Bachelor of Science in Architecture (5 years)

Offered by the College of Architecture

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture being offered is an enhanced five-year program designed to prepare its students to be glocal architects who will contribute to and influence in the improvement of the built environment. The sequence of the technical and professional courses has been structured to methodically develop the knowledge and skills of the students per year level. The pedagogy for the courses is now dynamic, with mentoring given focus in its delivery. To ensure intensive stimulation of student creativity and skill, the Faculty-Student ratio for the Design and Building Technology courses is now 1:23. The Architecture Midterm Aptitude Comprehensive Examination and the Architecture Review Course given to 3rd– and 5th-year students, respectively, validates the knowledge gained by the students about the program. Linkages with foreign universities and organizations provides opportunities for the students for international exposure. In their final year, students harvest all their learnings and showcase everything through their thesis project.

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

The graduates of the Architecture program shall:

  1. Exemplify the values of a Thomasian in the built environment industry.
  2. Engage in productive collaboration with different stakeholders and effectively express innovative ideas for the betterment of the nation.
  3. Prepare learned design solutions that are globally relevant to societal issues.
  4. Exhibit preparedness and rigor to become a professional who ensures disciplinal relevance and professional development.

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Architecture” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

The graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program may go into the following fields of practice:

For Professionals

Architectural Design and Pre-Design Services for Architecture Construction Technology Research and Development
Housing Construction Management Restoration/Conservation
Physical Planning Project Management Architectural Interiors
Urban Design Building Administration and Maintenance Expert Witness Service
Community Architecture Real Estate Development Design-build Service
Facility Planning  Architectural Education


For Graduates

Architectural Drafting Project Estimate
CADD Operator Rendering (Manual and Electronic)
Project Coordinator Scale Modeling
Project Supervisor / Inspector

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

There may be minor changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Program Schedule

5 years, 14 terms

Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(May – June)
1 / / none
2 / / none
3 / / none
4 / / none
5 / / none
First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 111 Architectural Design 1 1 3 2
ARC 112 Architectural Graphics 1 1 6 3
ARC 113 Manual Visual Technique 1 1 3 2
ARC 114 Theory of Architecture 1 3 0 3
ARC 115 History of Architecture 1 3 0 3
ARC 116 Solid Mensuration 2 0 2
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 19 12 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1110 History of Architecture 2 3 0 3 ARC 114,
ARC 115
ARC 1111 Surveying 2 3 3 ARC 116
ARC 1112 Building Technology 1 3 0 3 ARC 111,
ARC 115
ARC 117 Architectural Design 2 1 3 2 ARC 111,
ARC 112,
ARC 113
ARC 118 Architectural Graphics 2 1 6 3 ARC 112,
ARC 113
ARC 119 Manual Visual Technique 2 1 3 2 ARC 112,
ARC 113
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3
TOTAL 19 15 27

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1113 Architectural Design 3 1 6 3 ARC 1110,
ARC 117,
ARC 118,
ARC 119
ARC 1114 Manual Visual Technique 3 2 3 3 ARC 118,
ARC 119
ARC 1115 History of Architecture 3 2 3 3 ARC 1110
ARC 1116 Building Utilities 1 3 0 3 ARC 1112,
ARC 117
ARC 1118 Planning 1 3 0 3 ARC 1111,
ARC 117
ARC 1119 Professional Practice 1 3 0 3 ARC 1110,
ARC 1112
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 3
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL 24 15 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1120 Architectural Design 4 1 6 3 ARC 1113,
ARC 1114,
ARC 1118,
ARC 1119
ARC 1121 Building Technology 2 3 3 ARC 1112,
ARC 1113,
ARC 1116
ARC 1122 Building Utilities 2 2 3 3 ARC 1112,
ARC 1113,
ARC 1116
ARC 1123 Theory of Architecture 2 3 0 3 ARC 1115
ARC 1124 History of Architecture 4 2 0 3 ARC 1115
ARC 1125 Tropical Design 2 0 2 ARC 1113,
ARC 1118,
ARC 1119
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin  3 0 3  FIL 1
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World  3 0 3
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL 16 12 28

 

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1126 Architectural Design 5 1 3 4 ARC 1120,
ARC 1121,
ARC 1122,
ARC 1123
ARC 1127 Building Technology 3 2 3 3 ARC 1121,
ARC 1122
ARC 1128 Planning 2 4 0 4 ARC 1118,
ARC 1120
ARC 1129 Building Utilities 3 2 3 3 ARC 1121,
ARC 1122
ARC 1130 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 1 1 6 3 ARC 1120
ARC 1131 Statics of Rigid Bodies (ES 1) 3 0 3 ARC 1117
STS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 16 15 23

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1132 Architectural Design 6 1 9 4 ARC 1126,
ARC 1127,
ARC 1128,
ARC 1129
ARC 1133 Building Technology 4 2 3 3 ARC 1127,
ARC 1129
ARC 1134 Strength of Materials (ES 2) 3 0 3 ARC 1131
ARC 1135 Architectural Interiors 2 3 3 ARC 1124,
ARC 1126
ARC 1136 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 2/ BIM 1 6 3 ARC 1126,
ARC 1130
ARC 1137 Allied Elective 1 3 0 3 ARC 1124,
ARC 1126
ARC 1138 Housing 3 0 3 ARC 1126,
ARC 1128
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 21 25

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1139 Architectural Design 7 1 12 5 ARC 111,
ARC 1110,
ARC 1111,
ARC 1112,
ARC 1113,
ARC 1114,
ARC 1115,
ARC 1116,
ARC 1117,
ARC 1118,
ARC 1119,
ARC 112,
ARC 1120,
ARC 1121,
ARC 1122,
ARC 1123,
ARC 1124,
ARC 1125,
ARC 1126,
ARC 1127,
ARC 1128,
ARC 1129,
ARC 113,
ARC 1131,
ARC 1132,
ARC 1133,
ARC 1134,
ARC 1135,
ARC 1137,
ARC 1138,
ARC 114,
ARC 115,
ARC 116,
ARC 117,
ARC 118,
ARC 119,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4,
PURPCOM,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF
ARC 1140 Building Technology 5 2 3 3 ARC 111,
ARC 1110,
ARC 1111,
ARC 1112,
ARC 1113,
ARC 1114,
ARC 1115,
ARC 1116,
ARC 1117,
ARC 1118,
ARC 1119,
ARC 112,
ARC 1120,
ARC 1121,
ARC 1122,
ARC 1123,
ARC 1124,
ARC 1125,
ARC 1126,
ARC 1127,
ARC 1128,
ARC 1129,
ARC 113,
ARC 1131,
ARC 1132,
ARC 1133,
ARC 1134,
ARC 1135,
ARC 1137,
ARC 1138,
ARC 114,
ARC 115,
ARC 116,
ARC 117,
ARC 118,
ARC 119,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4,
PURPCOM,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF
ARC 1141 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 3 1 6 3 ARC 111,
ARC 1110,
ARC 1111,
ARC 1112,
ARC 1113,
ARC 1114,
ARC 1115,
ARC 1116,
ARC 1117,
ARC 1118,
ARC 1119,
ARC 112,
ARC 1120,
ARC 1121,
ARC 1122,
ARC 1123,
ARC 1124,
ARC 1125,
ARC 1126,
ARC 1127,
ARC 1128,
ARC 1129,
ARC 113,
ARC 1130,
ARC 1131,
ARC 1132,
ARC 1133,
ARC 1134,
ARC 1135,
ARC 1136,
ARC 1137,
ARC 1138,
ARC 114,
ARC 115,
ARC 116,
ARC 117,
ARC 118,
ARC 119,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4,
PURPPCOM,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF
ARC 1142 Professional Practice 2 3 0 3 ARC 111,
ARC 1110,
ARC 1111,
ARC 1112,
ARC 1113,
ARC 1114,
ARC 1115,
ARC 1116,
ARC 1117,
ARC 1118,
ARC 1119,
ARC 112,
ARC 1120,
ARC 1121,
ARC 1122,
ARC 1123,
ARC 1124,
ARC 1125,
ARC 1126,
ARC 1127,
ARC 1128, A
RC 1129,
ARC 113,
ARC 1131,
ARC 1132,
ARC 1133,
ARC 1134,
ARC 1135,
ARC 1137,
ARC 1138,
ARC 114,
ARC 115,
ARC 116,
ARC 117,
ARC 118,
ARC 119,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4,
PURPCOM,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF
ARC 1143 Theory of Structures (ES 3) 3 0 3 ARC 111,
ARC 1110,
ARC 1111,
ARC 1112,
ARC 1113,
ARC 1114,
ARC 1115,
ARC 1116,
ARC 1117,
ARC 1118,
ARC 1119,
ARC 112,
ARC 1120,
ARC 1121,
ARC 1122,
ARC 1123,
ARC 1124,
ARC 1125,
ARC 1126,
ARC 1127,
ARC 1128,
ARC 1129,
ARC 113,
ARC 1130,
ARC 1131,
ARC 1132,
ARC 1133,
ARC 1134,
ARC 1135,
ARC 1136,
ARC 1137,
ARC 1138,
ARC 114,
ARC 115,
ARC 116,
ARC 117,
ARC 118,
ARC 119,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4,
PURPCOM,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF
ARC 1144 Allied Course 2 3 0 3 ARC 111,
ARC 1110,
ARC 1111,
ARC 1112,
ARC 1113,
ARC 1114,
ARC 1115,
ARC 1116,
ARC 1117,
ARC 1118,
ARC 1119,
ARC 112,
ARC 1120,
ARC 1121,
ARC 1122,
ARC 1123,
ARC 1124,
ARC 1125,
ARC 1126,
ARC 1127,
ARC 1128,
ARC 1129,
ARC 113,
ARC 1131,
ARC 1132,
ARC 1133,
ARC 1134,
ARC 1135,
ARC 1137,
ARC 1138,
ARC 114,
ARC 115,
ARC 116,
ARC 117,
ARC 118,
ARC 119,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4,
PURPCOM,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF
ARC 1145 Planning 3 3 0 3 ARC 111,
ARC 1110,
ARC 1111,
ARC 1112,
ARC 1113,
ARC 1114,
ARC 1115,
ARC 1116,
ARC 1117,
ARC 1118,
ARC 1119,
ARC 112,
ARC 1120,
ARC 1121,
ARC 1122,
ARC 1123,
ARC 1124,
ARC 1125,
ARC 1126,
ARC 1127,
ARC 1128,
ARC 1129,
ARC 113,
ARC 1131,
ARC 1132,
ARC 1133,
ARC 1134,
ARC 1135,
ARC 1137,
ARC 1138,
ARC 114,
ARC 115,
ARC 116,
ARC 117,
ARC 118,
ARC 119,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4,
PURPCOM,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF
TOTAL 16 18 23

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1146 Architectural Design 8 1 12 5 ARC 1139,
ARC 1140,
ARC 1145
ARC 1147 Professional Practice 3 3 0 3 ARC 1142
ARC 1148 Research Methods for Architecture 3 0 3 ARC 1139,
ARC 1140,
ARC 1142,
ARC 1143,
ARC 1145
ARC 1149 Steel and Timber Design 3 0 3 ARC 1143
ARC 1150 Allied Course 3 3 0 3 ARC 1144
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
TOTAL 19 12 23

 

Fifth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1151 Architectural Design 9 1 12 5 ARC 111,
ARC 1110,
ARC 1111,
ARC 1112,
ARC 1113,
ARC 1114,
ARC 1115,
ARC 1116,
ARC 1117,
ARC 1118,
ARC 1119,
ARC 112,
ARC 1120,
ARC 1121,
ARC 1122,
ARC 1123,
ARC 1124,
ARC 1125,
ARC 1126,
ARC 1127,
ARC 1128,
ARC 1129,
ARC 113,
ARC 1131,
ARC 1132,
ARC 1133,
ARC 1134,
ARC 1135,
ARC 1137,
ARC 1138,
ARC 1139,
ARC 114,
ARC 1140,
ARC 1142,
ARC 1143,
ARC 1144,
ARC 1145,
ARC 1146,
ARC 1147,
ARC 1148,
ARC 1149,
ARC 115,
ARC 1150,
ARC 116,
ARC 117,
ARC 118,
ARC 119,
ART_APP,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4,
PURPCOM,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF,
READ_PH
ARC 1154 Architectural Review Course (ARC) 3 0 3 ARC 111,
ARC 1110,
ARC 1111,
ARC 1112,
ARC 1113,
ARC 1114,
ARC 1115,
ARC 1116,
ARC 1117,
ARC 1118,
ARC 1119,
ARC 112,
ARC 1120,
ARC 1121,
ARC 1122,
ARC 1123,
ARC 1124,
ARC 1125,
ARC 1126,
ARC 1127,
ARC 1128,
ARC 1129,
ARC 113,
ARC 1131,
ARC 1132,
ARC 1133,
ARC 1134,
ARC 1135,
ARC 1137,
ARC 1138,
ARC 1139,
ARC 114,
ARC 1140,
ARC 1142,
ARC 1143,
ARC 1144,
ARC 1145,
ARC 1146,
ARC 1147,
ARC 1148,
ARC 1149,
ARC 115,
ARC 1150,
ARC 116,
ARC 117,
ARC 118,
ARC 119,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4,
PURPCOM,
READ_PH,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
TOTAL 13 12 17

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1155 Architectural Design 10 1 12 5 ARC 1151,
ARC 1154
ARC 1156 Business Management and Application for Architecture (BMAA) 2 3 0 3 ARC 1153
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
LIT 1 Literature 1 3 0 3
TOTAL 10 12 14

 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2012-2013 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

Program Schedule

5 years, 14 terms

Year First Term (August – December) Second Term (January – May) Special Term (May – June)
1 / / /
2 / / /
3 / / /
4 / / /
5 / / none
First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AD 1 Architectural Design 1 1 3 2
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino 3 0 3
GR 101 Architecture Drafting 1 6 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 0 3
MATH 102 Trigonometry 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
TOA 1 Theory of Architecture 1 2 0 2
VT 1 Monochromatic Drawing 1 3 2
TOTAL 22 12 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AD 2 Architectural Design 2 1 3 2 AD 1
ENG 2 Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik 3 0 3 FIL 1
GR 102 Perspective, Shades, and Shadows 1 6 3 GR 101
MATH 104 Analytic Geometry 3 0 3 MATH 101, MATH 102
MATH 215 Solid Mensuration 2 0 2 MATH 101, MATH 102
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3 THY 1
VT 2 Color Rendering and Still Life 1 3 2 VT 1
TOTAL 22 12 26

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BT 1 Building Technology 1 – Building Materials 3 0 3 AD 2
VT 3 Presentation Techniques 1 3 2 VT 2
TOTAL 4 3 5

 

Second Year - Two Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1113 Architectural Design 3 1 6 3 ARC 1110, ARC 117, ARC 118, ARC 119
ARC 1114 Manual Visual Technique 3 2 3 3 ARC 118, ARC 119
ARC 1115 History of Architecture 3 2 3 3 ARCH 1110
ARC 1116 Building Utilities 3 0 3 ARC 1112, ARC 117
ARC 1118 Planning 1 3 0 3 ARC 1111, ARC 117
ARC 1119 Professional Practice 3 0 3  ARC 1110, ARC 1112
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 3 MATH 104, MATH 215
TOTAL 24 15 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1120 Architectural Design 4 3 6 3
ARC 1121 Building Technology 2 3 3
ARC 1122 Building Utilities 2 2 3 3
ARC 1123 Theory of Architecture 2 3 0 3
ARC 1124 History of Architecture 4 2 3 3
ARC 1125 Tropical Design 3 0 3
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin  3 0 3  FIL 1
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World  3 0 3
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3
TOTAL 16 15 21

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
MATH 110 Differential and Integral Calculus 3 0 3 PSS2
PP 1 Professional Practice 1 (Laws Affecting the Practice of Architecture) 3 0 3 AD 4, BT 3, BU 2, HOA 2
TOA 2 Theory of Architecture 2 3 0 3 TOA 1
TOTAL 9 0 9

 

Third Year - Two Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AD 5 Architectural Design 5 1 6 3 AD 4
BT 4 Building Technology 4 – Specification Writing and Quantity Surveying 2 3 3 BT 3
BU 3 Building Utilities 3 – Acoustics and Lighting Systems 3 0 3 BU 2
CADD 1 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 1 1 6 3 AD 4
ES 1 Statics of Rigid Bodies 3 0 3 MATH 110
HOA 3 History of Architecture 3 3 0 3 HOA 2
PLN 1 Planning 1 – Site Planning and Landscape Architecture 3 0 3 AD 4
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 SCL 3
TOTAL 19 18 25

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AD 6 Architectural Design 6 1 9 4 AD 5
BT 5 Building Technology 5 – Alternative Building Construction Systems 2 3 3 BT 4
CADD 2 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 2 1 6 3 CADD 1
ES 2 Strength of Materials 3 0 3 ES 1
NS 202 Man, Environment, and Society 3 0 3
PLN 2 Planning 2 – Fundamentals of Urban Design and Community Architecture 3 0 3 PLN 1
PP 2 Professional Practice 2 (Administering the Regular Services of the Architect) 3 0 3 PP 1
PRO ETH Professional Ethics 3 0 3 SCL 9
TOTAL 19 18 25

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs, Units Pre-Requisites
HOA 4 History of Architecture 4 3 0 3 HOA 3
SUR Surveying 2 3 3 MATH 110
TOTAL 5 3 6

 

Fourth Year - Two Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AD 7 Architectural Design 7 1 12 5 AD 6
AI Architectural Interiors 2 3 3 HOA 4
ES 3 Theory of Structures 3 0 3 ES 2
HUM Introduction to Humanities 3 0 3
PLN 3 Planning 3 – Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning 3 0 3 PLN 2
PP 3 Professional Practice 3 (Global Practice for the 21st Century) 3 0 3 PP 2
SP 1 Specialization 1 – Conservation 3 0 3 AD 6, BT 5, PLN 1, HOA 4
TD Tropical Design 3 0 3 AD 6
TOTAL 21 15 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AD 8 Architectural Design 8 1 12 5 AD 7
AS 1 & 2 Steel and Timber Design 3 0 3 ES 3
HSNG Housing 3 0 3 PLN 3
LIT 101A World Literature 3 0 3
RMA Research Methods for Architecture 3 0 3 AD 7, PP 3, PLN 3, AI, TD, SP 1, ES 3
SA Sociology – Anthropology 3 0 3
SP 2 Specialization 2 – Landscape Architecture 3 0 3 SP 1
TOTAL 19 12 23

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
APPRE Apprenticeship (240 hrs.) 5 AD 8
TOTAL 5

 

Fifth Year - Two Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AD 9 Architectural Design 9 1 12 5 AD 8, RMA
ARCC Architectural Comprehensive Course 3 0 3 AD 8, RMA
AS 3 Architectural Structures 3 0 3 AS 1 & 2
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
SP 3 Specialization 3 – Environmental Management 3 0 3 SP 2
TOTAL 13 12 17

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AD 10 Architectural Design 10 1 12 5 AD 9, PLN 3, AS 3, ARCC
ETAR Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform 3 0 3
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
TOTAL 7 12 11

 

Program Policies

Attendance
  • Attendance is counted from the first day of class.
  • A student who is absent in class for whatever reason is not excused from fulfilling the prescribed academic requirements of the course.
  • A student who incurs absences in excess of 20% of the required class days receives a grade of “FA” or failure due to absences.
  • Classes missed for reason of late enrolment or illness must be counted among the absences.
Class Decorum

a. Students are required to stand up and acknowledge the entry of the faculty member.a. Students are required to stand up and acknowledge the entry of the faculty member.
b. The faculty member should always start/end the class with a short prayer.
c. All communication gadgets should be kept inside the bag and switched to silent mode.
d. Faculty and Students should always treat each other with professionalism.

Uniform

Students are required to wear the prescribed College Uniform with School Identification Card. and Good Grooming including the Haircut and Hair Color Policy of the College.

a. “Type A” Uniform to be worn during Special Events such as conferences, symposia, fora with Guest Speakers
or other events as may be required by the Dean’s Office.

b. “Type B” Uniform to be worn during Regular class days.

c. “Type C” Uniform to be worn during Regular class days from March-July. *
*subject to change based on decision of the Office of the Secretary General.

Sectioning

Shuffling of block sections shall be done yearly at the prerogative of the Dean’s Office.

Petition Classes

Petition class shall not be allowed except for Design 10 course.

Advance Enrollment of Courses

A student is not allowed to take any advance course beyond the courses being offered to his/her original batch.

Student Organization Membership and Leadership

A student member/officer of a University/College organization who fails any course shall be automatically dropped as a member/officer of the organization.

No irregular student shall be allowed to join any student organization.

A student who has been suspended or penalized by community service by the SWDC shall no longer be entitled to receive any University/College award or be eligible to run for any position in any student organization.

All officers of all College student organizations must have at least a general weighted average grade of 2.00.

Submission of Requirements / Assessments

Submissions of any course work/activity shall be based on the deadlines set at the start of the work/activity. Submission must include the uploading of an electronic copy of the work/activity to the student portfolio as provided by the Educational Technology Center.

A student is allowed to submit earlier than the deadline and thereafter start on the next course work/activity. A student who submits earlier than the deadline shall be allowed to edit and resubmit the work/activity if the student is given a failing grade.

However, resubmission should be within the deadline and shall not guarantee a passing mark. A student who submits any course work/activity after the deadline shall receive a grade of 5.00 for the course work/activity.

A student who is sick during the deadline of submission of any school work/activity is required to email all his/her accomplishments to the faculty on the deadline day accompanied by a medical certificate.

Only on meritorious cases upon the written approval of the Dean shall a student be allowed to submit beyond the deadline.

Quizzes/Examinations shall be taken by the students based on the scheduled date. Only on exceptionally meritorious cases, upon the written approval of the Dean shall a student be allowed to take a quiz/examination on a different date.

Grading System

The University follows a five-point grading system for posting final grades at the end of every term.

The mark INC (incomplete) is given if a student fails to take the final examinations or to submit a major requirement of a course on account of illness or other valid reason.

 

A student shall be graded based on the output submitted and not on the effort exerted. SUBMISSION/COMPLETION OF ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR A COURSE SHALL NOT GUARANTEE A PASSING MARK.

Incomplete Grades

The mark INC (incomplete) is given if a student fails to take the final examinations or to submit a major requirement of a course on account of illness or other valid reason.

Completion of incomplete grades shall be within the 1st week of classes in the succeeding term and shall be graded accordingly. If a student fails to complete the course requirements within the 1st week of classes, the student shall receive a grade of 5.00 for the course. Only on meritorious cases shall a student be allowed to complete beyond the deadline upon the written approval of the Dean.

 

Architecture Midterm Aptitude Comprehensive Examination

The Architecture Midterm Aptitude Comprehensive Examination (AMACE) must be taken and passed by all incoming 4th-year students. The AMACE shall be given twice every academic year: at the start of the first term and second term. The date shall be announced at least a month before the examination. Seventy (70%) percent shall be the passing grade. Failure to pass the AMACE shall bar the student from moving up to 5th year.

Academic Rechanneling

A student debarred from a faculty/college/institute may be admitted to another program of another faculty/college/institute provided that the cause of the debarrment is not due to nine (9) units of “unremoved” failure in the general courses. Aptly called “academic re-channeling,” this procedure gives “displaced students” a second chance. However, a student can only avail of this only once. (PPS No. 1007)

Debarment

Any of the following shall be grounds for a student to not to be readmitted in the succeeding term:

a. *Except 5th year students, a student with accumulated 13 failing units or more during the whole program, regardless of whether such courses have been retaken.

b. A 1st year student who fails any Allied or Professional course or drops any course.

c. *Except 5th year students, a student who fails a course on 3rd take.

d. A student, who cheats in any form for any school work/activity, plagiarizes or steals.

e. A 1st year student who fails to pass the cut-off grade as determined by the Dean’s Office. The cut-off grade shall be based on the general weighted average grade of the student for the Allied and Professional courses in relation to the performance of the batch.

Student Life

Facilities

Architecture Commons (Satellite Library and Workshop Room)

Architecture Classrooms

Re-Inventing Pedagogy

Future-Proofing Globally Competitive Thomasian Architects

Student Council

The College of Architecture Student Council is the highest elected student government of the UST Architecture. The CASC is tasked to organize, oversee, and execute events for the student body of the college. The CASC also mediates between the administration and student population.

Alumni

Home of Four National Artists in Architecture

Licensure Exam Performance

2017 – January

UST Passing Rate – 81.75%

National Passing Rate – 57.62%

112 passers

Top 7
Jaime Miguel C. Recto (81.10%)
Justin David N. Tan (81.10%)

Top 9
Camile Jicelle L. Cuevas (80.80%)

2016 – June 27

UST Passing Rate – 75.13%

National Passing Rate – 55.89%

145 passers

Top 1

Jeff McDaniel Y. See (84.00%)

Top 8

William Cedrick Y. Silvestre (80.90%)