, structural and civil engineering courses, as well as various design courses, expose students to this.
C. Research-based Design Studio:
The research-based design process emphasizes creative solutions, exploration of many different ideas and concepts, and continual testing and redesign of the design solutions. This approach will explore providing evidence based on sound research or using simulations to analyze performance. The advanced design studio projects and the final architecture graduation projects bring together all the knowledge gained from the program. Using a research-based design approach, students are prepared for the challenging design experience. Case study analysis, evidence-based design, the user need analysis, and contextual and environmental analysis are some of the methods students undertake before they articulate their findings into ideas. As a result, the graduates would be able to work in harmony with professional teams in real life by proposing realistic, useful, and sustainable design solutions.
D. Employability & Entrepreneurship:
Our outcome-oriented program promises multi-skilled designers. Students will gain life-long learning, self-independence, decision-making, and managerial and leadership skills that will enable them to function effectively in the local and global job market of the 21st century. In addition, the program prepares students to exercise ethical judgment based on an understanding of the fundamental concerns of architecture, society & cultures, and sustainable built environments that satisfy human needs and improve quality of life.