Architecture is the study of the ‘Art of Designing Built Environments’.

It is a professional pathway which is suited for creative people with sensitivity and an ability to understand the technological aspects of building and construction. An Architect being the key professional who will determine how our living environment will look, feel and function requires to develop attributes which incorporate knowledge, skills and Sensitivity; each of which will be taught and carefully tested during the course of architectural education at SLIIT.

This programme is conducted and taught by staff of the highest caliber with Experienced and eminent Chartered Architects, academics and subject specialists for each subject. The SLIIT school of Architecture and its programs were established by and is being guided by Prof. Nimal De Silva, Emeritus professor of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa, and the former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Moratuwa.

The Bacholor of Architecture Programme will cover subject areas ranging from Architectural Design, History and theory of Design, Culture and society, Environment, Urbanism, CAD and freehand drawing to Construction technology and professional practice.

Over all Study in Architecture leading to a professional qualification in Sri Lanka will consist of 5 years of formal Architectural education. SLIIT School of Architecture offers the complete path in 2 stages. As a 3 year Bachelors degrees in Architecture and a 2 year Masters Degree in Architecture. With a placement year recommended between the two degrees.  A student after completing a 3 year B.Sc. Architecture degree will also have the ability of diverting into other fields such as Urban Design, Town and Country planning, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Archeology, Conservation and project management.

Presently the B.Sc. Architecture degree at SLIIT School of Architecture is offered by Liverpool John Moores University in UK giving a global essence and exposure to the students mainly in their 3rd year of study.


Year 1

AR1110     Architectural Design: Design Studio 1 (8 Credits)

AR1120     Architectural Design: Design Studio 2 (8 Credits)

AR1130     Architectural Design: Experiencing Architecture and Documentation (2 Credits)


AR 1210     Culture and Society: Sri Lankan Studies (2 Credits)

AR 1220     Culture and Society: History of World Art and Architecture (2 Credits)

AR 1230     Culture and Society: Social Studies (2 Credits)

AR 1240     Culture and Society: History of Sri Lankan & Asian Art and Architecture (2 Credits)


AR 1310     Environment: Nature Studies (2 Credits)

AR 1320     Environment: Climate and Comfort (2 Credits)


AR 1410     Construction Technology: Building Technology (2 Credits)

AR 1420     Construction Technology: Structures 1 (2 Credits)


AR 1510     Visual Communications: Free Hand Drawing (2 Credits)

AR 1520     Visual Communications: Colour and Graphics (2 Credits)


AR 1710     Research and Communication: English (2 Credits)

Year 2

AR2110     Architectural Design: Design Studio 3 (8 Credits)

AR2120     Architectural Design: Design Studio 4 (8 Credits)

AR2130     Architectural Design: Theory of Architecture and Design 1 (2 Credits)

AR2140     Architectural Design: Theory of Architecture and Design 2 (2 Credits)


AR 2210     Culture and Society: Urban Studies and Planning 1 (2 Credits)

AR 2220     Culture and Society: Urban Studies and Planning 2 (2 Credits)


AR 2310     Environment: Site and Planning (2 Credits)

AR 2320     Environment: Lighting and Acoustics (2 Credits)


AR 2410     Construction Technology: Structures 2 (2 Credits)

AR 2420     Construction Technology: Building Services  (2 Credits)

AR 2430     Construction Technology: Building Construction (2 Credits)


AR 2610     Profession and Practice: Building Regulations and law (2 Credits)


AR 2510     Visual Communications: CAD 1 (2 Credits)

AR 2520     Visual Communications: CAD 2 (2 Credits)

Year 3
(Degree level offered by LJMU)

6111AR     History and Theory 3 – Architecture and Urbanism (20 Credits)

6121AR     Architectural Design 3 – Origination (20 Credits)

6122AR     Architectural Design 3 – Resolution (20 Credits)

6123AR     Comprehensive Design Project (40 Credits)

6131AR     Technology and Practice 3 (20 Credits)


Entrance Criteria and Selection:

Students will be selected through an aptitude test (followed by and interview if required) conducted by the School of Architecture– SLIIT, Sri Lanka.
In order to be eligible to sit for the above aptitude test the following aspects of Secondary education needs to be fulfilled.
1) GCE A’Levels (or equivalent)

    • AL – Biology or Math stream: 3 Passes
    • AL – Arts* stream: 3 Passes

(provided minimum C passes for Math and Science obtained in GCE O’Level examination.)


*- Arts Steam Students will only be considered if they have achieved A or B grades for both Maths and Science subjects at the GCE O’Level examination.


A semester fee of Rs.155,000/= ( + Taxes ) will have to be paid to the SLIIT for each semester for the period of three years, to complete the degree in Sri Lanka. Fees for any subsequent semester should be paid prior to the commencement of each semester.


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