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Minor In Architecture

Architecture centers on the art and science of designing buildings; the structure and construction of buildings and spaces intended for human use.

Duration
16 credit hours

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Architecture centers on the art and science of designing buildings; the structure and construction of buildings and spaces intended for human use.

The Minor in Architecture at AUD is a one semester program which allows students to develop their knowledge in areas of theory and history of Architecture, construction and building materials, and architectural design.

Led by a faculty of academic and professionally qualified individuals the course is open to all students except those majoring in Architecture.

PROGRAM DETAILS

The Minor in Architecture will provide a general understanding and appreciation of architecture as a discipline.  It offers an introduction for further study at undergraduate or graduate level.

Up to two courses from a student’s General Electives may be counted towards fulfilling the requirements for the Minor in Architecture. In addition to university-wide degree requirements, students must complete 16 credit hours divided as follows:

Requirements

 

Credit Hours

ARCH102

Architectural Design Studio II

4

ARCH 151

History and Theory of Architecture I

3

ARCH 201

Architectural Design Studio III

6

ARCH 211

Materials and Methods of Construction

3

Total Minor Requirements

 

16

Facilities

  • The Department of Architecture maintains several well-equipped and advanced computer labs and lounges.
  • Hardware is updated or upgraded on an annual basis and can accommodate all architecturally-led software including 2D graphics, 3D modeling and rendering, 4D animations and walkthroughs.
  • A dedicated IT services team is on hand to help keep all resources running smoothly, as well as troubleshooting personal laptops.
  • In-house scanners, printers and large format plotting are all available.
  • A dedicated model and furniture making workshop is located on campus.
  • A design center serves to engage faculty and students in research and outreach to the architecture community at large.

ADMISSIONS ENTRY

All applying students must have:

  • A high school/secondary school certificate or equivalent from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body;
  • International TOEFL®or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.
  • The University administers the ACCUPLACERTMExam (Math) to place students at the appropriate mathematics level. Students may substitute the SAT for this, depending on the score.

Students should consult with the Admissions Office for further details at admissions@aud.edu.

CAREER

At AUD our ultimate goals is to produce well-rounded, employable graduates, equipped with knowledge and experience of the workplace as well as a university degree.

We offer exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduates looking to gain experience in a variety of different fields such as IT, design, research and business. If you have a desire to learn AND earn in a unique environment. You might be just what we’re looking for.

Contact us to find out more about how you can become part of the AUD workforce.

FACULTY

Director of the Center for SAAD Research, Innovation and Design (CRID) and Associate Professor of Architecture
Georges Kachaamy
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Professor of Architecture
Alex Albani
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Chair, Department of Architecture & Associate Professor of Architecture
Annarita Cornaro
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Assistant Professor of Architecture
David Franklin
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Assistant Professor of Architecture
Ghada Yaiche
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Associate Professor of Architecture
Jose A. Carrillo
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Assistant Professor of Architecture
Takeshi Maruyama
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Assistant Professor of Architecture
Mohammed Balila
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Assistant Professor of Architecture
Ignacio Nieto de la Cal
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Associate Professor of Architecture
Abdellatif Qamhaieh
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STAFF

Lab Technician – School of Architecture, Art and Design
Joel Oliveros
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Architecture at AUD was my first choice for its great reputation among other universities in the UAE

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I am grateful to have made the choice to join the architecture program at AUD. Foremost, I have made lifetime friends thanks to the studio culture applied in the Department