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Menu of Shared UPCA IGP Courses

Students’ final lists of courses are to be assembled under the guidance of the assigned Research Supervisor

Course Type Program Specific


Courses
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Thesis / Diss
No. Number

Qual. Elec
Meeting

MArch

MAAS
Major

GDipL
MTLA
Units

Semr
Type

Core

PhD
Principles governing the conceptualization and Lec
1. Archi 201 Architecture and 3 X X
production of indoor and outdoor spaces. Design
Landscape Architecture
philosophies, processes and strategies, and basic design
Theories
criteria engaged through discussions and readings.
2. Archi 202 Foundations of Qualitative A qualitative research course on the designed and built 3 Lec X X X X
Research in the Designed environments covering knowledge-seeking structures,
and Built Environment principles and methodologies.

3. Archi 203 Foundations of A quantitative research course covering quantitative 3 Lec X X X X


Quantitative Research in and mixed approaches to designed environment-
the Designed and Built related studies, basic statistics, and the use of
Environment computer software for data processing and analysis.

4. Archi 210 Writings and Precedents in Agenda-based review of works in architecture and 3 Lec X X X
Architecture and landscape architecture.
Landscape Architecture

5. Archi 211 Studio Topic Focused research and design studies 4 Lec/Lab X X X X
(See sample course below)

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No. Number

Qual. Elec
Meeting

MArch

MAAS
Major

GDipL
MTLA
Units

Semr
Type

Core

PhD
6. L Arch 221 Landscape Architecture Analytical and conceptual approaches to a site-specific 3 Lec/ X X X X
and Site Design design focusing on gardens and parks. workshop

7. L Arch 222 Landscape Design for Analysis of various resort developments and demand 3 Lec/ X X X X
Outdoor Recreation and for leisure activities and how they impact the seminar-
workshop
Resort Facilities landscape

8. L Arch 223 People and the Landscape Understanding human patterns and processes that 3 Lec/ X X X X
shape landscape design seminar

9. L Arch 224 Native Vegetation in Processes and characteristics of native vegetation and 3 Lec/ X X X X
seminar-
Landscape Design their applications to landscape design and
workshop
management

10. L Arch 225 Transport Corridor Concepts and technologies in transport corridor 3 Lec/ X X X X
Landscape Planning and landscape planning and design seminar
Design

11. Archi 231 Urban Design Principles Key urban design concepts and their underlying 3 Lec X X X X
theories

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Courses
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Thesis / Diss
No. Number

Qual. Elec
Meeting

MArch

MAAS
Major

GDipL
MTLA
Units

Semr
Type

Core

PhD
12. Archi 232 Environmental Issues in Concepts, tools and techniques for analyzing the 3 Lec X X X X
Urban Design relationship between urban spaces and environmental
risks.

13. Archi 233 Housing and Real Estate Challenges in housing design and delivery in relation to 3 Lec X X X X
Development Issues in land, urbanization, economic and socio-cultural issues.
Urban Design

14. Archi 241 Architectural Heritage Introduction to the history, philosophy, theories, 3 Lec X X X X
Studies standards, and practices of conservation of built
heritage

15. Archi 242 Conservation Management Preparation of Conservation Management Plans (CMP) 3 Lec X X X X
Planning

16. Archi 243 Architectural Heritage Local and international theory and laws that affect 3 Lec X X X X
Theory and Conservation Architectural Conservation practice.
Laws

17. Archi 244 The Science of Built Material pathology and the construction technology of 3 Lec X X X X
Heritage Conservation Philippine historic buildings as an applied building
science

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Meeting

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MAAS
Major

GDipL
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Units

Semr
Type

Core

PhD
Structural concepts, principles and theories including Lec
18. Archi 251 Structuring Architectural 3 X X X X
Form structural behavior and systems and their use in
creating Architectural form. Visualization of structural
behavior including complementing and clarifying
mathematical concepts. Analysis of structural systems
as applied to medium-sized buildings.
19. Archi 252 Lighting and Acoustics in Acoustics and lighting and their roles in making 3 Lec X X X X
Architecture architecture. Lighting as a result of the interrelation of
human, source, image and space. Sound behavior
discussed and characterized by theory, materials,
intelligibility, site level acoustical environment
affecting the building layout and other design
considerations.

20. Archi 253 Design Visualization and Physical and digital forms of visualization as aid in 3 Lec X X X X
Computation formal and spatial organization of design systems.

21. Archi 254 Methods and Meanings of Translation of the aesthetic and the non-aesthetic 3 Lec X X X X
Building Materials and virtues of materials and building systems, and
Systems response from the environment as design parameters.

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Meeting

MArch

MAAS
Major

GDipL
MTLA
Units

Semr
Type

Core

PhD
22. Archi 261 People, Climate and Assessment and regulation of climatic factors that 3 Lec X X X X
Architecture affect the thermal comfort of a space

23. Archi 262 Tropical Dwellings Comprehensive discussion of residential developments 3 Lec X X X X
in tropical settings and their corresponding passive
architectural design strategies.

24. Archi 263 Tropical Coastal Architectural design strategies for tropical coastal 3 Lec X X X X
Developments developments

25. Archi 299 Seminar Studies that inform the production of architecture and 3 Lec X X
the development of critical interpretations of site,
program, service, and research

26. Archi 300 Thesis MArch Graduate Thesis 6 Lec/Lab X X

27. L Arch 300 Thesis MTLA Graduate Thesis 6 Lec/Lab X X

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Meeting

MArch

MAAS
Major

GDipL
MTLA
Units

Semr
Type

Core

PhD
28. LStud 201 Historical and Theoretical Evolution of landscape architectural practice; different 3 Lec X X
Foundation of Landscape theories and principles applied to make the landscape
Studies development projects more acceptable and
sustainable to satisfy human physical, psychological
and aesthetic needs; different social, cultural, and
environmental influences

29. LStud 202 Application of Softscape Different characteristics, habitats, and cultural 3 Lec X X
Materials, Techniques and importance of softscape explored for the use of
Technologies landscape projects; different plant species, techniques,
technologies, and how these can be best applied for
landscape development.

30. LStud 203 Landform and Site Application of appropriate landform manipulation, 3 Lec X X
Manipulation Techniques proper site grading and soil management for
and Sustainable Soil responsible landscape development; the definition and
Management interpretation of the cardinal rules of contours, their
recognition and signatures as characteristic land
forms.

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No. Number

Qual. Elec
Meeting

MArch

MAAS
Major

GDipL
MTLA
Units

Semr
Type

Core

PhD
31. LStud 204 Site Utilities for Landscape Landscape engineering strategies including water, 3 Lec X X
Developments and sanitary, electrical and mechanical systems applied to
Recreational Spaces address lighting, drainage and irrigation design and
issues in the site; evaluation of different
methodologies related to landscape development;
integration of necessary utilities to different landscape
developments.

32. LStud 205 Application of Sustainable Different hardscape materials and construction 3 Lec X X
Hardscape Materials and technologies for sound application in landscape
Technologies in the development; proper construction methodology and
Landscape principles of structural design of landscape structures,
including preparations of working drawings and
detailed cost estimates

33. LStud 206 Landscape Project Methods in landscape operations from macro to micro 3 Lec X X
Management scale developments. Macro scale landscapes involve
sustainable ecological management, while micro scale
landscapes involve sustainable maintenance.

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Menu of Shared UPCA IGP Courses
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Courses
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Thesis / Diss
No. Number

Qual. Elec
Meeting

MArch

MAAS
Major

GDipL
MTLA
Units

Semr
Type

Core

PhD
34. DBE 301 Evolving and Emergent The evolution of theories, principles and design 3 Lec X X
Architecture and concepts for the indoor and outdoor environments
Landscape Architecture
Principles

35. DBE 302 Philosophical Foundations Knowledge creation following belief models in the 3 Lec X X
of Knowledge in the realms of sociology and philosophy; Qualitative
Designed and Built research for establishing what is real and what exists
Environment as bases for design interventions

36. DBE 303 Advanced Quantitative Quantitative modeling as bases for appropriate design 3 Lec X X
Research in the Designed interventions
and Built Environment

37. DBE 311 Advanced Studio Topic Focused research and design studies involving complex 4 Lec/Lab X X
systems, spaces and urban settings

38. DBE 397 Advanced Special Topics (varies per topic – see sample courses below) 3 Lec Advanced Special Topics X

39. DBE 400 Dissertation Current thought on selected aspects of Designed and 12 Lec/Lab X X
Built Environment studies

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Sample Course for Arch 211 Studio Topic

Course Type Program


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Thesis / Diss
No. Number

Qual. Elec
Meeting

MArch

MAAS
Major

GDipL
MTLA
Units

Semr
Type

Core

PhD
Studio Topic Lec/Lab
1. Archi 211 Focused research and design studies 4 X X X X
Sample Topic: URBAN
DESIGN

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Sample Courses for DBE 397 Advanced Special Topics


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No. Number

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Meeting

MArch

MAAS
Major

GDipL
MTLA
Units

Semr
Type

Core

PhD
Advanced Special Topic Lec Advanced Special Topics
A. DBE 397 The role of culture in shaping the landscape and the 3 X
Sample Topic:
dialectic relationship of the landscape in shaping
Advanced Cultural
culture and identity.
Landscape Study
DBE 397 Advanced Special Topic Lec Advanced Special Topics
B. Design and development controls that regulate urban 3 X
Sample Topic:
form and the use of built and open spaces for disaster-
Disaster-resilient Urban
resilient communities
Design
DBE 397 Advanced Special Topic Lec Advanced Special Topics
C. Architectural heritage conservation laws and charters 3 X
Sample Topic:
as interpreted and accepted into Philippine practice
Policies and Governance in
Architectural Heritage
DBE 397 Advanced Special Topic Principles and theories of the various components of Lec Advanced Special Topics
D. 3 X
Sample Topic: building science: design and analysis of materials,
Building Systems and systems and methods of construction, as well as
Energy equipment for moderate to complex structures as they
influence architectural forms and functions centered
on the integration of energy, air, water, and waste
systems for optimum building performance
DBE 397 Advanced Special Topic Lec Advanced Special Topics
E. Introduction and familiarization of physical equipment, 3 X
Sample Topic:
as well as simulation and testing tools, both analog
Environmental Assessment
and digital for gathering climatic data in tropical
and Simulation Tools for
settings with respect to the performance of buildings
Tropical Architecture

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