Padmashree College
The British College

Central Engineering Campus, Lalitpur

Diploma in Architecture

Affiliated To: CTEVT


Diploma in Architecture

Course Level



3 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Total Seats







Central Engineering Campus offers 3 years full-time Diploma in Architecture which is affiliated with CTEVT.  Architecture Engineering is one of the prominent and popular disciplines within engineering. Many people in developed countries, developing countries, and underdeveloped countries have given emphasis to the broader application of Architecture Engineering. This field has been helping the world with the all-round physical infrastructure development and it has been creating wage and self-employment opportunities both in the public and private sectors. This curriculum is designed with the purpose of producing a middle-level technical workforce equipped with knowledge and skills related to the field of Architecture Engineering so as to meet the demand for such a workforce in the country to contribute to the national economic development of Nepal. The knowledge and skills incorporated in this curriculum will be helpful to deliver the individual needs as well as national needs in the field of Architecture Engineering.

2. Curriculum title:

Diploma in Architecture Engineering (DAR)

3. Programme objectives:

This curriculum has the following objectives:

  • Prepare technicians who are capable of undertaking works in the architecture engineering field as architecture engineering technicians under rural and urban development planning, design and development of building construction and other civil infrastructures development-related departments and sectors;
  • Produce middle-level competent technical workforce/human resources that could provide supervisory works of architecture engineering;
  • Prepare a technical workforce who will demonstrate a positive attitude and respect for the profession and socio-cultural values;
  • Help in meeting the demand of required architecture engineering technicians for the public and private infrastructure design and development of Nepal; and
  • Create self-employment opportunities.

4. Programme description:

This course is based on the job required to perform by the Junior Architect/Draftsperson (Diploma engineers) at different levels of public and private sectors physical infrastructures development related architecture engineering works in Nepal. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills focusing on architecture Engineering related to the occupation. There are six semesters in total within the period of three years. The first-year courses are offered to focus on foundational and core subjects of engineering; the second-year courses are focused on basic disciplinary subjects of architecture Engineering. Similarly, the third-year whole courses comprise the disciplinary subjects related to building design, construction, and working drawings. Moreover, the third year insists on the application of learned skills and knowledge through Quantity surveying, specification, and project work. The foundational subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics offered in the diffusion model of the curricular programme are applicable in the field of architecture Engineering. It also includes language subjects like Nepali and English applicable for communication in the same area. The disciplinary subjects of architecture Engineering offered in this programme are included in all semesters. The curriculum structure and the subject-wise content reflect the details of this curriculum. In brief, this curriculum will guide to its implementers to produce competent and highly employable middle-level technical workforces in the field of architectural engineering.

The contents of individual subjects prescribed in the curriculum are incorporated in the light of "must know and must do" principle of knowledge and skills for this level.

5. Duration:

The total duration of this curricular program is three years. Each year consists of two semesters of six months. Moreover, one semester consists of academic weeks including an evaluation period. Actual teaching-learning hours will be not less than 15 weeks in each semester.

6. Target group:

The target group for this programme will be all interested individuals who passed School Leaving Certificate (SLC) with English, Science, and Mathematics or equivalent and related Technical School Leaving Certificate (TSLC).

7. Group size:

The group size will be a maximum of 48 (Forty-eight) seat in a batch.

8. Target location:

The target location will be all over Nepal.

9. Entry qualification:

Entry qualification of the applicant for the diploma in civil engineering programme should be SLC pass or equivalent or Technical SLC (TSLC) in the related subject. S/he should have English, Science, and Compulsory Mathematics in SLC or as per provisions mentioned in CTEVT admission guidelines.

10. Entry criteria:

  • Should submit SEE or equivalent certificate.
  • Should pass entrance examination as administered by CTEVT

11. Selection:

Applicants fulfilling the entry criteria will be selected for admission on the basis of merit.

12. Medium of instruction:

The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali.

13. The pattern of attendance:

A minimum of 90% attendance in each subject is required to appear in the respective final examination.

14. Teacher and student ratio:

  • For theory: As per the nature of the course
  • For practical/demonstration: 1:10
  • For bench work: 1:8

15. Teachers and demonstrators:

  • The disciplinary subjects' related teachers should be bachelor’s degree holders in the related area with three years of experience in the related field.
  • The demonstrators should be bachelor’s degree holders in the related area with two years of experience in training activities.
  • The foundational subjects’ related teachers (refer to course code SH and MG) should be master’s degree holders in the related area.

16. Instructional media and materials:

The following instructional media and materials are suggested for effective instruction and demonstration.

  • Printed Media Materials (Assignment sheets, Case studies, Handouts, Information sheets, Individual training packages, Procedure sheets, Performance Checklists, Textbooks, etc.).
  • Non-projected Media Materials(Display, Models, Flip chart, Poster, Writing board, etc.).
  • Projected Media Materials(Opaque projections, Overhead transparencies, Slides, etc.).
  • Audio-Visual Materials (Audiotapes, Films, Slide-tape programs, Videodiscs, Videotapes, etc.).
  • Computer-Based Instructional Materials(Computer-based training, Interactive video, etc.).

17. Teaching learning methodologies:

The methods of teachings for this curricular program will be a combination of several approaches. Such as Illustrated lectures, Tutorials, Group Discussions, Demonstrations, Simulations, Guided practice, Practical experiences, Fieldwork, Report writing, Term paper presentation, Case analysis, Tutoring, Role-playing, Heuristics, Project work, and Other Independent learning. 8

  • Theory: Lecture, Discussion, Seminar, Interaction, Assignment, Group work.
  • Practical: Demonstration, Observation, Guided practice, Self-practice, Project work, Industries practice

18. Mode of education:

There will be the inductive and deductive modes of education

19. Examination and marking scheme:

  • The subject teacher will internally assess the student's achievement in each subject during the course followed by a final examination at the end of each semester.
  • A weightage of 20% for the internal assessment and 80% for the semester-wise final examination will be allocated for the theoretical components of a subject.
  • The final semester examinations of all theory components will be administered through written tests.
  • Generally, the method of continuous assessment will be adopted for practical components.
  • In some cases, semester final examinations are also conducted for practical components as per needs.
  • A student who fails the internal assessment will not be allowed to sit in the semester final examination and will also be not allowed to continue the following semester.

20. Provision of back paper:

There will be the provision of a back paper but a student must pass all the subjects of all six semesters within six years from the enrolment.

21. Disciplinary and ethical requirements:

  • Intoxication, insubordination, or rudeness to peers will result in immediate suspension followed by review by the disciplinary review committee of the institute.
  • Dishonesty in academic or practice activities will result in immediate suspension followed by administrative review, with possible expulsion.
  • Illicit drug use, bearing arms at the institute, and threats or assaults to peers, faculty or staff will result in immediate suspension, followed by an administrative review with possible expulsion.

22. Pass marks:

The students must secure minimum of 40% marks both in theory and practical (Lab). Moreover, the students must secure a minimum of 40% marks in the internal assessment and 40% in the final semester examination of each subject to pass all subjects offered in each semester. 9

23. Grading system:

The overall achievement of each student will be measured by a final aggregate percentage of all final semester examinations and graded as follow: - Marks division: • Distinction : > or =80 %

  • First division: 65 % to < 80 %
  • Second division: 50 % to 65 %
  • Pass: 40 % to < 50 %

24. Certification and degree awards:

  • Students who have passed all the components of all subjects of all six semesters are considered to have successfully completed the course.
  • Students who have successfully completed the course will be awarded a degree of Diploma in Architecture Engineering.

25. Career path:

The graduates will be eligible for the position equivalent to Non-gazetted 1st class (technical) as Junior Architect/Draftsperson (Diploma engineers) or as prescribed by the Public Service Commission of Nepal. The graduate will be eligible for registration with the related Council in the grade as provisioned in the related Council Act (if any).

26. Curriculum and credits: In this curriculum, each subject has its code; full marks; and credit hours divided into lecture hours, tutorial hours, and practical hours.

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