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  • Address
    PO Box 26666, Sharjah United Arab Emirates
  • Architecture Degrees

    Professional Architecture Degrees (Undergraduate)

    Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

    Pre-professional Architecture Degrees (Undergraduate)

    B. Architecture

    Other Related Disciplines (Undergraduate)

    B. Interior Design
  • Tuition

    Undergrad Tuition – In State

    $21,500 - $26,500

    Undergrad Tuition – Out of State

    $21,500 - $26,500
  • Full-Time Students
    300

American University of Sharjah

College of Architecture and Design

The Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art and Design of the American University of Sharjah that takes advantage of the unique professional and educational opportunities in the Gulf region. The five-year BArch professional program is equivalent in scope and curricular structure to North American professional degree programs and is the only program outside North America to receive full accreditation from NAAB. The curriculum consists of a total of 159 hours in required design studios, core and elective courses in architecture and open electives. Students can also pursue minors Urban Design, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design as well as take courses in Film, Visual Communication, Design Management, and Multi Media Design programs in the Department of Design. General education requirements consist of 42 credits and take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of the AUS campus. Architecture students are required to complete a 5-week summer internships in local or international architecture firms. Our graduates have significantly contributed to architectural practice in the region and beyond and have been recognized for their professional skills and for their unique contribution to the synthesis of East and West. Many alumni are pursuing or have completed graduate studies in prestigious universities in North America and Western Europe after their undergraduate studies in our B.Arch. program.

https://www.aus.edu/caad/department-of-architecture
University
Setting

Our graduates are leaders in improving the built environment in the region and beyond.

Through our emphasis on cutting-edge technology, hands-on education and critical thinking skills, the Department of Architecture prepares students to contribute significantly to the professional world of architecture and interior design.

School Philosophy

The Department of Architecture is dedicated to educate talented designers to serve as leaders in their fields of architecture and interior design. In doing so we are shaping the architectural and design education and the profession of the UAE and the region. We emphasize design education through diverse experiences which include critical thinking, design processes and learning through making and we offer an exciting setting for interaction and the discussion of ideas.

Our curriculum is vigorous and diverse based on an educational model of learning in an open-plan design studio culture. Through this atelier system and array of design studios, ideas of architecture and interior design are nurtured. Specialized and focused additional courses enhance further the skills of our students in history and theory, technology and digital tools, representation and making / fabrication.

School
Programs

The Department of Architecture has two degree programs: a five-year Bachelor of Architecture and four-year Bachelor of Interior Design. Our Bachelor of Architecture program is the first program of its kind outside North America to be granted accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States.

Both programs offer a design-oriented curriculum based on the most current information and practices. While most architecture and allied disciplines within the region occupy sub-departments of engineering schools, the architecture and interior design programs at AUS are housed within a College of Architecture, Art and Design that specializes in these fields.

Areas
of Focus

1. Art & Design
2. Digital Fabrication & Technology
3. Design/Build
4. Materials and Construction
5. Interior Design
6. Digital Design & Visualization
7. Building Technologies
8. History
9. Theory
10. Criticism

Student
Opportunities
Teaching / Research assistantships
Summer Program
Study Abroad
Our
Facilities
Laser Cutter
Woodshop
3D Printing
Metalshop
CNC Milling
Fabrication Lab

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