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Bachelor of Science in Architecture in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS Architecture) is a five-year degree program in the Philippines that is concerned with the design and planning of architectural structures such as residential and commercial buildings, roads, dams, tunnels, bridges, and the like.

By studying Architecture, you will not only learn how to design buildings that are pleasing to the eyes, you will also learn how to plan structures and facilities that are functional, cost-effective, flexible to change, and most importantly, resilient against natural and man-made disasters.

Some examples of subjects that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Strength of Materials
  • Theory of Structures
  • Steel and Timber Design
  • Architectural Structures
  • Surveying
  • Statics of Rigid Bodies
  • Architectural Visual Communication
  • Architectural Design
  • Architectural Interiors
  • Building Technology
  • Building Utilities
  • Planning
  • Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture
  • Tropical Design
  • Housing
  • Community Planning Development
  • Urban Design
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • Facilities/Building Administration
  • Geographic Information System

Aside from taking the courses you mentioned above, your school may also facilitate an On-the-Job training at construction firms and similar government agenciesΒ where you may work withΒ engineersΒ or engineers in training in theΒ construction of different structures.


  • Michael Corpuz on Bachelor of Science in Architecture


Qualified graduates of BS Architecture can find employment in various architecture-related fields such as:

  • Architectural Design
  • Urban Design
  • Community Architecture
  • Facility Planning
  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Building Administration and Maintenance
  • Real Estate Development
  • Restoration/Conservation


Passing the Licensure Examination for Architects is one of the requirements in seeking employment in the architectural industry. Please visit the official website of the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) for more information.

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  1. Good day πŸ™‚ Ask ko lang po kung gaano po kahirap ang Math ng architecture? Kailangan po ba na maging magaling sa archi?

    Thank you po πŸ™‚ sana po mabasa po ninyo πŸ™‚

    • Hi Rica! We’re sorry, but we’re not really sure about that. From what we know, all subjects in a certain course are challenging. On the other hand, you might ask and take some advice from architect students. πŸ™‚

  2. i wanted to become an architect someday, but i am not confident of this course because of such a problem :
    1st- No Money
    2nd- Baka hindi ko kaya
    3rd- nahihiya ako, drafting student naman ako simula 3rd year high school hanggang ngayon 4th year HS, autocad na nga kame eh,, yung grades ko matataas naman (98,96,99 )kaso yung classmate ko napakamagaling nun architecture din kasi ang kinuha
    kakayanin ko kaya???
    may scholarship bang nag o-offered ng architecture???
    bigyan nyu naman ako ng advice…pls

  3. Dear Sir/Madam

    Ask ko lang po if my entrance exam po ba yung mag take ng BS Architecure na course.
    Magkano po ang tuition. Pwede po bang makakuha ng copy ng subject. Dito po kasi ako sa abroad gusto ko po mag aral ulit after my contract finish.


    • Hi, Joey!

      As far as we know, most schools require applicants to take their entrance exams regardless of the course they wish to pursue.
      As for the actual list of the subjects that you’ll be taking and the tuition fees, we suggest you contact the school you’re thinking of enrolling at so they can give you a more accurate and detailed response.


      • Good Day, ask lang ko please kung sa 5 years po bang pag aaral mo at the same time ay pwede po bang pagsabayin ang ojt while taking the course? Kase mukang aabot kase yata ng 7 years ang pag aaral mo + 2 years na ojt bago ka makakuha ng board exam, kaso yung mga target lang sana is 5 years. Salamat po

        • Hi, Job!

          We’ve seen both recent graduates of BS Architecture and students who are on their fifth year looking for OJT opportunities, so we’re guessing it might vary from case to case. We suggest you contact the school you are thinking of enrolling at as they are in the best position to clear things up for you.

          As for training duration, we believe the minimum is 200 hours, so that’s not likely to take two years if you’re going to be working a few hours each day.


  4. Hello,

    I am graduate of BSBA Entrepreneurship, and now i’m thinking to study BS in Architecture, just want to know if how many years would it take if i enroll in the same school i’ve been before. and does my other minor subjects would be credited? thanks for your upcoming reply.

    • Hi, Rhom!

      That would depend on how many units will be credited or carried over to your new course, which, in turn, depends on the policies of the school you are enrolled / will be enrolling at. General Education subjects are usually credited, but there are schools that impose a fixed number of units that can be credited when you shift to a new course, so it’s best if you’ll get in touch with the school registrar so they can break it down for you.


  5. hi, I am a high school graduate and i want to take BS in Architecture this coming semester. i just want to ask if this course is still in demand? is it? thank you.

  6. *architectural curriculum … sorry

  7. do you have page for curriculum here?? i want to know the subjects and requirements,because im planning to transfer

  8. Hello, Good Day, Ma’am/Sir, I would like to Inquire about taking up 2nd course in BS Architecture. Is it possible to proceed even though I’m a graduate of BSIT major in Architectural Drafting course?? I have finished 4 years, If I proceed in Archi. should I take up another 5 years in college?? and also are some of my subjects would be accredit by the school?? I’m currently working here in abroad, i’m planning to proceed when I get back.


  9. Hi. Do you have a free online exam for me to know if I’m capable on entering architecture?

    • Hi, Kris!

      We’re sorry, but so far, we haven’t come across any such exam. Perhaps you can seek the advice of acquaintances who are architecture graduates or ask around in online forums frequented by graduates of BS Architecture?

  10. Hi Sir/Ma’am, I just want to ask you, how much is the school fees for Bachelor of Science in Architecture per year offered in Calamba Letran? Coz, i would like to enroll this school year. Thank you so much.

  11. How much is the Tuition fee in BS Architecture?
    Thanks .

  12. Hello
    Dear Sir or Madame, how much is the school fees for Bachelor of Science in Architecture programe per year offered in Adamson University in Philippines Manila.

    I like to persue my studies there for Architects.

    Thanks so much and I look forward in hearing from you soon.

    Chris Hiva Edwin

  13. I enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture, I’m a incoming freshman student of batangas state university ….
    I just wanted to ask if I could shift the architecture in engineering?
    and what happens when I shift engineering in the same school?

  14. Aye! Good Evening sir/mam.
    I just wanna ask. How much is the estimated Tuition fee of bs in architecture. Thats all. I really need an answer. xoxo

  15. hey,i am a girl and a senior hs student and i was kinda bit confused if i will take civil eng or architecture.will you please help me.which is better?which is harder?
    i am good in drawing or sketching
    i kinda like physic but not that really in math i found it boring but not everytime but i can also assure you that i know some of it.
    and yeah thanks btw.please help me πŸ™‚

    • i have a question…what’s the course description for the subject: Facilities/Building Administration? pls help..thanks

      • Hi, Bokz!

        Thanks for visiting our site.

        We haven’t come across an actual course description for Facilities/Building Administration so far, but from what we know, facilities administration usually involves overseeing the daily operations of buildings or facilities. This may include anything from space optimization, procurement of supplies, maintenance of electrical and computer systems, and staffing.

        If we’ll be talking about architecture, we’re guessing it would have something to do with designing building layouts that would ensure space efficiency, increase work productivity, and protect workers’ safety. That’s just our guess, though. You might want to check with schools that have an architecture program so they can give you a more accurate and detailed course description.


  16. do any one of the univerity give a online study or course in architecture.i want to continue and i am a third year student in architecture.

    • Hi, Allan!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      We’re sorry, but so far, we haven’t come across any schools that offer online courses in Architecture.


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