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B.Arch

BMSSA offers 5 year B.Arch Programme approved by Council of Architecture, (CoA), Govt. of Karnataka and is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. The Bachelor of Architecture professional degree program, aims at enabling students to develop an analytical and sensitive approach towards design to make them responsible future generation architects.

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B.ARCH SCHEME & SYLLABUS

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The program at its core houses the discipline of Design Studio where students are encouraged to experiment with visual forms, design ideas and climate responsive principles. It also motivated to implement building technologies and innovative means of construction in their designs with an understanding of its impact in professional practice. The studio faculty is a unique mix of practicing architects and pure academicians, which allows students a peek into the real life of an architect as well as bounce off some hypothetical and theoretical options for design.

The B.Arch program includes a range of coursework, including art, history, theory, literature, sociology and economics that include unique assignments that corresponds to analyzing the dynamic paradigms of socio cultural aspects of the world. BMSSA also facilitates a wide range guest lectures and workshops by pioneers in architecture to bring out an enriching experience for its students and faculty. Students are also given an opportunity to participate in various competitions, like quiz and design competitions, outside college to test and polish their architectural knowledge and skills.

BMSSA students leave the school with a portfolio of classy and sophisticated projects that enable them to pursue a future in professional practice or academics.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES (PO)

  • PO 1 : SPATIAL COMPETENCE - To acquire knowledge on the the spatial understanding of a space. Students would be equipped to understand spatial organisation in order to make the most out of a given space.
  • PO 2 : DESIGN DEVELOPMENT - Systematic approach to architectural design and solutions through sequential development of ideas. Background studies are done in the form of case studies and site visits. Considerations of climatic studies, sustainability, environment issues, structural detailing, bye laws and norms etc. to develop design solution. it also involves in communication skills, presentation skill and model making skills which all adds up to professional capabilities and discipline.
  • PO 3 : TECHNICAL COMPETENCE - The students would be able to deliver technical know-how on various challenges that may occur at design stages and at site.
  • PO 4 : CRITICAL THINKING - SYNTHESIS - The students are equipped to develop critical thinking by observing peer work and ideas through design demonstration. Critical - thinking also encouraged when doing site visits and address site conditions.
  • PO 5 : SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - BMSSA instills building close relation with the society through an enriched academic environment and diverse perspective where all individuals can flourish. We commit to serve the society through responsible architectural practices.
  • PO 6 : INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM WORK - Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO 7 : THEORETICAL FOUNDATION - The students would be able to understand various theoretical ideologies in design aesthetics. They would be in a position to take an ideological stand. They would also be equipped with the theoretical knowledge on various components that are involved in construction phase.
  • PO 8 : INNOVATIVE THINKING - Out of the box thinking is encouraged by aiding the students with necessary hand holding through site visits, special lectures, guest lectures which narrows the gap between academic and profession.
  • PO 9 : USE OF MODERN TOOLS - Application of appropriate techniques, resources and modern tools including prediction and modelling to derive at solutions. use of Various presentation techniques to explain solutions.
  • PO 10 : ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY - Making students aware to explore and use environment sensitive designs and design thinking approach.
  • PO 11 : PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of architectural design management principles and apply these in individual work, as a member and leader in team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environment.
  • PO 12 : LIFE LONG LEARNING - Recognise the need for continue learning that readies them for the ever changing technology and social dynamics.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSO)

  • PSO 1 : The student would be able to visualise the spaces in a manner that prioritises human centric design and also abide by the concepts of universal design.
  • PSO 2 : The student would be able to design building by considering facts like climatology, site context and the socio - cultural and socio- economic aspect of the site.
  • PSO 3 : The student would be able to execute an architectural project through team work by coordinating with various engineering teams and allied professionals.

COURSE OUTCOMES (CO)

CORE SUBJECTS

21 ARC 11
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - I
  • CO 1 : The student will be able to get an introduction into the field of Architecture Design viz. a viz. the duality and the tension that exists between the form and function of a space.
  • CO 2 : The student will be able to make responsible choices for design development.
  • CO 3 : Get a perspective on design of spaces formal and informal settlements.

21 ARC 12
MATERIAL AND METHODS IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS - I
  • CO 1 : The student will be able to understand the properties and uses of various materials and methods used in building construction
  • CO 2 : The student will be able to design and draw various details used in a typical construction of a low rise building.
  • CO 3 : The student will be able to design and detail various basic components used in a typical building construction, such as Doors, Windows, Ventilators etc.

21 ARC 13
ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS - I
  • CO 1 : At the end of the semester, the students will be equipped with graphical skills which shall be useful in translating the graphical ideas into technically appropriate drawing presentations.

21 ARC 14
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE - III
  • CO 1 : The students will be able to appreciate geographical, geological, social, cultural and political factors that influenced the early society and its architecture.
  • CO 2 : They will also understand the use of materials and structural/construction systems explode during that era.
  • CO 3 : The students will also understand and focus on local architecture context in addition to understanding the global history of architecture.

21 ARC 15
BASIC DESIGN AND VISUAL ARTS
  • CO 1 : The students will be able to appreciate critical orientation to design thinking and action.
  • CO 2 : The students will be able to appreciate the concept of abstraction by experimenting with different patterns and materials.
  • CO 3 : The student will also develop an ability to appreciate various art forms.

21 ARC 16
MODEL MAKING WORKSHOP
  • CO 1 : At the end of the course, the students will be able to experiment and manipulate materials leading to creative exploration of forms.

21 ARC 17/ 21 IDT 19/ 29
INNOVATION AND DESIGN THINKING
  • CO 1 : Appreciate various design process procedure
  • CO 2 : Generate and develop design ideas through different technique
  • CO 3 : Identify the significance of reverse Engineering to understand products
  • CO 3 : Draw technical drawing for design ideas

21 EGH 18
COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH
  • CO 1 : The course would enable the students to communicate effectively using verbal, visual and electronic modes and media.

CORE SUBJECTS

18 ARC 31
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - III
  • CO 1 : The primary outcome is going from spaces to places The student would also learn contextual elements and factors influencing the built environment that are identified and studied in detail.

18 ARC 32
MATERIAL AND METHODS IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS - III
  • CO 1 : T The student will be able to understand steel plane trusses, pre-engineered metal buildings, large span roofs, hyperbolic paraboloid shell roof, folded plate and cylindrical shell roofs, geodesic dome, space frames, tensile structure and pneumatic structures, plastics as building materials and water proof components.

18 ARC 33
CLIMATOLOGY
  • CO 1 : To understand how climate, micro and macro weather conditions can have an impact on design of buildings in terms of thermal comfort, thermal performance of building elements, thermal heat gain/ loss, appropriate use of shading devices, natural ventilation and day lighting,

18 ARC 34
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE - III
  • CO 1 : The students would develop appropriate skills of reading, writing and understanding the physical and aesthetic experience of buildings. The student will also get an understanding on renaissance architecture, impact of industrialisation, early modern architecture and modern movement.

18 ENG 35
BUILDING STRUCTURES - III
  • CO 1 : At the end of the course the students will have the ability to understand the mechanics of forces acting on rigid bodies and the structural properties.

18 ARC 36
THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE - I
  • CO 1 : T The course enables the student to define art and role of art in society, understand the principles of aesthetics and architectural composition, organising principles of aesthetics and architectural composition, spatial organisation of masses in architecture, ornamentation in architecture, ornamentation in architecture criticism, materials materiality and tectonics, style in architecture, perceptions in architecture.

18 ARC 37
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ARCHITECTURE - I
  • CO 1 : The students would get exposure to 2D and 3D softwares that could be used in the professional field.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

18 ARC 38
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • CO 1 : The student would get an exposure to using a camera to capture aesthetically appealing and creative architectural photos by appropriating lens and lighting conditions

18 ARC 38
VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE
  • CO 1 : The students will get a fair understaning on estimation, specifications, bill of quantities, mandatory tests and safety measures in specifications, costing, detailed rate analysis of buildings, sequesnce of construction activity, term project and billing requirement.

18 ENG 38
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
  • CO 1 : The students will have an understanding on how visual communications play a very critical role in todays world and how it can used in the field of architecture.

CORE SUBJECTS

18 ARC 51
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - V
  • CO 1 : The goal of the studio is enable the students to get a grip on architectural bye - laws and various services involved in the design of a building. The student would be able to explore the designs that are sensitive to the needs of disabled, aged people and children.

18 ARC 52
MATERIAL AND METHODS IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS - V
  • CO 1 : The student will be able to understand steel plane trusses, pre-engineered metal buildings, large span roofs, hyperbolic paraboloid shell roof, folded plate and cylindrical shell roofs, geodesic dome, space frames, tensile structure and pneumatic structures, plastics as building materials and water proof components.

18 ARC 53
BUILDING SERVICES - II
  • CO 1 : The students would be able to understand the electrical services, supply and distribution of electricity to the buildings, difference in residential building and commercial building internal electrical distribution system, renewable energy systems, switch gear and protection devices, earthing and lighting protection system, extra low voltage systems and electrical layout and load estimation.
  • CO 2 : The course also enables them to have an understanding on the fundamentals, techniques, principles and applications of Illumination.

18 ARC 54
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE - V
  • CO 1 : This will equip the students to have a deeper understanding of Islamic architecture - its early phase, provincial style, Moghul architecture. The course also enable the students to get familiarised with the colonial architecture as well.

18 ARC 55
BUILDING STRUCTURES - V
  • CO 1 : The students will have an understanding of structural design project, structure analysis and design satisfying the building codes, design of portal frame structure system, design of vault and arch structures, design of dome structures, long span and planar truss design, Vierendeel truss design, cable and suspension structures, space truss, concrete shell structure design and fabric structure.

18 ARC 56
SOCIOLOGY AND BUILDING ECONOMICS
  • CO 1 : The will be equipped with the concepts and theories related to sociology, elements of society, communities, Urban and rural communities, relationships between cities and societies, social reach, economics, economic organisation of society, economics and the market, urban land values and building costs.

18 ARC 57
WORKING DRAWING - I
  • CO 1 : By the end of the course, the student will be able to have a set of working drawings which include Site Plan, Marking Plan, Plans at all levels, Terrace Plan; all Elevations; two Cross Sections passing through staircase & lift shaft; Profile Sections; Details to include Toilet, Kitchen, Staircase, Door, Window, Railing, Gate, Sky-light.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

18 ARC 58
ALTERNATE BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL
  • CO 1 : The students will get sufficient exposure on alternate building technology and material as they would be exploring mud walls, masonry wall, alternate material for foundations and ferro cement structures.

18 ARC 58
DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE
  • CO 1 : This elective explores the parametric architectural geometry, geometrical explorations, simulations and visualisations.

18 ARC 58
ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN
  • CO 1 : The course aims to familiaise the students with the basics of lighting in architecture.

CORE SUBJECTS

18 ARC 71
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - VIII
  • CO 1 : In depth understanding of Green concepts, be it Vernacular, active energy efficient methods or projective models. Case study work should be presented as knowledge sharing exercise, through models, 3d models and explanatory diagrams.
  • CO 2 : Building simulation models should be a mandatory output of the studio, to utilize software technology as an effective analytical and design management tool.
  • CO 3 : The complexity of the project can be broken down into components and treated as one/two minor projects and one major component.

18 ARC 72
MATERIAL AND METHODS IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS - VII
  • CO 1 : The students would be able to get a fair understandong on wood products as building material, interiors for residential construction, interiors for office constructions, false ceiling systems, pre - stressing and post - tensioning, advanced foundations, pile foundation constructions, earth retaining structure, bamboo construction, prefabrication in India and advanced methods of building construction.

18 ARC 73
BUILDING SERVICES - IV
  • CO 1 : The students will be able to understand the concepts behind sounds, room acoustics, acoustical tools and measurements, acoustical materials, acoustical design and detailing of other spaces, environmental noise control, constructional measures of noise control and sound insulation, sources of industrial noise, introduction to urban soundscape.

18 ARC 74
SPECIFICATION, QUANTITY, AND COSTING OF BUILDINGS
  • CO 1 : The students will get a fair understaning on estimation, specifications, bill of quantities, mandatory tests and safety measures in specifications, costing, detailed rate analysis of buildings, sequesnce of construction activity, term project and billing requirement.

18 ARC 75
URBAN DESIGN
  • CO 1 : The students will be familiarised with the discipline of Urban Design and also get a fair understanding fo various theories like behavioural/ perceptual approach, morphological approach, functional and temporal approach and environmental approach.

18 ARC 76
INTERIOR DESIGN
  • CO 1 : The course would develop an aptitude to wards interior design by enabling the students to integrate interior spaces with services, furniture design and planscape and lighting design,

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

18 ARC 77
CRAFT IN ARCHITECTURE
  • CO 1 : Appreciate finer nuances of making of Architecture into a reality
  • CO 2 : Overview towards the wealth of traditional / existing practices.
  • CO 6 : Develop ability to craft making of Architecture.
  • CO 3 : Insight to potential direction of evolution of making of Architecture.
  • CO 4 : Attempts to take forward existing systems.
  • CO 5 : Introduction of systems form across the border of the discipline.

18 ARC 77
ARCHITECTURAL WRITINGS AND JOURNALISM
  • CO 1 : The students would be able to explore creative writing, analytical writing, documentation and technical writing, architectural journalism, contemporary architectural writing and journalism

18 ARC 77
BIOMIMICRY
  • CO 1 : Appreciate and understand cross disciplinary design practice of Biomimicry
  • CO 2 : Understanding of Biomimicry and biophilia & its relevance in design
  • CO 3 :Appreciate the importance of ‘reconnection/ connection’ with nature
  • CO 4 : Appreciate and understand cross disciplinary design practice of Biomimicry
  • CO 5 : Understanding and being able to ‘integrating biology in design’