Program Aims

Department of Engineering at SUC currently offers the following awards and degrees, upon successfully completion of 152 credit hours for Bachelor with minimum of 2.0 GPA out of 4 :

  • Bachelor in Architectural Engineering.

Aim :

The Architectural Engineering program aims to provide the knowledge and skills required for designing and overseeing the construction work of buildings with due consideration given to the environment aspects as well the cultural aspects of a place.

Architectural Program Outcomes:

  • Ability to think critically and creatively in a multi-factorial context and integrate divergent knowledge to reach a design solution.
  • Ability to raise appropriate questions, use abstract ideas, consider diverse points of view, and reach appropriate conclusions, as an individual an collaboratively- and to design and technically coordinate accordingly.
  • Ability to design with the understanding of geometric systems, historical precedent and design theory.
  • Ability to communicate ideas verbally (oral and written), graphically, 3 dimensionally and numerically while utilizing manual and digital tools to develop, present, and evaluate design.
  • Ability to design with respect and knowledge of historical, social, cultural, and heritage issues in order to provide for society as a whole as well as for specific user's needs, with an awareness of issues, such as equity and access.
  •  Ability to design with the understanding of the links between architecture and other creative disciplines.
  •  Ability to design responsibly with the knowledge, and in the context of social responsibilities and legal obligations- code of ethics, building bylaws or social awareness.
  •  Ability to design informed by the understanding of various sustainability issues, ecological, economical, and social and to integrate then as generative principles in the design process, particularly as pertaining to the region's leading role in responsible energy for the future.
  • Ability to design with a knowledge and proficiency of technical issues, such as structure, materials, building techniques, and building systems, and integrate them as generative principles in the design process as well as communicate them through appropriate technical documentation, both manually and digitally, while taking a leadership role in technical coordination.
  • Ability to act with the knowledge of the role of architectural design in the construction, management, finance, and business industries, and to design and technically coordinate accordingly.
  • Ability to act with leadership and with the knowledge of ethical and legal contexts, and to design and technically coordinate accordingly.

Architectural Program Objectives :

  1. To train an architectural engineer with a critical and comprehensive vision, able to integrate the necessary bodies of knowledge- engineering, socio-cultural & artistic, legal & professional, financial, technological- to provide an aesthetically appropriate, functional and sustainable design solution.
  2. To educate students in the fundamental process of architectural design, with an emphasis on a balance between construction & technology; society, culture, history & heritage; sustainability; and aesthetic expression.
  3. To prepare students to cope with and improve the ever-evolving issues influencing the architectural design process- changing regional politics, engineering advancement, economic change, development in building sciences and changes in social responsibility and advances in research, particularly as pertaining to responsible and sustainable development.
  4. To train an architecture engineer with the communication skills necessary to coordinate between the different trades of the architectural engineering process both regionally and at an international level.
  5. To motivate students to engage in life-long learning and develop their ability to pursue graduate studies and continued professional development.
  6. To develop students who are creative, possess qualities of leadership and are committed to professional and ethical conduct.