Duration

Five Years

Medium of instruction

English

Degree awarding body

SCD

Institutionally Accredited by OAAA & Overseen by the MOHERI in the Sultanate of Oman

Program Mission

The mission of the Architecture program is to provide progressive experiential learning and process- based design through substantial enquiry and hands on experiences of the built environment to pursue a professional career.

Program Description

Architecture is the mother of the arts, which is distinguished from other art forms by its sense of function, its localized quality, its technique, its public and non-personal character, and its continuity with the decorative arts. Architecture is a visual art, an idea that takes the parts of a structure and turns them into a whole system. This is done with objectives and limitations, with reference to behavioral design. The aesthetic of architecture is, in its very essence, an aesthetic of everyday life. Architecture includes a wide range of interests ranging from the profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. Architecture sometimes includes design or selection of furnishings and decorations, supervision of construction work, and the examination, restoration, or remodeling of existing buildings.

Program Objectives

  • Offer architectural and relevant studies by giving theoretical knowledge and practical exposure.
  • Develop students’ skills in communication and architectural design presentation.
  • Prepare students in organizing environmental and engineering systems following national andinternational standards.
  • Practice architectural design based on a sound theoretical studies to be a professional architect.
  • Provide an adequate knowledge in urban design studies and landscape architecture for designing urban projects.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize general educational knowledge such as research skills, business and psychological principlesto apply them in their respective profession.
  • Enhance English proficiency level to communicate effectively using art and design terminology.
  • Apply art and design elements and principles to create artworks.
  • Develop historical and theoretical knowledge to understand the philosophical background within the field.
  • Design integrated architecture solutions to develop efficient building systems and present followingto national and international standards.
  • Apply theories of city planning to design urban projects and landscape architecture.
  • Create well-organized architectural projects and execute practical knowledge to be a professional architect.

Career Opportunities

Architecture Firms, Construction Companies, Interior Design Firms, Ministry of Housing, Muscat Municipality, Ministry of Tourism, Civil Defense, Ministry of Aviation, Ministry of Environment (Engineering Departments), Royal Court Affairs.

first
Year
Semester 1

ART221

Drawing I

3

DES231

Design Studio I A/B

4

DES241.

Technical Graphics I

3

DES261

Introduction to Design

3

ENG009

Remedial English

3

ARA201

Appreciation of Arabic Literature

3

Semester 2

ART223.

Perspective Drawing

3

DES232

Design Studio II A/B

4

DES271

History of Design

3

DES341

Technical Graphics II

3

ENG101

English I

3

GRA251

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

second
Year
Semester 1

DES351.

Computer Graphics I

3

ENG102

English II

3

GRA240

Sketching

2

INF201

Learning Research Techniques

1

MTH101

Calculus

3

PHY101

Mechanics

3

ARC331.

Design Studio III

5

Semester 2

DES352.

Computer Graphics II

3

DES371

History of Architecture I

3

PHO211

Photography I

3

ARA102

Arabic Creative Writing

3

ARC311.

Statics

2

ARC332.

Design Studio IV

5

third
Year
Semester 1

DES342

Technical Graphics III

3

DES372

History of Architecture II

3

DES421..

Design Technology I

4

ARC361

Aesthetic Theories of Architecture

3

ARC412.

Mechanics of Materials

2

ARC431.

Design Studio V

5

Semester 2

DES422..

Design Technology II

4

ENG201

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

ARC376

Introduction to Islamic Architecture

3

ARC400

Autodesk Revit

3

ARC411.

Geo-Technical Engineering

3

ARC432.

Design Studio VI

5

fourth
Year
Semester 1

CST202

History of Oman Civilization

3

ARC521.

Building Technology III

3

ARC523

Environmental Systems I

3

ARC531.

Design Studio VII

5

ARC581

Urban Planning I

3

Semester 2

ARC463

Theories of Architecture

3

ARC512.

Reinforced Concrete

3

ARC522.

Building Technology IV

4

ARC532

Design Studio VIII

4

fifth
Year
Semester 1

ARC683

Internship

1

ARC684

Specifications, Building Regulations & Quantities

2

ECO102

Entrepreneurship

3

PSY201

Introduction to Psychology

3

ARC625

Environmental Control

3

ARC631

Design Studio IX: Project Research

5

Semester 2

ARC685

Professional Practice & Contracts

1

ARC604

Landscape Design

3

ARC632

Design Studio X: Graduation Project

5

Semester 1

ART221

Drawing I

3

DES231

Design Studio I A/B

4

DES241.

Technical Graphics I

3

DES261

Introduction to Design

3

ENG009

Remedial English

3

ARA201

Appreciation of Arabic Literature

3

Semester 2

ART223.

Perspective Drawing

3

DES232

Design Studio II A/B

4

DES271

History of Design

3

DES341

Technical Graphics II

3

ENG101

English I

3

GRA251

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

Semester 1

DES351.

Computer Graphics I

3

ENG102

English II

3

GRA240

Sketching

2

INF201

Learning Research Techniques

1

MTH101

Calculus

3

PHY101

Mechanics

3

ARC331.

Design Studio III

5

Semester 2

DES352.

Computer Graphics II

3

DES371

History of Architecture I

3

PHO211

Photography I

3

ARA102

Arabic Creative Writing

3

ARC311.

Statics

2

ARC332.

Design Studio IV

5

Semester 1

DES342

Technical Graphics III

3

DES372

History of Architecture II

3

DES421..

Design Technology I

4

ARC361

Aesthetic Theories of Architecture

3

ARC412.

Mechanics of Materials

2

ARC431.

Design Studio V

5

Semester 2

DES422..

Design Technology II

4

ENG201

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

ARC376

Introduction to Islamic Architecture

3

ARC400

Autodesk Revit

3

ARC411.

Geo-Technical Engineering

3

ARC432.

Design Studio VI

5

Semester 1

CST202

History of Oman Civilization

3

ARC521.

Building Technology III

3

ARC523

Environmental Systems I

3

ARC531.

Design Studio VII

5

ARC581

Urban Planning I

3

Semester 2

ARC463

Theories of Architecture

3

ARC512.

Reinforced Concrete

3

ARC522.

Building Technology IV

4

ARC532

Design Studio VIII

4

Semester 1

ARC683

Internship

1

ARC684

Specifications, Building Regulations & Quantities

2

ECO102

Entrepreneurship

3

PSY201

Introduction to Psychology

3

ARC625

Environmental Control

3

ARC631

Design Studio IX: Project Research

5

Semester 2

ARC685

Professional Practice & Contracts

1

ARC604

Landscape Design

3

ARC632

Design Studio X: Graduation Project

5

Course Details

Drawing I is a foundation course which focuses on the basics of drawing and its terminology. Students will learn how to draw objects from direct observation using different mediums and techniques that allow them to create the illusion of three dimensional objects on a two dimensional surface. Students will learn the skills of using lines, shapes, tones, textures, light and shadow, perspective, and color to draw a balanced still life composition.
This course develops the students’ visual perception and techniques of elaborating projects. The Design Studio II A teaches composition, layout, and presentation as a means of conceptual expression and communication in two-dimensional design. Design Studio II B is a deeper exploration into the fundamentals and concepts of organizing Forms, Mass and Volume in three-dimension, exploring contemporary design solutions concerning narrative aspects, space and geometry.
This course is an introduction to the basics of formal representation, with two dimensional representation of objects through orthographic projections and auxiliary drawings, isometric and axonometric drawings, and the basics of shade and shadows. This studio will also introduce students to the various tools and techniques of technical drawing in pencil and ink.
Introduction to Design; is an introduction to design in relation to different visual arts and their cultural manifestations of the 20th century and beyond. This course is meant as a complementary lecture course to the creative design studios to develop the students’ awareness as an analytical thinker. Design elements, principles and concepts will be investigated both separately as well as collectively as imperative considerations in the design process. A particular focus will be afforded to the examination of the ideological changes in the fields of design.
This course is designed to familiarize students with academic English in art and design context. Students are exposed to a wide range of relevant and authentic materials to increase their specialized vocabulary repertoire. It also enhances students’ productive skills through design-based classroom interactions.
يهدف هذا المساق إلى دراسة الجوانب الصرفية، وما يطرأ على بنية الكلمة من تغير، ومعرفة أثر الاشتقاق بأنواعه في تغيير المعنى والمبنى، ودراسة الجوانب البلاغية من تشابيه واستعارات وكنايات وطباق وجناس وأثر ذلك في السياقات اللغوية، ودراسة الجوانب النحوية ، وأثر الضبط والإعراب بكل من الحروف والحركات على أواخر الكلمة من تغير في المعاني والأساليب اللغوية، والتعرف على الصيغ الإعرابية المختلفة مثل الأسماء الخمسة والمثنى وجمع المذكر السالم والملحق بجمع المذكر السالم وجمع المؤنث السالم والملحق بجمع المؤنث السالم والممنوع من الصرف والعدد والأفعال الخمسة، وأثر ذلك على بناء الجملة، وحالات المبتدأ وأنواع الخبر والمواقع الإعرابية لتلك الحالات ، وتحليل نصوص أدبية نثرية وشعرية من مختلف العصور الأدبية، مع توضيح للجوانب النقدية والبلاغية المتعلقة بتلك النصوص بما يخدم ويعزز المهارات اللغوية المختلفة وفق معايير التحليل الأدبي والدراسات الأدبية النصية والنقدية
This course is based on practical classes to apply the rules of perspective drawing methods to represent the three-dimensional objects, in addition to develop the 3D drawings by showing details and rendering skills.
Design Studio II A/B is a continuation of Design Studio I A/B. The course incorporates 2D and 3D design. (Design studio II A) focuses on the 2D interpretation of concepts using a variety of tools, materials, processes, techniques and visual representations with focus on composition in order to express unique design solutions of the 2D surfaces. (Design Studio II B) focuses on transformation of 2D design to 3D form. Students will follow a process of critical thinking and investigation to explore advanced design solutions concerning the 3D narrative aspects of mass, volume, construction, movement and space in a creative representation, focusing on conceptual development and artistic expression.
This course serves as a comprehensive overview of the history of visual communication design from cave paintings to digital media. it surveys how people have used the visual arts to communicate stories and ideas during the history and across disciplines. will explore how visual techniques used to share ideas, transmit feeling and break sociocultural borders. it covers the advancement of visual design through the impact of innovative historical figures in the world of visual de-sign. Emphasis is set on the examination connecting historical events to the current realistic plan talks about. the course is taught through research papers, readings, presentations, writing, and discussions.
This course will introduce the basics of architectural graphics terminology and skills by Demonstrating the knowledge of the main and general standards of buildings structure, furniture and all the architectural and interior design elements and details. Students will be able to communicate graphically by manually applying projections and relating them to the human figure dimensions. These includes: dimensions of furniture, plans and all architectural elements.
This course is intended to enhance students’ English language proficiency in art and design. Students are exposed to complex authentic materials to develop their design and art vocabulary repertoire. It helps students to reinforce academic writing styles and verbally explain their own projects.
This course is considered as an introduction to computer graphics, as it involves the basics of generating and manipulating images using digital media, covering monochrome patterns, control and mix of colors, raster images, scanning, pixel and vector graphics. In addition, this course includes basic exposure to computer platforms such as the basic pixel and vector software that are mainly used for computer graphics.
This course is prepared to ease the work with architectural drawings, by using AutoCAD program to generate two dimensional drawings with full requirements of dimensions and printing.
This is an advance English course that helps to consolidate students’ English skills in the field of art and design. It aims at exposing students to more challenging authentic texts. It emphasizes the ability to critically evaluate artistic works using some specialized concepts and terminology. The course also provides students with an opportunity to express themselves and defend their viewpoints and projects through presentations.
Sketching is one of the most important and powerful tools for students to capture a scene, a gesture, or record an idea. It deals with the method of drawing loosely and spontaneously to capture the general shapes/tones of any subject. In sketching, students will learn how to develop the “artist’s eye”, and to see subjects as shapes rather than objects. This general course stresses freehand drawing techniques and focuses on experimenting with different mediums: ink, pencil, pen, charcoal and watercolour.
Learning Research Techniques is intended to ac-quaint students with the methodology and techniques applicable to a research paper preparation based on theoretical and historical precedent in Art and Design. A key objective of the course is to guide students through the research process as how data is collected, evaluated and explained to produce an art and design research paper that adheres to APA guidelines.
The course is an intuitive approach to the techniques of calculus, integration, and analytic geometry. Topics include trigonometric functions, limits, functions, the derivative function, rates of change, and continuity, the derivatives of trigonometric functions, derivative as a rate of change, differentiation rules, the chain rule, implicit differentiation, extreme values of a function, indefinite integrals, integration by substitution, integral rules, estimating with finite sums, substitution in definite integrals, applications of integrals, transcendental functions, the fundamental theorem of Calculus, additionally, the dot and cross products, ,vectors in the plane and in space, and lines planes in space.
The course is an introduction to the essential theories of physics. It centers on the mechanics and properties of matter, vectors and scalars, motion along straight line, motion in two dimension, newton’s law of motion, application of newton’s law, work and power, energy and the conservation theorems, gravitational forces and heat.
The primary area of focus in this studio is the conceptual stage of design and how to design a concept using source references to create new innovative forms. Through critical assessments of a broad range of specific site conditions and performance requirements students develop concepts that bridge the gap between form and function.
This course covers the tools and techniques to produce three dimensional models through using 3D solids and 2D surfaces using 3Ds max program, as well as to optimize them with materials texturing and lighting.
History of Design is a survey of design activities from the nineteenth century development of the Arts & Crafts movement and the subsequent developments of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Bauhaus, and the development of the international and regional design in Italy, Japan, and more recent contemporary trends. This course will explore the various manifestations of these artistic developments in the Applied Arts from spatial design to furniture to various product design, and their relationship to aesthetic ideas be-hind these movements
This course is the basics of photography. It contains an introduction to photography, camera, and eye vision concepts, and different techniques, and how the camera lenses work. Furthermore, knowing image composition tools, applying all of the five main Exercises in Their Final project. This course discovers how the fundamental advances in digital photography have changed the way photographers employment. Equipment will be discussed, and exercises will be set to help understand the photographic medium.
يهدف هذا المقررإلى تعريف الطالب بالبيان واللغة وكيفية وصول الثقافة والكتابة إلينا، وصفات الكتابة الجيدة من خلال الوحدة والتجانس والمقصد والتنظيم الكتابي ، والتدريب على أسس الكتابة العربية، وبيان ذلك من خلال تطبيقات نصوص مختلفة تعزز هذا الاتجاه، والتعرف على بعض الاصطلاحات الكتابية من خلال الفِقَر والجمل، والتعرف على أنواع الجمل الخبرية والإنشائية وأنواع كل منها، والتعرف على أوضاع الجمل من حيث شكلها واكتمالها وتنوع أبنيتها وطولها، والتعرف على الضوابط الإملائية للكتابة، وطريقة كتابة المراسلات والتدريب على التحليل الأدبي والتلخيص وتخير الألفاظ والدلالة المركزية والهامشية، والتدريب على ورقة البحث والتعامل مع الكتابة بأسس علمية منظمة وفق مناهج وأساليب المخططات الكتابية باستخدام التوثيق والملاحظات والحواشي من خلال المخطط التنظيمي للكتابة، ومراجعة المكتوب لكل أنواع الكتابة وطبيعتها ومواصفاتها وعصرها، والتعامل مع النص والكتابة بأسلوب يخدم التلاحم اللغوي ما بين الألفاظ والمعاني تحقيقاً للسلامة اللغوية والتعبير الكتابي
ARC 311 course is a preliminary course to the elementary laws of equilibrium, including forces on particles, bodies, and structures. Analytical investigations includes free body diagram analysis and basic algebraic applications of the equilibrium equations. The course includes insight of the stability of the different structural systems such as beams, frames, trusses, and the different ways to support both gravity and lateral load. In addition, the course covers the concepts of internal forces in beams, shear and moment diagram models, with practical investigation of beam bending.
The studio will continue the elaboration of projects based on investigations of specific theoretical themes, and concentrating on medium scale public projects. The studio initiates students to the analysis of canonical works, as a basic tool in the design process, and continues the use of manual representational tools in translating ideas into drawings and model
In this course, students will develop key skills in constructing physical models, with emphasis on modelmaking techniques used in cutting, shaping and material assembly. Students will use architectural models with different materials and scales to translate canonical projects into three-dimensional physical models. The course will develop students' advanced abilities in using different materials, assembly techniques, and keen attention to detail.
Architectural historical styles will be traced from the Nineteenth Century in America to contemporary ones; discussing landmark constructions and monuments that clarified the main characteristics and fresh developments to Post-Modernism, Hi- Tech., Contemporary Vernacular and Deconstructionism.
A prelude of the main construction systems and loads will be given to the learners. This course involves an elementary survey of different construction units, insulation techniques and methods that are employed in buildings. An introduction to the materials and sustainable construction will be discussed. Moreover, the learner will be trained to prepare the basic working drawings using the appropriate computer software.
The course addresses the concept of aesthetic and outlines the different approaches to study the aesthetic theory in design. Based on analytical studies of design, this course is going to address the two approaches of aesthetic theory into the history of architecture, starting from Plato to Vitruvius and reaching recent understanding of beauty as a human experience and appreciation of built environment through the integration of all human senses.
The following course introduces students to the basic theories of internal stresses and strains in the structural element, deformation, solid bodies and the limit states for strength. Experimental investigation of the several types of stresses and the resulting deformations will be covered in this course. This course helps student to develop a good physical understanding of the material property and its relationship, as well as its structural dimensions.
Design studio V focuses on building a conceptual understanding to solve design issues within a structured design process. Students study buildings as an outcome of affecting and influenced factors. The course expands the scope of design task to solve problems that are related to building technology and site context. The studio is a co-requisite with Building Technology I course which helps students simultaneously gain knowledge in building materials and design technology. Furthermore, in this course students switch to digital drawings using computer aided programs to draw and present their work.
A brief prelude will be given to the learners about the major traditional construction systems (wood, brick, and concrete) In addition, the course contains information on some of the main materials of interior design and architecture like wood, metals, aluminum, glass, paints, and marble. Moreover, some recent industrial materials like reinforced glass fiber materials and poly vinyl chloride sheet (PVC) will be discussed. Furthermore, the learner will be trained to prepare a variety of working drawing details using the appropriate computer software.
ENG 201, Fundamentals of Oral Communication is a course which enhances students’ ability to write, practice and deliver speeches. The course helps students to effectively use verbal and non-verbal communication skills to produce a variety of speech- es. It aims at improving students’ ability to confident- ly and effectively communicate during their juries, presentations and life beyond college.
This course develops a theory of Islamic architecture in which building types and architectural elements are discussed from the early beginning of Islam in the seventh century till the last Islamic Khilaphat of Ottomans. It provides the student with a general view on the factors that influenced the evolution of Islamic style and the specific characteristics of each period due to Geographical, social, political and historical situations. The course surveys the great monuments and masterpieces in a chronological order and investigate the dynamic formation process by discussing the formula of tradition-innovation.
The Revit course covers the fundamentals tools and advanced techniques of BIM ‘Building Information Modeling’ in Architecture, to model architectural building with Autodesk Revit Architecture software. Topics are distributed through a number of exercises and projects.
ARC 411 is an Introduction to geotechnical engineering which deals with performance of soil under the influence of structural loads; the course introduces soil-structural and their classification, and varies ways of impacting architectural design. A geotechnical report communicates the site conditions is very important for an architect in addition to the analysis of the properties of different structural systems. Discussion of the interaction between building envelopes and structural systems, and introduction of the current and applicable engineering structural models.
In the design studio, students will work on the design of a project of greater complexity in terms of program, site constraints, accessibility, and awareness of the public welfare. Specific attention will be given to the interrelation of structure and architecture as essential factors in the design process in view of creating a well-integrated project. Students at this level are expected to elaborate a clear set of drawings highlighting the tectonic and aesthetic aspect of their building design projects.
يهدف هذا المقرر إلى تعريف الطالب بسلطنة عُمان من حيث الموقع والتضاريس والمناخ ، والثروات المتعددة ودور العُمانيين في التجارة العالمية قديماً وحديثاً، بالإضافة إلى معرفة تاريخ عُمان القديم وأن يلم الطالب بفن العمارة العُمانية وسجل التراث العماني. بالإضافة إلى إلمام الطالب بما تتميز به الصناعات الحرفية من غزل ونسيج وصناعة الخنجر العُماني والحلي الفضية وصناعة السفن بأنواعها المختلفة، وصناعة الفخار واستخراج النحاس وتصنيعه قديماً وحديثاً وكذلك مجالات النهضة الحديثة في شتى مرافق الحياة وأثرها في تطور حياة المجتمع العُماني ويتعرف الطالب على العلماء العمانيين والحواضر والمدن العُمانية من حيث الموقع والثروات والإنجازات الحضارية، ومكانة هذه الحواضر في التاريخ.
This course covers the preparation of the full working designs required for the architectural project including (plans, sections, elevations, layout, and working details). Based on the acquired information in both Design Technology I & II, the course will enhance the students’ capability in preparing working drawings. In addition, the students will be trained to calculate and set the construction systems. All drawings are prepared using Digital drawing (CAD) or (BIM).
The Environmental Systems course introduces learners to the integration of the different building systems into architectural and interior design. The course demonstrates the technical and creative concepts of HVAC systems; explores lighting as both a function-al and an esthetic element of design; Overview of basic acoustical systems and theories, with emphasis on acoustical properties of different materials used in interiors; And introduces learners to the basics of fire systems in building design
The course is an advanced design studio where learners continue elaboration of projects with an emphasis on technical, structural, and environmental parameters in design, through the investigation of complex building types, stressing the necessity of adapting computer-aided means in all phases of the design process -as a design tool- from analysis to design production. The studio investigates emerging technologies in environmental systems as a means to make new buildings responsive to environmental issues.
The Urban planning I course introduces the students to the concept of place-making at a larger level. The course is divided into theoretical lectures and practical projects, which will encourage face-to-face interaction, group processing, and responsibility. The theoretical part will cover the historical background of planning, the development of planning theories, planning levels, street network design, and building typologies. Where in the practical project students will work in groups and individually to conduct a full survey study on a selected plot in Oman and develop plans of a residential neighborhood with mixed housing types (single houses, multi-family housing, and medium-rise building).
This course examines in depth the ideologies and ideas behind modern and 20th century architectural theory and their influence on the formation of architectural and design movements, with a thematic approach that deals with the primary texts themselves. The course is a theoretical-based course that allows for reading comprehension and depends on analytical and descriptive approaches in developing arguments and running discussions.
ARC 512 course incorporates the variety of specific applications for the design of structural systems in settlement with architectural design projects, or as relevant to the real world conditions. Analyzing among computer software / practical models for design and code agreement, as well as calculating and identifying the appropriate selection of structural systems, for concrete and steel calculation the following codes are used respectively ACI, and AISC.
Building Technology IV is the final architectural working drawing course. The course covers the preparation of full working designs required for the construction of a professional architectural project. The working designs include (architectural working drawing - mechanical, electric, and plumbing “MEP” - fire systems - working details); all drawings prepared using Digital drawing “CAD” or “BIM”.
This studio will use a participatory approach in urban design, through projects that address contemporary design challenges, and/or use state of the art media in the process of design production and representation. Projects that deal with current and actual urban issues, and/or competitions are encouraged at this stage.
This course is an introduction to professional practice. It contains introductory lectures, applications, ethics, team-work skills and practical training in national and international firms. The main aim of the training is to obtain the best of the design quality, to be followed by a documented practical experience.
This course has three different topics, Specifications, building regulations and quantities. The course will mainly focus on the building regulation codes, which have been set up by the municipalities across Oman. Regulation of different types of buildings, such as residential, commercial and industrial would be looked upon. The course introduces the specifications and the quantities of construction elements.
Entrepreneurship course is designed and offered to make students aware of business opportunities in the nation and to gain business skills necessary to successfully operate a venture. Students will gain knowledge about entrepreneurship and decision making skills. And, being an entrepreneur will help them to enhance their life with self-employment and professional growth. Students will be also introduced to national legal procedures, economic perspective and few concepts of globally sustainable practices.
This course is designed to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of psychology. It helps students to understand themselves and to see how psychology addresses issues pertaining to everyday life. The course begins with a short overview of how psychology developed as an academic discipline and an introduction to a number of the principal methodologies most commonly deployed in its study. The subsequent units are arranged around broad areas of research, including emotion, development, memory, and psychopathology. Case study examples and videos are used in the lectures to make the course more exciting and relevant.
This course demonstrates the integration of environmental control techniques into urban design, architecture, and interior design to achieve thermal comfort and eco-friendly design. The course consists of three parts; the first one includes basic concepts of environmental control, the second part deals with environmental control design elements in Omani traditional architecture, and the third part studies the contemporary application of environmental control.
Graduate students have to tackle design problems of city scale services by going through the process of architectural programming, they have first to extract buildings architectural programs (theoretical part) then go through the conceptual design process (Practical part). At the end of the course, students present their concepts by means of computer architectural drawings and physical models. They also have to submit a printed copy of the theoretical study report, which provides important information for developing the project in the next semester.
This course develops the professional practice themes and different methods of construction. It is also intended to provide an informed basis for the next stage of professional experience. The basic management theories and business principles related to running both an architect's practice and architectural projects, recognizes current and emerging trends in the construction industry.
This course Introduces student to landscape design elements and prencibles. The course is a practical based in which specific tasks are designed to deal with a real site’s problems and open spaces .Working in teams students had to develop concepts and solutions tackle the site situation and improve the quality of life.
Design studio X is the Final Graduation Project for Architecture Program. The studio gives learners the opportunity to design and develop –individually- a complete architectural project, where each learner select his own project theme and location while simulating real architectural critical problems from the Omani context. The Project will show the learners’ ability to go through different design processes and analysis in building design. Along with understanding context requirements, structure systems, and building functions.

Head of Architecture and Interior Design

It is my pleasure to welcome you in our Department which is dedicated to cultivate your creative thinking, problem- solving capability, technology information and skills. High qualified and Long experienced faculty members are devoted and ready to support you during your under-graduate and post- graduate educational path. They will assist you to acquire a high level of competence and confidence to be ready for a promising career and work opportunities.

Dr. Sohair Hegazi ,
Head of Architecture and Interior Design
Scientific College of Design

Dr. Janan Mustafa
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

Areej Al Khayat
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

Akel Freij
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

Aya Abbasi
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

Dr. Mohammed Khalil
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

Ruqaya Al-Riyami
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

1

Success in General Education Diploma or its Equivalent and Grade %50 in the following subjects: Pure Math and Physics

2

The student should get a minimum grade of C- in Design Studio I & Design Studio II courses

3

The student should submit a portfolio by the end of the design foundation program.

Bachelor of Architecture

Tuition Fees

DurationCredit HoursFeesOther FeesSub Total
General Foundation Program 3 Semesters-2,575 OMR-2,575 OMR
Design Foundation Program2 Semesters383,040 OMR250 OMR3,290 OMR
Bachelor Degree8 Semesters13710,960 OMR1000 OMR11,960 OMR
Grand Total17,825 OMR

* Fees / tuitions are subject to changed accoridng to the college financial polcies / procedures and upon MoHERI approval

Finance Details

Oman Arab Bank

3128231666500

Bank Muscat

0313029205120016

*All payment are accepted through bank deposit.