Program name: Architecture and Design
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Vladimer Abramishvili
Ketevan Berekashvili
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: Qualification: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Design
Program capacity: 240
Program permission: Admission criteria/ prerequisite (for the citizens of Georgia): The students are enrolled on the bachelor programs on the basis of the results of the national entrance exams or on the basis of the decree №224/ნ (December 29, 2011) of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, on the basis of the administrative registration and the decree of the University presidents. Special requirement: minimal range of score is – 80 points, obtained at the national entrance exams in the English language. Admission criteria/ prerequisites (for the foreign country citizens): A) For foreign citizens and the individuals devoid of citizenship, who got complete general or its equivalent education, B ) For the citizens of Georgia, who got complete general or its equivalent education last two years in foreign countires G) For the individuals who study/studied or obtained credits in foreign countries or in the higher educational institutions accredited in compliance with the legislation of the country can be enrolled on the program without taking the national entrance exams on the basis of the decree № 224 / ნ (December 29, 2011) of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia. If the entrants don’t have English language Certificate FCE (First Certificate in English) the language competence (B2 – Intermediate) is proved on the basis of the University exam in English with the minimal passing rate 60%.
Program goals: The program is designed to equip the student with the skills needed for conceptual decision making (Architect and Designer); the student will gain the knowledge of the basics and essence of architecture and design, principles of development, main aspects and methods of project planning. The student will have the ability to comprehend specificity of the professional field in the historical context, as well as peculiarity of spatial thinking; the student will be able to conduct design work independently and practical architectural activities under the guidance of the supervisor.
Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Workbook methods;
  • Demonstration method;
  • Practical method;
  • Project preparation;
  • Practice;
  • Sketch preparation;
  • Preparing the maquette of architectural object;
  • Preparing presentations;
  • Search the relevant material in electronic format or libraries;
  • Discussions/Debates;

Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
Graduate will be able to:
  • The knowledge of the peculiarities and stylistics of the modern architecture;
  • The knowledge of basic stages of modern architecture formation and transformation;
  • The knowledge of the basics of architectural planning methods;
  • The knowledge of typological groups of building constructions (civil: living and public buildings, industrial, agricultural and engineering buildings);
  • The knowledge of main directions of ergonomics;
  • The knowledge of anthropometric data of human;
  • The knowledge of the stages of projecting small objects;
  • The knowledge of the scale of architectural shapes and its compatibility with the location;
  • The knowledge of the peculiarities and characteristics of volumetric-spatial design forms and types;
  • The knowledge of the types of individual residential houses;
  • The knowledge of the types of multifunctional residential houses;
  • The knowledge of the specificity of planning of separate blocks  of business center (office, eatery and fitness);
  • The knowledge of the standards  of planning supermarket and parking;
  • The knowledge of laying out the projected material on the tablet and drawing it in
  • The knowledge of the methods of insolation report;
  • The knowledge of the natural illumination ratio;
  • The knowledge of architectural acoustics (time of reverberation and geometric acoustics);
  • The knowledge of the peculiarities of design, construction and maquetting techniques;
  • Knowledge of building orthogonal and axonometric plans necessary for displacement of the figures on the surface;
  • Knowledge of building axonometry according to orthogonal plans;
  • Knowledge of main geometric figure planning on the three interconnected projection plane and knowledge of Monge coordinated diagrams;
  • Knowledge of the basic tasks and methods of transformation of the diagrams;
  • General knowledge of significant achievements of world art;
  • The knowledge of the means of constructing, drawing and correcting architectural object in two and three dimensional model in 3D max program.
  • The knowledge of the means of constructing, drawing and correcting architectural object in two and three dimensional model in AutoCAD.
  • The knowledge of the basic requirements of urban planning development of landscape and recreational spaces;
  • The Knowledge of standards for creating a sustainable and secure urban environment by closed and open space organization;

  • Applying knowledge
    Graduate will be able to:
  • The ability to develop the basis of the maquett for the selected object.
  • Ability to build perspective according to the orthogonal plan of figure;
  • The ability to project and organize the different types of interior and objects spatial environment considering human factors.
  • The ability to make house plans, cuts, facades of multifunctional residential house building under the guidance of the instructor.
  • The ability to consider architectural factors  in space projection, determining acoustic comfort in open and closed areas;
  • The ability to plan and/or renovate interior on particular architectural object under the predetermined instructions.
  • The ability to solve planning tasks of any type of architectural object by complex means under the guidance of instructor;
  • The skills of constructing, drawing and correcting architectural object in two and three dimensional model in AutoCAD.
  • The skills of constructing, drawing and correcting architectural object in two and three dimensional model in 3D max.

  • Making judgments
    Graduate will be able to:
  • The ability to make aesthetic evaluations of artistic-functional elements.
  • The ability to create artistic-esthetic imagination ;
  • The ability to make specific corrections in drawing architectural object;
  • The ability to opt for the relevant style in planning multifunctional residential complex interior, considering specificity of interior components.
  • The ability to formulate own ideas on the architectural objects and draw conclusions;
  • The ability to make decisions compiling planning, engineering, communication and different styles;

  • Communications skills
    Graduate will be able to:
  • The ability of presenting performed project draft effectively, applying modern information and communication technologies;
  • The ability to express and declare own views and arguments professionally and consistently;
  • The ability to conduct dialogue and discussions freely on the basis of gained artistic-aesthetic taste;
  • The ability to express own ideas and vision clearly, consistently and purposefully concerning interior and/or exterior design, applying modern information and communication technologies;

  • Learning skills
    Graduate will be able to:
  • The ability of further streamline of the gained theoretical knowledge and practical skills; 
  • The ability to integrate basic knowledge with the newly gained one.

  • Values
    Graduate will be able to:
  • The ability to assess appropriately both own and others’ artistic-esthetic 
  • The apprehension of the importance of modern architecture in the context of the world cultural values.
  • Date of approval: 12-26-2016
    Approval protocol number: 07/16
    Date of program update: 01-20-2017
    Update protocol number: 01/17
    Program details: The program comprises the two modules of specialty: Architecture and Interior Design. Each module consists of 60 ECTS, covering: 8 teaching courses – 48 ECTS, practice and Bachelor thesis -12 ECTS. The student is to choose one of the modules and upon completion of the program gains the qualification of Bachelor of Architecture or Bachelor of Design.
    Teaching Process Characteristics: To gain Bachelor academic degree the student has to obtain 240 ECTS, covering: • Core subjects of the program - 162ECTS • Elective subjects of the program - 18 ECTS • Module of the speciality - 60 ECTS

    Program Core

    ARCT1110Technical drawing6 1
    ARTS1110History of World Art (General course)6 1
    ENGL2217English language IV (B1/2)6 1
    HIST1118Civilizations and Mankind Development6 1
    KART1220Academic Writing6 1
    ARCT1210Descriptive Geometry6 2
    ARCT1220Basics of Fine Arts I6 2
    ARCT1230Composition I6 2
    ARCT1240History of the Modern Architecture6 2
    ENGL3149English Language V (B2/1)6 2
    ARCT2110Basics of Fine Arts II6 3
    ARCT2120Composition II6 3
    ARCT2130Basics of Architecture Design6 3
    ARCT2140Design Drawing6 3
    ENGL3213English Language VI (B2/2)6 3
    ARCT2210Interior Design Projecting I6 4
    ARCT2220Design Projecting of Exterior I6 4
    ARCT2230construction and maquette6 4
    MGMT2110Basics of Management6 4
    ARCT3110Ecology and Landscape Design6 5
    ARCT3120Exterior Design Projecting II (Individual Residential House)6 5
    ARCT3130Interior Design Projecting II ( Individual residence House )6 5
    ARCT3210Interior Design Projecting III (Multifunctional Residence House )6 6
    ARCT3220Exterior Design Projecting 3 (Multifunctional Residential House)6 6
    ARCT3240Computer Graphic I(3D max)6 6
    ARCT4110Interior Design Projecting IV (Multifunction Business Center)6 7
    ARCT4120Exterior Design Projecting IV (Multifunction business Centre)6 7

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    ARCT1120Advertisement Design6
    ARTS1210Decorative Applied Arts - Style and Era6
    ARTS2140History of Georgian Art6
    ARTS2210Georgian Architectural Monuments6
    ARTS4120Contemporary Art in Western Europe and the USA6
    BUSN1210Basics of Business and Economics6
    ENGL1147English Language I (A1)6
    ENGL1247English Language II (A2)6
    ENGL2147English Language III (B1/1)6
    HIST1230Introduction to the History of Georgia6
    MATH1214Fundamentals of quantitative research methods6
    MKTG2210Basics of Marketing6

    Credits sum:


    Specialty Module Architecture - Specialization Core

    ARCT3140Basics of Geodesy65
    ARCT3230Basics of Building Constructions66
    ARCT4130Basics of City planning67
    ARCT4140Computer Graphic II (Auto CAD)67
    MATH4123Engineering Mathematics for Architects67
    ARCT4270bachelors project in architecture68
    ARCT4220Basics of Construction Management68
    ARCT4230Basics of Insolation, Illumination and Acoustics68
    ARCT4210Modern Construction and Facing Materials68
    ARCT4260Practice in Architecture08

    Credits sum:


    Specialty Module Interior Design - Specialization Core

    ARCT3150Style in Interior I65
    ARCT3230Basics of Building Constructions66
    ARCT4140Computer Graphic II (Auto CAD)67
    ARCT4160Style in Interior 267
    ARCT4275bachelor's project in interior design68
    ARCT4240Color and Light in Interior68
    ARCT4250Furniture on the Interior Design68
    ARCT4210Modern Construction and Facing Materials68
    ARCT4265Practice in interior design68

    Credits sum:


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    Evaluation system

    Weekly review

    36 point / 36%;

    Research Paper

    10 point/ 10%;

    Midterm exams

    24 point / 24%;

    Final exam

    30 point / 30%

    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed

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