The B. Arch degree at PES University, FOA satisfies the Council of Architecture’s requirements. The curriculum aims to integrate both academic and professional values and standards specific to the profession of Architecture. The curriculum includes two stages of studies. The first stage of six semesters . The second stage of four semesters. In the 9th semester, Architectural Design project is undertaken. In the 10th Semester, the students are expected to undergo professional training in an architectural office. The B. Arch program at PES University has a growing team of distinguished faculty members who bring in a wealth of professional experience in addition to having graduated from premier institutes. The architectural faculty consists of full time and visiting faculty. Faculty from allied disciplines of art, humanities, civil engineering and mechanical engineering are also in the team. Thrust will be on amalgamation of academic theories and practical knowledge of industry by the faculty and research.
PESU Faculty of Design offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs in Design. The UG program offers a four-year Bachelor of Design (B..Des) degree in three streams, Product Design, Interaction Design and Communication Design. The PG program currently offers a two-year professional Masters of Design (M. Des) degree in Product Design. The Faculty of Design curriculum is developed to stay relevant to the times and seeks to synthesize knowledge relevant to design from several disciplines as varied as the humanities, arts, engineering, and science. In the first year, the B. Des curriculum runs as a design foundation and is common to the three design streams. In the first semester, the M. Des curriculum introduces design thinking to the students coming from mixed UG backgrounds. An essential component of both the programs is the industry internship that the students are strongly encouraged to seek-out and undertake in any design stream at the end of fourth semester (for B. Des students) and second semester (for M. Des students). Both the programs culminate in Design Thesis Project involving extensive work spanning several semesters and producing functional and tested prototypes. While working individually is encouraged, the students are expected to work collaboratively in teams with students from other design streams and engineering disciplines at PESU, thereby leveraging the strengths of a diverse and entrepreneurial PESU culture.
As integrators it is also expected that design students lead such collaborative initiatives culminating in design-led start-ups that generate employment. However, students could also choose to be employed in the companies/organizations that PESU consistently attracts for its student placements. The Faculty of Design has a growing team of distinguished faculty members who bring in a wealth of professional design experience in addition to having graduated from premier institutes. Several visiting faculty with extensive academic /industrial experience and with backgrounds as varied as design, management, engineering, arts, humanities are invited.