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Being the art and science of designing and constructing buildings, structures, objects and outdoor spaces, students are expected to work is a process, beginning from conceptualization of an idea into a useful structure/building with an eye for beauty while conforming to basic acceptable standards in a given environment, to provide a functional shelter.
Upon entering the first year of the design program, you are becoming one of the different, distinguished and open-minded people in the society. The field you are going to tackle is the field where you have to learn and know a little about everything and a lot about something; An understanding of the ِArts and Humanities, as well as a basic technical understanding of structures and construction. It is the subject where you find yourself talking economy, politics, art, marketing, culture and tradition, in parallel with inspiration and creation. Skills in communication, both visual and verbal, are essential. While knowledge and skills must be developed, design is ultimately a process of critical thinking, analysis and creative activity. So welcome to the world of uniqueness and well-rounded education that establishes a foundation for lifelong learning and the professional discipline that meets the global challenges of the 21st Century.
The duration of study in this specialization is five years with 165 credit hours (Cr) distributed as follows:
27 Cr as University requirements (compulsory and elective), 27 Cr as Faculty requirements (compulsory and elective), 88 Cr Departmental requirements (compulsory and elective), 20 Cr Departmental requirements (compulsory supportive), 3 Cr (free requirements). The student must complete uninterrupted 8-week field training.
The departmental academic courses put great emphasis on sustainable development and creativity in addressing materialistic and aesthetic needs of the society.
A unique platform for architectural thought and creativity.
We seek to create a design thought that is capable to provide innovative solutions appropriate to the needs of the community and the contemporary urban and human environment, in addition to prepare qualified architects through an attractive research environment.
  • Providing students with creative architectural design skills that accompany modern construction and technological developments, and meet the needs of the community and surrounding environment.
  • Providing the labor market with qualified architects who have the capability to develop the profession and the local community.
  • Providing an effective environment that encourages creativity, scientific research and practical thinking, and stimulates teamwork and communication skills development.
Department Chair's Message, Dr. Fatima Al-Nammari

Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Architecture at University of Petra, which was established in 1992 as the earliest in Jordan to combine architecture and arts. By joining this ...
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