Program name: Architecture and Design
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Vladimer Abramishvili
Ketevan Berekashvili
Study language: English
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 – 144 ECTS • Elective subjects of the program – 18 ECTS • Free credits- 18 ECTS • Module of the speciality - 60 ECTS

    Program Core

    ARCT1110ETechnical drawing6 1
    ARTS1110EHistory of World Art (General course)6 1
    HIST1117EIntroduction to World History6 1
    KART1220EAcademic Writing6 1
    ARCT1210EDescriptive Geometry6 2
    ARCT1220EBasics of Fine Arts I6 2
    ARCT1230EComposition I6 2
    ARCT1240EHistory of the Modern Architecture6 2
    ARCT2110EBasics of Fine Arts II6 3
    ARCT2120EComposition II6 3
    ARCT2130EBasics of Architecture Design6 3
    ARCT2140EDesign Drawing6 3
    ARCT2210EInterior Design Projecting I6 4
    ARCT2220EDesign Projecting of Exterior I6 4
    ARCT2230Econstruction and maquette6 4
    MGMT2110EBasics of Management6 4
    ARCT3110EEcology and Landscape Design6 5
    ARCT3120EExterior Design Projecting II (Individual Residential House)6 5
    ARCT3130EInterior Design Projecting II ( Individual residence House )6 5
    ARCT3210EInterior Design Projecting III (Multifunctional Residence House )6 6
    ARCT3220EExterior Design Projecting 3 (Multifunctional Residential House)6 6
    ARCT3240EComputer Graphic I(3D max)6 6
    ARCT4110EInterior Design Projecting IV (Multifunction Business Center)6 7
    ARCT4120EExterior Design Projecting IV (Multifunction business Centre)6 7

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    ARCT1120EAdvertisement Design6
    ARTS4120EModern Western European and American Art6
    BUSN1210EBasics of Business and Economics6
    HIST1230EIntroduction to the History of Georgia6
    KART1141Georgian, as a second language I6
    KART1241Georgian, as a second language II6
    MATH1214EFundamentals of quantitative research methods6
    MGMT2110EBasics of Management6
    MKTG2210EBasics of Marketing6

    Credits sum:


    Specialty Module Architecture - Specialization Core

    ARCT3140EBasics of Geodesy65
    ARCT3230EBasics of Building Constructions66
    ARCT4130EBasics of City planning67
    ARCT4140EComputer Graphic II (Auto CAD)67
    MATH4123EEngineering Mathematics for Architects67
    ARCT4270Ebachelor's project in architecture68
    ARCT4220EBasics of Construction Management68
    ARCT4230EBasics of Insolation, Illumination and Acoustics68
    ARCT4210EModern Construction and Facing Materials68
    ARCT4260EPractice in Architecture08

    Credits sum:


    Specialty Module Interior Design - Specialization Core

    ARCT3150EStyle in Interior I65
    ARCT3230EBasics of Building Constructions66
    ARCT4140EComputer Graphic II (Auto CAD)67
    ARCT4160EStyle in Interior 267
    ARCT4275Ebachelor's project in interior design68
    ARCT4240EColor and Light in Interior68
    ARCT4250EFurniture on the Interior Design68
    ARCT4210EModern Construction and Facing Materials68
    ARCT4265EPractice 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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