The University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Architectural Studies/Bachelor of Architecture is a two-tier degree programme that has architectural design as its central discipline.
The course structure provides for an intermediate degree, the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BA.S.), after four years of study and a professional degree Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) after six years.
The Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Nairobi, aims to equip the student to comprehend the environmental context of their society, the physical, behavioural, perceptual as well as sensory needs of man, the nature and needs of man's institutions and to evaluate and sensitise these understandings, synthesising them into design solutions of built forms.
The projects chosen and inputs given are directly related to the Kenyan context.
Architectural design which is the core of the course consists of architectural design studio, architectural graphics and communication, basic design, art, photography and computer aided design. In depth studies in Interior design. Landscape design and Architectural Conservation are available electives.
To qualify for consideration into the Bachelor of Arts degree programme at the University of Nairobi, a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, holder must have an overall mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C+ in each of the 4 cluster subjects below.
Geography or Social Education and Ethics or History and Government or Christian Religious Education.
Chemistry or Biology or Art and Design or Music or Music or Business Studies.
A Level Candidate; To qualify for the Bachelor of Architectre Degree programme at the University of Nairobi, an A-level candidate must have attained two prinicpal passes in Mathematics and any of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Art and Design and a Credit pass in English language at KCE or equivalent examination.
Diploma candidates must have attained a KNEC Diploma in Architecture, Building Construction or related fields with a credit Pass or equivalent.
Degree Holders: Candidates must have attained a degree from a recognised university in :- Land Economics, Building Economics, Design, Civil Engineering, Surveying, Urban and Regional Planning or any other relevant degree.