What is Architecture?

Architecture is the art and science of planning, designing and building of structures, communities and its environment that conform to the functional, aesthetical and structural concepts and principles.

With this in mind, the Architecture Department in Cebu Institute of Technology continually strives to mold students to become world-class professionals driven by values and imbued with the passion for excellence, alongside with the consciousness of the balance between form and function.


The Architecture Department aims to: develop students to become highly competent architects thru the mastery of comprehensive architectural knowledge, both in theory and practice; Produce graduates equipped with the skills and proficiency in meeting the demands of the multi-dimensional aspects of the profession; Instill a deep sense of responsibility to God, country, community and family; Develop a strong commitment for the protection of the environment through sustainable building practices; Promote better quality of life thru creative endeavor and research

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Perform standard competencies in accordance with the scope of the global and local practice of architecture
  2. Show traits of professionalism, sense of responsibility, equality and patriotism
  3. Exhibit receptiveness to new ideas and knowledge through scientific research
  4. Direct and focus the thrust of architecture education to the needs and demands of society and its integration into the social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of nation building
  5. Instil understanding of the basic philosophy and fundamental principles of the multi-dimensional aspects of architecture, and the direct relationship between man and his environment

Program Outcomes:

  1. To keep abreast with the developments in the field of architecture practice
  2. To effectively communicate orally and in writing using both Filipino and English
  3. To work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
  4. To recognize professional, social and ethical responsibility
  5. Create architectural solution by applying knowledge in history, theory, planning, building technology and utilities, structural concepts and professional practice
  6. Use concepts and principles from specialized fields and allied disciplines into various architectural problems
  7. Prepare contract documents, technical reports and other legal documents used in architectural practice adhering to applicable laws, standards and regulations
  8. Interpret and apply relevant laws, codes, charters and standards of architecture and the built
  9. apply research methods to address architectural problems
  10. Use various information and communication technology (ICT) media for architectural solutions, presentation and techniques in design and construction
  11. Acquire entrepreneurial and business acumen relevant to architectural practice
  12. Be involved in the management of the construction works and building administration
  13. Ability to participate in the generation of new knowledge such as pioneering concepts and ideas of site and building designs beyond the regular physical and location boundaries and contexts

Opportunities in Architecture

Architecture graduates have a wide range of opportunities in architecture and other fields, such as:

  • Feasibility & Environmental Impact Studies
  • Development of construction plans
  • Graphic Interior and Industrial Design
  • Assistance in Construction bids, contractor selection, and contract negotiation
  • Urban Planning
  • Real Estate Development
  • Construction Management
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