Architecture Design at NFC-IET
The 5-year Bachelor in Architecture Design (B. Arch) oﬀered by the Department of Architecture at NFC-IET, Multan, has been endowed NOC by the Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP). Multan is a showcase for recent regeneration as well as rich historic context. Its history and age are characterized by the various names, rulers, invasions, cultures and religions, which span over a period of three thousand years. From the pre-Islamic era to modern times, culture of Multan has always been rich with literary and academic knowledge, which has caused it to be the center of learning throughout its history. The city recognizes the value of high-quality design, together with innovative and pragmatic approaches to resolving practical issues
The Bachelor’s degree of Architecture at NFC IET Multan, introduces the various sub ﬁelds for architects. The scope of the program is broad. In ﬁve years, students will learn all the basic skills and techniques combining theory and design with latest technological advances. Student’s own creativity and spatial insight play a major role in this. Various design projects, both individually and in groups, will help them to learn about the which technology, culture and the living environment interacts with each other. Students will develop analytical and creativity skills along-with spatial aptitude and will beneﬁt from the practical expertise of specialists alongside research-active lecturers, who provide a rich and stimulating environment in which to study architecture. We combine traditional lecture-based teaching with workshop and design studio sessions.
Project-based learning is the basis of architecture education, and the studio is where this learning takes place. BAArchitecture graduates are highly valued for their conﬁdence and creativity, and beneﬁt from our strong links with national and international architectural practices.
Core Topics in Architecture Design Architectural education needs are diﬀerent for diﬀerent regions within Pakistan Our curriculum provides a broad outline and framework of knowledge areas with a built-in ﬂexibility.
List of core topics are as under:
- Architecture Design Studios
- History of Architecture
- Materials & Construction
- Structures for Architects
- Building Conservation
- Energy and Environment
- Urban Design
- Landscape Design
The ﬁrst year of B. Arch education at NFC-IET Department of Architecture is designed to integrate our students with a work-intensive, shared space learning environment (architecture design studio) which is the key component of any architectural pedagogy. Through individual and group projects, students are encouraged to enhance their creativity, critical thinking abilities and communication skills. The foundation and ﬁne arts studios are further supplemented through courses in design theory linked with how design has historically been responsive towards shifts in history, culture and philosophy.
2ND& 3RD year Formative Level:
The basic design skills are further honed in the next two years of architectural education with focus on site, context, solar orientation, scale, functional relationships and design concept for small to medium scale buildings dominating the discourse in the four studios on oﬀer. However, the prospective architects need to ground their ideas in architectural reality through a sound understanding of structures, tectonics, materials and construction details which is imparted through lecture courses that complement the architecture studios.
4th& 5th year Consolidation Level:
The later years of architectural education at NFC- IET focus on urban and philosophical issues related to the ﬁeld of architecture. Identity through architecture, sense of ownership and propriety, role of traditions in the face of impending globalization, conservation/adaptive re-use of historical buildings, urban growth patterns and holistic policy making are some of the key questions that future leading professionals must seek an answer to; and the rigorous course structure connecting studios to architecture history, archeology and preservation, research, participatory design and documentation techniques ensures that our prospective graduates are best suited to take on these complex concerns and are able to present their designs and research to multiple viewers in a didactic and eloquent manner.
We at NFC-IET believe that only when an architect is able to integrate the abstract with the tangible in a harmonious manner then architecture is able to express its values to the fullest. It is with this thought in mind that we expect our graduates to envelop their responses to complex philosophical question in well-articulated buildings that are thoughtful in their relationship with the immediate urban context, the occupant/user and are clear in their utilization of structure, material, services and engineering systems.
Objectives & Commitment
Vision – Mission of Architecture Design
- Pursue excellence in education and research
- Develop curricula to meet national and economy needs
- Develop a vivid interface between academia and industry
- Enhance the capacity building faculty
- Produce graduate engineers possessing:
- High professional competence
- Analytical Approach towards problem solving
- Organizational & managerial skills
- Spirit of nation building, humanistic outlook & ethical rectitude
Emerging Topics in Architecture Design :
Your education goes well beyond your coursework. Extracurricular activities can form a vital part of your experience here at NFC-IET, creating unique opportunities for learning.
Industrial tours, site visits and educational tours are organized to enhance the exposure of students. Workshops on various subjects are also often conducted in the department.
NFC-IET is the ﬁrst institution recognized by Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) in South Punjab Region.
- I n t e r m e d i a t e FA , F S C a n d D A E (Architecture or Civil) with 50% aggregate marks.
- 50% Marks in departmental aptitude test ( DAT), interview and drawing Candidates are also advised to bring in their drawing portfolio at the time test &
4th year students are required to complete a practical work assignment in Architectural oﬃces in summer vacations.
We actively seek candidates for the Undergraduate Program who share our view that architecture is a cultural – and not only professional – form of human activity, enquiry and knowledge. Students also need to display critical reasoning, holistic thinking, basic background knowledge and skills pertaining to the profession as well as genuine willingness to want to work, learn and grow in a setting that demands near- constant levels of engagement, exchange and communication with the world’s most diverse, active and intelligent architectural community.
Architects can work in diﬀerent public and private sectors. These include:
- Private practice or Design consultancy,
- Building Projects,
- Research Institutes,
- Conservation and Rehabilitation
|Dr. M. Kamran Liaqat Bhatti||Associate Professor(HoD)|
|Dr. Safdar Raza||Assistant Professor|
|Dr. Zunaib||Assistant Professor|
|Dr. M. Siddique||Assistant Professor|
|Engr. Abdul Rauf||Assistant Professor|
|Engr. Abid Hussain||Assistant Professor|
|Engr. Makhdoom Naeem||Assistant Professor|
|Engr. Abdul Mannan||Assistant Professor|
|Engr. M. Nawaz Joiya||Assistant Professor|
|Engr. Tehreem Awan||Assistant Professor|
|Engr. Serosh Karim Noon||Assistant Professor|
|Engr. Mujahid Hussain||Assistant Professor|
|Engr. Zeeshan Raza||Assistant Professor|
|Engr. Ameer Abbas||Lecturer|
|Engr. Jawaria Maqbool||Lecturer|
|Engr. M. Ahsan Javad||Lecturer|
|Engr. Tahir Mahmood||Lecturer|
Computer Graphics Lab
The computer graphics lab is located in Department of Architecture. The facility has a total capacity of 50 students and is the best equipped in the NFC-IET. The lab is utilized for many training programs conducted for students. The computers are fully optimized to run latest versions of drafting, rendering, image& video editing software. Lab is further supplemented by the following equipments such as plotter, multimedia podium rostrum, sound system, internet facility.
Departmental l ibrary i s equipped with Architectural books, national and international magazines and journals. The modern collection is superbly stocked and it is kept up to date with regular purchases. We aim to support undergraduate-level study in all the principal subjects studied by NFC-IET undergraduates.