Planning and designing a space requires extensive knowledge, including in-depth training in core courses that balances architectural, urban and environmental literacy and places significant emphasis on courses in the following fields: city-building architecture, environment, technology and society.
SCE presents a Bachelor of Architecture* (B.Arch). The next generation of architects in Israel.
The Architecture department and the study program it offers are a response to the accelerated development of southern Israel and the city of Be’er Sheva as a major metropolis, with abundant advanced industries and research centers.
In the course of their studies students will be trained to address the interdisciplinary nature of the architecture profession and will receive the full range of knowledge needed to design and plan buildings from their foundations.
Studies will be both individual and in work groups. Learning processes will take place in studio halls for planning, in designated classrooms, laboratories, workshops, seminars and tours, and in numerous lecture series delivered by faculty members and guest lecturers.
B.Arch, Bachelor of Architecture
* Certification is subject to approval of the Council for Higher Education
Duration of Studies
Start of Studies
Matriculation certificate eligibility
4-unit level mathematics matriculation with a grade of at least 80 or 5-unit level with a grade of at least 70
Pass a screening test
Pass an individual interview
The B.A. program in Architecture will expand and strengthen the students’ ability to contend with future challenges with innovative and creative thinking, through learning and exposure to the world of professional architecture and planning literacy.
The study program will build the students’ connection and interaction with the city, the Be’er Sheva metropolitan and the Negev, as an “urban laboratory”, and acquaint students with the region and its desert climate. Emphasis will be placed on courses in the following fields:
- Urban architecture: residential, urbanism, regionalism, building preservation
- Environment: bio-climate, sustainability and landscape
- Technology: construction, energy, innovation and materials
- Society: public buildings, stakeholder inclusion, communality
Architecture program graduates will have the ability to plan buildings as well as urban and regional complexes while taking into consideration global-environmental and local aspects and using advanced and innovative technologies; all this while developing social-critical responsibility.
The program has four main objectives:
- Train program graduates to promote suitable planning, building preservation and environmentally compatible building.
- Train graduates with urban and environmental architecture literacy in advanced technological systems.
- Develop and foster stakeholder inclusion, transparency and social responsibility.
- Provide graduates with a “toolkit” in a variety of core track fields.
*Accreditation of graduates is subject to approval of the Council for Higher Education.