It is evident that architecture of any nation reveals the manner of thinking and nobble culture and customs of an integrated nation. Associate degree is one of the Higher Education Courses of which goal is to educate the individuals who will be able to fill the specialty gap between an architectural engineer and lower specialized levels in construction and to work at technical offices and sites as assistants of the architectural engineer in designing building construction.
Applied Science and Technology in Architecture
Non-continuous Bachelor’s Degree
Non-continuous Bachelor’s Degree program in architecture has been developed aiming at directing the architectural education towards realization of the demands of the society and orientation of students with native and precise culture of architecture. The holder of a Bachelor’s degree of Applied Science and Technology in Architecture is an individual who enjoys the required knowledge and skills in the fields of architecture for fulfillment of design activity of designing residential, educational, cultural and office spaces.
Architectural Engineering is an interdisciplinary knowledge. Bachelor’s degree program in Architectural Engineering is a professional course where development of creative talents, exchange of general skills and knowledge in architecture and general efficiency in this field are targeted. This field enjoys two artistic and technical aspects. Hence, among the subjects offered in this field, there are certain courses such as design and aesthetics revealing the artistic aspect of this field and such subjects as concrete and steel structures and strength of materials that imply the technical aspect of this field. At bachelor’s degree level, technical aspects of architecture are more concerned. The graduates of this field may get engaged in building construction (technical design of various buildings). The individuals that graduate in the field of Architectural Engineering may sit for employment exams of different organizations and institutions and may also work at the open market. There is a wide range from establishment of a personal design office to collaborating with different architects and engineering companies whereat an Architectural Engineer may work depending on his/her capabilities and interests.
The field of Interior Architecture is one of the most significant academic disciplines that is nowadays taught at faculties of Engineering or Art throughout the world. The field of Interior Architecture deals with improvement of interior spaces of buildings to do daily activities (living and working). It may be actually said that Interior Architecture is to create space. On the one hand, like architecture, this field deals with buildings and their elements and on the other hand, the same as interior design, it emphasizes on interior spaces. Pragmatism and efficiency together with aesthetics are the most significant goals of the Interior Architecture. Graduates of Interior Architecture may establish a practice design office and directly cooperate with employers. On the whole, the persons who graduate in the relevant fields to architecture, may participate in employment exams of various organizations and institutions and may also work at the open market.
Restoration of Historic Buildings
Bachelor’s degree program of Restoration of Historic Buildings is one of the Higher Education courses of which goal is to train committed experts and specialists who are familiar with advanced methods of studying, repair and rehabilitation of valuable historic buildings and relics of the nation. Thanks to their efficiency and theoretical and practical knowledge, the graduates in this field are able to realize the need of the nation for maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of historic heritage. Due to registration of Yazd as a World Heritage City and considering desirable context of the Art and Architecture Campus in the historic texture of Yazd, this major may establish suitable grounds for existing market in the said city. Moreover, considering the government’s plans for cultural, social and economic development of the nation especially for rehabilitation of existing historic buildings and places, it is necessary to educate the specialists who are expert in repair and rehabilitation of historic buildings.
Iranian Architectural Studies
The field of Iranian Architectural Studies is a quite new and native major which has been ratified and started in order to educate the graduates for precise, profound and analytical study and compilation of native and historic architecture of Iran and to promote the knowledge of the group of architectural and urban planning experts by benefiting from the native experiences of Iran. The graduates of Architecture, Urban Planning, Restoration, Archeology and Art fields related to Architecture, Tourism, History and Sociology are highly recommended to continue their studies in this field.
Since the city of Yazd has been registered as a World Heritage Site, this field is highly welcomed in this city. Defined horizon at the market for the graduates is to work in the research areas. Due to a few number of graduates in this field and limited capacity for student admission to this field as well as huge quantity of unaccomplished researches in this area depicts a bright horizon for the graduates.