The architectural engineering program provides students with a rich and rigorous foundation in the fields of architectural design, technology, urban design, structure, history and theory, and landscape architecture. The program thus balances the intensity of a theory with technical creativity, imagination; critical thinking it integrates other disciplines.

In the department of architecture engineering, the students study and practice architecture and fine arts  as creative skills to improve the country and enable them to progress successfully in this field. The department prepares students to address the complex problem of the 21first century through the application of the art and science of design. The department provides students with intensive theoretical training and studio experiences, they are also encouraged to do technical creativity, imagination, critical thinking, a sense of history and development of a social, ethical, and artistic.

Mission & Vision


The mission of the Architecture B.Sc. degree is to prepare students to become innovators and problem solvers in all architecture related field by educating them into the highest levels of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, which leads them to apply effectively the fundamental concepts, knowledge and drawing techniques of the architectural practice.


To be a leading university in the country and the region in the area of education, research and development as well as serving the community by educating staff and students to the universal ethical values. The department aims to be a competitive body in the academic fields.

Department Objectives

• Graduates will be able to respond to the actual needs of local and regional markets and professional communities at large. • Graduates will be capable of actively interacting with their professional milieu. • Graduates will be able to match science and art together as a creative skill to improve the society and will progress successfully in the field of architecture. • Graduates will apply problem-solving skills to address the complex problems of the 21st century through the application of art and science. • Graduates will be able to demonstrate intensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of computer applications needed for fulfilling tasks. • Graduates will utilize their creativity, imagination, critical thinking, and a sense of history for the development of social and ethical aspects.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students will be able to: 1. Apply problem-solving skills in the architectural context. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of architectural history, theory, and practice in solving architectural design problems. 3. Utilize freehand drawing, architectural graphics, and model building skills in solving architectural design problems. 4. Utilize the computer as a tool in a wide range of documentation and presentation applications, using CAD, 3-D visualization and rendering, electronic image composition and editing software. 5. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology in solving architectural design problems. 6. Develop designs that meet desired needs within realistic economic, social, political, and cultural constraints. 7. Develop designs that fulfill the environmental, health & safety, and sustainability considerations. 8. Demonstrate team-working skills and show the ability to work collaboratively with various design teams involved in the building industry, and collaborate and negotiate with clients. 9. Demonstrate the necessary knowledge for applying laws, codes, regulations, standards and practices in relation to building construction systems. 10. Show their ideas through high quality drawing skills and artistic sense. 11. Utilize their skills to address professional and ethical responsibilities, diversity and commitment to the work field. 12. Suggest solutions and techniques for engaging in life-long learning and knowledge about contemporary issues.

Future Perspective

Short-term Plan

 Development of teaching quality by:

  • Developing and updating the curriculum to meet the requirements and qualifications of European accreditation institutions and associations.
  • Having a team of qualified and diverse department members to enhance our global reputation for the generation of new ideas and transformative discoveries.
  • Strengthening links with international universities and encouraging students for exchange programs.
  • Continue to develop summer training and internships in leading companies in the region.
  • Increase staff retention and enhance succession planning within the Faculty.
  • Promote extra-curricular activities through communications, faculty mentoring and suitable space and facilities.

Long-term Plan

    • The department aims to become the leading educational institution in the region to provide the society with efficient graduates with high level of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
    • The department aims to answer the needs of the local market and train students according to international standards.
    • The department plans to place itself amongst the highest-ranking institutions in its field, by acquiring the accreditations needed from various international parties.
    • The department aims to follow continuously the newest trends and approaches in the field of architecture and architectural education.
    • The department is looking forward to become an important institution in defining important aspects of the architectural discourse, discussing vital social and cultural issues.