Goals

The aims of the architectural undergraduate programme are to inform students about the main areas of architecture, to develop their skills and abilities, to teach ways of methods and ways of thinking to improve opportunities to use their creativity, to make them gain experience, to train students as good citizens who respect and protect public welfare and who embrace ethical values. The main target of the programme is to train architects who have the following qualities: • Creating environments that respond to aesthetical, technical and ecological needs, gaining the ability to think in a creative, analytical and innovative way, • Producing cooperation between disciplines, keeping on lifelong education, having self-esteem, being a trustworthy, a people friendly, a self-critic, a fair-minded and a unique person, • Understanding the relationship between people and buildings, evaluating buildings and the environment they belong to, apprehending the building-space relationship regarding human needs and to be conscious about architectural heritage, • Gaining skills to respond to the aesthetical and technical requirements through the design process, • Having adequate information about architectural theory, history, fine arts, technologies and anthropology, • Having adequate information about planning theory, urban design and planning process, • Having adequate information about fine arts that have effect on the quality of architectural design, • Gaining adequate knowledge about architectural practice and the place of the architect in society, • Having adequate knowledge about methods for research and evaluation throughout architectural design, • Gaining adequate information on building design, structural design, building technologies, building techniques and engineering problems, • Gaining adequate knowledge about project management, cost management and project financing, • Gaining adequate information on research techniques and reporting.

Objectives

The goal of the programme is to give competency on theoretical background, practical issues, skills for evaluating and decision-making processes and the process of architectural design. In order to gain competency principles of architectural history, sustainable design, environmental issues, current and historic building techniques, building materials and technologies, and project management method are taught.