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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:


list bulletAbout my college education: Designing structures is interesting, when most of the major subject professors gave projects all at the same time are the most difficult. I enjoyed during group projects. Thesis is the most chanllenging one.

To be successful in this course, one should know how to draw and have a passion for arts.

list bulletMy current job: I am a Design Architect

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: In school we design houses and buildings. What I learned in school is exactly what I am doing in my professional career.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: 23 days

list bulletDo I recommend studying Architecture: I strongly recommend this course to others because of higher employment demands local and abroad. Salary level is fine and it is very enjoyable.
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