During the first year a student follows the required Urban Planning curriculum. The second year is entirely in Architecture and Urban Design. The third and fourth year comprise a mix of the Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning courses, with the final design or written thesis of client/comprehensive project carried out in the fourth year. Students in the concurrent degree program must meet the thesis/comprehensive examination requirements separately for each department.
A total of 37 courses (27 four-unit, eight six-unit, and two 2-unit courses) or 160 units of course work is required to graduate. A student will take at least 36 units in Urban Planning and 100 units in Architecture and Urban Design to satisfy the specific requirements of each degree, including core courses in both programs and area of concentration courses from each program. To fulfill the core requirements for the MURP a student must take six core courses, plus one course related to planning practice or fieldwork. In Architecture and Urban Design a student will take 19 core courses (eight six-unit, nine four-unit, and two 2-unit courses). In addition, a student will take eight elective courses including three electives in the area of critical studies in architecture culture and six electives that fulfill the needs of the selected area of concentration. These may be chosen from courses offered in Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning that have been identified as acceptable to both programs. To fulfill final thesis, design thesis (in the form of a comprehensive examination), comprehensive or client project requirements, a student will need two or three courses (8-12 units) in the fourth year of study. Thirty-six units of course work, or nine elective courses, are double-counted in both Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning.
Sample Curriculum for the concurrent degree Program in Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning
First Year - Urban Planning
UP 207 Applied Microeconomics for Urban Planning
UP 220A Quantitative Analysis in Urban Planning I
UP 222A Introduction to Planning History and Theory
UP 220B Quantitative Analysis in Urban Planning II
Elective Area of Concentration
Elective Area of Concentration
UP 211 Law & the Quality of Urban Life
UP281 Introduction to the History of the Built Environment in the U.S.
By the end of the first year, students will have completed five required core courses, the fieldwork requirement, and two area of concentration course. This is equivalent to 36 units.
Second Year - Architecture and Urban Design
Arch M201 Theories of Architecture (same as UPM201)
Arch 411 Introduction to Studio Design
Arch 421 Studio Support (2 units)
Elective Introduction to Computers or Elective
Arch 412 Building Design Studio
Arch 422 Studio Support (2 units)
Arch 431 Structures I
Arch 436 Building Construction
Arch 413 Building Design Studio
Arch 423 Studio Support (2 units)
Arch 432 Structures
Arch 442 Building Climatology
By the end of the second year, eight of the required 4 unit courses and three required 2 unit courses in Architecture and Urban Design will be completed, totaling 74 units of course work over two years. An additional 2 - 4 units will be completed if the Introduction to Computers or an elective course is taken in the Fall quarter.
Third Year - Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning
Arch 414 Major Building Design I
Arch 424 Studio Support
Arch 433 Structures III
Electives Arch or UP AOC
Arch 415, 401, or 402 Topic Studio (or 401 or 402)
Arch 425 Studio Support (2 units)
Arch 441 Environmental Control Systems
Arch History Elective
Arch 401, 402, 403, or 404 Projects in Urban Design or Joint Studio
Arch 461 Professional Practice
Electives AUD or UP AOC
By year three, students should have finished all core and practice requirements in Urban Planning and four area of concentration elective courses, and fourteen required 4-unit and five required 2-unit courses in Architecture and Urban Design. This totals 114 units at the end of the third year of study.
Fourth Year - Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning
Arch 291 Theory of Architectural Programming
Arch 416 Major Building Comprehensive Project
Arch 426 Studio Support (2 units)
Arch 597 or 597/598 Comprehensive Examination Preparation or Thesis Preparation
Arch 415, 401, or 402 Major Building Studio II or Projects in Arch
Arch History elective
Arch 597 or UP597/598 Comprehensive Examination Preparation or Thesis Preparation (8 units)
Arch or UP AOC elective
By year four, all seventeen required 4 unit courses and six 2 unit courses in Architectures and Urban Design will be complete, along with six area of concentration elective courses. Three thesis preparation courses complete the requirements for the concurrent degree program. The total equals 152 units required for completion.