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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Architecture

The first 2 years of this programme is conducted by SLIIT and it is recognized as being equivalent to the first two years of the Liverpool John Moores University architecture degree in terms of quality, standard and the outcome of the programme. Upon the successful completion of the first two years of the SLIIT Architecture bachelor’s programme, students will progress to the third year where they register directly with the Liverpool John Moores University in UK to complete their BSc (Honors) Degree in Architecture while being at the SLIIT School of Architecture in our Malabe campus in Sri Lanka.

Third year syllabus and curriculum conducted at the SLIIT School of Architecture, is completely based on the Liverpool John Moores curriculum and the degree is awarded directly by Liverpool John Moores university, UK at completion of the 3rd year.

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 1/8th of the cost if to complete the degree in UK

Study method


Study mode



February / September


3 years

Entry Criteria

Minimum 3 “S” passes in G.C.E A/L (Sri Lanka) or a minimum 3 ”D” passes in G.C.E A/L Cambridge or Edexcel in any subject stream in one and the same sitting AND compulsory ‘C’ passes in Mathematics and English at the G.C.E Ordinary Level (Sri Lanka / Edexcel / Cambridge) and a pass in the Aptitude Test conducted by SLIIT.

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 the final year of study collaborates with the University of Liverpool John Moores, to introduce the global dynamic of the degree, imparting 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, Construction Technology and professional practice to AutoCAD and freehand drawing. It’s out comes are based on the SLIA and RIBA requirements for professional Part -01 degree programmes. This BSc (Hons) degree in Architecture is recognized 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 as well. 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 in to apart from a professional carrier in Architecture. After completing the BSc (Hons) Architecture degree at SLIIT, with minimum 6 months of work experience under a Chartered Architect, students are eligible to follow the MSc. Architecture degree programme at SLIIT. After the successful completion of this two-year post graduate degree - the MSc (Architecture) is also awarded by the University of Liverpool John Moores in the United Kingdom.


What is Architecture?

Architecture is an Art, a vocation, it is also a Science a business and a passion for life. Helping the man-made harmonize with his surrounding Environment, Architects create a legacy for future generations that embody the culture and tradition of an era. This professional pathway is ideal for creative people with sensitivity, imagination and ability to appreciate the technical aspects of building 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
AR 1110 Architectural Design: Design Studio 1 8.0
AR 1120 Architectural Design: Design Studio 2 8.0
AR 1130 Architectural Design: Experiencing Architecture and Documentation 2.0
AR 1210 Culture and Society: Sri Lankan Studies 2.0
AR 1220 Culture and Society: History of World Art and Architecture 2.0
AR 1230 Culture and Society: Social Studies 2.0
AR 1240 Culture and Society: History of Sri Lankan & Asian Art and Architecture 2.0
AR 1310 Environment: Nature Studies 2.0
AR 1320 Environment: Climate and Comfort 2.0
AR 1410 Construction Technology: Building Technology 2.0
AR 1420 Construction Technology : Structures 1 2.0
AR 1510 Visual Communications: Free Hand 2.0
AR 1520 Visual Communications : Colour and Graphics 2.0
AR 1710 Research and Communication: English 2.0
Code Module Credit
AR 2110 Architectural Design: Design Studio 3 8.0
AR 2120 Architectural Design: Design Studio 4 8.0
AR 2130 Architectural Design: Theory of Architecture and Design 1 2.0
AR 2140 Architectural Design: Theory of Architecture and Design 2 2.0
AR 2210 Culture and Society: Urban Studies and Planning 1 2.0
AR 2220 Culture and Society: Urban Studies and Planning 2 2.0
AR 2310 Environment: Site and Planning 2.0
AR 2320 Environment: Lighting and Acoustics 2.0
AR 2410 Construction Technology: Structures 2 2.0
AR 2420 Construction Technology: Building Services 2.0
AR 2430 Construction Technology : Building Construction 2.0
AR 2610 Profession and Practice : Building Regulations and law 2.0
AR 2510 Visual Communications: CAD 1 2.0
AR 2520 Visual Communications : CAD 2 2.0
Code Module Credit
6111ARSR CDP Research 20.0
6121ARSRI Architectural Design 3 - Origination 20.0
6122ARSRI Architectural Design 3 - Resolution 20.0
6123ARSRI Comprehensive Design Project 40.0
6131ARSRI Technology and Practice -03 20.0

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