Available courses

    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 will be used as a reference for all students' resources  used for online learning at Azm university, It could be used during the introductory student workshop, typically done during student orientation week, where students learned how to use email, Moodle and MS Teams and other tools in addition to Net Etiquette.

    In particular, this course includes all related quick guides and tutorials for students to help them in their online and e-learning....

    Lebanese Government is a course designed to acquaint students with the history of executive, legislative and judicial institutions, their bureaucratic structure, policies, processes, and core legislations of the Lebanese government.

    Students will learn to trade through a virtual stock trading platform (commodities and currencies) with realistic simulations. 
    Students benefit from the theories behind real-time markets' trading and real time streaming platforms that feature global equities, bonds, options, futures, commodities and more markets' related financial instruments and derivatives.
    Each student will dispose of an initial cash balance that will be loaded to practice dealing i.e.: to buy and sell stocks, options, futures and other financial instruments.
    By the end of this course, the students will be well skilled with various financial techniques which help them in real life practice.

    Application of international financial management principles. Topics include foreign exchange markets in Europe, Asia and US, risk management (credit and market risks), and a brief summary on related laws. 

    Problems unique to international operations, international sources and uses of funds (road shows, institutional investors), long-term assets and liability management, capital budgeting and corporate financial strategy in an international context. Comparative cases with BSE. 

    Study of financial objectives of business enterprise: i.e. sources of capital (cost and funding), sources of debt (cost and funding) along with related markets instruments. 

    Study of financial management of business assets (simplified B/S). Emphasis is on establishing a framework for making financing, investing, and dividend decisions. 

    Besides, analysis of optimal funding (capital / debt / mixture of both) and study of leverage. 

    This course provided in the Faculty of Business Administration will familiarize students with the legal foundations and rules governing and impacting many aspects of business. More specifically, this course will focus on the legal reasoning and specific knowledge that can be applied in a business context, to provide the students with the logical legislation that organize and affect a variety of trade foundations, such as: business ethics, Competition Law, contract formation, Antitrust Law, corporate governance, employment discrimination, intellectual property, negligence & liability, consumer protection, mediation, and international business law. This course is essential to all business students to be able to comprehend the relationship between the law and business on both local and international levels. 

    This course introduces students to the corporate social responsibility’s concepts and issues from social, cultural and economic perspectives and the conflicts that can arise between corporate values and interests. It focuses on the public responsibility an organization undertakes within the community, the obligations to the environment and the ethical challenges it faces as part of its sustainability and business strategy, and beyond its traditional goals of generating profit and growth.

    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.

    It focuses on strengthening individual learners’ foundations for the use of the four communicative skills. This course is designed to help learners further develop and apply the basic skills they will need to build on in order to progress in their English language acquisition. Using extensive lower-intermediate to intermediate level reading material, learners will be guided in their effort to analyze, discover, and explain as many language lessons as possible as they progress in their abilities to communicate in English. Learners will also experiment with a variety of listening material, simple descriptive and process paragraph writing and editing, and speaking opportunities. In this course again, learners will be given ample time and chances to get comfortable in their efforts to familiarize themselves with the English language.

    This course alerts students to the rules and regulations of the university; it also alerts students to university expectations, and the differences between rote learning and self-motivation; it offers guidelines to enable students to make a more informed career choice. Headhunters and HR personnel are invited to inform students of market needs and requirements. The course also informs students about communication etiquette (including e-mail etiquette), as well as writing and formatting of CVs.

    The course unit will look generally at theories of human rights and human right protection substantively in both domestic and international law. Likely topics will include, Philosophical foundations and theories of human rights, International HR institutions, International HR Documents, Human rights as understood in different legal systems, and Lebanese and Arab legislation regarding human rights and comparisons with the US Bill of Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.


    The course unit is structured so that students can explore how offenders are managed while in prison, on release from prison and in the community. Students are encouraged to use theoretical frameworks that are used in the management of dangerous and serious offenders. It is taught using a participatory approach and students are assessed by means of case study.

    This course considers key developments in film, television, and animation production, as well as distribution and exhibition systems, and their significance in the contemporary digital era. 

    There is particular focus on the Lebanese media, particularly in the area of television. 

    Using representative television, this course aims is to develop thematic approaches contextualizing innovations in the form and style of these productions, while taking into account the time and place they were made, as well as their audience appeal, popularity, and entertainment functions.

    This program focuses on building strong foundations for the use of the four skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. This program is designed to help learners develop and apply the basic skills they will need to build on in order to progress in their English language acquisition. In this course, learners will be introduced to the basic structures of the English language. Through extensive material and practice, learners will be guided in their effort to become better able to communicate in English.  They will experiment with a variety of listening material, reading texts, paragraph writing and editing, and speaking opportunities.  This is more of an experiential-learning based communicative skills building course in which learners will be given ample time and chances to get comfortable in their efforts to familiarize themselves with the English language. 


    This course offers an exhaustive interdisciplinary examination of criminal conduct in business organizations. First, it provides an overview of Lebanese and international laws addressing corporate and white collar crime, and they will be explored in depth. Next, the course examines leading social science research on corporate deviance and its control. Finally, the course raises some of the many normative and policy questions left largely unaddressed by sociologists, criminologists, and legal scholars. Prerequisite ENGL 201

    This course focuses on the role of media in contemporary Arab societies, placing particular emphasis on questions of domination, influence, regulation, control and inequality. It examines contrasting perspectives on the ways in which Arab societies regulate and manage media, covering public service broadcasting, neo-liberalism, ownership and control and questions of censorship. It further examines the relationship between media, social cohesion and different forms of social division, including those relating to gender and ethnicity.

    This course introduces students to criminology and criminal justice. It begins with an examination of the nature of crime, and the ways in which it is defined and explained. First, explores the question, what is crime? Psychological and sociological theories of crime and criminality are introduced. Second, it explores the dimensions of crime, particularly the relationship between crime and social class, the links between youth and crime and youth and the criminal justice response, and the relationship between gender and crime. The course concludes with an exploration of the criminal justice system as a response to crime.

    This course provides a critical overview of key aspects of child development (physical, psychosocial, and cognitive) from theories and research from the pioneers in the field that span conception to the transition to kindergarten. Important contexts that shape children’s development will also be a major focus of this course, such as family, child care, socioeconomic and policy influences. 

    The course presents the theoretical background, approaches, principles and techniques of teaching and assessing social studies in the elementary school.

    This course aims at helping the students understand the basic mathematical operations and techniques that are used to solve economic and business-related problems. Real-life applications introduced for a better understanding of the materials.

    This studio is centered on a design practice that aims at fostering and developing an in-depth understanding of an integrated design approach that focuses on meeting the direct and hidden needs of a local community with an emphasis on private and public programs. This studio builds upon the previous design course by integrating parameters related to the complexity of the urban context, Techne (materials, technology, and purpose), and computation into the design process. Through integrated design, projects have to meet high-performance and enhanced energy and environmental performance and have to effectively respond to the extrinsic factors related to issues of site seen through its geographic, cultural, and legal dimensions.
    A combined lecture and studio course consisting of: recent building technologies, materials, finishing work and materials, and the methods, contents, and presentation of professional construction documents including execution drawings, details and schedules. Building components such as floors, roofs, walls, doors, windows, and stairs will be addressed. The course equips students with an adequate level of knowledge and applications in the processes and procedures for building component and the multiplicity of ways that they impact architectural design. Students will get an exposure to the general construction practices by undertaking site visits. After completing this course, students will be able to: describe the relationship between drawing and construction, identify the different types of construction drawings, and use traditional and by building a synergy with the concurrent CAD I use computer aided drafting techniques to produce basic construction drawings

    This course aims for students to acquire disciplinary design skills by developing methodologies for design research, and investigations on a various set of tangible problems and learning the necessary tools and methods in design thinking to develop solutions to these problems. In the process, students shall develop rigorous critical inquiry- challenging untested assumptions- teamwork, model building and drawing, and most importantly, a systematic approach to both incremental and radical innovations.

    The method to be followed is the creative thinking process that can be defined along the following steps: observe, define, ideate, prototype, test, fail, and succeed.

    Although History is often associated with the notion of time (past, present and future) this course deviates from the chronological traditional timeframe, and aims at a THEMATIC categorization of historical architectural artifacts.

    The study of history is not aimed at for the “knowledge” of the past as a narration of the history of architecture, nor that of the architects themselves, but rather as an insightful look and a comparative analysis of the various factors and forces that has led to a certain specific solution called ‘TYPE ’.

    The course investigates a new mean for studying ARCHITECTURE and DESIGN through the history of architecture;  where the goal is not limited to the study of historical examples as a historical architectural evolution of the types, but rather an encounter and a close reading and study of precedents of architecture .

    Revisiting historical precedents, wishes  to decipher, assess and experiment with the “raison d etre” of architectural production looked at through a contemporary eye, with an  attempt to read, analyze and re- present it using the language of architecture (2D drawings : plans, sections, diagrams ) and 3D conceptual models.

    ARCH 601 is conceived as a research-oriented design studio, in which students are to reflect on and critically investigate a theoretical/social/environmental problematic of a local and a global dimension and relevance to the general field of architecture and design. Students are expected to pursue an in depth research on the chosen topic and present their findings in the form of a research report leading to their preliminary design proposal that forms the basis for the design development during the following term. 

    The course is geared towards the formulation of critical and precise design questions and the delineation of the necessary theoretical framework and the diverse research methods that shall inform the investigation of both the problem as well as the design solution.

    Focusing mostly on research through design, the materialization of this investigation is made manifest in the formulation of a set of design directives responding to various parameters. These design directives are further sharpened through schematic design investigations to unravel latent complexities of the addressed issues. 

    This course applies the fundamental concepts of creating Building Information Modeling (BIM) through the application of tools in Revit architecture. The Autodesk Revit platform offers a wide range of functionality, and supports a BIM workflow from concept to construction. During this course and by working on and towards a comprehensive design project, students will learn to create an intelligent 3D virtual model that represents building facilities, and to integrate project data across the full range of architectural documents. Furthermore, students will learn to apply a comprehensive set of analysis of building parts and building performance on structural, thermal, and lighting levels leading to a more informed and sound design decisions. By the end of this course, students are expected to understand the core concept of BIM and to apply it to their own projects and design practices.

    This course forms an introduction to the discipline of architecture and constitutes the terminal studio for the core development stage of the curriculum. It intertwines the fundamentals of graphic/visual communication and design thinking skills that were acquired during the first year with the application of formal, organizational, and environmental principles in designing an architectural solution. It embodies the concept of ‘Techne’ – as knowledge related to making. Design exercises are vehicles to study basic interrelationships of material, construction, site, and program. Students explore within the triad of user, environment, and material the configuration of space and form in response to human needs and behavior, tectonics of material and processes of construction, and site and contextual drivers. The design process shall simultaneously examine interdisciplinary sources such as art, science, and philosophy for establishing the ways content architecture shares with other forms of knowledge and how that content, expressed through architecture, contributes to human well-being. Concepts are communicated through manual drawings and physical models exclusively. Emphasis is put on intellectual discipline, dialogue, assertion of interest, and a self-motivated search for critical issues.

    The course is a foundation design course, through which students develop the basic spatial lexicon and design thinking skills by exploring the compositional rules and relationships between the architectural space constituents and the factors shaping them. At the end of this course, students will be able to create & use diagrams as an intellectual method of analysis and action to visualize and organize ideas, concepts, and objects. Students will become familiar with concepts such as architectural composition, order, proportion, site, form, hierarchy and spatial construction. Drawings and physical models shall be the main vehicle through which students shall redefine design problems and experiment in architectural design solutions.

    This course introduces students to the corporate social responsibility’s concepts and issues from social, cultural and economic perspectives and the conflicts that can arise between corporate values and interests. It focuses on the public responsibility an organization undertakes within the community, the obligations to the environment and the ethical challenges it faces as part of its sustainability and business strategy, and beyond its traditional goals of generating profit and growth.

    This course aims to introduce students to the current structure of the key media sectors. 

    The course seeks to deliver core knowledge about the changing economic, political and technological environments within which media content is produced and consumed.

    The course will focus on the making of different genres of talk shows and will include practical training to encourage students to think critically about media, talk and their effect on those close to them. 

    This course provides knowledge about international government and non-government organizations charged with interstate policing, exchange of information, and border security. Prerequisite ENGL 201

    Crime varies in time, space and populations as it reflects ecological structures and the routine social interactions that occur in daily life. Concentrations of crime can be found among locations, with antisocial activities like assaults and theft occurring at higher rates because of the demographic make-up of people (e.g. adolescents) or conflicts, for reasons examined by ecological criminology. Variation in socio-demographic structures (age, education ratios, and the concentration of poverty) and the physical environment (housing segregation, density of bars, street lighting) predicts variations between neighborhoods in the level of crime and disorder. Both ethnographic and quantitative research methods are used to explore the connections between the social and physical environment of areas and antisocial behavior. Prerequisite ENGL 004

    Organized in modules, the course will expose students to the library resources and services available at Azm University. The course will address the common anxiety of a research project and explore ways to select and develop a topic. Students will be able to carry out library research by locating information in different formats, using the library catalog, the databases and the internet. The discussion of the relevance and accuracy of information with the skills to avoid plagiarism and cite sources will follow.

    This course instructs students in how to critically and effectively access, analyze, evaluate and create various digital media messages. The course builds on the concept of information literacy and frames it within the digital and new media paradigm. It teaches the essential new media production skills and knowledge needed to create digital media messages for their studies and research, including principles of digital design, photo manipulation, video/audio production, blogging and podcasting. Simultaneously, students learn how to analyze media messages, understand the underlying forces that contribute to shaping those messages, and explore how media shape politics, culture, and society.

    This course covers a special topic of timely interest. The course may be given by a full-time or part-time faculty member who will present the faculty with a course outline, syllabus and objectives. Prerequisites to be determined based on actual topic offered. Depending on the subject matter, the course may have a language requirement. 

    The course presents the theoretical background, approaches, principles and techniques of teaching and assessing science in the elementary school. 

    This course alerts students to the rules and regulations of the university; it also alerts students to university expectations, and the differences between rote learning and self-motivation; it offers guidelines to enable students to make a more informed career choice. Headhunters and HR personnel are invited to inform students of market needs and requirements. The course also informs students about communication etiquette (including e-mail etiquette), as well as writing and formatting of CVs.


    Forensic Science is the application of science to the law. This course introduces students to the many disciplines of forensic science and how they are used in our criminal justice system. Students will gain a basic understanding of the concepts and techniques on which forensic science is built, such as those associated with crimes scene processing, physical evidence, fingerprints, firearms and DNA. The use of DNA in forensics will be explained in a manner that is comprehensible and relevant.

    This course is an introduction to an overview and concepts of Computer Aided Design in lectures and exercise form. It enables the students to execute various 2-D digital architectural drawings. The course will comprise basic computer aided drafting skills using the latest release of CAD software including: file management, Cartesian coordinates system, drawing setup, drawing aids, layer usage, drawing 2D geometric shapes, editing objects, array, text applications, dimensions and dimension variables, paper space and viewports, templates, external references, and printing/plotting.

    Design as an investigation and reflection on the process: This course builds on the exposure, understanding, and introductory ability of students in critical thinking, graphic communication, and design thinking skills that are acquired in Design Methods course. Focusing on our natural and synthetic environment, students shall develop further these skills through design investigations on various sensorial and conceptual set of problems. During a well-established design process, students shall learn the necessary tools and methods to re-present sensory phenomena on multiple levels, model and fabricate objects, systems, form and space, and re-construct structural organizations within the field of Architecture. By the end of the course, students should be able to employ the various stages of the creative thought process (including critical thinking skills) in the task of producing any design solution, they should be initiated to rigorous critical inquiry to challenge untested assumptions and to build diagrams to reformulate and conceptualize problems/issues. In addition, students shall be motivated to learn independently and they should be able to transfer cognitive and imaginative thinking to drawings and physical models that express their personality and convey the concept driving the solution. Design exercises - culturally known as Projects - evolve through stages of conceptual and material development to final presentation and critical discussions that focus on intentions and process.

    Color plays an important role in our lives, and everyone interacts with it on a daily basis. Color conveys visual information, and can affect us physically as well as psychologically. Understand more about color, color theory, composition, and how you can use it, experiment and explore in an informal studio environment with students from a variety of disciplines. Also, this course aims to extend students painting skills, idea generation and cultivating originality, painting movements, develop their art and critical practices, broaden their understanding and abilities to make and discuss art. By the end of this course, students will present their painting portfolio.

    Consisting of a combination of lectures and Studios, this course teaches students of Architecture the methodology and approach to prepare a viable set of integrated and coordinated drawings combining Architectural design and the design and execution requirements of various engineering trades namely Structural, Electrical and Mechanical. The design development phase of a project is a pre-requisite to informing and creating a set of construction drawings.

    The course teaches future architects to incorporate in their designs; rooms, spaces and appropriate criteria for the proper operation of the necessary electro-mechanical equipment and services. It goes into the design detail of basements, Parking, Technical spaces, fireproof vertical circulation, integrated façade design and detailing, and the way to design roofs that incorporate electro-mechanical services and equipment. 

    The course additionally teaches the contents, logic, methods, and presentation techniques of professional Design Development Drawings that combine Architectural execution drawings, details (among which advanced façade construction details) with the integration of relevant coordinated Structural, Electrical, Mechanical drawings.

    This course deals with the response of building envelopes to surrounding environmental factors; covering in detail the components of the envelope: Substructure, superstructure, internal construction , and finishes. This course is also an introduction to construction detailing. The aims of the course are for students to carry a basic knowledge of building construction and conventional structural systems and domestic services and to make informed decisions on material choices and energy transfer mechanisms. At the end of the semester, students should be able to demonstrate a synthesis of their understanding through a design project with relevant analytic details.

    Building on the skills acquired in sketching and technical drawing, this course shall develop the fundamentals of architectural communication depicted through the abstract and system thinking, spatial training, abstract visualization, and visual training. Accordingly, the course is expected to explore the two-way stream between conceptual/abstract and systemic thinking on one hand and abstract representation on the other. More specifically and upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to exploit the different characteristics of the medium in use, analyze architecture design and represent graphically its essential characteristics, masterfully apply the principles of graphic composition, and understand and apply the principles governing the relationship between conceptual thinking and abstract representation. Building curiosity (hunger for knowledge) and perusal of questions through applied research form the backbone of the course.

    "Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see_ to see correctly_ and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye".

    The Freehand Drawing course is an introduction to the basic language of visualization and conceptual reading/representation of life forms, architecture, and their context offering a shared inventory of mental and manual skills to enable students to further their research and applications in their future spatial design work. The course stresses on experimentation through the exploration of the relationship between the idea or the object of representation and its graphic depiction through a particular set of media – be it pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic, or collage and their respective techniques and materials. It shall be dedicated to introducing the tools of communication, such as perspective and the behavior of light and shadow, and exposing students to the basics of visual training that involve rules of composition and the basics of geometric language through the use of points, lines, shapes, and volumes. Along this line, students will be understanding and applying complex intersections of lines, shapes, forms, measurement, negative space, shading, and composition.

    Accordingly, at the end of the course, students will be able to understand the spatial relationships of objects with abstract thinking/observation skills and to present them in a sharp and convincing manner. They will acquire different drawing skills and rendering techniques to document the visible world and define structures and details by approaching different themes like architecture, human body, urban scenery and landscape. In specific, and in preparation for upcoming design courses, students will be able to translate architectural designs through different graphical representations.

    This course represents an introduction to the mechanical installations in various building types. On the first hand, it deals with the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems, energy management systems and solar collectors. On the other hand, sanitary engineering issues such as water distribution, sanitary systems and rainwater drainage will be tackled.

    This course is the second component of the students’ year- long design study of an architecture issue of their choice. The design study must be of a professional and of scholarly caliber that entitles students to graduate as professional architects ready to pursue their academic and/or profession career that is propelled by the research questions/interests that are identified and sharpened during this year. During this course, the students are expected to integrate and synthesize acquired knowledge and skills, and to develop both the theoretical/critical and practical components of the research and design project proposed in ARCH 601.

    Their project outcome should demonstrate their full abilities in critical thinking and representation, building practices, technical skills, architectural innovation and knowledge creation, integrated architectural solutions, and professional practice.

    Following the same approach and methodology of its pre requisite, this course focuses on three major topics/themes: The Tectonics of Architecture, Functionalism & Aesthetics, and the stirrings of urban consciousness from the earlier vernacular societies to the establishment of the modern urban city. Through these modules, students are introduced to seminal writings and texts that had a major role in shaping the architectural thought and the structuring of cities through time. Major emphasis will be put on research and communication skills, of which writing short term papers is central.

    At the end of the course, students are expected to acquire sharp analytical and inquisitive skills, by which they are able to indulge in research leading to the formulation of a design synthesis that reflects a convincing understanding of the effects of socio-cultural and technological / scientific progress on the complexity of the Architectural discourse in space and time.

    This design studio is thematic in nature and orientation. Whether dealing with urban insertions, historical precedents, morphological investigations, and/or adopting particular theoretical and methodological framework, the course builds on the integrative design skills of the various structural, environmental and technological systems introduced in the previous semester. It pushes further towards the programmatic dimension and the project components as a resultant of a close analytical study of the [urban] context, users’ needs, and the study of the architectural precedents. The course equally constitutes an introductory phase to the economical and the financial feasibility of a design solution while stressing on the value of the clarity of the adopted theoretical research framework and the applied methodologies during the design process as response to the various design parameters and the myriad of forces and acting upon the project.

    The studio demarcates the first step in the Personal Positioning Stage of the curriculum and the last design studio before stepping into the final year project. This design studio focuses more on the urban implications of an architectural design scheme and explores the larger scale that architectural projects need to address in terms of the sociocultural dimension, social equity, urban fabric and pattern, along with the technological, the programmatic, site, and financial considerations. This design studio addresses the full spectrum of design parameters in preparation for the final year project.

    By the end of this course, students will be able to discern and react to all the intrinsic and extrinsic forces acting upon an architectural design solution. They will have the necessary level of consciousness of the important role and responsibilities of an architectural solution on the micro-scale and the city’s urban macro scale. They shall be able to choose wisely the appropriate media of architectural presentations on the three levels, be it written, visual, and/or verbal.

    This course aims to establish students’ appreciation for the influence consumer behavior has on marketing activities. Students apply psychological, social and cultural concepts to marketing decision making. Topics include the importance of consumer behavior and research; internal influences such as motivation and involvement, personality, self-image, life-style, perception, learning, attitude formation and change, and communication; external influences such as culture, subculture, social class, reference groups and family, and the diffusion of innovations; and consumer decision making.

    This course is concerned with establishing and writing business plans. Issues explored in this workshop cover the business plan writing process and the essential factors needed to understand it; the industry analysis, the marketing strategy, the financial sourcing and projections.

    In this course, the student is introduced to the subject of business statistics needed in business activities, the basic procedures in problem solving, and the sources and types of data used by business firms. Basic probability concepts will be introduced to the students.

    This course covers frequency distributions, descriptive measures, probability concepts, probability distributions, sampling.

    The course utilizes statistical tools to solve practical business problems. The topics include a variety of concepts of both descriptive and inferential statistics.  The course host a collection of competences like description, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data, in addition to probability, random variables, estimations and their applications to business frameworks. This course introduces applied statistics for business and management covering topics of estimation; hypothesis testing; analysis of variance; simple regression and correlation; multiple regressions; introduction to nonparametric statistics; and goodness of fit tests and contingency analysis. The course also emphasizes the use of spreadsheets and interpretation of the output of analysis.

    This course introduces students to sales management techniques and professional selling. Students learn how to manage a sales force, how to set realistic objectives in order to maximize organization’s sales revenues and profits. In addition, students assess the critical relationship between sales and marketing departments and how they complement each other within the context of a global marketing strategy.

    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 teaches students specific fundamental tools enabling them to formulate and implement organizational integrative strategies in the objective of creating and sustaining a competitive advantage in a global context and in the purpose of satisfying the needs of its various stakeholders. In addition, students will examine and evaluate the impact of innovation and creativity on the organization’s offerings and strategic positioning.

    This course instructs students on different communication formats and styles within the work environment, and how to adjust to each one. It attempts to prepare students to handle a variety of business situations by addressing transferrable skills, or soft skills. This includes: building their self-confidence, networking and PR skills, financial savvy, time management skills, stress management, organizational skills, job search skills, interview skills, and general business etiquette whether at the office or at a business function (Year 2 or 3 level).

    This course provides students with some insights into real world information business processing concepts in the electronic age and the impacts it has on the organization’s functional side, the creation and commercialization of goods in a global business environment, the improvement of customer service, and the overall economy among other things. Students shall be familiarized with the landscape of online business which faces new challenges emphasizing transaction cost reduction models as an alternative to the old traditional business model and encompassing latest technological developments and creating sustainable competitive advantages.

    Prerequisites: MGMT 203 Principles of Management and MKTG 204 Principles of Marketing.