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Frederick University
Nicosia, Cyprus
 840 Points
4 Years

Program Description

The aim of the Department of Architecture is to educate future architects, providing them with knowledge and sensitivity to the built environment of the European and Mediterranean region and to become an outstanding academic center for studies in the wider European context.

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)

Information about admission:

  • Candidates for a bachelor degree program should submit a school leaving certificate from a recognized six-form secondary school (high school) with an average grade of 75% (Greek Cypriot secondary schools) or a grade “C” or its equivalent (other secondary schools), or equivalent qualification. Candidates who submit a six-form secondary school leaving certificate but do not meet the above grade requirements may be admitted on a probationary status, if they show potential for educational advancement. The probationary status will be removed, subject to a satisfactory academic performance. Candidates admitted on probationary status may also be asked to enroll in foundation courses in order to improve their skills and/or to take reduced load.
  • A recent certificate of good conduct issued by the police of the candidate's country of origin or residence, if necessary translated in Greek or English. The good conduct certificate should be original and issued less than 6 months prior to the beginning of the semester for which the student is applying. The names and titles of the persons issuing and certifying the document should be clearly stated therein.

Other requirements:

  • Written examination on physics and geometry basics
  • Written expression, sketching and drawing

More information:

  • There may be an additional application fee by this University.

Learning Outcomes

Education and training leading to diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications referred to in Article 2 shall be provided through courses of studies at university level concerned principally with architecture. Such studies shall be balanced between the theoretical and practical aspects of architectural training and shall ensure the acquisition of:

  • an ability to create architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements;
  • an adequate knowledge of the history and theories of architecture and the related arts, technologies and human sciences;
  • a knowledge of the fine arts as an influence on the quality of architectural design;
  • an adequate knowledge of urban design, planning and the skills involved in the planning process;
  • an understanding of the relationship between people and buildings, and between buildings and their environment, and of the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale;
  • an understanding of the profession of architecture and the role of the architect in society, in particular in preparing briefs that take account of social factors;
  • an understanding of the methods of investigation and preparation of the brief for a design project;
  • an understanding of the structural design, constructional and engineering problems associated with building design;
  • an adequate knowledge of the physical problems and technologies and of the function of buildings so as to provide them with internal conditions of comfort and protection against the climate
  • the necessary design skills to meet building users’ requirements within the constraints imposed by cost factors and building regulations;
  • an adequate knowledge of the industries, organisations, regulations and procedures involved in translating design concepts into buildings and integrating plans into overall planning.


Semester 1

English for Architects I

Architectural Design I

Architectural Communication Skills I

Architectural Communication Skills II

Architectural Technology I

Structures in Architecture I

Semester 2

Architectural Design II

Architectural Communication Skills III

Introduction to Theory of Architecture

Architectural Technology II

Structures in Architecture II

Semester 3

Architectural Design III

Digital Tools I

History of Architecture I

Architectural Technology III

Structures in Architecture III

Semester 4

Architectural Design IV

Digital Tools II

History of Architecture II

Architectural Technology IV

Structures in Architecture IV

Semester 5

Architectural Design V

Digital Tools III

Landscape Architecture

Art and Space

Passive Climatic Design I

Semester 6

Architectural Design VI

Urbanism I

Architectural Technology V

Passive Climatic Design II

Architecture Elective

Semester 7

Architectural Design VII

Professional Practice

Urbanism II

Architectural Technology VI

Architecture Elective

Semester 8

Architectural Design VIII

Lighting and Acoustics

Urbanism III

Introduction to Architectural Research

Free Elective


Graduates can work at:

  • Private architectural, engineering or consulting offices
  • Governmental Services (i.e. Town Planning and Housing, Public Works, Environment, etc)
  • Secondary or Higher Education
  • Public Authorities and Bodies ( Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Land Development Organisation, etc)
  • Local Governments (Municipalities and Communities)
  • Free lance architects

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