Bachelor of Architecture

Study Discipline: Architecture & Design
Study Programme Details
City:Abu Dhabi, Al Ain
Country: United Arab Emirates
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


48 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Our five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree at Abu Dhabi University immerses you in the dynamic world of architecture and design, sparking your creativity while developing your technical and environmental expertise. As architecture continues to evolve, embracing sustainability and innovative technology, our program stays at the forefront, preparing you to lead in this transformative field. You’ll explore architectural principles through hands-on projects, pushing the boundaries of your imagination and honing the skills necessary to shape the built environment.


Architecture blends the art and science of harmonizing human activity with both interior and exterior environments. It encompasses planning, designing, and constructing buildings and landscapes. Our five-year program at Abu Dhabi University offers a comprehensive introduction to architecture and design, fostering your creativity and enhancing your proficiency in art, design, and technical knowledge. You will learn to address the physical, physiological, psychological, and cultural needs of diverse user groups, transforming these insights into conceptual designs, detailed drawings, and contractual documents for projects ranging from villas to high-rise towers.

As the only university in Abu Dhabi to offer a professional degree in Architecture, we take pride in being the first in the UAE to receive international accreditation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). This prestigious recognition underscores the excellence of our program, ensuring it meets global standards and prepares you for a successful career in architecture.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Curriculum with a minimum grade requirement:
    • MOE Advance: 80%
    • MOE General: 80%
    • MOE ADEK: 80%
    • UAE Literary Streams High School (Before 2017): 80%
    • UAE Science Streams High School (Before 2017): 80%
    • American / Canadian: 80%
    • British Curriculum or IGCSE / GCE (Completed Year 13/Grade 12): 80%
    • Indian/Pakistani/Bangladesh: 50%
    • International Baccalaureate: 24 points
  • Language Proficiency:
    • English EmSAT: 1100
    • IELTS: 5
    • TOEFL IBT: 61
    • TOEFL CBT: 173
    • ITP: 500
    • Cambridge: 154-161
    • IESOL/SESOL: B1/B2
    • Pearson PTE: 36-41
  • Architectural Design Studios
  • History and Theory of Architecture
  • Building Technology
  • Environmental Systems
  • Structures
  • Urban Design
  • Professional Practice
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Sustainable Design
  • Architectural Communication

Credit Hour Cost (Aed): AED 1,230 to AED 1,890

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of our architecture program have thrived in various roles, driven by the rising demand for innovative and sustainable design solutions. Alumni have contributed to iconic projects worldwide, blending functionality with aesthetic appeal. Our program’s emphasis on practical experience ensures you graduate with a competitive edge, equipped to navigate the complexities of the job market. Whether working for leading architecture firms, governmental agencies, or pioneering your own practice, you’ll be well-prepared to leave a lasting impact on the built environment.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit United Arab Emirates page for student visa and student life.