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    The international internship is an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a new environment and expand their knowledge and skills as well as their professional networks. This allows them to advance their pursuit of a career by offering them new perspectives and possibilities.  By the end of this course students will be able to:

    ·        Integrate work experience with professional development and personal growth

    ·        Reflect critically on their contributions to their internship organization

    ·        Work effectively and collegially as a part of a team

    ·        Analyze the transnational and intercultural dimensions of their host agency work

    During this internship, students have to be involved in all design stages as well as site visits, documentation, client presentation, meetings, clerical work and administration tasks in order to gain insight into the day-to-day functioning of a firm.  

    This internship program is an important aspect of students’ professional development and leadership skills. The practical experience gained is expected to complement and enhance the academic program.

    Students must document this experience by submitting a weekly report and a portfolio as well as a pre-defined list on approved executed task from the supervising architect to the instructor of record. The faculty will assist students in their search for appropriate internship experiences; however, it is the students' responsibility to secure employment. The dean approval on the host company is mandatory.   It is recommended that students try to gain professional work experience early and often beyond the fourth required internship. The more students understand the role of architects in practice, the more they can leverage their learning.

    This internship is a 2 months, full-time summer work experience under the direct supervision of a registered architect. The aim is to provide students the opportunity to experience a working environment in an architecture firm in order to observe and apply their knowledge and skills. Students have the option to be involved in the variety of design stages from the preliminary conceptual design stage all through execution drawings and detailing. Students must document this experience by submitting a report and a portfolio with letters of recommendation from the supervising architect to the instructor of record. The faculty will assist students in their search for appropriate internship experiences; however, it is the students' responsibility to secure employment. The faculty approval on the host company is mandatory.  

    This course is a 2_months full-time internship where students are exposed to site work. 

    During this term, we have maintained the spirit of the original course objectives that is based on learning through site construction and have shifted the approach by introducing a reverse cycle of learning through the DE-construction of existing buildings with historical value. Consequently, this course focuses on the Heritage of houses in Tripoli. Our scope is to carry a meticulous introspective survey of two old houses / palaces. We shall learn through redrawing, analyzing and understanding morphology, building typology, structure, systems, materials, decorative elements, and producing diagrams and 3D models. 

    In parallel, students shall be exposed to contemporary architecture through visits to renowned contemporary buildings offering great exposure to new construction techniques and spatial quality as they are submerged in the study of the historic residential buildings.

    The course is geared to engage design students to creatively showcase their work and reflect on their design by building their own e-portfolio. Building on their knowledge with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, students shall develop the skill to elevate the clarity and legibility of their own designs, and apply the rules of composition to design the graphic/visual structure of their portfolio through InDesign Adobe Software. Students are expected to work on the output of their courses taken during the previous semesters- the outcome of which shall be posted at the end of the semester on ISSUU and/or Behance- the main platforms for projecting professional work.

    This course tackles the fundamental laws and principles of physics with emphasis on the application of physical principles to the problems of architecture. It focuses on kinematics, natural laws of motion, rotational motion and torques, static equilibrium and its application to the case of real structures, conservation of momentum and energy, properties of materials, waves and electricity.

    This course aims at introducing students to the latest issues and topics in marketing not previously covered in other major courses.

    This course constitutes an introduction to marketing principles. It introduces principles and problems of marketing goods and services. Provides an overview of marketing concepts including marketing inputs in strategic planning, global marketing, marketing research, analysis of buyer behavior, market segmentation and positioning, and development of the marketing mix elements.

    This course explores the nature of business to business marketing in challenging and quite dynamic markets. As such, students will be introduced to the nature of the business market and its differences with regards to consumer market. Students tackle specific marketing mix components that are required to successfully market offerings to other businesses and will understand the nature and process of organizational buying. In addition, students will learn how to create value through appropriate strategies and tactics. Prerequisite: MKTG 204 Principles of Marketing.

    This course is an introductory course to entrepreneurship. It covers topics related to the nature and importance of entrepreneurship, forms of entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial mind and the entrepreneurial process. It also explains the process of developing successful business ideas including recognizing opportunities and generating ideas, encouraging creativity, conducting feasibility analysis, developing an effective business model, conducting industry and competitor analysis and writing a business plan. Prerequisite: MGMT 203 Principles of Management.