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Master of Architecture

Program Overview

The Master of Architecture (MArch) program at Dar Al-Hekma University is a two-year post-graduate program that broadens the scope of architectural studies and increases the competency of its graduates in the academic and professional fields. The graduates of the MArch Program are able to connect different domains of knowledge, develop independent inquiry skills, and design built environments responding to the technological, ecological, economic and socio-cultural dimensions of surrounding contexts. The electives in the program have been clustered to give concerted knowledge in the following focus areas: Heritage and Conservation, Real-estate Development and Building Technology.

Program Mission

To graduate innovative professionals who are committed to respecting the environment by creating a holistic, balanced and integrated built environments

Why Choose Master of Architecture Program at Dar Al-Hekma University?

  • It seeks to develop students’ sense of independent inquiry, creativity and responsibility, as they respond to technological, ecological, economic and socio-cultural dimensions of the built environment.
  • The electives in the program have been clustered to give concerted knowledge in the following focus areas: Heritage and Conservation, Real-estate Development and Building Technology.
  • The program promotes project based research and encourage students to produce of a comprehensive research thesis that addresses an architectural or urban challenge. It emphasizes the need to adopt a critical and analytical approach to the evaluation of a research problem prior to proposing potential solutions.
  • The MArch is taught by highly experienced faculty from the world’s most renowned schools of Architecture.
ProgramTOEFL Score (University Level)Required Certificate PercentageQudurat Test ScoreOther Admission Requirements
Master of Architecture 550A Bachelor Degree in Architecture,
a Bachelor Degree in Interior,
Architecture or a Bachelor,
Degree in Interior Design
PortfolioNone

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  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to design and develop architecture .
  • Demonstrate the competencies necessary for professional practice
  • Apply knowledge gained to preserve both built and natural environments
  • Demonstrate analytical, theoretical and methodological research skills.
  • Apply a variety of theoretical and practical approaches to solve complex & challenging problems
  • Develop architectural designs that consider cultural and contextual issues.
  • Act as responsible community members
  • Model lifelong learning, which includes the development of skills and a propensity for curiosity, independence, initiative and reflection (Interpersonal)
  • Use advanced communication skills to develop effective design solutions.

​​​Year One (1)
Semester – One Semester – Two

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

ARCH 6301Urban Housing3ARCH 6303Sustainable Development
and Green Architecture
3
ARCH 6302Research Methods in
Architecture and Urbanism
3ARCH 6304Digital Modelling and Simulation3
ARCE 63XXElective I3ARCE 6402Sustainable Design Studio3
ARCE 63XXElective II3
Total Credit Hours 9 Total Credit Hours 12
Year Two (2)
Semester – One Semester – Two

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

ARCH 6403Thesis Research4ARCH 6607Project in Satisfaction of the Master's Degree6
ARCH 6305Architecture and the City3
ARCE 63XXElective III3
Total Credit Hours 10 Total Credit Hours 6
CODEElective CoursesCREDITS
ARCE 6301Building Sciences3
ARCE 6302Advanced Material Technology3
ARCE 6303Vernacular Architecture3
ARCE 6304Environmental Psychology and Human Behavior3
  • Academic researcher
  • Instructor
  • Assistant Architect
  • Architect
  • Senior Engineer
  • Architectural Engineering Consultant
  • Planning Engineer
  • Senior Planning Engineer
  • Planning Consultant
  • Supervising the affairs of municipal and rural areas:
  • Head of Department
  • Director of a Division
  • General Manager

Dr. Ayse Yucel

Acting Chair - Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Design and Architecture

Dr. Mohammed Saied Al Surf

Visiting Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Design and Architecture

Dr. Mohammed Ahmed AlAmoudi

Visiting Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Design and Architecture

Key Facts

Program Name

Master of Architecture


Academic Degree

Master


Credit Hours

42


Program Length

2 Years


Mode of study

Full time / Part Time

Dr. Ayse Yucel

Acting Chair, Master of Architecture Department


PhD, Architectural Design, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 2011

MSc, Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey,1991

Diploma of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 1987

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