Courses

FIRST YEAR FIRST SEMESTER

2501117 - STUDIO IN DESIGN

4(0-8-4) - STUDIO DSGN

Practice in the design of two-, three-, and four-dimensional visual art, emphasizing thinking and analytical process, form and space, materials and structure for art and architecture application.

2501121 - PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE

3(3-0-6) - PRIN DSGN ARCH

Design fundamentals for visual art; principles of two-, three- and four-dimensional composition; principles, criteria and process of small-scale architectural design.

2501153 - ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING AND PRESENTATION

3(2-2-5) - ARCH DRAW PRES

Architectural drawing and presentation using free-hand drawing, drafting and digital tools; architectural drawing and presentation techniques according to theories of orthographic, axonometric and perspective projection, casting and rendering of shade and shadow; architectural presentation methods.

2501173 - STRUCTURAL MECHANICS IN ARCHITECTURE

3(3-0-6) - STRUC MECH ARCH

Structure in nature; types of forces; fundamental elements and load transfer

FIRST YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

2501119 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I

4(0-8-4) - ARCH DSGN I

Condition: PRER 2501117
Practice in design, utilizing space, form, and appropriate proportion, considering users and function, environment and related factors; practice in architectural design of area not exceeding 100 square metres.

2501131 - BUILDING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION

4(2-4-6) - BLDG MAT/CONS

Theory and methods of integrating building system design; materials and construction for buildings not exceeding 100 square metres; drafting of construction drawing, emphasizing free-hand drawing and drafting.

2501191 - HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE

4(2-4-6) - HIST ART/ARCH

Motivations, influences and concepts in artistic and architectural creations; analysis and criticism of works of art and architecture; a brief survey of the history of western art and architecture from prehistoric period to the twentieth century.

2501296 - THAI ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

3(3-0-6) - THAI ARCH HERITAGE

The evolution of building types as the result of geographical, climatic, social, cultural, and religious influences; introduction to a historical study of various building types such as houses, monasteries, and palaces; the development of towns and cities in Thai history.

SECOND YEAR FIRST SEMESTER

2501216 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II

4(0-8-4) - ARCH DSGN II

Condition: PRER 2501119
Practice in the design of residential and small-scale public buildings with floor area not exceeding 1,000 square metres or maximum height of 15 metres, considering design conceptualization, basic architectural tropical climate responsive design, reinforced-concrete structure, small-scale building systems, aesthetic, and architectural presentation through freehand drawing and drafting.

2501221 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CRITERIA AND CONCEPTS I

3(3-0-6) - ARCH DSGN C/C I

Condition: PRER 2501121
Influences and concepts in creating architecture; architectural design criteria; design process; architectural elements and spatial organization, emphasizing case study analysis.

2501241 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE I

3(3-0-6) - HISTORY OF ARCH I

An introduction to historical study of architectural development characterized by various influences; general survey of the evolution of building types, structures and methods of construction as the result of cultural and technological development of architecture in Thailand and neighboring countries; investigation of individual building, building complexes and human settlements in North Africa, western Asia and southern Europe from prehistoric times to the Roman Era.

2501248 - INTRODUCTION TO THAI ARCHITECTURE

3(3-0-6) - INTRO THAI ARCH

Sources, influences, and development of styles of Thai architectural elements; practice in drawing architectural elements, patterns, and pattern layout of architectural elements appropriate to their functions; design concept, planning, function, and structure of various building types of Thai architecture with emphasis on concept for the development of Thai architecture appropriate to local conditions and present society.

SECOND YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

2501218 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III

4(0-8-4) - ARCH DSGN III

Condition: PRER 2501216
Practice in the design of public building such as commercial and recreational building with floor area not exceeding 1,000 square metres or maximum height of 15 metres, considering design conceptualization, basic architectural programming, design development, emphasizing tropical climate responsive design, timber and reinforced-concrete structure, small-scale building systems, aesthetic, and architectural presentation through freehand drawing and drafting.

2501231 - BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION I

4(2-4-6) - BLDG TECH/CONS I

Condition: PRER 2501131
Theory and methods of design integration of building systems, environmental technology, materials and construction for small-scale buildings with floor area not exceeding 1,000 square metres or maximum height of 15 metres; timber and reinforced concrete structural systems; building technological and passive systems; practice in drafting permission drawings using drafting tools.

2501271 - STRUCTURAL DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE I

3(3-0-6) - STRUC DSGN ARCH I

Condition: PRER 2501173
Basic knowledge of concrete mixtures; types and mechanical properties of concrete and reinforcing steel; basic design theories of reinforced concrete in bending moment, shear forces, and bonding forces; structural criteria for architectural design.

2501291 - ARCHITECTURAL PSYCHOLOGY

3(3-0-6) - ARCH PSYCH

Concepts of psychology as a discipline; psychological factors and their impacts on human behavior; process of mental behavior, perception, cognition and emotion; conceptual systems; spatial behavior; the diversity of needs, values, behavioral norms and social and spatial behavior characterizing different cultures; psychological basis as design fundamental.

2501341 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE II

3(3-0-6) - HISTORY OF ARCH II

Condition: PRER 2501241
History of early Christian architectural development up to the Gothic period, emphasizing an analysis of structural systems and comparative examples of Gothic architecture in central European countries; general conditions of Europe in the 15th century and the architectural transition to the Renaissance period, including Renaissance architecture and its individual architects in Italy, France, England, and other countries; conditions in various aspects of the western world and architectural development at the end of the Renaissance period, together with the influence of the industrial revolution on culture and modern architecture; concepts, philosophy and works of the world's leading architects.

THIRD YEAR FIRST SEMESTER

2501316 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV

4(0-8-4) - ARCH DSGN IV

CCondition: PRER 2501218
Practice in the design of multi-unit residential and medium-scale public buildings with floor area not exceeding 2,000 square metres, or maximum height of 23 metres, considering design conceptualization, basic architectural programming, design development, emphasizing tropical climate responsive design, reinforced concrete structure, medium-scale building systems, aesthetics, and architectural presentation through digital tools.

2501321 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CRITERIA AND CONCEPT II

3(3-0-6) - ARCH DSGN C/C II

Condition: PRER 2501121
Trends and development of architectural design of the western world and Thailand, from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century; design philosophies of leading architects of the time; criteria and concepts in various building types; architectural space, expression, distinctive characteristics, and aesthetic in architecture.

2501371 - STRUCTURAL DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE II

3(3-0-6) - STRUC DSGN ARCH II

Condition: PRER 2501271
Systems and calculation of reinforced concrete structures in building construction: slabs, beams, columns, walls, and foundations; analysis and selection of fundamental reinforced concrete structure systems; presentation of structural details according to various architectural design standards and specifications.

THIRD YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

2501318 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN V

4(0-8-4) - ARCH DSGN V

Condition: PRER 2501316
Practice in the design of medium-scale public buildings with floor area not exceeding 2,000 square metres or maximum height of 23 metres., considering design conceptualization, basic architectural programming, design development, emphasizing tropical climate responsive design, steel and reinforced concrete structure, medium-scale building systems, aesthetic, and architectural presentation through digital tools.

2501331 - BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION II

4(2-4-6) - BLDG TECH/CONS II

Condition: PRER 2501231
Theory and methods of design integration of building systems, environmental technology, materials and construction for medium-scale buildings with floor area not exceeding 2,000 square metres or maximum height of 23 metres; steel and reinforced concrete structural systems; building envelope systems;. environmental control systems which include thermal control, lighting, acoustics, HVAC, and indoor air quality, sanitary systems; transportation system; safety and security systems; practice in architectural drawing for construction documents using drafting and digital tools.

2501416 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VI

4(0-8-4) - ARCH DSGN VI

Practice in the design of large-scale public buildings such as educational building, museum, theatre, and convention hall, with maximum height of 14 storeys, considering design conceptualization, architectural programming, design development, emphasizing tropical climate responsive design, structure, large-scale building systems, building codes and Regulations, aesthetic and Thainess, and architectural presentation.

FOURTH YEAR FIRST SEMESTER

2501401 - PRACTICAL ARCHITECTURAL TRAINING

S/U - PRAC ARCH TRAINING

Condition: PRER 2501418
A 150-hour architectural training in an architect's office for the work process of drafting, design, and office management, or on a construction site for the work process of construction supervision and construction management.

2501404 - ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY

3(3-0-6) - ARCH PROJ FEAS

Basic concepts and theories of feasibility study in architectural, construction, and basic real estate development projects; application of concepts of economics, finance, marketing, and architectural management to architectural project feasibility study.

2501424 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CRITERIA AND CONCEPTS III

3(3-0-6) - ARCH DSGN C/C III

Condition: PRER 2501321
Design process, design theories in a comparative study of works of contemporary architects; development of concepts and trends in contemporary and future architectural works; types and sequential arrangement of spaces, including methods of linking spaces for various activities.

FOURTH YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

2501402 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

3(3-0-6) - PROF PRAC

The background and role of architecture profession; alternative careers in related areas; guidelines in advanced study both in the country and abroad; procedure in establishing an architectural firm: office management, professional fee, marketing, related taxation, and professional ethics; procedure of professional practice in architecture as per international standard: project feasibility study, design competition, design development, drawing production and documentation for authority permission and construction; procedure of construction management: bidding, bidding assessment, contract agreement, obstructions and solutions in construction supervision; impacts of economical, political, and social factors on the profession at present and future trend.

2501418 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VII

4(0-8-4) - ARCH DSGN VII

Condition: PRER 2501416
Practice in the design of large-scale public buildings such as hotel, residential condominium and hospital, with maximum height of 14 storeys, considering design conceptualization, architectural programming, design development, emphasizing tropical climate responsive design, structure, large-scale building systems, building codes and regulations, aesthetic and Thainess, and architectural presentation.

2501431 - BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION III

4(2-4-6) - BLDG TECH/CONS III

Condition: PRER 2501331
Theory and methods of design integration of building systems, environmental technology, materials and construction for large-scale buildings with maximum height of 14 storeys; wide-span structural systems; building envelope systems for high-rise buildings;. environmental control systems which include thermal control, lighting, acoustics, HVAC and indoor air quality, sanitary systems; elevator system design; practice in architectural drawing using drafting and digital tools for base drawings in coordination with associated designers in different fields.

FIFTH YEAR FIRST SEMESTER

2501511 - ADVANCED SKETCH DESIGN

3(0-6-3) - ADV SKETCH DSGN

Practical studio work at an advanced level suitable for limited working time; practice in sketch design of various types of work and expression of fundamental design concepts; architectural elements, temporary buildings, medium- and large-scale buildings, landscape architecture, interior and graphic work.

2501516 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VIII

4(0-8-4) - ARCH DSGN VIII

Condition: PRER 2501418
Practice in the design of a commercial building complex and a national art and cultural institute, emphasizing the study of basic data, area requirements, building codes, project feasibility, design concepts, site planning, aesthetic, structural and other related engineering systems.

2501521 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SEMINAR

3(3-0-6) - ARCH DSGN SEM

Condition: PRER 2501424
Evaluation of large-scale projects; their related problems at present in terms of design, project management, and marketing feasibility; design concept and philosophy; various impacts of projects on the environment after being in use.

2501532 - BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION IV

4(2-4-6) - BLDG TECH/CONS IV

Condition: PRER 2501431
Theory and methods of design integration of building systems, environmental technology, materials and construction for large-scale and wide-span buildings with floor area exceeding 10,000 square metres or height exceeding 23 metres; technological system for high-rise buildings and high-performance buildings; integration of construction drawing and construction data system.

FIFTH YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

2501518 – THESIS

12(0-24-12) – THESIS

Mechanisms for the selected type of project; the legal frameworks that define and restrict the structure's design and construction; the potential environmental impacts that may arise from construction; project siting; integrated programming; structural integrity; and tasteful aesthetics.