Bachelor of Architectural Studies (B.A.S.)

This course is the First part of the Two-Tier programme comprising the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (4 Years) and the Bachelor of architecture (2 Years).

It concerns both planning and designs of the built and natural environment. Emphasis is on art approach to design. Upon completion of the 4 years, holders of Bachelor of Architectural Studies can take up the following career paths among many others:

  1. They can work as assistants to registered Architects, Project Managers, Contractors, etc.
  2. They can work in project implementation teams.
  3. They can apply for the Bachelor of Architecture Degree to become eligible for registration as Architects
  4. The can pursue other professional degrees in design-related fields such as interior design, product design as well as Architectural Conservation
  5. They can apply for M.Phil programmes in Design related fields.


Course Units:


HRD 2101 Communications Skills
ABA 2101 History of World Architecture
ABA 2102 Solid Geometry
ABA 2103 Ecology of Building Materials
ABA 2104 Architectural Communication I
HRD 2102 Development Studies
ABA 2105 Building & Workshop Technology
ABL 2108 Environmental Geomatics
ABA 2107 Structures For Architects I
ABA 2108 Architectural Communication II
SZL 2111 HIV and AIDS


ABA 2201 Building Services
ABA 2202 Structures for Architects II
ABA 2203 History of African Architecture
ABA 2204 Architectural Communication III
ABA 2205 Architectural Design I
ABA 2206 Building Technology I
ABA 2207 Building Services & Workshop Technology
ABA 2208 Architectural Communication IV
ABA 2209 History & Theory of Architecture I
ABA 2210 Architectural Design II
ABA 2211 Practical Attachment – Internal


ABA 2301 Sustainable Design
ABA 2302 Interior Design & Detailing
ABA 2303 History and Theory of Architecture II
ABA 2304 Building Environment Science I (Thermal)
ABA 2305 Architectural Design III
ABA 2306 Building Technology II
ABA 2307 Building Economics
ABA 2308 Environmental Behaviour Study
ABA 2309 Building Environment Science II (Lighting)


ABA 2401 Introduction to Research Methodology
ABA 2402 Urban Studies
ABA 2403 Building Environment Science III (Sound)
ABA 2404 Entrepreneurship
ABA 2405 Architectural Design V
ABA 2406 Project I
ABA 2407 Project II