Department of Architecture

Head of Department:
Amedeo Cilento
Group ID:
Faculty of Engineering
Bachelor of Science
The four-year program in Architecture leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The Architecture major establishes an intellectual context for students to interpret the relation of form, space, program, materials and media to human life and thought. Through the Architecture curriculum, students participate in the ongoing shaping of knowledge about the built environment and learn to see architecture as one among many forms of cultural production. At the same time, the major stresses the necessity of learning disciplinary-specific tools, methods, terms and critiques. Thus, work in the studio, lecture or seminar asks that students treat architecture as a form of research and speculation which complement the liberal arts mission of expansive thinking. The undergraduate education provided at Zaman University gives graduating Architects a fundamental understanding of both art and science of design, with emphasis on processes, professional standards, and the practical application of design and technology. The task of architecture is the creation of human environments. It is both an expression of human values and a context for human activity. Through the design process, architecture addresses the interrelated environmental, behavioral, and cultural issues that underlie the organization of built form. The student of architecture is called upon to direct sensitivity, imagination, and intellect to the physical significance of these fundamental issues in designing a coherent environment for people. Architectural design as a comprehensive creative process is the focus of Zaman University Department of Architecture. The objectives of the Department of Architecture reflect the view that architecture is an intellectual discipline, both an art and a profession. The program, therefore, is based on the following intentions: • to stimulate artistic sensitivity and creative powers, • to strengthen intellectual growth and the capacity to develop creative and responsible solutions to unique and changing problems, and • to help the student acquire the individual capabilities necessary for the competent practice of architecture and lifelong learning.

Curriculum of Department of Architecture

Semester 1 - Core Courses
Courses Name Credit
KHM 101 Khmer Studies I 3
MATH 100 Pre-Calculus 4
ACAD 111 Academic English I 3
ARC 101 Architectural Drawing and Creativity 3
ECON 100 Introductory Economics 3
Semester 2 - Core Courses
Courses Name Credit
KHM 102 Khmer Studies II 3
MATH 101 Calculus I 4
ACAD 112 Academic English II 3
BUS 110 Management Essentials 3
PHYS 101 Physics I 4
Semester 3 - Core Courses
Courses Name Credit
ARC 201 History of Architecture and Arts I 3
ENGR 203 Technical Drawing 3
AE 211 Principles of Architectural Design I 3
ENGR 201 Engineering Mechanics 4
AE 220 Descriptive Geometry 3
Semester 4 - Core Courses
Courses Name Credit
ARC 202 History of Architecture and Arts II 3
CE 214 Construction Materials 3
AE 221 Principles of Architectural Design II 3
ARC 202 Digital Media in Architecture I 3
ARC 212 Construction Technologies 3
Semester 5 - Core Courses
Courses Name Credit
CE 301 Structural Analysis I 4
ARC 301 History of Architecture and Arts III 3
ARC 311 Digital Media in Architecture II 3
CE 321 Surveying 3
ARC 300 Architectural Design I 5
Semester 6 - Core Courses
Courses Name Credit
AE 321 Khmer Arts and Architecture 3
AE 302 Building's Systems (MEP) I 3
CE 340 Reinforced Concrete Structures 4
ARC 320 Architectural Design II 5
Semester 7 - Core Courses
Courses Name Credit
ARC 400 Architectural Design III 5
ARC 402 Conservation of Historic Buildings and Renovation 3
AE 401 Building's Systems (MEP) II 3
ARC 401 Principles of City Planning and Urban Design 3
CE 432 Construction Management 3
Semester 8 - Core Courses
Courses Name Credit
ARC 410 Architectural Design IV 5
ARC 402 Urbanism and Master Planning 4
AE 422 Sustainable and Accessible Design 3