Bachelor of Science in Architecture (5 years)

Offered by the College of Architecture

Description

The five-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture program consists of ten (10) consecutive semesters / terms of design subjects that focus on fundamental design knowledge, where students design buildings, from simple residential projects to complex multi-family dwelling structures, multi-storey buildings of residential or commercial complexes, institutional buildings like schools, civic centers, religious structures, health facilities, etc. Urban planning and design environmental concern, building technology, and professional practice are among other subjects.

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 / / /
2 / / /
3 / / /
4 / / /
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 NSTP 2 3 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 17 12 21
TOTAL (with PE & NSTP) 19 12 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1110 History of Architecture 2 3 0 3
ARC 1111 Surveying 2 3 3
ARC 1112 Building Technology 1 3 0 3
ARC 117 Architectural Design 2 1 3 2
ARC 118 Architectural Graphics 2 1 6 3
ARC 119 Manual Visual Technique 2 1 3 2
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3
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 17 15 22
TOTAL (with PE & NSTP) 19 0 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 1114 Manual Visual Technique 3 1 3 2
ARC 1115 History of Architecture 3 3 0 3
ARC 1116 Building Utilities 1 2 3 3
ARC 1117 Differential and Integral Calculus 3 0 3
ARC 1118 Planning 1 3 0 3
ARC 1119 Professional Practice 1 3 0 3
FIL 1 Filipino 1 3 0 3
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 22 12 26
TOTAL (with PE) 24 12 28

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1120 Architectural Design 4 1 6 3
ARC 1121 Building Technology 2 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 3 0 3
ARC 1125 Tropical Design 2 0 2
FIL 2 Filipino 2 3 0 3
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
TOTAL 22 12 26
TOTAL (with PE) 24 12 28

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1126 Architectural Design 5 1 9 4
ARC 1127 Building Technology 3 2 3 3
ARC 1128 Planning 2 4 0 4
ARC 1129 Building Utilities 3 2 3 3
ARC 1130 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 1 1 3 2
ARC 1131 Statics of Rigid Bodies (ES 1) 3 0 3
SCITECHS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 16 18 22

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1132 Architectural Design 6 1 9 4
ARC 1133 Building Technology 4 2 3 3
ARC 1134 Strength of Materials (ES 2) 3 0 3
ARC 1135 Architectural Interiors 2 3 3
ARC 1136 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 2 / BIM 1 3 2
ARC 1137 Allied Course 1 3 0 3
ARC 1138 Housing 3 0 3
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 18 24

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1139 Architectural Design 7 1 12 5
ARC 1140 Building Technology 5 2 3 3
ARC 1141 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 3 1 3 2
ARC 1142 Professional Practice 2 3 0 3
ARC 1143 Theory of Structures (ES 3) 3 0 3
ARC 1144 Allied Course 2 3 0 3
ARC 1145 Planning 3 3 0 3
TOTAL 16 18 22

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ARC 1146 Architectural Design 8 1 12 5
ARC 1147 Professional Practice 3 3 0 3
ARC 1148 Research Methods for Architecture 3 0 3
ARC 1149 Steel and Timber Design 3 0 3
ARC 1150 Allied Course 3 3 0 3
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 1152 Architectural Structures 3 0 3
ARC 1153 Business Management and Application for Architecture (BMAA) 1 3 0 3
ARC 1154 Architectural Review Course (ARC) 3 0 3
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 1156 Business Management and Application for Architecture (BMAA) 2 3 0 3
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 - 3 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
AD 3 Architectural Design 3 1 6 3 AD 2, VT 3
BT 2 Building Technology 2 – Construction Drawings in Wood, Steel, and Concrete (1-storey building) 2 3 3 AD 2, BT 1
BU 1 Building Utilities 1 – Plumbing & Sanitary Systems 2 3 3 GR 102
ENG 3 Academic Writing Skills 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2
HOA 1 History of Architecture 1 3 0 3 TOA 1
PHL 2 Logic 3 0 3
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
PHYS 105 Mechanics, Heat, and Sound 2 3 3 MATH 104, MATH 215
TOTAL 24 15 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Studio Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AD 4 Architectural Design 4 1 6 3 AD 3
BT 3 Building Technology 3 – Construction Drawings in Wood, Steel, and Concrete (2-storey building) 2 3 3 AD 3, BT 2
BU 2 Building Utilities 2 – Electrical, Electronics, and Mechanical Systems 2 3 3 BU 1
HOA 2 History of Architecture 2 3 0 3 HOA 1,
PSS 2 Fluid Mechanics, Elasticity, Electricity, and Wave 2 3 3 PHYS 105
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 PHL 5
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

 

Career Opportunities

architectural designer real estate construction management computer-aided design
conservation building administrator researcher architecture teacher

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

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

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.

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%)