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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Architecture

The complete study of Architecture requires 5 years of full-time Architectural education. The SLIIT School of Architecture offers the complete pathway in 2 stages: the three-year full-time Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture followed by a recommended placement year, leading onto the 2-year Master’s Degree in Architecture.

Upon the successful completion of two years of the SLIIT Architecture programm, students will be eligible to progress to the third year, the B.Sc.(Honours) Degree in Architecture awarded by the Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom.

Recognized by the University Grants Commission under the Universities Act

Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities

Member International Association of Universities (IAU)

Validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Experienced charted Architects who are practicing in the industry as well as experienced academics who are available full time for 1 to 1 design tutoring for students

Cost to complete the degree in Sri Lanka is cheaper than completing the degree in the UK. (Cost to study in the UK - £14,450 (Rs.3,410,200) and Cost to Study in Sri Lanka – Rs. 604,435 per annum)

Study method


Study mode



February / September


3 years

Entry Criteria

Eligibility for the programmes are as follows:

  • GCE Advanced Level (Local) - 3 passes in any stream. (Preferably in the Biology, Mathematics or Engineering Technology)
  • GCE Advanced Level (Edexcel/Cambridge) – 3 D passes in any stream

Compulsory “C”passes in Mathematics and English at the GCE Ordinary Level (Local / London)

Successful candidates will be selected through an aptitude test (followed by an interview if required) conducted by the SLIIT School of Architecture at the SLIIT Malabe Campus.

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Students will be based at the SLIIT School of Architecture, in the Faculty of Engineering, at SLIIT Malabe campus, to gain an internal degree from Liverpool John Moores, UK. The first two years of study at SLIIT aims to provide students with an inclusive understanding of the cultural and traditional context of architectural design in Sri Lanka. The third (and final), year of study collaborates with the Liverpool John Moores University, to introduce the global dynamic of the degree, imparting the international awareness needed to provide students with a comprehensive education in becoming truly global graduates of Architecture.

The degree will cover subject areas ranging from Architectural Design, History and Theory of Architecture, Culture and Society, Environment, Urbanism, CAD and freehand drawing, to Construction Technology & Professional Practice. This BSc (Hons) Degree in Architecture is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka, opening opportunities to pursue postgraduate studies in related fields at government universities. This will be a firm foundation that paves the way to a number of other interesting postgraduate programs and professions. Urban Design, Town and Country planning, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Archeology, Conservation and project management are some of the areas to which BSc (Hons) Architecture graduates can divert into, apart from a professional carrier in Architecture.

What is Architecture?

Architectureis an Art, a vocation; it is also a science, a business, and a passion for life. Helping the man-made harmonise with its surrounding environment, Architects create a legacy for future generations that embody the culture and traditions of an era. This professional pathway is ideal for creative people with sensitivity, imagination, and an ability to appreciate the technical aspects of building and construction.

An Architect is ultimately responsible for determining the aesthetics and functionality of the living environment; therefore, it is essential that an architectural education develops attributes in students which incorporate knowledge, skills and sensitivity. These skills will be imparted and diligently assessed during the course of your architectural journey at SLIIT.

Resources and Facilities

The programme is directed and conducted by a team of dedicated and eminent Chartered Architects, academics and subject specialists for each module. The SLIIT School of Architecture and its programms were established under the guidance of Prof. Nimal De Silva, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Moratuwa. Prof. De Silva is also the former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Moratuwa.

The students have 24-hour access to designated individual work spaces in a modern studio environment. The lecture rooms, computer labs, printing and technology workshops at SLIIT provides a study environment of international standards. Extra-curricular activities such as sports, student associations and other campus activities, provide a well-rounded university experience at the SLIIT Malabe Campus.

Code Module Credit
Semester 1
AR1110 Design Studio 01 08
AR1710 English 02
AR1210 Sri lankan Studies 02
AR1220 World History of Art and Architecture 02
AR1310 Nature Studies 02
AR1410 Building Technology 02
AR1510 Free Hand Drawing 02
Semester 2
AR1120 Design Studio 02 08
AR1130 Experiencing Architecture & Documentation 02
AR1230 Social Studies 02
AR1240 Sri Lankan and Asian History of Art and Architecture 02
AR1320 Climate and Comfort 02
AR1420 Structures 01 02
AR1520 Colour and Graphics 02
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
AR2110 Design Studio 03 08
AR2130 Theory of Architecture and Design 1 02
AR2210 Urban Studies and Planning 1 02
AR2310 Site and Planning 02
AR2410 Structures 2 02
AR2420 Building Services 02
AR2510 CAD 1 02
Semester 2
AR2120 Design Studio 04 08
AR2140 Theory of Architecture and Design 1 02
AR2220 Urban Studies and Planning 2 02
AR2310 Lighting and Acoustics 02
AR2610 Building Regulations and law 02
AR2430 Building Construction 02
AR2520 CAD 2 02
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
6111ARSRI CDP Research 20
6121ARSRI Architectural Design 3 - Origination 20
6122ARSRI Architectural Design 3 - Resolution 20
Semester 2
6123ARSRI Comprehensive Design Project 40
6131ARSRI Technology and Practice -03 20

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