Bachelor of Science in Architecture Curriculum

Curriculum Map

As mandated by the CHED, the 2018 Bachelor of Science in Architecture curriculum is intended as a five-year program designed to prepare students to become professional architects.

The BS Architecture curriculum balances professional architecture courses with general education (GE) and wellness and recreation program (WRP) courses. This ensures the holistic development of the students’ core skills and competencies along with their theoretical, technical and practical knowledge of both architecture concepts and industry practices.

The BS Architecture curriculum provides three track options for students, depending on which area they wish to specialize. The Urban Design track focuses on architecture intended for making cities livable, conserving build environments and ecological city design. The Housing Design track, meanwhile, is concerned with designing green housing and communities and traditional settlement and heritage conservation. Lastly, the Building Construction track involves construction planning and building management.

As a professional board program, the BS Architecture curriculum maintains high standards of academic excellence for its students through its annual qualifying examination which a student must pass before they can be accepted to the next year level.

The qualifying examination cannot be taken unless the student has passed all board-related courses for the entire academic year. The program’s retention policy allows students to retake any failed professional course and pass it first prior taking the qualifying exam. Refresher courses may be given depending on the student’s needs.

Click or tap on each year level for more information about the list of courses per semester. You may also click on the course code and title for more detailed information about each course, including prerequisite courses (if any) and total number of hours per semester. See the section below labeled Track Specialization Courses for more details about the specialization courses under the three tracks.

Download here the Bachelor of Science in Architecture curriculum effective SY 2021-2022.
Curriculum below is for students who entered FEU in 2018 to 2020.



First Semester

ARC1101 – Solid Mensuration in Architecture
The course covers the study of plane surfaces and solid objects as expressed using algebraic equations. It covers the measurement of plane figures, cubes, parallelepipeds, cylinders, prisms; pyramids; frustums of a pyramid; spheres; frustums of a cone.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Two (2) units
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture per semester

ARC1401 – Architectural Design 1 (Introduction to Design)
Design fundamentals involving basic creative design exercises with emphasis on space, form and mass.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Two (2) units (one (1) unit lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1412 – Theory of Architecture 1
Design theories with emphasis on perceptual and proxemic sensitivities in organizing forms and space.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Two (2) units (one (1) unit lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

GED0106 – Art Appreciation
This course delves into art as a tool in the awakening of societies reflective of the different historical periods. Particularly, it looks at the sociology of art and the intricacies that it brought to the progress of cultures and societies throughout history.

Placing art in context with history, religion, sexuality, social protest and media, the course will enable students to gain an insight into the significance of creativity in its many physical manifestations (painting, sculpture, architecture, music, literature, dance, drama, film and traditional arts).

By using formal theories in understanding artistic intent and expression through the study of formal theories, styles and movements in art, the students are expected to understand the role of art today.

The course will also allow students to experience “FEU as a Cultural Oasis,” cultural spaces (i.e. museums, galleries and heritage sites) and theatre and musical performances, and even contemporary forms like rap music and indie films.

Students are expected to present critical evaluation of artworks during different artistic periods. The final requirement is a critique paper or creative outputs that integrate the lessons in class.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0107 – Readings in Philippine History
The course critically analyses Philippine history from multiple perspectives and sources, with focus on Philippine urban history. It describes and examines important turning points from the precolonial to the modern and contemporary periods in Philippine urban history, including the social, political, economic and cultural factors that influenced them.

It introduces the students to historiography, an approach by which urbanization and the growth and development of Philippine towns and cities will be discussed.

At the end of the course, the students will have an expanded view of the historical narrative of the Philippines and its people, and will be able to utilize historical data, methodologies and perspectives in examining and responding to current issues in Philippine society, expressed in the form of creative outputs, written or digital.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0108 – Retorika at Panitikan ng Pilipinas
Tumatalakay ang Retorika at Panitikan ng Pilipinas sa apat na pangunahing diskurso (ekspositori, deskriptib, naratib at argumentatib) na gagamitin sa pagdalumat ng mga kaalaman gamit ang iba’t ibang tekstong pang-akademiko at pampanitikan.

Nakatuon ang kurso sa pagtatamo ng mapanuring pag-iisip sa pamamagitan ng kritikal na pagbabasa at pag-unawa sa iba’t ibang genre ng panitikan sa Pilipinas partikular sa pagsulat ng kritik na sanaysay at pagpapahayag gamit ang wastong kaalamaang retorikal.

(The course involves the study of the four discourse types (expository, descriptive, narrative and argumentative) through an examination of various academic and literary texts.

The students are expected to develop critical thinking through intensive reading of different literary genre in the Philippines. At the end of the course, they will practice effective rhetoric in writing a critical essay.)

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0109 – Speech Communication
In this course, students will apply verbal, nonverbal communication, and active listening strategies in addressing communication apprehensions involving face-to-face and mediated transactions.

They will hone their interpersonal skills focusing on building self-confidence, maintaining conversations, formulating concise messages, and managing diversity in social spaces. They will engage in conversation drills, text analysis, performance critiques, and present single-idea speeches aided by visuals.

At the end of the course they will become more effective communicators with a confident Public Self able to responsibly relate with diverse audiences.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0110 – Understanding the Self
This course focuses on relevant studies and issues on understanding the self, following an interdisciplinary approach within the framework of contextualism. It examines the forces that contribute to the formation of the self and emphasizes experiential learning to allow students to apply course topics to real life situations, issues, and concerns.

The topics will help students gain self-knowledge and facilitate self-discovery. Lessons will also include effective ways to achieve personal well-being and to improve their quality of life.

The course also focuses on current issues that influence the development of personal identity and social responsibility such as culture, gender and diversity, technology and cyberspace, spirituality, and politics.

At the end of the semester, students will be able to formulate conceptions of one’s self, demonstrate awareness of the complex nature of identities, as well as skills on managing the self.

Specifically, students will be able to answer the following questions: “What is the self?”, “What makes up the self?”, “Who am I?” and “How do I achieve success and well-being?”

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

NST0101 – National Service Training Program 1
The course, as mandated by Republic Act No. 9163, otherwise known as the National Service Training Act of 2001, aims to enhance the civic consciousness of the students “by developing the ethics of service and patriotism” while undergoing Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS).

NSTP1 covers topics through big sessions in campus that will tap on the students’ enthusiasm and idealism for nation-building, leadership and civic involvement. Combining active reflection in a creative dynamic learning environment, it prepares the students into actual community service in NSTP 2.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

WRP0101 – Wellness and Recreation Program 1
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 25.5

Second Semester

ARC1402 – Architectural Design 2 (Creative Design Fundamentals)
Design exercises involving anthropometrics, modular coordination, functional relationships and activity circuits including basic design techniques and tools.

Prerequisite: ARC1401 (Architectural Design 1 – Introduction to Design)
Credits: Two (2) units (one (1) unit lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1411 – Architectural Interiors
Basic design of interior spaces geared toward initial understanding of theories and principles in architectural interiors in relation to anthropometrics, proxemics and ergonomics.

Prerequisite: ARC1412 (Theory of Architecture 1)
Credits: Two (2) units (one (1) unit lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1413 – Theory of Architecture 2
Evaluation of current concepts, goals, processes, and methodologies applicable to architec-tural design.

Prerequisite: ARC1412 (Theory of Architecture 1)
Credits: Two (2) units
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture per semester

GED0101 – College Academic Skills in English
The course prepares students to be lifelong learners through the development of study habits and key academic skills, foremost of which are critical reading and analytic writing.

It hones students’ thinking and learning strategies necessary in gathering, weighing, and organizing relevant information from multimodal sources; drawing connections between ideas; distinguishing sound and unsound arguments; and expressing their own sound arguments in clear and concise language.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

GED0102 – The Life and Works of Rizal
Rizal’s works and the story of Rizal’s life are staples of Philippine basic education. Whereas the focus in basic education has been on knowing the plot of Rizal’s novels and the facts of Rizal’s life, in this higher education course, Rizal’s works, life and social milieu, and Rizal as text will be examined more rigorously and thoroughly.

In this course, students will ask, and hopefully answer: What were Rizal’s social and political beliefs? Why did he hold these beliefs and what influenced his thinking? How has he been appropriated over the past century?

Insights into these questions will be arrived at by employing close reading of the texts by and about Rizal, reflections on and concretizations of these texts, class discussions, and research. It is hoped that these insights will lead to a fuller understanding of the self as Filipino in the 21st Century.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

GED0103 – Mathematics in the Modern World
This course introduces students to the nature of mathematics as a discipline and as an essential tool in our modern society. It aims to acquaint students with the language of mathematics (including its own symbols, syntax and rules) and to develop their sense of sound mathematical arguments governed by logic and reasoning.

It also aims to change students’ perception of mathematics as merely a set of formulas and equations by exploring the interaction of mathematics with other fields of human endeavor such as the arts, philosophy, and the social sciences.

Various applications of mathematics, such as in data analysis, weighing of social choices, understanding codes in transmission of information, and optimal allocation of limited resources, among others, will also be surveyed in the course.

At the end of the semester, the students are expected to have a broader appreciation and understanding of mathematics and its role in their world.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0104 – Science, Technology and Society
The course explores the philosophical, cultural, political, and economic viewpoints of science and technology as it permeates in society. The focus is on broadening students’ awareness regarding the historical development of science and technology integral in fortifying humanity.

As students uncover the interaction of science and technology with society, they will also examine how the levels of social arrangement affect and shape this interaction.

The goal is for them to become informed citizens of society and be potential nation builders capable of responding critically to the most significant and unprecedented challenges of the contemporary world.

At the end of this course, students are expected to use local and global perspectives to rationally and ethically address human challenges that science and technology bring forth – its profits and risks, its promises and perils – to virtually all aspects of human life.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

GED0105 – Wika, Kultura at Lipunan
Nakatuon ang kursong Wika, Kultura at Lipunang Pilipino sa sosyolinggwistiko at sosyo-kultural na dulog na naglalayong linangin ang mapanuring pag-iisip ng mga mag-aaral sa pakikipagdiskurso sa ugnayan ng wika sa kultura at lipunang Pilipino.

Tinatalakay ng mga babasahin sa kursong ito ang papel at bisa ng wikang Filipino sa edukasyon, pamahalaan, midya, politika, ekonomiya at iba pang panlipunang institusyon.

Sa dulo ng kurso, inaasahang makabubuo ang mag-aaral ng kritikal na sanaysay sa pamamagitan ng pagdalumat sa relasyon ng wika sa kultura at lipunang Pilipino.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

NST0102 – National Service Training Program 2
This course is the natural follow through of the Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) the students underwent in NSTP 1. It includes the programs and activities highlighted by the community service/immersion that are contributory to the welfare and the betterment of the life of the members of the community.

Among the areas where the students can make their contribution through CWTS 2 are education, environment, entrepreneurship, health and safety and the moral development of the members of the community where they render service.

It is hoped that this course will point them to a clearer life-long engagement in service and volunteerism.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

WRP0102 – Wellness and Recreation Program 2
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0101 (Wellness and Recreation Program 1)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 25.5


1st Qualifying Examination
The first qualifying examination is held at the end of the first year, which students must pass to be accepted to the second year.

Prerequisite: Eligibility to take the qualifying exam entails passing all 1st year architecture courses.

First Semester

ARC1102 – Differential and Integral Calculus for Architecture
The course is about the two major parts of Calculus, namely: (1) Differential Calculus which covers functions; limits and continuity; derivatives of algebraic functions; differentials; partial derivatives; indeterminate forms; applications; and (2) Integral Calculus which covers anti-derivatives; integration methods and techniques; definite integrals; multiple integrals; applications; infinite series.

Prerequisite: ARC1101 (Solid Mensuration in Architecture)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1301 – Architectural Visual Communications 1 (Graphics 1)
The study of visual communication, typography, alphabet of lines and their applications and the use and care of instruments, geometric construction, use of scale, mensuration and dimensioning.

Emphasis is given to the study of the theory of projection with analysis of the relationship between points, lines and planes in space. Includes exercises on surface development and graphic presentation.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units (one (1) unit lecture and two (2) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1302 – Architectural Visual Communications 2 (Visual Techniques 1)
The study of visualization and graphic presentation in the form of freehand drawings including still-life and architectural forms and entourage using different media, in black and white/monochrome.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Two (2) units (one (1) unit lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1403 – Architectural Design 3 (Creative Design in Architectural Interiors)
Design exercises stressing the value of programming, orientation, and inter-relationship of interior spaces.

Prerequisites: ARC1402 (Architectural Design 2 – Creative Design Fundamentals) and ARC1413 (Theory of Architecture 2)
Credits: Three (3) units (one (1) unit lecture and two (2) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1422 – History of Architecture 1
Architectural manifestation of thoughts from the beginning of civilization to the Byzantine Period, to the period of western dominance to contemporary post-modernism.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Two (2) units
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture per semester

ARC1435 – Tropical Design
Techniques for the design and planning of buildings within the technological and social constraints prevailing in the hot humid tropics.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Two (2) units
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture per semester

GED0114 – Applied Ethics in Contemporary Times
The course introduces students to interdisciplinary perspectives (psychological, socio-anthropological, and ethical thoughts) in analyzing and resolving personal and contemporary social and ethical issues.

They will examine case studies using various frameworks in resolving ethical issues. The objective is to mold them to become responsible and responsive leaders, managers, employers, entrepreneurs, workers, and citizens steeped with the FEU core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

At the end of this course, the students will exercise critical decision-making skills (applied ethics) in resolving contentious ethical issues through case studies and creative outputs in the oral or written form.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0115 – Pag-aaral ng Wika at Kulturang Rehiyonal
Inilaan ang kursong ito para sa mga Pilipinong mag-aaral na naglalayong magtamo ng pangunahing kasanayan sa paggamit ng piling wika mula sa isang rehiyon tungo sa paglinang ng kamalayang Pilipino.

Sa pamamagitan ng Communicative Approach at Systemic Functional Linguistics, inaasahang mapaunlad ang panlabas na pagtingin ng mga mag-aaral tungo sa panloob na pagsasakonsepto ng wika at kultura ng isang rehiyon.

(Using Communicative and Systemic Functional Linguistics approaches, the course is intended for Filipino students who aim to attain proficiency in their choice of regional language.

The purpose is to gain a deeper understanding of the culture in the region through a study of its language.)

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0103 – Wellness and Recreation Program 3
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0102 (Wellness and Recreation Program 2)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 22.5

Second Semester

ARC1202 – Surveying
The course covers the theory and use of surveying instruments including tape, transit, level and stadia; methods of running traverse and leveling.

Prerequisites: ARC1101 (Solid Mensuration in Architecture) and ARC1102 (Differential and Integral Calculus for Architecture)
Credits: Three (3) units (Two (2) units lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1303 – Architectural Visual Communications 3 (Graphics 2)
An introduction to measured drawings applying graphic conventions; the study of pictorial presentation and perspective projections; plotting of shades and shadows in both orthographic and perspective drawings.

Prerequisite: ARC1301 (Architectural Visual Communications 1 – Graphics 1)
Credits: Three (3) units (one (1) unit lecture and two (2) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1304 – Architectural Visual Communications 4 (Visual Techniques 2)
An introduction to the study of color as form-giver; psychology of color; theories of light and color; scientific and aesthetic considerations of color; study and exercises on the use of color as presentation tool; architectural presentations and outdoor color rendering using appropriate techniques in color mixing and application and various media such as watercolor, acrylic paints, pastel etc.

Prerequisite: ARC1302 (Architectural Visual Communications 2 – Visual Techniques 1)
Credits: Two (2) units (one (1) unit lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1404 – Architectural Design 4 (Space Planning 1)
Design exercises involving innovative approaches on vernacular architecture including energy conservation and space management

Prerequisites: ARC1403 (Architectural Design 3 – Creative Design in Architectural Interiors) and ARC1413 (Theory of Architecture 2)
Credits: Three (3) units (one (1) unit lecture and two (2) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1423 – History of Architecture 2
Architectural reflections of traditional Asian thoughts and civilizations, with special focus on the Philippines: changes and challenges in contemporary life, and the importance of conserving architectural legacies.

Prerequisite: ARC1422 (History of Architecture 1)
Credits: Two (2) units
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture per semester

ARC1414 – Building Technology 1 (Building Materials)
Building materials – its properties, composition, application and articulation including the mode of specifying these materials in building construction.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0111 – Purposive Communication
Purposive Communication is a skills-based course designed to enhance the students’ competence in dyadic, small group, public, and intercultural communication using practical techniques informed by the five Cs of a 21st Century Leader: critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, collaboration and teamwork, cross-cultural understanding and communicating information.

The course will further enable students to analyze and respond to issues and trends that may enhance or impede transactional communication, and will allow them to participate in activities related to the management of meanings in multimodal platforms (e.g. oral and written, online and offline).

Through active engagement in simulation activities, the course will train the students to become purposive, audience-centered, empathic, critical, assertive, and ethical communicators.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0112 – Scholarly Inquiry
This course will provide students with practical techniques in the generation of knowledge. It will introduce them to the process of systematic inquiry through analyses of research designs used in scholarly papers in various disciplines.

Students will be immersed in identifying researchable topics using various techniques such as concept-mapping, chunking, funneling; in surveying and gathering relevant literature; in the application of basic obtrusive and unobtrusive methods of data gathering/construction; and in the formulation of thematic inferences out of gathered/constructed data.

At the end of the course, the students will produce an empirical paper that demonstrates high degree of academic integrity. The paper should exhibit their appreciation of and curiosity in ideation and should reflect the characteristics of scholarly inquiry: systematic, cumulative, self-critical, heuristic, replicable, and timebound.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0113 – The Filipino in the Contemporary World
This course covers the concepts, theories and critical issues of globalization. Students will examine the political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, ecological and other transformations that have created an increasing awareness of the interconnectedness of the Filipino with peoples and spaces around the globe.

They will venture to understand the contemporary world through what is known as progressive contextualization, a method of analysis that will help them trace connections between issues, events, and people on different scales.

Class activities will be in the form of healthy debates, film viewing and discussions, reading and analysis of texts on development theory, organizing online fora, and planning and producing a collaborative, multimedia project. The objective is for students to develop a sense of global citizenship so that they can become advocates for total human development.

At the end of the course, they should be able to concretize answers to the following questions: “What does this have to do with me?”, or, “What’s my part in this?”, and “What can I do to contribute to society as it is, or to help create change when needed?”

Global demography will be integrated in various modules, particularly on topics such as Poverty, Labor Contractualization, Migration, and the Filipino Diaspora.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0104 – Wellness and Recreation Program 4
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0103 (Wellness and Recreation Program 3)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 26.5


2nd Qualifying Examination
The second qualifying examination is held at the end of the second year, which students must pass to be accepted to the third year.

Prerequisite: Eligibility to take the qualifying exam entails passing all 2nd year architecture courses.

Note: Upon completion of all prescribed courses from the first semester of the first year until the second semester of the second year, students shall be granted a Certificate in Drafting Technology.


First Semester

ARC1201 – Statics of Rigid Bodies
The course covers topics including force systems, structures analyses, friction, centroids and centers of gravity and moments of inertia.

Prerequisite: ARC1102 (Differential and Integral Calculus for Architecture)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1305 – Architectural Visual Communications 5 (Visual Techniques 3)
Covers exercises on advanced techniques of presentation using mixed media. Includes the study of multi-media composition / digital presentation, photography and computer generation.

Prerequisite: ARC1304 (Architectural Visual Communications 4 – Visual Techniques 2)
Credits: Two (2) units (one (1) unit lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1405 – Architectural Design 5 (Space Planning 2)
Design exercises stressing the analysis of space requirements based on organizational structure, functional set up and human behavior to focus on linkages and interaction to spaces.

Prerequisite: ARC1404 (Architectural Design 4 – Space Planning 1)
Credits: Four (4) units (one (1) unit lecture and three (3) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 162 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1415 – Building Technology 2 (Construction Drawings in Wood, Steel and Concrete (One Storey Building))
Construction methods and techniques and the production of working drawings of a one (1)-storey building structure in wood, masonry, reinforced concrete and steel.

Prerequisite: ARC1414 (Building Technology 1 – Building Materials)
Credits: Three (3) units (two (2) units lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1419 – Building Utilities 1 (Plumbing and Sanitary Systems)
Principles and practices in plumbing and sanitary systems – its design, installation, operation and maintenance in buildings in relation to the immediate surroundings or environment.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units (two (2) units lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1424 – History of Architecture 3
Architectural manifestation of civilization and thoughts during the era of western dominance towards contemporary architecture.

Prerequisite: ARC1423 (History of Architecture 2)
Credits: Two (2) units
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture per semester

ARC1432 – Computer Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 1
A basic introduction on computer and software programs useful in architectural practice. The course deals with aspects of architectural 2D and 3D drafting and design.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units (two (2) units lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

WRP0105 – Wellness and Recreation Program 5
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0104 (Wellness and Recreation Program 4)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 21.5

Second Semester

ARC1203 – Strength of Materials
This is a course covering topics that include axial stress and strain, stresses for torsion and bending, combined stresses, beam deflections, indeterminate beams and elastic instability.

Prerequisite: ARC1201 (Statics of Rigid Bodies)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1406 – Architectural Design 6 (Site Development Planning and Landscaping)
Design exercises stressing environmental analysis, aesthetic, topographic, geologic, and seismologic conditions, utilities, circulations, legal considerations, and sensitivities of man.

Prerequisite: ARC1405 (Space Planning 2)
Credits: Four (4) units (one (1) unit lecture and three (3) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 162 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1416 Building Technology 3 (Construction Drawings in Steel, Concrete and Masonry (2-Storey Building))
Construction methods and techniques and the production of working drawings of a medium-rise building of reinforced concrete, masonry, glass and steel.

Prerequisite: ARC1415 (Building Technology 2 – Construction Drawings in Wood, Steel and Concrete (One Storey Building))
Credits: Three (3) units (two (2) units lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1420 – Building Utilities 2 (Electrical, Electronics and Mechanical Systems)
Electrical, electronics and mechanical systems in buildings – materials, equipment, design, installation and maintenance.

Prerequisite: ARC1419 (Building Utilities 1 – Plumbing and Sanitary Systems)
Credits: Three (3) units (two (2) units lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1425 – History of Architecture 4
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Prerequisite: ARC1424 (History of Architecture 3)
Credits: Two (2) units
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture per semester

ARC1426 – Professional Practice 1 (Laws affecting the practice of architecture)
The course deals with the legal obligations and responsibilities of the Architect. It is designed to provide the students with the basic knowledge of all laws related to the practice of architecture.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1429 – Planning 1 (Site Planning and Landscape Architecture)
The artistic and functional arrangement of buildings, open spaces, service areas, circulation, and other external areas; techniques in the enhancement and design of exterior environments.

Prerequisites: ARC1202 (Surveying) and ARC1435 (Tropical Design)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1433 – Computer Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 2 / BIM
An advanced computer-aided architectural rendering, modeling and animation using BIM and other current softwares.

Prerequisite: ARC1432 (Computer Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 1)
Credits: Three (3) units (one (1) unit lecture and two (2) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory per semester

WRP0106 – Wellness and Recreation Program 6
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0105 (Wellness and Recreation Program 5)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 25.5



3rd Qualifying Examination
The third qualifying examination is held at the end of the third year, which students must pass to be accepted to the fourth year and before proceeding with the internship program during the summer term.

Prerequisite: Eligibility to take the qualifying exam entails passing all 3rd year architecture courses.

Note: Upon completion of all prescribed courses from the first semester of the first year until the second semester of the third year, students shall be granted a Certificate in Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD).


Summer Term

ARC1439 – Architectural On-the-Job Training
An off-campus skills development and practical learning aimed at providing students with the industry venue to understand and apply theories and knowledge acquired in class

Prerequisites: ARC1406 (Architectural Design 6 – Site Development Planning and Landscaping) and ARC1433 (Computer Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture 2 / BIM)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 200 hours practicum

Total units: 3


First Semester

ARC1204 – Theory of Structures
The course is about the determination of values of shear, moments, and deflections of statically determinate and indeterminate beams.

Prerequisite: ARC1203 (Strength of Materials)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1407 – Architectural Design 7 (Community Architecture and Urban Design)
Design exercises giving emphasis on the socio-cultural activities of man, architectural conservation, proxemics, and materials for architecture and designing with nature.

Prerequisite: ARC1406 (Architectural Design 6 – Site Development Planning and Landscaping)
Credits: Five (5) units (one (1) unit lecture and four (4) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 216 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1417 Building Technology 4 (Specifications Writing and Quantity Surveying)
Specifications writing using uniform system or master format, estimating methods and quantity surveying.

Prerequisite: ARC1416 (Building Technology 3 – Construction Drawings in Steel, Concrete and Masonry (2-Storey Building))
Credits: Three (3) units (two (2) units lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1421 Building Utilities 3 (Acoustics and Lighting Systems)
The psycho-physics of acoustics and lighting – measurement, analysis and application to the architectural discipline.

Prerequisite: ARC1420 (Building Utilities 2 – Electrical, Electronics and Mechanical Systems)
Credits: Three (3) units (two (2) units lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1427 – Professional Practice 2 (Administering the regular services of the Architect)
The course deals with Architecture as a Profession including the ethical norms and office procedures required.

The course is designed to provide the students with the basic understanding of the practice of architecture pertaining to the basic services the architect renders within the context of professionalism, ethical conduct and quality service delivery.

Prerequisite: ARC1426 (Professional Practice 1 – Laws affecting the practice of architecture)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1430 – Planning 2 (Fundamentals of Urban Design and Community Architecture)
Spatial order, socio-cultural expression in the design of the exterior environment in neighborhoods, communities, towns, and cities.

Prerequisite: ARC1429 (Planning 1 – Site Planning and Landscape Architecture)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1434 – Research Methods for Architecture
Quantitative and operational methods in architectural design research activity, requirement in use analysis.

Prerequisites: ARC1406 (Architectural Design 6 – Site Development Planning and Landscaping) and ARC1426 (Professional Practice 1 – Laws affecting the practice of architecture)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0107 – Wellness and Recreation Program 7
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0106 (Wellness and Recreation Program 6)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 24.5

Second Semester

ARC1205 – Steel and Timber Design
The course is about the structural design and investigation of simple elements of structural timber and steel.

Prerequisite: ARC1204 (Theory of Structures)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1408 – Architectural Design 8 (Design of Complex Structures)
Design exercises giving emphasis to the process and development of building structures, utilities, laws, structural concepts, and ecological planning.

Prerequisite: ARC1407 (Architectural Design 7 – Community Architecture and Urban Design)
Credits: Five (5) units (one (1) unit lecture and four (4) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 216 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1418 Building Technology 5 (Alternative Building Construction Systems)
Construction methods and techniques for different types of buildings using any appropriate alternative building construction system.

Prerequisite: ARC1417 (Building Technology 4 – Specifications Writing and Quantity Surveying) )
Credits: Three (3) units (two (2) units lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1428 – Professional Practice 3 (Global Practice in the 21st Century)
The course deals with the Architect, the Firm, and the Project in the global arena. The course is designed to provide the students with an expanded view of the role of the architect in the built environment and the emerging transformation of the practice of architecture in a global setting.

Prerequisite: ARC1427 (Professional Practice 2 – Administering the regular services of the Architect)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1431 – Planning 3 (Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning)
Concepts and emerging trends, methods and techniques in urban and regional planning; design of human settlements, and overview of land use in the planning of regions.

Prerequisite: ARC1430 (Planning 2 – Fundamentals of Urban Design and Community Architecture)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0108 – Wellness and Recreation Program 8
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0107 (Wellness and Recreation Program 7)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Specialization 1 – Track Specialization Course 1
This is the first of three track specialization courses. Please see separate section below to see all specialization courses offered under the three BS Architecture tracks.

Prerequisite: Varies per course
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

Total units: 21.5



4th Qualifying Examination
The fourth qualifying examination is held at the end of the fourth year, which students must pass to be accepted to the fifth and final year of the program.

Prerequisite: Eligibility to take the qualifying exam entails passing all 4th year architecture courses.

Note: Upon completion of all prescribed courses from the first semester of the first year until the second semester of the fourth year, students shall be granted a Certificate in Building Technology and Utilities.


First Semester

ARC1409 – Architectural Design 9 (Thesis Research Writing)
Design exercises stressing the importance of collaboration in solving architectural problems; preliminary research and studies for the terminal project.

Prerequisites: ARC1408 (Architectural Design 8 – Design of Complex Structures), ARC1434 (Research Methods for Architecture), and passing all four qualifying examinations
Credits: Five (5) units (one (1) unit lecture and four (4) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 216 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1436 – Housing
Socio-cultural and institutional challenges for effective delivery of housing in the Philippines.

Prerequisites: ARC1427 (Professional Practice 2 – Administering the regular services of the Architect) and ARC1430 (Planning 2 – Fundamentals of Urban Design and Community Architecture)
Credits: Two (2) units
Number of hours: 36 hours lecture per semester

ARC1437 – Business Management and Application for Architecture 1
The course is about the business basics of putting up an architecture office or offering architectural services, including financial management, legal / regulatory compliance, human resource management, marketing and sales.

Prerequisite: ARC1426 (Professional Practice 1 – Laws affecting the practice of architecture)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0109 – Wellness and Recreation Program 9
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0108 (Wellness and Recreation Program 8)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

ARC1206 – Architectural Structures
The course is about the design and investigation of simple reinforced concrete structures.

Prerequisite: ARC1205 (Steel and Timber Design)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

Specialization 2 – Track Specialization Course 2
This is the second of three track specialization courses. Please see separate section below to see all specialization courses offered under the three BS Architecture tracks.

Prerequisite: Varies per course
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

Total units: 17.5

Second Semester

ARC1410 – Architectural Design 10 (Thesis Research Application)
Design exercises stressing the importance of collaboration in solving architectural problems; preliminary research and studies for the terminal project.

Prerequisite: ARC1409 (Thesis Research Writing)
Credits: Five (5) units (one (1) unit lecture and four (4) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture and 216 hours laboratory per semester

ARC1438 – Business Management and Application for Architecture 2
The course is about the business basics of putting up an architecture office or offering architectural services, with focus on accounting principles, inventory, taxes, business organization, fulfillment of services, information technology, and e-commerce.

Prerequisite: ARC1437 (Business Management and Application for Architecture 1)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0110 – Wellness and Recreation Program 10
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0109 (Wellness and Recreation Program 9)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Specialization 3 – Track Specialization Course 3
This is the third and last of the three track specialization courses. Please see separate section below to see all specialization courses offered under the three BS Architecture tracks.

Prerequisite: Varies per course
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

Total units: 12.5

Total program units: 226




Following are the specialization courses unique to the three BS Architecture tracks. These courses are intended to be taken consecutively as scheduled in the curriculum.

Click or tap on the course code and title to see detailed information about each course, including prerequisite courses (if any) and total number of hours per semester.

Urban Design Track

ARC1501 – Urban Design 1 (Design for Livability in Cities)
The course discusses the concept of livability in cities, and the architectural design solutions, based on an interdisciplinary approach, that will contribute to improved character, aesthetics, pride of place, mobility, accessibility and the general quality of life in the urban community and environment.

Prerequisite: ARC1407 (Architectural Design 7 – Community Architecture and Urban Design)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1502 – Urban Design 2 (History, Tradition and Modernity: Conservation in Urban Areas)
The course is about the conservation of built heritage environments in modern urban settings. It includes discussion of the importance of history, tradition, and architectural heritage; principles of conservation; conservation standards and charters; special case studies on conservation; and architectural solutions to heritage conservation issues.

Prerequisite: ARC1501 (Urban Design 1 – Design for Livability in Cities)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1503 – Urban Design 3 (Ecological Design in Urban Areas)
The course discusses the concept and issue of sustainability and how such can be achieved through architectural design solutions for improved and ecological balance in cities.

Prerequisite: ARC1502 (Urban Design 2 – History, Tradition and Modernity: Conservation in Urban Areas)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

Housing Design Track

ARC1601 – Housing Design 1 (Green Housing and Communities)
The course is about housing design in urban areas to complement or improve and enhance the ecology of the environment through sustainable solutions.

Prerequisite: ARC1407 (Architectural Design 7 – Community Architecture and Urban Design)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1602 – Housing Design 2 (Design and Conservation of Heritage and Traditional Settlements)
The course is about architectural design solutions for the conservation and enhancement of traditional housing settlements or communities, placing emphasis on culture, heritage, and traditional shelters.

Prerequisite: ARC1601 (Housing Design 1 – Green Housing and Communities)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1603 – Housing Design 3 (Current Trends in Urban Housing)
The course discusses contemporary issues and trends in addressing housing and shelter issues and concerns in urban areas.

Prerequisite: ARC1602 (Housing Design 2 – Design and Conservation of Heritage and Traditional Settlements)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

Building Construction Track

ARC1701 – Building Construction 1 (Resource Management)
The course is about the management of building construction resources — products and materials, equipment and tools, human resources, space and facilities, subcontractors, finance – and the creation and use of a resource management plan.

Prerequisite: ARC1407 (Architectural Design 7 – Community Architecture and Urban Design)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1702 – Building Construction 2 (Project Management and Safety)
The course discusses the principles and techniques of project management in building construction including quality control and safety concerns.

Prerequisite: ARC1701 (Building Construction 1 – Resource Management)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ARC1703 – Building Construction 3 (Current Trends in Building Construction Technology)
The course discusses past and existing construction practices, contemporary issues and emerging trends in the building construction industry.

Prerequisite: ARC1702 (Building Construction 2 – Project Management and Safety)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester



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