Architecture Engineering and Digital Design

Study Plan OLD

Dar Al Uloom University requires all colleges to finish a one year in preparatory courses to enable freshmen students to develop critical reasoning; independent thinking; and to communicate effectively both orally and visually in both Arabic and English

Preparatory Program

The following are the required preparatory courses:
English Language Courses
# Course Code Course Name LT LB CR Pre-Requisites “a must, previously achieved”
1 ENGL001 Integrated Skills Foundation 3 0 3
ENGL001 Integrated Skills Foundation
ENGL002 Oral Communication Foundation
ENGL003 Grammar Foundation
ENGL004 Vocabulary Foundation
2 ENGL002 Oral Communication Foundation 3 0 3
ENGL010A (or Equivalent to …)
ENGL010B (or Equivalent to …)
ENGL010C (or Equivalent to …)
3 ENGL003 Grammar Foundation 3 0 3
ENGL010A (or Equivalent to …)
ENGL010B (or Equivalent to …)
ENGL010C (or Equivalent to …)
4 ENGL004 Vocabulary Foundation 3 0 3
ENGL010A (or Equivalent to …)
ENGL010B (or Equivalent to …)
ENGL010C (or Equivalent to …)
5 ENGL111 Oral Communication I 3 0 3
ENGL002 Oral Communication Foundation
6 ENGL112 Grammar 2 0 2
ENGL003 Grammar Foundation
7 ENGL113 Reading and Writing I 3 0 3
ENGL001 Integrated Skills Foundation
ENGL004 Vocabulary Foundation
8 ENGL121 Oral Communication II 3 0 3
ENGL111 Oral Communication I
9 ENGL123 Reading and Writing II 3 0 3
ENGL113 Reading and Writing I
10 ENGL122 IELTS Exam Preparation 2 0 2
ENGL112 Grammar
ENGL113 Reading and Writing I
Total ( without level C Courses ENGL001,2,3,4 ) 16
University Requirements Courses
# Course Code Course Name LT LB CR Pre-Requisites “a must, previously achieved”
1 MATH100 Elementary Mathematics 4 0 4
ENGL001 Intrgrated Skills Foundation
ENGL002 Oral Communication Foundation
ENGL003 Grammar Foundation
2 CS100 Introduction to Computers 0 2 1
ENGL001 Integrated Skills Foundation
ENGL002 Oral Communication Foundation
ENGL003 Grammar Foundation
ENGL004 Vocabulary Foundation
3 PE101 Physical Education I 0 2 1
ENGL001 Integrated Skills Foundation
ENGL002 Oral Communication Foundation
ENGL003 Grammar Foundation
ENGL004 Vocabulary Foundation
4 PE102 Physical Education II 0 2 1
PE101 Physical Education I
5 SKILL110 Learning Skills 1 0 1
ENGL001 Integrated Skills Foundation
ENGL002 Oral Communication Foundation
ENGL003 Grammar Foundation
ENGL004 Vocabulary Foundation
6 ARAB101 Arabic Language Skills 2 0 2
ENGL001 Integrated Skills Foundation
ENGL002 Oral Communication Foundation
ENGL003 Grammar Foundation
ENGL004 Vocabulary Foundation
7 ARAB102 Arabic Language Writing 2 0 2
ARAB101 Arabic Language Skills
8 SKILL120 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 2 0 2
SKILL110 Learning Skills
9 ISLM101 Introduction to Islamic Doctrine (Fiqh) 3 0 3
ENGL001 Integrated Skills Foundation
ENGL002 Oral Communication Foundation
ENGL003 Grammar Foundation
ENGL004 Vocabulary Foundation
10 SKILL121 Leadership and Team Work 2 0 2
SKILL120 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Total 19

“Architectural Engineering” Program

The “Architectural Engineering” program at DAU, offers a creative environment of integrating theoretical and structural courses with rigorous hand-on design studios. By doing so, we permit our students to be more creative in all features of the designed environment. In addition, the study Plan focuses on design studio as a core requirement for each semester, and manages with a strong vertical and horizontal coordination through shared strategies. Required projects for the Design Studios may vary, from a simple direct application of spaces synthesis, to the most sophisticated collaboration of spaces, covering exemplar projects: Saudi Villa, General Hospital, and a major four terminals International Airport. All the required Design Studio’s projects are indicative with the Saudi Industry: Housing, Sustainability, and Heritage. We continuously implement integrative strategy “One Semester One Plan” to apply and complement the theoretical courses directly into the design studios.
The following are the reviewed courses of the study plan:
CADD Foundation Courses
# Course Code Course Name LT LB CR Pre-Requisites “a must, previously achieved”
1 DES101 Design Foundation I 0 6 3
EGN111 Oral Communication I
2 DES102 Descriptive Drawing I 0 6 3
EGN111 Oral Communication I
3 DES103 Digital Photography and Image Processing 0 4 2
CS100 Introduction to Computers
4 DES111 Design Foundation II 0 8 4
DES101 Design Foundation I
DES102 Descriptive Drawing I
5 DES112 Descriptive Drawing II 0 4 2
DES102 Descriptive Drawing I
6 DES113 Digital Media for Design 0 6 3
DES103 Digital Photography and Image Processing
7 MATH101 Mathematics I 4 0 4
ENGL111 Oral Communication I
MATH100 Elementary Mathematics
Total 21
ARC Architectural Program Core Courses
# Course Code Course Name LT LB CR Pre-Requisites “a must, previously achieved”
1 ARC201 History of Architecture I 3 0 3
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2 ARC202 Building Construction I 2 2 3
DES112 Descriptive Drawing II
3 ARC211 Architecture Design I 0 6 3
DES111 Design Foundation II
ARC202 Building Construction I
4 ARC212 Graphic Communication 1 4 3
DES113 Digital Media for Design
5 ARC213 History of Architecture II 3 0 3
ARC201 History of Architecture I
7 ARC214 Survey 1 2 2
Math 101
7 ARC215 Theory of Structure 1 2 2
ARC216 Statics
8 ARC216 Statics 2 2 3
MATH101 Mathematics I
9 ARC301 Intermediate Design Studio I 0 8 4
ARC211 Architecture Design I
ARC302 Theory of Architecture I
10 ARC302 Theory of Architecture I 3 0 3
ARC201 History of Architecture I
11 ARC303 Building Construction II 2 2 3
ARC202 Building Construction I
12 ARC304 Landscape and Site Planning 1 4 3
ARC213 History of Architecture II
13 ARC305 Materials and Construction Systems 2 2 3
ARC303 Building Construction II
14 ARC306 Structural Analysis 2 2 3
ARC215 Theory of Structure
15 ARC311 Intermediate Design Studio II 0 8 4
ARC301 Intermediate Design Studio I
16 ARC312 Architecture of Arabian Region 3 0 3
ARC201 History of Architecture I
17 ARC313 Theory of Architecture II 3 0 3
ARC302 Theory of Architecture I
18 ARC314 Sanitary and Technical Installations 3 0 2
ARC305 Materials and Construction Systems
19 ARC315 Concrete and Steel Construction 1 1 2
ARC306 Structural Analysis
21 ARC401 Comprehensive Design Studio I0 0 10 5
ARC311 Intermediate Design Studio II
ARC312 Architecture of Arabian Region
21 ARC401 Comprehensive Design Studio I0 1 0 5
ARC311 Intermediate Design Studio II
ARC312 Architecture of Arabian Region
22 ARC402 Construction Documents I 2 2 3
ARC314 Sanitary and Technical Installations
ARC305 Materials and Construction Systems
23 ARC402 ARC403Housing and Urban Design 2 2 3
ARC304 Landscape and Site Planning
ARC311 Intermediate Design Studio II
24 ARC404 Environmental Control 2 0 2
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26 ARC406 Lighting and Acoustics 2 2 3
ARC401 Comprehensive Design Studio I
27 ARC411 Comprehensive Design Studio II 0 10 5
ARC401 Comprehensive Design Studio I
ARC402 Construction Documents I
ARC403 Housing and Urban Design
28 ARC412 Construction Documents II 2 2 3
ARC402 Construction Documents I
ARC315 Concrete and Steel Construction
29 ARC413 Humanities in Architecture 2 0 2
ARC311 Intermediate Design Studio II
30 ARC414 Principle of Urban Planning 2 2 3
ARC403 Housing and Urban Design
31 ARC415 Soil Mechanics and Foundations 1 1 2
ARC306 Structural Analysis
ARC315 Concrete and Steel Construction
32 ARC417 Project Management 2 0 2
ARC401 Comprehensive Design Studio I
34 ARC501 Advanced Design Studio 0 10 5
ARC411 Comprehensive Design Studio II
ARC412 Construction Documents II
ARC406 Lighting and Acoustics
—— Summer Training
35 ARC502 Graduation Project Research 1 4 3
ARC411 Comprehensive Design Studio II
36 ARC511 Graduation Project 0 12 6
ARC501 Advanced Design Studio
ARC502 Graduation Project Research
37 ARC512 Professional Practice 2 0 2
ARC417 Project Management
Total 104
ARC Architectural Elective Courses
# Course Code Course Name LT LB CR
1 —- Electives I 3
2 —- Electives II 3
3 —- Electives III 3
4 —- Electives IV 3
T o t a l 12

Program Course Map

All previously listed courses were very selectively organized to form the shown course map skeleton, divided throughout 10 academic terms (5 academic years), in a certain manner to gradual introduction of credit hours loads to the student, all linked in chains of pre-requisites conditional series, in order to maintain a certain standard order in acquiring the courses scientific materials.
The following chart is the course map to the study plan: