Bachelor of Architecture (2nd Tier)

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

Upon Successful completion, one can take up the following career path for registration as an Architect:

  1.  To work as Graduate Architects under supervision of a Registered Architect.
  2. To be then be registered by the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS) as Architects upon successful completion of internship and passing a professional examination.
  3. To become a corporate members of Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) after application and upon registration as an Architect by BORAQS.

Course Units:


ABA 2501 Research Methodology I
ABA 2502 Architectural Conservation Studies
ABA 2503 Project Costing & Management
ABA 2504 Environmental Impact Assessment & Environmental Audit
ABA 2505 Advanced Architectural Design I
ABA 2506 Research Methodology II
ABA 2507 Architectural Practice & Management
ABA 2508 Building Law & Contract Administration


ABA 2601 Research Thesis Project
ABA 2602 Project Programming
ABA 2603 Design Thesis Project



13 thoughts on “Bachelor of Architecture (2nd Tier)

  1. Why does Bachelor of Architecture seem more detailed than the current two tier programme? How does the two-tier programme put me above heads of other Architects who have undertaken Bachelor of Architecture/ Architectural studies?

    • Hello Cynthia.
      The two tier programme is an improvement of the Bachelor of Architecture programme in line with current market demands and international benchmarking.

  2. hello, i have done a degree in B.A Urban and Regional Planning with IT from Maseno University.
    I wanted to boost my career with Architecture and later be registered as an Architect, Kindly advise.

    • Hello Davie.
      Not at the moment. We are working on harmonizing the Curriculum with those offered at East Africa to allow for that.
      Thank you.

  3. Hello,
    I have btech in building construction, can I be allowed to take the two tier bachelor in architecture and be an architect ?

    • Hello Lazarus. To be an Architect, you will have to take the entire two-tier degree program to become a graduate Architect. To become a Registered Architect, you will need to work for a minimum of 18 months under a registerered Architect then sit for professional exams offered by The Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (Boraqs).
      Thank you.

      • What am asking is, with a btech in building construction can i be allowed to take the two-tier programme. Advice.

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