Architectural Studies

The Architecture study program at BINUS UNIVERSITY has taken the steps to design the curriculum in order to anticipate the developments in information technology in the global era and market demand.

The subjects of the core curriculum are based on competences which have to be attained, these are: Personal Development, Science and Skills, Work Expertise, Work Behavior, and Involvement in Society. The minimum credits that have to be taken are 146 credits. This curriculum will allow the opportunity to increase the knowledge and technology of architecture, provide knowledge for those who want to be an entrepreneur in architectural work, and to pursue professional education or further studies in master program (S2) and doctorate program (S3).

The Architecture study program focus on producing graduates of architecture who are ready to work, innovative, completed with a concept of environmental care and strong cultural values. Mastery of information technology becomes a value-added as a graduate of Architecture of BINUS UNIVERSITY.


Famous for its reputation in Information Technology, BINUS UNIVERSITY has developed its expertise in the field of architecture that has orientation in computing or ICT either in design processing or in building operations. Architecture Department of Binus University updates with the development of information technology in architecture as today, industry requires employees to have mastery in information technology. Based on these qualifications, the architecture study program focused on the implementation of information of technology in the architectural design as the core competency in which this core competency has to be mastered by every student. The curriculum also has enrichment program such as internship and industrial experience for each student. The curriculum is based on both the National Curriculum and Architecture Study Program Association. Additionally, in order to fulfill the requirement of housing facility and sustainable development, the Architecture Study Program at BINUS UNIVERSITY also include “sustainable human settlement” as a part of its curriculum. All of the curriculum are supported by MCL (Multi Channel Learning) system namely BINUS Maya. It assists the students in the learning activity so that the students are able to study systematically integrated with BINUS Maya.

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Why Should I Study Architecture?

Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings and other physical structures.

Architecture is about the making of places where people spend their lives. Architects are not just concerned with the exterior and interior design of a building, but the environment as a whole. Architecture is mostly about human beings living in a “better” way then before. Social sciences and psychology is as important as nanotechnology in sustainable materials…

There is an important questions that needs to be asked. Why study Architecture in the first place? What are the merits of choosing Architecture as a career over other professions? And what could be the compromises and trade-offs an Architecture student might have to make to achieve success?

Here are the several reasons that could convince anyone to take up Architecture as a profession…

  • An Architect is a sort of an inventor. Like an inventor who goes about making and designing new gadgets, you go around designing new buildings. Architecture is a very satisfying profession You’ll get a tremendous sense of delight after your concepts on paper transform into real buildings. You’ll know the joy of creation in this field of Architecture…
  • A course in Architecture is a lot of fun. Unlike traditional colleges where you must slog yourself in study halls and libraries, reading and writing all the time, a course in Architecture gives you the liberty to use the right side of your brain, the creative part. You get a lot of opportunities to showcase your creativity and ingenuity while designing structures.
  • Architecture is a very high paying field. Once you get through the course and pass out with good grades, you’d be pursued by large firms looking for fresh talent and new ideas. And compared to most other fields, Architects make a lot more money.
  • It is easy to define Architecture but the word has far deeper meaning than it implies. While you study Architecture, you get to study various fields of human endeavor, including Art, History, Material Science, Physics, Engineering… anything and everything that can help improve the living environment of human beings. It is the most diverse subject you can find. And yet, this field attracts the most creative and romantic minds in the world.
  • The work of an Architect one of the most challenging and enjoyable imaginable. Every building is different. Every project is different. There is absolutely no monotony in life. The thrill and the challenge of work is exhilarating to say the least.
  • If you’re the kind of guy (or gal) who likes to work with his (or her) hands, then Architecture is the right profession for you.  In Architecture study course, you get to work with your hands. Its not just about reading and writing all the time, but you must have a hands-on approach on many assignments. Building scale models, making surveys, talking to people… its a very active field.
  • Architecture may sound like a 9 to 5 office job, but its not. Its a lot more than that. Even as a student of Architecture, you get to work on real-life problems of designing functional buildings. If you like to hit the road every now and then, you’re in for some luck. In this profession, you get to travel a lot. You have to put your feet on the ground, and visit construction sites.


What Career Will I Have..

The graduate of the architecture program will have covered subjects such as Planning and Design, Construction Structure, Project Management, Property Management, Interior and mastery of Information Technology.

The graduate of Architecture has the choice of a range of professions including :

  1. Education : Lecturer and instructor
  2. Consultant : Architect, Designer
  3. Builder : Engineer
  4. Construction Management : Construction Management
  5. Banking : Credit Analyst (Appraisal)
  6. Property : Building Manager, Marketing, Real Estate Manager.
  7. Research and Development : Researcher, Scientist, Inventor
  8. Information Technology : 3D Animator, Multimedia Designer
  9. Interior : Interior Designer
  10. Developer : Planner
  11. Independent Business : Freelance Architect
  12. Media (Printed or Electronic media) : Architecture Journalist, Writer, Editor

Graduate Competency

Student Outcomes

After completing the study, graduates are:

  1. Able to develop a design concept that integrates research; which in particular are human behavior, environment, technical aspect and local values; with architectural design;
  2. Able to design architectural works independently with research-based methods, and produce a creative architectural design which the solution on the contextual culture problem and which has been analysed based on the principles of architectural design;
  3. Able to communicate their ideas and design in the form at graphics, narration and model comprehensively both in manual and digital techniques based on information and communication technology (ICT);
  4. Able to demonstrate ethical and aesthetic, adaptive and appreciative behaviours;
  5. Able to prepare entrepreneurship concept in a creative field;
  6. Able to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in developing alternative solutions for problem-solving.