• Award:Associate Degree
  • Study Mode:Part-Time
  • Duration:3 Years


The intent of the programme is two-fold: to reduce the length of time graduands would need to attain a profes-sional degree in architecture and to equip graduands with the necessary skills to practice efficiently at the entry-level of an architecture office.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into the College are:

  • Four (4) passes at CSEC General Proficiency Level with Grade 1, 2, or 3 (from June 1998 only) OR
  • Four (4) passes at GCE Ordinary Level with Grades A, B or C OR
  • Any qualification considered by the College to be equivalent to the abovementioned.

NB Mathematics and English are compulsory. The other two subjects may be a combination of any of the following: Visual Art, Technical Drawing or a Technical subject and Geography.

Persons applying for admission to this programme are required to complete a Portfolio to the Student Affairs Office, Barbados Community College. The portfolio should consist of the following projects:

  • Written submission - an 800 word essay enti-tled, "My idea of architecture is… and I want to study architecture because..."
  • Graphic submission - A drawing of a chair or chairs, a collection of organic material (eg leaves, bark) and, a drawing of a bag or a group of bags.
  • Five examples of artistic and design work. Your examples could be any of the following areas:
  • Freehand sketches/drawings life drawing
  • Photography models/3D work
  • Paintings collages/montages
  • Sketch studies graphic design
  • Orthographic drawings precedent stud-ies/research projects (artists/architects)
  • ALL submissions must be no larger than 11” x 17” size paper.

If a group collaborated on any of the samples included in the portfolio, please clearly indicate what you were instrumental in contributing.

The Architectural Studies selection committee strongly discourages the inclusion of technical/mechanical construction documents in the portfolio. It is very important that the portfolio contains work illustrating your creativity rather than only your technical ability. We are looking for observation skills, criticality, invention and representation.

Any queries concerning this correspondence please contact Mr. Samuel Bowen at samuel.bowen@bcc.edu.bb or Marisha Browne at marisha.browne@bcc.edu.bb.

Mature Applicants

Persons 25 years or older who do not satisfy the above academic requirements may be admitted to the College as mature students. Such persons may be required to attend an interview to determine their eligibility for admission.


There are several paths that one may follow to be able to practice as a Registered Architect. Indeed the requirement will be country specific, hence, one should research the necessary steps involved to ensure that one meets the requisite standards. Below are three of the more common routes to be observed for Registration in Barbados.

Route One

4 year BA/BSc. in Architecture + 2 year Masters in Architecture + 3 year Internship + Examination before the Registration Board.

Route Two

5 year Bachelor of Architecture (which is a full Professional Degree) + 3 year Internship + Examination before the Registration Board.

Route Three

3 year BSc. in Architecture + 1 year Internship & Exam 1 + 2 year Diploma in Architecture & Exam 2 + 1 year Internship & Exam 3. (This route is the British system).

Programme Structure

Year 1
Semester 1Code
Environmental Psychology ARCH151
2-D Communication ARCH131
Arch Drafting I ARCH141
Construction & Materials ARCH191
Mathematics 1 MATH153
Semester 2Code
3-Dimensional Communications ARCH132
Arch Drafting II ARCH142
Construction & Materials ARCH192
Solid Waste Management ARCH162
Calculus 1 MATH152
Mathematics MATH162
Year 2
Semester 1Code
Design I ARCH111
English & Communication CORE100
Origins Of Arch & Society ARCH221
Integrated Design Communication ARCH231
Autocad Drawing I EDWG261
Semester 2Code
Design II ARCH112
Practical Maths CORE103
Elective GEED
Services ARCH281
Development Of Caribbean Architecture ARCH222
Year 3
Semester 1Code
Design III ARCH211
Conceptual Structures I ARCH271
Caribbean Politics & Society CORE102
Ethics & Citizenship CORE101
Semester 2Code
Integrated Design Project ARCH212
Visual Communication Project & Portfolio ARCH232
Conceptual Structures II ARCH272
Water Quality, Pollution Control ARCH262

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Mathematics 1


This course places emphasis on the principles of algebra and trigonometry as they relate to the solution of engineering problems. It also introduces students to the theory and application of complex numbers. This is an introductory course that lays the foundation for other courses such as calculus and finite mathematics.

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Solid Waste Management


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Calculus 1


This course is designed to develop students’ appreciation for the powerful tool of calculus. The first unit introduces concepts which are fundamental to calculus as well as classes of problems whose solutions only attain ultimate accuracy with the introduction of the techniques of calculus. The student is introduced to the concepts of differential and integral calculus and given an appreciation for their importance in mathematical modeling.

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Design III


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Origins Of Arch & Society


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Integrated Design Communication


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Water Quality, Pollution Control


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