Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Curriculum and Course Structure

A candidate will be awarded the B.A. (Arch) upon completing a minimum of 160 modular credits (MCs), including NUS required modules. Various tracks of specialisation are available as a precursor to the relevant concurrent Master programme to students who have achieved creditable grades in Design. Students pursue the following eight semester course of study:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

For students looking to opt for the Master of Landscape Architecture, please refer to the Landscape Track (Year 3).

 

SEMESTER 1

AR3101 Design 5  8 MCs
AR3223 Introduction to Urbanism  4 MCs
AR3721 Environmental Systems and Construction  4 MCs

SEMESTER 2

AR3102 Design 6 8 MCs 
AR3721 Environmental Systems and Construction 4 MCs

SEMESTER 1

AR3101 Design 5 (Landscape Architecture Emphasis)+  8 MCs
LA4203 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture  4 MCs
AR3223 Introduction to Urbanism  4 MCs
AR3721 Environmental Systems and Construction 4 MCs

SEMESTER 2

AR3102 Design 6 (Landscape Architecture Emphasis)+ 8 MCs 
LA4212 Topics in Tropical Forest Ecology#  4 MCs
AR3721 Environmental Systems and Construction (cont. from Semester 1)  4 MCs

+Students have to take at least one of the modules (AR3101A or AR3102A) to be considered for LA specialisation in fourth year.

+Requisite modules to be taken for consideration of admission into the MLA programme. These modules may count towards UE requirements

Year 4

For students enrolled in the M.Arch concurrent degree programme, please refer to Year 4 curriculum here

For students enrolled in the MLA concurrent degree programme, please refer to Year 4 curriculum here

For students enrolled in the MUP concurrent degree programme, please refer to Year 4 curriculum here

SEMESTER 1

Level 4000 & Above Arch Related Elective (in lieu of Design)  8 MCs
AR5601 Urban Design Theory and Praxis  4 MCs

SEMESTER 2

Level 4000 & Above Arch Related Elective (in lieu of Design) 8 MCs 

 

NUS Required Modules

General Education Modules (GEM)  20 MCs
Unrestricted Electives (UE)*  16 MCs
Total 160 MCs

*Additional UEs students have to complete on their own if they are taking the requisite modules listed under #, otherwise full 32 MCs of UEs will apply.

General Education Modules (GEM)  20 MCs
Unrestricted Electives (UE)*  12 MCs
Total 160 MCs

*Additional UEs students have to complete on their own if they are taking the requisite modules listed under #, otherwise full 32 MCs of UEs will apply.

General Education Modules (GEM)  20 MCs
Unrestricted Electives (UE)*  12 MCs
Total 160 MCs

*Additional UEs students have to complete on their own if they are taking the requisite modules listed under #, otherwise full 32 MCs of UEs will apply.

General Education Modules (GEM)  20 MCs
Unrestricted Electives (UE)*  32 MCs
Total 160 MCs

 

For more details, please refer to external pdf link attached
http://www.arch.nus.edu.sg/programme/architecture/ba-arch/faq_general_1516.pdf