Bachelor of Architecture/Architectural Studies (B.Arch)
A candidate wishing to be admitted into the Department of Architecture in pursuit of a Degree of Bachelor of Architectural Studies/Bachelor of Architecture must:-
a. Satisfy the minimum entrance requirement of the University.
b. Score a minimum grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and have a minimum grade of C+ in the following subjects
ii) English or Kiswahili
iii) Physics and any 2nd Group II (Biology or Chemistry)
iv) Any Group III (Geography or History or Religious Education)
v) Any group IV (Home Science or Art and Design or Agriculture or Aviation Technology or Computer Studies)
vi) Any group V (French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies)
c. A-Level - Two Principal Passes in any one of the following subjects: Economics, History, Geography, Commerce, or any other relevant subject, and a credit pass in the English language and Mathematics at KCE level or equivalent.
d. Approved Diploma - Candidates with a Kenyatta University approved diploma or Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Diploma with at least a credit in: Building Construction, Architectural Studies, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering; or Diploma in Estate Agency and Property Management; or Diploma in Technology (Dip. Tech) in Land Administration may be admitted into the first year of study.
Kenyatta University examination regulations shall apply. The final written examination shall constitute 70% of the total marks while the continuous assessment tests and assignments will constitute 30%.
The pass mark for all courses shall be 40%. Each unit shall be marked out of a 100. The marks shall be transferred into literal grades as follows:
a. 70-100% - Grade A
b. 60-69% - Grade B
c. 50-59% -Grade C
d. 40-49% - Grade D
e. 39% marks and below - FAIL
a) A candidate who fails not more than half the units per academic year at the ordinary examination shall be required to sit a supplementary examination in all the failed units during the supplementary period immediately following the ordinary examinations.
b) A candidate who fails more than half the units taken in an academic year shall not proceed to the next academic year and shall be required to retake the units failed and be served with an academic warning by the Dean.
c) A candidate who fails a unit in a supplementary examination shall not be allowed to proceed to the next academic year and shall be required to retake the units when next offered.
d) A candidate who fails a practical examination shall be required to re-submit.
e) A candidate who fails to re-submit a practical examination shall be discontinued.
f) A candidate who fails in the re-submitted examination shall not be allowed to proceed to the next academic level and shall be required to retake the failed units.
a) A candidate must satisfactorily undertake industrial attachment and pass the industrial training before proceeding to the next level of study.
b) A candidate who fails in industrial attachment shall not be allowed to graduate.
c) The industrial attachment shall be assessed as either a pass or a fail.
a) A student who fails in all units in any one semester will be discontinued.
b) A student whose cumulative failures after an academic warning from the previous semesters are more than half the units taken in two consecutive semesters shall be discontinued.
c) Any Appeal against discontinuation shall be addressed to the Vice-Chancellor.
A candidate who fails to complete a degree programme in double the duration of the programme shall be discontinued.
The programme will lead to the award of: Bachelor of Architectural Studies (B.A.S) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) respectively.
List of Units Across Semesters
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
ABE 101: Introduction to Geo-Physical environment
ARC 101: Introduction to Environmental Design
ARC 103: History and Theory of Architecture I
ARC 105: Mathematics for Architecture
ARC 107: Architectural Communication I – Presentation Technics
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship
ABE102: Introduction to Land Surveying
ARC 102: Introduction to Anthropology & Sociology
ARC 104: Building Materials and Construction I
ARC 106: History and Theory of Architecture II
ARC 108: Architectural Communication II –Anthropometrics
ARC 110: Sustainable Design
ARC 201: Building Science I (Thermal Design and Energy Efficiency)
ARC 203: Theory and Design of Structures I
ARC 205: History and Theory of Architecture III
ARC 207: Building Materials and Construction II
ARC 209: Architectural Design I- Human Experience & Environmental Psychology
ARC 211: Building Economics
ARC 202: Theory and Design of Structures II
ARC 204: History and Theory of Architecture IV
ARC 206: Interior Architecture
ARC 208: ICT for Architecture
ARC 210: Building Science II (Lighting)
ARC 212: Architectural Design II - Site Planning & Design
ARC 214: Industrial Attachment
ABE 301: EIA & Audit for the Built Environment
ARC 301: Land Valuation and Administration
ARC 303: Landscape Architecture
ARC 305: History and Theory of Architecture V
ARC 307: Building Services I
ARC 309: Architectural Design III - Land Uses
ARC 311: Building Science III (Acoustics)
ABE 302: Research Methods
ARC 302: Urban and Regional Planning
ARC 304: Building Services II
ARC 306: Architectural Conservation
ARC 308: Theory and Design of Structures III
ARC 310: Architectural Design (IV) – Tectonics
ARC 312: Industrial Attachment
ARC 401: Construction Management
ARC 403: Building Law
ARC 405: Architectural Design V - Technical Systems
ARC 409: Housing and Human Settlements
ARC 402: Urban Design
ARC 404: Advanced Building Technology I
ARC 406: Theory and Design of Structures IV
ARC 408: Architectural Design Project
ARC 410: Industrial Attachment
ARC 501: Architectural Practice and Management
ARC 503: Contemporary Architectural Theory
ARC 505: Advanced Building Technology II
ARC 507: Advanced Architectural Design VII
ARC 502: Cost Planning and Control
ARC 504: Advanced Architectural Computing
ARC 506: Advanced Environmental and System Integration
ARC 508: Advanced Architectural Design VIII
ARC 510: Research Proposal
ARC 601: Project programming
ARC 502: Research project
ARC 603: Advanced Architectural Design Project