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Curriculum

Subject "Сivil Engineering and Architecture"

Qualification: "инженер - архитект"
Degree "Bachelor"

introduced in: 2014

Описание

Curriculum

The curriculum for the “Civil Engineering and Architecture” major from the “Architecture, Construction and Geodesy" professional field for completion a Bachelor`s degree has been developed in compliance with the requirements of the Higher Education Act (HEA), the Classification of Areas of Higher Education and Professional Fields, the Regulations No. 21/ 30.09.2004, concerning the application of the system for gaining credits at high schools (ECTS) of the Ministry of Education, and the other regulations and states requirements for the Bachelor`s degree.

The curriculum has been developed while respected the traditions and specifics of the structural engineering and architectural education in Bulgaria.

The Curriculum is based on the following training principles:

  • profound scientific, theoretical and specialized training in the major of “Civil Engineering and Architecture”;

  • gaining wider theoretical knowledge and practical skills which shall enable graduates to be realized in different areas of construction;

  • learning the basics of research, scientific and artistic creation;

  • ensuring conditions for educational mobility of students, including international comparability of received knowledge and acquired skills;

  • development of skills for flexible adaptation under conditions of social, economic and technological changes;

  • continuing training in higher degrees.

 

The training shall be conducted only in a full-time form and within duration of 4 years (10 semesters of 15 weeks each).

 

Basic principle and characteristic of the curriculum is the creation of fully conceived and coordinated series of internal didactic courses and practical exercises that gradually introduce the student to the architectural creativity and design.

The curriculum is organized so that it begins with introductory knowledge in the field: drawing and modeling, concepts for architectural structures and composition, construction physics, theoretical mechanics, building materials, etc.

The training in the field of composition starts from the principles of abstract composition and goes into the specifics of the composition in the architectural environment and architectural tasks, followed by the first draft of a small building and its urban problems. This curriculum allows interlining different subsequent projects.

In the curriculum there are 8 practical trainings and 4 architectural designs, as the specialized architectural lectures precede with one semester the design on the same topic. In order to apply the theoretical material in the design, the tutorial study with the leading lecturer is laid down. Two of the practical trainings are internships of 80 hours and end with a “Pass/ Fail” evaluation in VI semester and with a current evaluation in VIII semester.

 

The total duration is four-year course of 2985 contact hours and 3910 self-study hours.

 

Academic subjects are classified according to the requirements of the HEA – compulsory subjects (2895), elective subjects (60 hours) and optional subject (30 hours). 37 of them end with a semester examination, 26 with current evaluation. In each group of the elective and optional subjects students are obliged to choose one of the suggested subjects.

There are compulsory hours in physical education and sports in a total of 240 hrs, distributed from I to VIII semester (30 hours per semester). Each semester ends with a signature validation by the lecturer/trainer in the student’s record book and in VIII semester – with “Pass/ Fail” evaluation.

After the compulsory training in foreign language, there shall be a possibility for an optional course.

During the training 16 course projects shall be developed and defensed. There shall be also course tasks in 16 disciplines. The marks shall be written in the academic transcripts and in the diploma annexes. Corrections and defenses of the course projects and tasks are carried out by the lecturers as an extra employment in the form of consultations. 

For each academic course in the curriculum there are certain ECTS credits which allows students mobility to Bulgarian and foreign universities. The total number of credits in the entire training course of 8 semesters is 240, 10 of them for the thesis.

 

The curriculum is made relatively to the same curricula of other higher schools home and abroad.

 

See the curriculum from: 2011

Задължителни дисциплини

First year

 First semesterLectures,  Seminars,  PracticalForm of AssessmentCourse project assignmentECTS
credits
1Introduction to Architectural Design (IAD)30 - 0 - 0written examination 2
2History of Art 45 - 0 - 0written examination 3
3Modeling and Scale Modeling 10 - 30 - 0current evaluation 2
4Fundamentals of Abstract Composition 15 - 45 - 0current evaluation 1 course assignment **5
5Fundamentals of Architectural Composition 15 - 0 - 0current evaluation 2
6Drawing 10 - 45 - 0current evaluation 3
7Building Construction 130 - 0 - 0written examination 2
8Linear Algebra and Analytical Geometry 30 - 30 - 0written examination 4
9Mathematical Analysis 130 - 30 - 0written examination 4
10Foreign Language0 - 60 - 0 3
Preparatory Course in Mathematics15 work with tutor 0
11Physical Education30 work with tutor 0
Total lecture and seminar hours: 43530
 Second semesterLectures,  Seminars,  PracticalForm of AssessmentCourse project assignmentECTS
credits
12Modeling and Scale Modeling 20 - 30 - 0current evaluation 2
5Fundamentals of Architectural Composition 0 - 45 - 0course project 1 course project3
13Drawing 20 - 45 - 0current evaluation 2
7Building Construction 10 - 30 - 0current evaluation 1 course assignment **2
14Building Construction 230 - 0 - 0written examination 2
15Geodesy 45 - 30 - 0written examination 4
16Descriptive Geometry30 - 45 - 0written examination 1 course assignment5
17Mathematical Analysis 215 - 30 - 0written examination 3
18Theoretical Mechanics 30 - 30 - 0written examination 1 course assignment4
10Foreign Language0 - 30 - 0current evaluation 1
Practical Training - 1 Geodesy0 - 0 - 15current evaluation 1 course assignment1
Practical Training - 2 Drawing0 - 0 - 30current evaluation 1
11Physical Education30 work with tutor 0
Total lecture and seminar hours: 46530

Second year

 Third semesterLectures,  Seminars,  PracticalForm of AssessmentCourse project assignmentECTS
credits
192D Computer Design15 - 30 - 0current evaluation 1 course assignment4
20Architectural Constructions 130 - 0 - 0written examination 3
21Residential Buildings 30 - 0 - 0written examination 3
22History of Ancient Architecture30 - 0 - 0written examination 2
23Public Buildings 30 - 0 - 0written examination 3
24Building Construction 20 - 60 - 0course assignment 1 course assignment **4
25Engineering Geology 15 - 0 - 0current evaluation 1
26Road Construction 30 - 0 - 0written examination 2
27Building Physics15 - 15 - 0written examination 2
28Building Materials45 - 15 - 0written examination 4
29Strength of Materials15 - 0 - 0 1
Practical Training - 3 Building Construction 20 - 0 - 30current evaluation 1
11Physical Education30 work with tutor 0
Total lecture and seminar hours: 37530
 Fourth semesterLectures,  Seminars,  PracticalForm of AssessmentCourse project assignmentECTS
credits
30Architectural Design 1 - Residential Buildings0 - 60 - 0course project 1 course project6
31Architectural Constructions 10 - 30 - 0course project 1 course project2
32Architectural Constructions 230 - 0 - 0written examination 2
33Architectural Computer Design15 - 30 - 0current evaluation 1 course assignment5
34History of Medieval Architecture30 - 0 - 0written examination 2
35Structural Mechanics 145 - 15 - 0written examination 1 course assignment6
29Strength of Materials30 - 30 - 0written examination 1 course assignment6
36ES Group 115 - 15 - 0current evaluation 1
11Physical Education30 work with tutor 0
Total lecture and seminar hours: 34530

Third year

 Fifth semesterLectures,  Seminars,  PracticalForm of AssessmentCourse project assignmentECTS
credits
37Architectural Design 2 - Public Buildings 0 - 60 - 0course project 1 course project4
33Architectural Constructions 20 - 45 - 0current evaluation 1 course project3
38History of Architecture XV-XVIII c.30 - 0 - 0written examination 2
39Regional, Town and Urban Planning45 - 0 - 0written examination 2.5
40Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering60 - 15 - 0written examination 1 course project5
41Building Services30 - 15 - 0written examination 1 course assignment2
42Steel Structures30 - 15 - 0 3
43Reinforced Concrete 45 - 15 - 0 3
44Structural Mechanics 245 - 30 - 0written examination 1 course assignment5
Practical Training - 4 History of Architecture XV-XVIII c.0 - 0 - 20 0
11Physical Education30 work with tutor 0
Total lecture and seminar hours: 48029.5
 Sixth semesterLectures,  Seminars,  PracticalForm of AssessmentCourse project assignmentECTS
credits
45Architectural Design ІІІ - Regional, Town and Urban Planning0 - 60 - 0course project 1 course project5
46History of Balkan Architecture30 - 0 - 0written examination 2
47Landscape Architecture 15 - 15 - 0current evaluation 1 course assignment **3
48Industrial and Agricultural Buildings 30 - 0 - 0written examination 2
49Antiseismic Protection of Buildings0 - 15 - 0current evaluation 1
50Timber and Plastic Structures 15 - 15 - 0written examination 1 course project2
42Steel Structures30 - 15 - 0written examination 1 course project4
43Reinforced Concrete 15 - 15 - 0written examination 1 course project2
51Reinforced Concrete Structures30 - 15 - 0 2
52Construction Technology45 - 15 - 0written examination 1 course assignment **4
Practical Training - 5 History of Balkan Architecture0 - 0 - 30current evaluation 1
Practical Training - 6 Urban Planning0 - 0 - 20current evaluation 1
53Practical Training -7 Professional Experience0 - 0 - 80pass 1
11Physical Education 30 work with tutor 0
Total lecture and seminar hours: 37530

Fourth year

 Seventh semesterLectures,  Seminars,  PracticalForm of AssessmentCourse project assignmentECTS
credits
54Architectural Design 6 - Industrial and Agricultural Buildings0 - 60 - 0course project 1 course project5
55Interior and Design30 - 30 - 0written examination 1 course project5
56Construction Economics30 - 15 - 0written examination 1 course assignment3
57Bridges30 - 15 - 0written examination 1 course project4
58Construction Management30 - 30 - 0written examination 1 course project5
51Reinforced Concrete Structures15 - 30 - 0written examination 1 course project3
59Construction Law30 - 0 - 0current evaluation 2
60Technology of Finishing Works15 - 15 - 0current evaluation 2
61Optional Subject15 - 15 - 0current evaluation 1
11Physical Education 30 work with tutor 0
Total lecture and seminar hours: 40530
 Eighth semesterLectures,  Seminars,  PracticalForm of AssessmentCourse project assignmentECTS
credits
62Conditional Assessment and Testing of Building Structures0 - 30 - 0current evaluation 3
63Construction Management30 - 15 - 0written examination 1 course assignment4
64ES Group 215 - 15 - 0current evaluation 1
65Practical Training - 8 Feasibility Studies 0 - 0 - 80current evaluation 11
11Physical Education 30 work with tutorpass 1
66Diploma Project15 work with tutorcourse project 1 KП10
Total lecture and seminar hours: 10530

Elective/Optional Subjects

Fourth year

 Eighth semesterLectures,  Seminars,  PracticalForm of AssessmentCourse project assignmentECTS
credits
Elective/Optional Subjects - Group 2
И-01Кофражни системи искелета30 - 0 - 0written examination 1
И-02Зидани конструкции30 - 0 - 0written examination 1
И-03Комбинирани конструкции30 - 0 - 0written examination 1

 

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