About the Programme
M. Arch is a two-year professional postgraduate programme meant for providing a disciplined approach to the fundamentals of architecture for students to develop their individual talents and skills.
The Master’s degree programme focuses on design as exposition exploration as a manifesto or a product. The programme aims to explore design as a critique beyond the limitations of production as in the contemporary fusion of low-end design and kitsch. The goal is to achieve the ability to rethink the scope of architecture.
The emphasis is on new digital tools in design exploration as well as new paradigms and on the conviction that design can initiate radical social change or reflect its design can either follow or lead. Students also critically engage with historical critiques and arguments especially that of modernism architectural manifestos social and technological utopias as well as contemporary practices and paradigms. Graduates become accountable actors in shaping the built environment and/or critically engage it.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)
- PEO1  Students shall be able to define architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetics and technical requirements with the adequate acquired knowledge of the history and related fields. They shall be able to appraise the physical problems, technologies and functions of buildings and summarize so as to provide justified internal conditions of comfort and protection against the climate.
- PEO2  Students shall have an understanding of the relationship between people and buildings, and distinguish between buildings and the environment, thus being able to able to analyze the methods of investigation and illustrate the preparation of the brief for a design project.
- PEO3  Students shall demonstrate an understanding of the profession of architecture and the role of an    architect in society and at the same time have the ability to display sensitivity towards concerns for environmental and energy issues.
- PEO4  Students shall be able to appraise themselves with the design skill necessary to meet building users' requirements within the constraints imposed through adequate knowledge of the industries, organizations, regulations, and procedures.
Program Outcomes (PO’s)
- PO – 1: Architectural knowledge : Apply the knowledge of design, science, engineering fundamentals, and architectural specialisations to the solution of complex architectural problems.
- PO – 2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex architectural problems reaching substantiated conclusions using  principles of design and architecture
- PO – 3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex architectural problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
- PO – 4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
- PO – 5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern architecture and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex architectural activities with an understanding of the limitations.
- PO – 6: The architect and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional architectural practice.
- PO – 7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional architectural  solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
- PO – 8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the architectural practice.
- PO – 9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.
- PO – 10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex architectural activities with the architecture community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation,  make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
- PO – 11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the architecture and  management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
- PO- 12 Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and  life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.