Abu Dhabi University
Abu Dhabi University

Abu Dhabi University

Bachelor of Architecture

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

The following program objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments, which should be achieved during the first several years following our students' graduation. Overall, our graduates are expected to:

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

The following program outcomes describe competencies and skills that our students acquire by the time of graduation. Our graduates are expected to be able to:
  • Fundamental Knowledge: Be knowledgeable of the historical context, the state-of-the-art, and emerging issues in the field of architecture and its role in contemporary society.
  • Specialization Skills: Display a systems viewpoint, critical thinking, effective communication and interpersonal skills, a spirit of curiosity, and conduct reflecting a professional and ethical manner.
  • Design Skills: Demonstrate critical reasoning, creative thinking and essential skills to identify, formulate, and resolve architecture problems, and to create designs that reflect aesthetic, functional, structural, economic, environmental, and social sensitivities.
  • Professional Skills: Reflect a broad intellectual training for success in multidisciplinary professional practice as a team member and also toward achieving leadership roles in industry, government, and academia.
Required Credit Hours: minimum 162 hours


Career Options

Both private companies and public agencies seek architects for a variety of professional positions. Many work for engineering and architecture consulting firms or construction companies as designers and project managers. As well as becoming a professional architect, the study of architecture is also an excellent vehicle for further academic study at postgraduate level in different disciplines, and other forms of career development.

Graduates have gone on to work in companies including Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Al Bayaty Architects, Musanada, RW Armstrong and Shankland Cox Ltd among many others.

Entry Requirements

Secondary School Certificate

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

for programs taught in English, a minimum score range of 1100 - 1225 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 173 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 61 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 500 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 5.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast), or their equivalent.