Bachelor of Science in Architecture (5 years)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (5 years)

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​

Becoming Part of the Program

Identity​

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. 

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

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

Student Experience and Support

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy program provides not just theoretical input, but also practical applications of learned concepts and skills to best prepare students for the world of work. To do so, the program uses facilities such as laboratories for their learning experiences.

The University of Santo Tomas provides student services that cater to academic, spiritual, and wellness concerns of students. These support units are found in the different parts of the campus and can be accessed by Thomasians. When the University shifted to distance learning, the services also transitioned to online services to continue addressing the needs of Thomasians.

Program Curriculum (New)​

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

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

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
 

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
 

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
 

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, 
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 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
 

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

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

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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 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. 
  1. 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.
  2. The faculty member should always start/end the class with a short prayer.
  3. All communication gadgets should be kept inside the bag and switched to silent mode.
  4. Faculty and Students should always treat each other with professionalism.

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.

  1. “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.
  2. “Type B” Uniform to be worn during Regular class days.
  3. “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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

  1. *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.
  2. A 1st year student who fails any Allied or Professional course or drops any course.
  3. *Except 5th year students, a student who fails a course on 3rd take.
  4. A student, who cheats in any form for any school work/activity, plagiarizes or steals.
  5. 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%)

Program Recognition

PACUCOA Level II Accreditation

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