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BS in Architecture in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture is a five year college degree intended for people who wish to pursue a career in Architecture. Architectural education provides students with knowledge and skills in planning, designing and constructing buildings taking into account the principles of utility, strength and aesthetics.


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Architecture are encouraged to take the Accountancy, Business and Management strand. This strand provides the basic concepts of business and financial management, and corporate operations that will be helpful for college. 


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Architectural Design
  • Architectural Interior
  • Theory of Architecture
  • Building Technology
  • Building Utilities
  • History of Architecture
  • Professional Practice
  • Planning
  • Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture
  • Research Methods for Architecture
  • Housing
  • Business Management and Application for Architecture

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate.
However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS)
and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.
  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2”ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of Architecture are expected to be able to:

  • Keep up with the developments in the architectural field
  • Create architectural solutions through the use of history, theory, structural concepts, and professional practice
  • Successfully prepare contract documents, technical reports, and other necessary legal documents needed in architectural procedures
  • Use different information and communication technology media to create architectural solutions and presentation
  • Apply research methods in handling architectural problems
  • Involve oneself in managing construction works and building administration

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in any architectural firm.


Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

To become a Licensed Architect in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Architecture needs to pass the Architectural Licensure Examination (ALE). The examination is conducted by the Board of Architecture  under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). The ALE takes place every January of the year. 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of Architecture may pursue a career path in any architectural firms and apply as a Junior Architect, Junior Design Architect, Computer-Aided Design Architect (CAD), Computer-Aided Design and Draft (Architect), Building Surveyors, Architectural Project Manager, Architectural Technologists, or Building Conservation Officer.

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Reviews of BS in Architecture graduates:

M. D.
◈ Studied BS in Architecture
◈ At University of Santo Tomas
◈ Graduated 2007

list bulletAbout my college education: Interesting for people who love drafting, drawing, sketching and math.
Difficult for people who don't have any passion for these types of skills.
Required skills are math, drawing ability, creativity and resourcefulness.

list bulletMy current job: Customer Service Representative

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes because English language and logical skills are required for becoming a Customer Service Representative. In addition, I also do a part-time drafting jobs for my father who is an Engineer.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Immediately after graduation. Less than a month.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Architecture: Will recommend. The career is interesting and fulfilling especially if your own design was done. Salary wise, its good.
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