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Housing Architecture and Urban Development program

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  • Program Description
  • Career Prospects
  • Program Objectives
  • Courses
  • Program Study Plan
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Program Description

Globally, over 50% of the population lives in urban areas; and moving towards urbanization is accelerating.  As urban populations grow, the housing gap will widen, exacerbating inequality and threatening the traditional view of cities as reliable drivers of economic growth. Though providing affordable, adequate and secure housing is a basic human need, housing provision persists a key urban challenge worldwide. The Housing Architecture and Urban Development (HAUD) program aims at preparing architects and urban planners specialized in housing and the built environment design for sustainable urban development. Graduates go on to obtain professional degrees in architectural engineering with specialization in housing and urban development...

The program is focusing on the technical, aesthetic and cultural components of design for housing and public buildings. Moreover, it qualifies graduates with all necessary competences to design and to understand the housing market and real estate development as well as to use digital technologies and tools to generate and analyse spatial data. Graduates will gain knowledge in housing typology, provision, policies, finance, legislation, and management and will be able to produce integrated architecture documents, and land mapping. The HAUD emphasizes the integration of social, economic, environmental, along with physical aspects to create safe, inclusive, healthy, and sustainable cities. It introduces graduates to contemporary trends and practices in housing industry and urban development schemes such as smart housing/cities as well as principles of Sustainable Development Goals. The program will prepare graduates to take leading roles in the professional practice in the field of architecture, housing and urban development on local and international level.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the HAUD program can handle with different jobs in related fields to housing design and urban development sector ranging from architecture level to the urban design and planning level with special knowledge of real estate and land management. They can work as architects and urban planners in governmental bodies, such as, the Ministry of Housing Utilities and the Urban Development; International Agencies, such as UN-Habitat; and local companies and consultancies. The current construction booming and the future development of building new urban communities and national mega projects in Egypt is thriving for such kind of skilled graduates who are engaged with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) standards and principles and have integrated vision to tackle planning and design issues in the field of housing architecture and urban development.

Program Objectives

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level), the Housing Architecture and Urban Development Program graduate must be able to (D-Level):

  • * D1: Demonstrate comprehensive ability to create architectural designs for residential projects ranging across different scale (residential complex, multi- story, clustering and neighbourhood) based on the most contemporary trends and smart systems and theories of architecture, urban and planning that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements
  • * D2: Using adequate knowledge of: history and theory, related fine arts, local culture and heritage, technologies and human sciences that influence on the quality of architectural design.
  • * D3: Produce designs that meet building users’ requirements through understanding the relationship between people and buildings, and between buildings and their environment; and the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale.
  • * D4: Demonstrate comprehensive ability to Urban Upgrading (Site and Services or In-situ Development, ecologically sustainable urban and architectural conservation and rehabilitation based on the most contemporary trends with due consideration of their contexts (social, economic, political, technical, institutional, environmental and physical / infrastructure and engineering problems associated with building designs.) that exist in thematic/heritage context
  • * D5: Recognize and demonstrate the technical design and construction aspects of houses, infrastructure, and Solve conflicts between the engineering systems that serve residential context and its urban values (Technical Installations, Urban Infrastructure, Architecture Installations).
  • * D6: Apply digital technologies and software as design aiding tools to generate and analyse spatial data and to produce integrated architecture documents and Land Mapping.
  • * D7: Demonstrate deep understand to public transportation modes and urban sustainable mobility that serve urban and residential communities
  • D* 8: Apply theories and concepts to identify key housing and urban development needs, problems and solutions that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements, with due consideration of their contexts on both regional and local levels
  • * D9: Interpret and apply principles best practice of all aspects of property urban, development, land management and real estate valuation with due regard for the legislative framework and relevant property legislation while having adequate knowledge of industries, organizations, regulations and procedures involved.
  • * D10: Apply theories, principles and best practice guidelines to design Affordable Housing with due regard for Social Infrastructure and Principles of Equity and Social Justice
  • * D11: Critically evaluate Value Engineering and explain financial plans and models of Economic Models for Housing Provision within the constraints of project financing, project management, cost control and methods of project delivery.
  • * D12: Produce design project briefs and documents; and analyses the context of the architect in the construction industry, including the architect’s role in the processes of bidding, procurement of architectural services and building production.
  • * D13: Explain critical contemporary issues that face the society and built areas and apply best practices with specific reference to social, economic and environmental development towards sustainable integrated housing and urban development.
  • * D14: Define, design, compare and evaluate models of policy and strategy formulation, programs and projects for housing through efficient resources management towards sustainable housing provision, informal upgrading and urban development
  • * D15: Demonstrate comprehensive ability to Manage and maintain systems, processes, programs of housing and land management projects and Informal Settlements Regularization at organization and operational levels
  • * D16: Apply principles of participatory approach with stakeholders, resolve conflict, and manage disasters in housing and human settlements.

Courses

In order to get a Bachelor of Science Degree in this program, and to satisfy the Program Competences, the following set of courses need to be completed.

Table 32 List of Housing Architecture and Urban Development Program Requirements courses.

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
University Requirements Courses 14 21 525 14 8 0 22
Faculty Requirements Courses 42 92 2300 36 25 14 75
ARC111s Principles of Architecture Design Studio 3 6 150 1 5 0 6
ARC112s Creativity and Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8
ARC212s Multi Story Accommodation Building Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8
ARC413s Smart Housing Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8
ARC133s Introduction to History and Theory of Arts and Architecture 3 4 100 3 0 0 3
ARC141s Architectural Representation 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
ARC142s Digital Presentation of The Built Environment 2 4 100 1 0 3 4
ARC241s Modeling of The Built Environment 2 5 125 1 0 3 4
ARC151s Building (1): Conventional Construction Systems 3 5 125 2 3 0 5
ARC152s Building (2): Finishing Works 3 5 125 2 3 0 5
ARC252s Building (3): Mass Housing Production Techniques and Finishing Works 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ARC351s Working Design (1): Execution Drawings Coordination, Annotating and Coding 3 6 150 1 4 0 5
ARC352s Working Design (2): Blow-Ups Detailing, Items Specifications and BOQs 3 6 150 1 4 0 5
ARC452s Working Design (3): Residential Towers Execution Documents 3 6 150 1 4 0 5
ARC261s Control of Thermal Environment 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
UPL312s In Situ Development Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8
UPL221s History and Theory of Urbanism 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
UPL422s Smart Cities and Intelligent Residential Buildings 3 3 75 2 2 0 4
UPL331s Planning and Urban Upgrading 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
UPL333s Urban Infrastructure 3 3 75 2 2 0 4
UPL433s Land Management and Land Subdivision 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
UPL434s Sustainable Urban Mobility 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
UPL241s Principles of Residential Urban Spaces and Landscape 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
UPL251s Residential Complex Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8
UPL352s Neighborhood Planning & Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8
UPL353s Housing Policies, Strategies and Action Plans 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
UPL451s Housing Studies & Real Estate Development 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
UPL161s Environmental Studies and passive energy systems 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
UPL481s Urban Informatics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES115s Structural Analysis for Architecture Engineering 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
CES225s Concrete & Steel Structures for Arch. Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CEP113s Surveying 2 4 100 1 1 1 3
MEP241s Technical Installations 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
Housing And Urban Development Elective A Course (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Housing And Urban Development Elective A Course (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Housing And Urban Development Elective B Course (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Housing And Urban Development Elective B Course (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
UPL497s Housing & Urban Development Graduation Project (1) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL498s Housing & Urban Development Graduation Project (2) 6 17 425 0 12 0 12
Total 160 301 7525 91 157 21 269
Pool Ofhousing And Urban Developmentelective A
Arc324 Course 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ARC366s Responsive Architecture Installations 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
ARC462s Sustainable Building Rating Systems 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL321s Participatory Planning and Community 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
UPL334s Site Analysis (Spatial Analysis and Land Mapping) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL372s Equity and urban Justice 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL381s Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
Pool Ofhousing And Urban Developmentelective B
ARC424s Introduction to Modern Art Movements 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ARC453s Housing Maintenance, Post-occupancy Evaluation and Value Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ARC441s Building Information Modeling (BIM) 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
UPL423s City Governance and Land Management 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
UPL463s Environmental Impact Assessment 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
UPL482s Introduction to Geo Design 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
Total 160 301 7525 91 157 21 269

Program Study Plan

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours Prerequisites
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
Semester 1
PHM012 Mathematics (1) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5  
PHM021 Vibration and Waves 3 5 125 3 1 1 5  
PHM031 Statics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5  
MDP011s Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6  
PHM041 Engineering Chemistry 3 5 125 2 1 2 5  
CSE031s Computing in Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 0 2  
Total 17 30 750 13 9 6 28  
Semester 2
PHM013 Mathematics (2) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM012 )
PHM022 Electricity and Magnetism 3 5 125 3 1 1 5  
PHM032 Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( PHM031 )
CEP011s Projection and Engineering Graphics 3 6 150 1 3 2 6  
MDP081s Production Engineering 3 5 125 2 0 3 5  
ENG011s Fundamentals of Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3  
Total 17 30 750 13 9 7 29  
Semester 3
ARC111s Principles of Architecture Design Studio 3 6 150 1 5 0 6 ( CEP011 )
ARC133s Introduction to History and Theory of Arts and Architecture 3 4 100 3 0 0 3  
ARC141s Architectural Representation 3 5 125 1 4 0 5 ( CEP011 )
ARC151s Building (1): Conventional Construction Systems 3 5 125 2 3 0 5 ( CEP011 )
CES115s Structural Analysis for Architecture Engineering 2 4 100 1 2 0 3 ( PHM031 OR PHM031s )
CES151s Structures and Properties of Construction Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM031 OR PHM031s )
Asu Elective B Course 2 2 50 2 0 0 2  
Total 18 30 750 12 15 1 28  
Semester 4
ARC112s Creativity and Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8 ( ARC111 )
ARC142s Digital Presentation of The Built Environment 2 4 100 1 0 3 4  
ARC152s Building (2): Finishing Works 3 5 125 2 3 0 5 ( ARC151 )
UPL161s Environmental Studies and passive energy systems 2 3 75 1 2 0 3  
CEP113s Surveying 2 4 100 1 1 1 3  
PHM111 Probability and Statistics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( PHM013 )
ASU111s Human Rights 2 2 50 2 1 0 3  
Total 17 30 750 9 17 4 30  
Semester 5
ARC212s Multi Story Accommodation Building Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8 ( ARC111 )
UPL434s Sustainable Urban Mobility 2 3 75 1 2 0 3  
UPL241s Principles of Residential Urban Spaces and Landscape 3 4 100 2 2 0 4  
MEP241s Technical Installations 2 3 75 1 2 0 3  
UPL271s Society and Housing Economics 2 4 100 2 1 0 3  
ASU112s Report Writing & Communication skills 3 4 100 2 2 0 4  
Housing And Urban Development Elective A Course (1)
Total 16 26 650 8 17 0 25  
Semester 6
ARC241s Modeling of The Built Environment 2 5 125 1 0 3 4 ( ARC142 )
ARC252s Building (3): Mass Housing Production Techniques and Finishing Works 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( ARC152 )
ARC261s Control of Thermal Environment 2 3 75 1 2 0 3  
UPL221s History and Theory of Urbanism 3 4 100 2 2 0 4  
UPL251s Residential Complex Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8 ( ARC212 )
CES225s Concrete & Steel Structures for Arch. Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES115 )
Total 17 30 750 8 16 3 27  
Semester 7
ARC351s Working Design (1): Execution Drawings Coordination, Annotating and Coding 3 6 150 1 4 0 5 ( ARC152 ) AND ( MEP241 ) AND ( CES225 OR CEP251 OR CES225 )
UPL312s In Situ Development Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8 ( UPL251 )
UPL331s Planning and Urban Upgrading 3 5 125 1 4 0 5 ( UPL221 )
UPL333s Urban Infrastructure 3 3 75 2 2 0 4 ( PHM022 OR PHM022s ) AND ( PHM032 OR PHM032s )
ASU113s Professional Ethics and Legislations 3 4 100 2 2 0 4  
ARC371s Architecture Project Management 2 4 100 2 1 0 3  
Total 18 30 750 8 21 0 29  
Semester 8
ARC352s Working Design (2): Blow-Ups Detailing, Items Specifications and BOQs 3 6 150 1 4 0 5 ( ARC351 )
UPL433s Land Management and Land Subdivision 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( UPL331 )
UPL352s Neighborhood Planning & Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8 ( UPL221 )
UPL353s Housing Policies, Strategies and Action Plans 2 3 75 1 2 0 3  
UPL481s Urban Informatics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( ARC142 )
Asu Elective A Course 2 3 75 2 1 0 3  
Total 17 30 750 8 19 0 27  
Semester 9
ARC413s Smart Housing Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8 ( UPL352 )
ARC452s Working Design (3): Residential Towers Execution Documents 3 6 150 1 4 0 5 ( ARC352 )
UPL422s Smart Cities and Intelligent Residential Buildings 3 3 75 2 2 0 4  
UPL451s Housing Studies & Real Estate Development 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( UPL353 )
UPL497s Housing & Urban Development Graduation Project (1) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3 ( ASU112 )
Housing And Urban Development Elective A Course (2)
Total 15 26 650 6 18 0 24  
Semester 10
UPL498s Housing & Urban Development Graduation Project (2) 6 17 425 0 12 0 12 ( UPL497 )
Housing And Urban Development Elective B Course (3)
Housing And Urban Development Elective B Course (4)
ASU114s Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues 2 2 50 2 0 0 2  
Total 8 19 475 2 12 0 14