The Bachelor of Social Science (Architectural Studies) (BSSc (AS)) programme is the first part of a two-degree sequence in professional architectural education. This sequence is designed to provide a basis for education in general and preparation for professional work as an architect in particular. Students are encouraged to enrich their core of studies in architecture by exploring lateral relationships with other subjects and disciplines as well as through independent study and experience of other cultures.
The core of studies consists of design studios and courses in different subject areas. Studios are designed in a sequential manner, with a foundation studio in the first term, advancing progressively to more complicated issues in architectural design and ended up with an integration studio in the final term of the final year. Courses are offered in design, humanities, technology, and professional practice.