Architectural Engineering Department

1-About Us

2-Department’s Background

3-Vision and Mission

4-Programs

5-Head of Department Biography

6-Head of Department Message

7-Profile of Academic Staff

8-Curriculum

9-Enquiry

 

1- About us

 1-1-What is Architecture?

Architecture refers to the designation of space. It is the art and science of constructing the spaces required for making the lives of people easy and enabling them to engage in and maintain such activities as sheltering, resting, working and entertaining. The creative/aesthetic aspect has to take into account functional requirements in relation to economic and technical possibilities. In other words, it is the art and science of designing and constructing buildings and the physical environment.

Architectural education covers the provision of knowledge and abilities regarding architectural design, enabling individuals to understand the cultural, intellectual, historical, social, economic and environmental aspects of architecture, and to foster a complete comprehension of the role of architecture and the responsibility of the architect within society.

Architect design modern buildings, cultural and regional factors continue to be important factors in building design; the architecture consists of the provision of professional services in connection with town planning as well as the design, construction, enlargement, conservation, restoration, or alteration of a building or group of buildings. These professional services include, but are not limited to:  Designing of Commercial building, public building, residential building, educational building, industrial building, skyscrapers, office building, worship places, sport field, land scape and urban planning.

 2-Department history

The Department of Architecture was established in 2014 and the first bunch of students allocated in 2015 for Architecture department.

The choice of the academic title of “Architecture Department” does not seem to have had precedent in Paktia University and those who played an active part in its foundation claimed that the Architecture Department will be the first of its kind. In other hand, the deficiency of Architects in country, created abnormalities in the field of architecture and urban planning, it has adverse impacts on society. The training of professional Architects will be the best way to ensure that the mentioned gap be fundamentally filled.

It is today’s Architectural design education; it should be a goal to support the development student skills by directing them into active environments through removing them from the repressive, non-confidence educational environments.

 

3-1-Vision

The vision of the Department of Architecture at Paktia University is to be recognized nationally and regionally as one of the leading programs in education and research in Architecture and Interior Design. We aim to provide our students with a diversified learning experience from a wide range of expertise and knowledge this is achieved through a broad faculty base of academics from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities. Both Paktia University and the Department of Architecture aim for a promising future for our graduates to become among the best designers in the region.

Recognizing that architecture is a basic human need, we strive to play an essential and innovative role in enhancing the human condition.

 

3-2-Mission

The Department of Architecture at Paktia University is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience for students intending to enter the profession of architecture. The primary mission of the Department and its programs is to provide a curriculum and educational context that teaches students the means by which they can be responsive to human needs in creating the built environment. Our students must be perceptive, skilled and inventive – capable of acting in a responsible manner in today’s profession, while continuing to learn throughout their lives so as to realize a visionary profession for the future. The most important facet of this educational mission is to instill in our students a strong social consciousness and a desire to be active participants in improving the quality of their communities.

In the Department of Architecture, teaching, research and study are intended to engage the students and faculty in advanced investigations in their discipline; with the ultimate aim of making it possible for each student to make an individual contribution to the improvement of the built environment. The architecture program is intended to foster the intellectual growth and development of students and faculty, to develop new knowledge that will materially add to the discipline of architecture and to society as a whole, to act as an integral and contributing part of the intellectual community of the University, and to encourage graduates to utilize their unique talents in the construction of places that contribute in a fundamental way to the betterment of their fellow neighbors.

The Architecture program comes to meet the demand for graduates in architecture which is escalating and will be sustained for many years. Growth in the construction industry in the region is driven by the need to develop the property sector. There has been a rapid increase in population, shortages of commercial and residential space, and the impact of mega projects already underway. This coincides with the acute shortage of designers who are qualified to design and supervise the construction of these projects.

 

4-Programs

Bachelor in Architecture (BSc)

 

5-1-Biography - Head of Architecture Department

Assistant Professor Rahmatullah Ibrahimy son of Muhammad Ghias was born in 1986 in Ibrahim Kareiz village, Mutta Khan district of Paktika, he completed the primary, secondary and upper secondary education in Culalgo High School, Zurmat District of Paktia Province in 2005.

In 2005, through a competitive entry test considered as student of engineering faculty at Kabul Polytechnic University, he received bachelor degree in Architecture from Architecture department of Kabul Poly Technic University in 2010. 

He worked as visiting lecturer for several high educational institutes like Kardan University, Bakhter University,Istiqlal Univesity, Mustaqbil University and Afghanistan technical vocational Institute, meanwhile worked as an Architecture with construction companies as well.

In 2012 assigned as Academic faculty member (Lecturer) in Architecture Department of Engineering faculty, at Paktia University, and officially served the teaching occupation there.  Currently he is responsible as the head of Architecture Department.

 

5-2-Head of Architecture Department Message

It is great pleasure that I welcome you to Architecture Department!

We have structured this website to make it easier for you to explore how we promote a greater awareness of the important role architecture plays in enhancing the quality of life in our society.

As we enter into the 2nd year of our founding and Department of architecture is in developing process it is our strong commitment towards our Vision and Mission – amidst the challenges and opportunities that abound in our communities today – our members continue to inspire passion and dedication in promoting excellence in Afghanistan’s built environment. Our members work diligently to champion sustainable growth of our community, economy and culture by addressing important issues of society through responsible architecture.

Finally, as a tangible and meaningful expression of our commitment to inclusion, respect and action towards greater learning and continuous improvement, we will like to hear from you on how best to improve this academic organ. On behalf of the staff of Architecture Department, I wish you all the best.

Assistant Professor, Rahmatullah Ibrahimy

 

7-Profile of Academic Staff

 

Rahmatullah Ibrahimy (Head of Department)

Designation:

Lecturer, Asst. Professor (Present)

Qualification:

BSc (Architecture)

Department:

Department of Architecture

CONTACT

Email: rahmat100ibrahimy@gmail.com

Phone: +93 772 718 702

Skype- rahmatullah.ibrahimy100

 

Mohammad Asif Momand

Designation:

Lecturer, Asst. Professor (Present)

Qualification:

BSc (Architecture)

Department:

Department of Architecture

CONTACT

Email: eamohmand@gmail.com

Phone: +93 798414304

Skype-

 

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8-Carriculum

Courses offered by Architecture department in engineering faculty of Paktia University.

First Semester

 

Course

Course Name

Units

 

EF 101

English I

 

 
 

EF 112*

Engineering Calculus I

4

 

EF 115

Engineering Chemistry

4

 

EF 104

Introduction to Engineering & Computers

3

 

EF 105

Islamic Studies

1

 

EF 106

History of Afghanistan

1

 

 

Total:

16

 
       

Second Semester

 

Course

Course Name

Units

 

EF 121

English II

3

 
 

EF 122

Engineering Calculus II

4

 

AR 110

Architectural Drawing

4

 

EF 124

Engineering Physics I

4

 

EF 125

Islamic Studies

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

16

 
       

Third Semester

 

Course

Course Name

Units

 

AR 201

Architectural Design I

4

 

AR 214

Thermal Physics for Architects

4

 

EF 201

English III

3

 

CE 216

Statics

3

 

AR 211

Sketching

2

 

EF 205

Islamic Studies

1

 

 

Total:

17

 
       

           Fourth Semester

 

Course

Course Name

Units

 

AR 202

Architectural Design II

4

 

AR 220

History of Architecture I

2

 

CE 214

Strength of Materials

4

 

AR 230

Sustainable Environmental Systems

3

 

EF 221

English IV

3

 

EF 225

Islamic Studies

1

 

 

Total:

17

 
       

Fifth Semester

 

Course

Course Name

Units

 

AR 303

Architectural Design III

5

 

AR 321

History of Architecture II

2

 

AR 330

Construction I

3

 

AR 311

Computing in Architecture

3

 

CE 302

Structural Analysis

4

 

EF 305

Islamic Studies

1

 

 

Total:

18

 

 

 

 

 

Sixth Semester

 

Course

Course Name

Units

 

AR 304

Architectural Design IV

5

 

AR 331

Construction II

4

 

AR 332

Mechanical Equipment I

3

 

CE 306

Concrete I

3

 

AR 322

History of Architecture III

2

 

EF 325

Islamic Studies

1

 

 

Total:

18

 
       

Seventh Semester

 

Course

Course Name

Units

 

AR 405

Architectural Design V

5

 

AR 4xx

Non-Technical Elective

3

 

AR 433

Mechanical Equipment II

3

 

CE 304

Survey I

3

 

AR 240

Environmental Design and Society

3

 

EF 405

Islamic Studies

1

 

 

Total:

18

 
       

Eighth Semester

 

Course

Course Name

Units

 

AR 406

Architectural Design VI

5

 

AR 440

Site Planning & Design

3

 

AR 441

City Planning Theory

3

 

AR 442

Interior Design

3

 

CE 308

Steel Design

3

 

EF 425

Islamic Studies

1

 

 

Total:

18

 
       

Ninth Semester

 

Course

Course Name

Units

 

AR 507

Architectural Design VII

5

 

AR 543

Topics in Architecture & Urban Theory

3

 

AR 544

Project Programming

2

 

AR xxx

Technical Elective

3

 

 

Non-Technical Elective

3

 

 

Total:

16

 
       

Tenth Semester

 

Course

Course Name

Units

 

AR 508

Urban Design

6

 

AR 534

Construction Management

4

 

 

History of Art

2

 

AR xxx

Technical Elective

3

 

 

Non-Technical Elective

3

 

 

Total:

18

 

 

9-Enquiries
The Architecture department can be contacted during the office hours 08:30 – 16:30, Saturdays to Thursdays. Enquiries made in person are also entertained during these hours, however it is recommended that prior to visiting the department an appointment or availability of the concerned faculty / staff should be sought in order to avoid any possible inconvenience.

9-1-Mail and Phone

Mail should be addressed as follows:


Department of Architecture Engineering

Engineering Faculty of Paktia University

Gardez, Paktia

Afghanistan

Individual faculty and staff phone numbers are listed in the Architecture Engineering Directory.

For every suggestion and feedback please contact the Dean’s Office:
engineeringfacultypu@gmail.com
 

9-2-Student Inquiries

9-2-1-Undergraduate Enquiries

If you are a current or prospect undergraduate student and required any help or assistance, you can contact or visit respective Class Advisors, who shall be happy to extend support and guide you to seek help from the appropriate member of staff.

9-2-2-Graduate Enquiries

Any graduate enquiries shall be made to Dean of Engineering faculty on engineeringfacultypu@gmail.com who shall be able to assist you in any possible manner.