FAD Departments and Degrees


The Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD) contains the following three departments:

1- Department of Architecture

2- Department of Interior Design

3- Department of Graphic Design


Currently, the Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD) offers programs of study leading to the degrees of:

1- Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)

2- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), with majors in:

a- Interior Design

b- Graphic Design

Course Coding

A unified course coding system is used in the different departments of FAD. Each department is differentiated by the first three letters of the major or majors it offers. Example: ARC for Architecture, GRA for Graphic Design and ART for Studio Arts. The course code starts with the three letters of the respective major. Those three letters are followed by three digits the first of which indicates the year (0 for elective courses), the second represents the course category and the third is the rank of the course within that category. In course ARC 425 (Landscape Architecture) for example, ARC represents Architecture, 4 stands for fourth year, 2 is the code for the history and theory category, and 5 means that this is the fifth course in the sequence of the category.


The table below summarizes majors and degrees plus the required number of years and total credits for each degree. The course code used in the curricula of different majors is also listed.

  Major Degree Code # of Yrs. Total Credits Course Code
1 Architecture Bachelor of Architecture BArch 5 168 ARC
2 Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design BFA 3 103 INT
3 Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design BFA 3 103 GRA