Welcome to Department of Architecture.
Architects envision, design, and create habitats for people. The architecture program at Premier University prepares qualified students for careers in this unique field. The focus of the program is on creativity, innovation, diversity and interactive skill development in design process. Course outline focuses on making a strong foundation of art and design courses and to bring those skills and abilities into the design studio, combined with the study and applications of structures, construction technology, environmental systems, urban design and architectural history. The design studio is the ground where all the courses come together to form the professional experience of architecture.
Design of the Program
The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) program consists of five years or ten semesters. The curricula structure of the 5 year 208.5 credit B. Arch. program has several core courses including foundation and supporting courses (90 credit lecture, 99 credit studio), and few optional courses (19.5 credit). The foundation core courses are designed to equip the students with the basic knowledge and skills in the major architectural areas. The supporting courses provide the basic knowledge of science, commerce and humanities.
Each theory course is assigned 3 (three) or 2 (two) credits according to the size of detailed syllabus for each. The studios/ sessionals are of 1.5 to 12 credits according to the level of the studio. There are also 2 (two) credits for professional practice theory course, 9 (nine) credits for internship, 12 credits for thesis/project and 1.5 credits project report. Thus a total of 208.5 credits are offered in this B.Arch Program.
The main components of the architectural subjects are the design studios. Related studio subjects are working drawings, landscape and interior design. To support them there are some studio courses in communications which include courses in graphic and digital media. In the 9th semester seminar is offered to complement design studio work. The design studios carry a substantial amount of credits so that the emphasis remains on design.
Assignment of Credits :
The assignment of credits to a theoretical course follows a different rule from that of a studio/sessional course.
. Theoretical Courses: One lecture per week per term is equivalent to one credit.
- Studio Courses: Credits for studio courses is half of the class hours per week per term.
Internship is a sort of Practical Training and prerequisite for the degree of B. Arch. This 6 to 8 week long training carries 9.0 credits and to give enough significance it is assigned as a core studio course. Each and every student has to go to earn practical professional architectural knowledge from a reputed/established architectural consulting firm at the 4th year 2nd term level and close monitoring by the concerned studio teachers should continue. Students will go through work in the office as well as at the site of a construction project undertaken by that firm. Students will have to maintain a daily log of their activities signed by the supervisor and a complete portfolio of the work done. Grade will be given on the basis of the supervisor's confidential report and an interview by board consisting of teachers of the department.
Project / Thesis :
The students will undertake Project/Thesis topic in the final semester studios and there will be assigned guide teachers and resource persons. Eligibility of the students allowed for Thesis option is highly competitive.
Degree Requirements :
i) Minimum 208.5 credits should be earned
ii) CGPA not less than 2.25 in a scale of 4.00.
iii) Passing of all foundation and core courses.
iv) Completion of 5th year final project & thesis with a minimum 3.00 GPA.
Candidates having at least second division or GPA 2.5 in both SSC and HSC or equivalent examinations are eligible to apply. Any student with GPA below 2.5 in any of the exams should have accumulated GPA 6.0 to be eligible for the course. Students who have passed at least 4 papers in G. C. E. 'O' level and 2 papers in 'A' level may also apply if they have 5 points. 'O' level and 'A' level points are calculated on a 4 point scale (A=4, B=3, C=2, D= 1). For all other foreign certificates, the University's Equivalence Committee will determine the equivalences. Students seeking admission to architecture must have physics & mathematics in higher secondary level. Efficiency in freehand drawing, logical reasoning and general knowledge is also desired. Please check the website: www.puc.ac.bd/arch for necessary information.
Admission & Tuition Fees :
The admission and tuition fees for the Bachelor of Architecture Program, lower than most of the private universities of comparable standard in Bangladesh is presented below.
admission Fee (Once Only) = 15,000/-
Tuition Fee (Per credit) = 2,300/-
Application Procedure :
A candidate should apply for admission in the prescribed application forms which are available from Premier University Information desk, on payment of Tk. 300/- (Taka Three hundred) only. These can also be obtained by mail from Premier University Admission office by sending:
1. A bank draft of Tk. 300/- drawn in favor of
Premier University, and
2. A 10" x 8" size self-addressed envelope with
postage stamp of Tk. 25/-
Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point
80% and above A+ (A Plus) 4.00
75% to less than 80% A (A regular) 3.75
70% to less than 75% A- (A minus) 3.50
65% to less than 70% B+ (B Plus) 3.25
60% to less than 65% B (B regular) 3.00
55% to less than 60% B- (B minus) 2.75
50% to less than 55% C+ (C Plus) 2.50
40% to less than 50% C (C regular) 2.25
40% to less than 45% D 2.00
Less than 40% F 0.00
N.B : All policies are subject to change.
The Campus :
Premier university has started its function at its own four-storied building located at 'Probortak Circle' northwest to Chittagong Medical College. Adjacent to it, construction of the seven-storied building has been completed where Faculty of Engineering (Including Architecture), Law & English Department are accommodated. The construction of another multistoried building for Business Faculty is also being completed.
The Faculty :
The teaching staffs of the University consist of highly qualified full-time teachers with brilliant academic background and longstanding successful teaching experience in their respective disciplines at home and abroad. The core faculty is frequently assisted by teachers and experts on part-time basis from other universities, government organizations and research bodies. Renowned Professors from overseas universities of developed countries also visit the Premier University and assist in the development and maintenance of the international academic standard.
The Library :
The library of the university has a rich collection of books, journals, periodicals, and research materials on related disciplines. The services of the library includes the lending of textbooks, providing assistance to students and rendering reference and bibliographical services. The air-conditioned reading room with its capacity for 500 readers remain open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for seven days a week during semester time. The library will soon introduce computerized searching and retrieval system and CD ROM facilities.
The Computer Lab :
The students have access to several well-equipped computer labs. The students can utilize computer as part of supervised classes by instructors and on their own to complete assignment in computer and other related courses.
International Linkage :
Academic cooperation and collaboration is currently being negotiated with a number well-known universities in the USA, UK and Australia.
Accreditation :The Ministry of Education, Govt. of Bangladesh has approved Premier University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh.