International Program in Design and Architecture

Chulalongkorn University

About

INDA is a four year pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design program at Chulalongkorn University.

What is INDA

INDA – the International Program in Design and Architecture – was founded in 2006. It is a four year, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design program, conducted in English language, within Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Architecture.

Chulalongkorn University, founded in 1917, is the oldest and one of the most prestigious Universities in Thailand. The Faculty of Architecture, founded in 1930, has produced graduates in architecture and related fields for over 80 years.

Despite being a young program, INDA has quickly developed a positive reputation for producing motivated, critical, and creative graduates. INDA graduates are prepared to contribute to architectural practice throughout the Asian region.

Where is INDA

INDA is located in Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Architecture Building in the heart of Bangkok.

Being based in Bangkok is ideal for students and faculty alike – enabling direct engagement and study of a rapidly evolving city fabric, rich culture, and fascinating histories.

In addition to studies within Bangkok, INDA students also engage in workshops, study tours, and design build projects all over the world.

Take a look at our newsletter for a glimpse at the breadth of our engagement.

Who is INDA

Students – INDA is composed of about 300 students with approximately 80 students per year.

Faculty – INDA has more than 30 faculty members from around the world. See the Faculty Directory for contact information.

Program Director – INDA was founded and is directed by Aj. Dr. Preechaya Sittipunt.

Faculty Directory

News & Work

Check out our work and get updates on what’s going on at INDA.

Updates

May 6-10th – INDA PARADE

This year INDA final reviews and exhibition will be held from May 6th to May 10th in conjunction with workshops and other events. All events will take place at Makkasan Airport Rail Link Station Concourse Level 2. The event is open to the public – all are welcome!

More Info

April 24th – INDA Students Win International Competition

INDA students participated in the Arch2O “Next 7″ competition. 3 of the 10 possible prizes were awarded to entries submitted by INDA students. Congratulations to INDA students!

Newsletter

We’ve uploaded digital copies of the last two INDA Newsletters so that you can check out our work from the academic years 2012 and 2013.

Course Blogs

Here is a collection of course blogs and archives. This will provide insight into course curriculum and work in progress. Design studio blogs are updated throughout the semester with fresh course material and work on a regular basis.  

We are wrapping up the second semester (January – May 2014), so please have a look at the final work from the first semester and follow this semester’s blogs for regular updates!

Course Blogs

Apply

INDA is composed of creative, critical, and motivated individuals. Become part of INDA!

Application – Dates & Information

INDA has completed applications for the 2014 academic year (starting August 2014). Congratulations to all accepted applicants!

Check out the links below for downloads and official announcements.

Curriculum

What courses are you taking this semester?

Each semester you are required to take a number of required courses in order to fulfill the degree requirements.

Check out descriptions of each course and plan out your trajectory!

Course List

FAQ

You’ve got questions – We’ve got answers!

Students who complete the program would receive a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design degree.
You can do lots of things!  Our alumni are practicing architecture professionally and working in other related design professions.

In 2013 INDA was awarded accreditation from the Architecture Council of Thailand (ACT).  This means that students who graduate from INDA are eligible to take the professional Thai Architecture licensing exam after working in an architecture firm for at least 2 years.

INDA’s academic calendar runs on a two semester system, with special workshops, projects in between sessions.  The first semester runs from August to December.  The second semester runs from January to May.  In the ‘summer’ period there are study tours, design build projects, and design build for community projects.
Courses can be divided into three general categories: studio courses, lecture courses, and hybrid courses.

Design studio courses are the core of the design & architecture education. These are three and a half hour studio sessions twice a week where you will meet with your professor to discuss, develop, and and receive critical feedback on your work. The professor to student ratio for these courses is around 1 to 10.

Lecture courses are typically for subjects like history and theory, where you will follow along and ask questions during a lecture and receive feedback on your exams, projects, and papers. The professor to student ratio for these courses is around 1 to 80.

Hybrid courses are a mix between a design studio and a lecture course. In this type of course you will be moving back and forth between concepts and hands on work. The professor to student ratio for these courses is around 1 to 20.

Still have questions? Send us an email.