M.Arch.

Master of Architecture

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Graduate or Equivalent

M.Arch. or Master of Architecture is a postgraduate Architecture Engineering course. Architecture is a discipline or art of designing and constructing buildings. It deals with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings. The duration of Architecture Masters Programs is two years which is generally divided into four semesters; these vary from institute to institute. The course can also be pursued through Correspondence or Distance Education. The Course curriculum provides specialization in one's chosen specialization. Master of Architecture is not involved in just buildings; it is also involved in designing a variety of environments like Gardens, Parks, and Theme Parks etc. And for each architectural environment there is a specialist, thus we have Green Architect, Landscape Architect, Museum Architect, Naval Architect, Theatre Architect etc. The Council of Architecture (COA) is a regulating body concerned with regulating the education and practice of profession throughout India besides maintaining the register of architects.

Master of Architecture Eligibility

  • Any Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) passed student is eligible for M.Arch. Degree course. Candidates appearing for the final exams of B.Arch. can also apply.
  • Those eligible need to acquire a minimum of 50% in the entrance examination.
  • Some Institutes requires an aptitude test and an Interview for admission into the Masters Degree in Architecture.

Some of the Architecture Entrance Examinations

  • NATA Aptitude Test
  • JNTU PACET
  • School of Planning and Architecture Entrance Exam

Master of Architecture Subjects

  • Architectural history and theory
  • Building designs with an emphasis on CADD
  • Structural systems
  • Construction methods

Master of Architecture Specializations

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Urban Design
  • Building Engineering & Management
  • Environmental Planning
  • Housing
  • Transport Planning
  • Regional Planning
  • Town and Country Planning
  • Industrial Design

Master of Architecture Syllabus

The below given syllabus is provided by the IIT Roorkee - Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Sem. I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

1

Architectural Design Studio I

2

Contemporary Architecture: Theories & Trends

3

Urban Design

4

Open Elective I

5

Computer Applications in Architecture & Planning

6

Technical Communication (Optional)

Sem. II

1

Architectural Design Studio II

2

Program Elective I

3

Program Elective II

4

Program  Elective III

5

Open  Elective II

Sem. III

1

Architectural Design Studio III (Project)

2

Seminar

3

Dissertation

4

Institutional / Professional / Training

Sem. IV

1

Dissertation (continued from III Semester)

 

Program Electives

1

Resource Conserving Architecture

2

Housing

3

Building Byelaws & Professional Practice

4

Low Cost Building Design & Techniques

5

High Rise Buildings

6

Advanced Landscape Design

7

Research Techniques in Architecture & Planning

8

Advanced Building Technologies

9

Futuristic Architecture

10

Project Management

 

Master of Architecture Colleges

Master of Architecture Course Suitability

  • Candidates who want to advance their architecture skills and improve their knowledge of current techniques and theory are perfectly suited for acquiring this Degree is good suit for the course.
  • One can also go for M.Arch. if they want to undertake their own architecture design project.
  • Applicants desirous of having further degrees also are suitable for the course.

How is Master of Architecture Course Beneficial?

  • M.A. (Home Science) is an advanced and detailed study of Architecture which is tangible. The Course enables one to identify the unique qualities of his / her work and how to use these to forge new directions for their own design practice. As demand for commercial space increases, there is strong growth in non residential construction. Some architecture firms also outsource the drafting of construction documents and basic design for large-scale commercial and residential projects to architecture firms overseas.
  • As an Art, a technology and a business Architectural course enables one in designing any kind of structure system which include a wide variety of buildings, such as office and apartment buildings, schools, churches, factories, hospitals, houses, and airport terminals. Also included are designing complexes such as urban centres, college campuses, industrial parks and entire communities. An Architect is a well known profession whose guidance is required in the execution of construction projects, client discussions, and preparation of the blueprint, budget decision, and supervision and so on. An Architect acquire a multi dimensional role which something above the ordinary.
  • The scope of Architecture is vast as it has varied applications even in non related areas. It is also an interdisciplinary in nature since it relies on principles of science, arts, mathematics etc., this makes one somewhat skilled in other fields as well.

Master of Architecture Employment Areas

  • Public Works Department (PWD)
  • Department of Railways
  • Department of Post and Telegraph
  • National Building Organization
  • Town and Country Planning Organization
  • National Institutes of Urban Affairs
  • Housing & Urban Development Corporations
  • Architecture & Building Development Firms
  • Private Construction Organizations
  • Educational Institutes
  • Publishing Houses

Master of Architecture Job Types

  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural Technician
  • Building Control Officer
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Architectural Conservator
  • Building Inspector
  • Architectural Theoretician
  • Architectural Technician
  • Architecture Professor
  • Architecture Critic, Architecture Photographer

Advance Course in Architecture

After completing M.Arch. you can become:
Architecture Engineering Courses
Architecture Engineering Degree Courses
B.Arch.
B.Arch. (Architecture and Regional Planning)
B.Arch. (Building and Construction Management)
B.Arch. (Landscape Architecture)
B.E. (Architecture Engineering)
B.E. (Construction Technology)
B.Sc. (Residential Space Design and Management)
B.Tech. (Architecture Engineering)
B.Tech. (Urban & Regional Planning)
Bachelor of Planning
M.Arch. (Architectural and Settlement Conservation)
M.Arch. (Architectural Conservation)
M.Arch. (Architectural Design)
M.Arch. (Construction Management)
M.Arch. (Digital Architecture)
M.Arch. (Environmental Architecture)
M.Arch. (Landscape Architecture)
M.Arch. (Theory & Design)
M.Arch. (Urban Design)
M.E. (Housing)
M.E. (Landscape Architecture)
M.E. (Urban Design)
M.Phil. (Architectural and Settlement Conservation)
M.Sc. (Urban & Regional Planning)
M.Tech. (Town & Country Planning)
M.Tech. (Urban Planning)
Master of Building Engineering and Management
Master of Interior Architecture & Design
Master of Planning (Housing)
Master of Planning (Infrastructure)
Master of Planning (Regional Planning)
Master of Planning (Transport Planning)
Master of Planning (Urban and Regional Planning)
Master of Planning (Urban Planning)
Masters in Planning
Ph.D. (Architectural Conservation)
Ph.D. (Building Engineering and Management)
Ph.D. (Housing)
Ph.D. (Landscape Architecture)
Ph.D. (Physical Planning)
Ph.D. (Regional Planning)
Ph.D. (Transport Planning)
Ph.D. (Urban Design)
Ph.D. (Urban Planning)
Architecture Engineering Diploma Courses
Diploma in Architectural Assistantship
Diploma in Architectural Engineering (DAE)
Diploma in Architecture Engineering
Diploma in Construction Management (DCM)
Diploma in Construction Technology (DCT)
Post Graduate Diploma In Town - Country Planning
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