Bachelor of Architecture (B.ARCH)
The architecture program at AUC trains future engineers to lead the architectural profession into the digital age, with an understanding of context as a means of respecting local heritage — maintaining a balance between digital design, professional content, and contextual, humanistic, and sustainable approaches. The program equips students with a comprehensive vision, integrating various aspects of the built environment: how it is planned, designed, used, and appreciated by society. Students enter the job market prepared to pursue professional and academic careers with globally accredited degrees recognized by the International Union of Architects (UNESCO/UIA).
Students of the Program
This program is suitable for students with a vivid imagination and is interested in:
- Space visualization and shaping the built environment
- Working with forms and understanding their impact on human aspects
- Exploring issues related to heritage, urban level, and advanced digital computation tools through animation, parametric and analytical software
- Sustaining resources for future generations
Students can apply their knowledge and acquired skills at career-building internships with real estate developers, professional architecture firms and specialty contracting firms.
Students also join design teams and get involved in various building projects. Such hands-on learning experiences offer students insights into the specifics of the architectural practice and its impact on the built environment.
Graduates of the program are licensed architects from the Syndicate of Egyptian Engineers and can immediately join the workforce as:
- Intern or junior architects
- Project managers
- Space planners
Alumni of the Program
The program’s many alumni include Nada Tarkhan ’12, an architect, educator, and building scientist whose work focuses on bringing different manifestations of environmental design to life. Currently a PhD candidate at MIT, Tarkhan has held positions in both practice and academia, including project manager at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), sustainability consultant at Arup, and adjunct professor at Northeastern University. She graduated with the highest distinction from AUC’s architectural engineering undergraduate program and went on to earn her master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Our alumni have worked for the top employers in the architecture field in Egypt and abroad, including:
Professor of practice, Amr Abdel Kawi, gives a short brief about AUC’s architecture undergraduate program