Welcome to the
Department of Architecture

With the objective of providing an education program at an international level, the Department of Architecture at BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology offers a 5-year Architecture program. The key objective of the department is to provide students with a professional, intellectual and diverse education resulting in a wide range of opportunities within architecture.

The teaching of architecture at BUFT primarily occurs in the studio. However, workshops, lectures, seminars, and research projects all contribute to architectural education. A broad range of topics are introduced and integrated in the curriculum, including sustainability, computation, materials, fabrication, infrastructure, politics, social engagement, and cultural theory. The architecture design studio is the laboratory where these topics intermingle and students synthesize design concepts.

Program of Study

The department functions under the umbrella of Faculty of Architecture & Planning of BUFT offers one undergraduate program leading to Bachelor of Architecture degree.

Bachelor of Architecture (Code: 201)

Bachelor of Architecture is a five-year program taught from a broad range of perspectives. Diverse architectural design studios are offered within the program. The studio sequence begins with instruction in design fundamentals and continues with design projects of increasing complexity.

Students who opt for Bachelor of Architecture program as their field of study can specialize in the study area of design skills, geometric disciplines, cultural and theoretical precedents, and materials and construction. Studios provide students the opportunity to broaden their experience of culture, contexts, and varying scales for design, and develop their own attitudes and positions toward architectural production.

Profile of the program
  • Name of the Degree: Bachelor of Architecture, abbreviated as B. Arch.
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Number of credits: 188
  • Courses Start: Spring (January) & Fall (July) each year
  • Standard time to attain the Degree: Five years (ten semesters, six months each)
  • Minimum grade to attain the Degree: 2.50 in a scale of 4.00

The Bachelor of Architecture program consists of ten academic semesters and a total of 188 credits. The curriculum is imparted through an interdisciplinary thrust for systematic learning. The program is broken into a series of semesters, each comprising a set of subjects and learning experiences.

The degree program is completed with the production of a Bachelor's Thesis. In thesis, a student develops a hypothesis and design strategy for a comprehensive architectural project or a design research inquiry that is carried out as an independent, critical project—from concept to completion—under the guidance of an advising committee.

Accreditation of the Program

The syllabus for Bachelor of Architecture program has been prepared with experts from BUET and according to the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, accordingly has been submitted for approval.

Subjects Taught

The program consists of:

# Study Areas No. of Courses Credits Percentage
1 Core Sessional 17 97 51.60
2 Optional Sessional 06 09 4.79
3 Core Theory 32 64 34.04
4 Optional Theory 09 18 9.57
Core Sessional

Design Studio I

Architectural Graphics

Design Studio II

Design Studio III

Architectural Graphics II

Design Studio IV

Design Studio V

Design Studio VI

Working Drawing

Design Studio VII

Design Studio VIII

Landscape Design Studio

Professional Training

Design Studio IX

Specification and Cost Estimate

Design Studio X / Design Studio XI (any one)

Preliminary Structure Design Sessional

Optional Sessional

Free Hand Drawing/Photography (any One)

Digital Communication in Architecture –I/Product Design/Graphic Art. (Any one)

Digital Communication in Architecture –II/Sculpture (any one)

Environmental Simulation/Construction and Materials (any one)

Seminar/ Technical Writing Verbal Communication (Any one)

Core Theory

Architecture of Ancient Civilizations

Design Theory



Climate and Design

Building & Finish Material

Art History

Introduction to Sociology

Architecture of Western World

Visual Environment

Structure I

Architectural of Modern Period

Architectural Acoustics

Structure II


Architectural of Indian Sub Continent

Landscape Design

Structure III

Electrical and Electronic Installation for Building

Architecture of Bengal

Fundamentals of Urban Design


Mechanical Equipments


Survey and Research Methods

Structure IV

Basic Planning

Architecture of Contemporary World

Architecture Theory

Professional practices

Principles of Management

Optional Theory


Design in the Tropics

Building Technology

Fire Safety Design

Principles of Economics

Art Appreciation


Music Appreciation

Human Psychology and environment

Literature Studies



Interior Design

Traffic & Transportation

Education Facilities Planning and Design

Theories and Practice of Urban Design

Health Facilities Planning and Design

Vernacular Architecture

Architecture Conservation

Industrial Building Design