Higher Studies options after B. Arch


After successful completion of graduate degree in Architecture, students can pursue higher studies in Architecture to obtain a challenging job in the related sector. Higher studies in the related area makes an individual well versed with all sufficient skills required to flourish in a competitive work environment. Details regarding higher study options and scope of Architecture are described in this article

Qualification Criteria for Higher Studies in B. Arch

The minimum qualification required for higher studies is a second-class bachelor degree in architecture. Certain higher courses specify cut off marks for the selection process.

Higher study options in B. Arch

Those who have completed their bachelor degree in Architecture can appear for examinations such as CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design), GATE etc to pursue higher studies. Those who can obtain sufficient marks in CEED examination can expect admission in to higher study courses such as Master of Design.  This Master of design, which is offered by IIT’s of Delhi and Mumbai, is a better study option for aspirants. Master of design is offered on subjects such as Industrial Design, Visual communication, Product design engineering etc

Aspirants with high score in GATE examination can get an admission in Master of Architecture program or M.Arch.

After completion of bachelor degree in Architecture, students can apply for Postgraduate Diploma Program in Design (PGDPD) offered by the National Institute of Design (NID) located in Ahmedabad. Other higher study options for B. Arch include:

  • Master of Technology in Urban and Regional Planning (M.Tech. - URP)
  • Master of Technology in Housing (M.Tech. - HSG)
  • Master of Technology in Environmental Planning (M.Tech – EP)
  • Master of Technology in Infrastructure Planning (M.Tech – IP) (Self financing)
  • Master of Technology in Construction of Project Management (M.Tech - CPM)

Subjects covered under Higher Studies in B.Arch

The subjects covered under higher studies in B. Arch

  • Introduction to Computer Applications in G.I.S., Building Automation, Management Information System & Computer Visualization
  • Human Computer Interface
  • Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
  • Theory of Digital Architecture
  • Colloquium- I
  • Digital Communication and Multimedia Systems
  • Architectural Visualization
  • Theory of Digital Architecture - II
  • Automated Services
  • Colloquium- II
  • Digital Design
  • Studies (Studio) - II
  • Introduction to Programming
  • GIS & Remote Sensing
  • Advance Software Development Tools
  • Virtual Reality Modeling Language
  • CAD management
  • Research Methodology and paper
  • Digital Design Project (Studio) III

Career Opportunities after Higher studies in B.Arch

The bachelor degree in architecture is enough to obtain a challenging job in architecture. Higher studies in the related area help aspirants to obtain hi-profiled jobs in public or private sector enterprises. Multinational Companies in construction sector offers wide openings to postgraduates in Architecture. They can also find job openings in design sector. Better compensation packages are offered to aspirants working in both government and private sectors.



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One Response to “Higher Studies options after B. Arch”

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    Sneha shah:

    Which entrance exams are required for B. Arch?