INDA Course Requirements
INDA Fundamental Course Credits
General Education Course Credits
Elective Course Credits
Total Credits Required to Graduate
Course Number: 2541111 Credits: 6 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Design principles, elements, and vocabularies; meaning and senses of human physicality and abstract perception in creating environments, mood and ambiance; the use of art and visual language interpretation and representation of design ideas; introducing critical questions of context and design objectives.
Course Number: 2541112 Credits: 6 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Critical view on design practices through the analysis of design in terms of the experience of everyday life; examination of popular and classic notions in terms of history, culture, politics, technology, taste, style, marketing, and economy; design and research methodologies to develop the students’ ability in solving design problems
Course Number: 2541211 Credits: 6 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Architectural elements and its physicality and meanings; conceptualization of design problems, namely, design problems seeking, problem definitions and solution ideas; with emphasis on observations, critical thinking, creative thinking, and development of new hypotheses for architectural elements.
Architectural Design I
Course Number: 2541212 Credits: 6 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin The sense of “place” and its relation to architecture; investigation of human beings’ dwelling space and architecture through experimental design with emphasis on the Asian context, both physical and nonphysical aspects.
Architectural Design III
Course Number: 2541312 Credits: 6 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Exploration of architectural design in the contemporary Asian context, and related issues; hypothesizing new theories and ‘isms of Asia’ and developing architectural design solutions to the critical question of ‘what is contemporary Asian Architecture?’
Architectural Design IV
Course Number: 2541411 Credits: 6 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Elective design studios: community and urban design, building technology, history and theory of architectural design, and real estate development; opportunity for visiting master designers, scholars, professional practitioners to present various design topics and programs, opportunity for students to select their area of emphasis.
Architectural Design V
Course Number: 2541412 Credits: 6 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Innovation and integration of architectural design; interdisciplinary coordination; selection of problems and topics of the students’ and instructor’s interest; capability to carry out research and advanced application of knowledge.
Design Thinking and Inquiry
Course Number: 2541221 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Understanding various facets of design process: what is design, the nature of design problems, problem definitions, seeking and realizing problems, problem definitions, and solution ideas, design decision, variables in design, conceiving and selecting design solution, various modes of thinking in design, design concepts, elements of good design, emphasizing design
Course Number: 2541241 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin A team effort with a real design-build project, starting from project initiation, program conceptualization and feasibility study, preliminary and detailed design to construction and occupancy; actual working drawings and specifications, cost estimation, project planning and project management of cost, time, and quality.
Design and Construction Projects for Communities
Course Number: 2541343 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Designing and constructing community projects of various nature; focusing on underprivileged communities; paying attention to the design process with community participation; cooperation between communities, and public and governmental sectors.
Design Experimentation Workshop
Course Number: 2541344 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin An arena for the faculty as well as the students to initiate a design experiment in terms of a selected issue of investigation related to architectural design, with emphasis on philosophical and theoretical investigation, unbounded by the feasibility of a design solution.
Design Tools and Skills I
Course Number: 2541141 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Learning and developing skills essential to art and design focusing on sketching, drawing, painting, graphics, and constructing physical models; various techniques to represent and realize concepts used in art and design; the use of computer programs and multimedia in visualization, representation, communication, animation, and manipulation of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design.
Design Tools and Skills II
Course Number: 2541142 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Advanced learning and developing skills essential to design and architectural design by using higher level design methods, tools and techniques, and computer applications; the use of web-based instruction, and internet for design inquiry; introduction to architectural drawings and presentations.
Global History of Art and Design
Course Number: 2541121 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin The shifting circumstances and variable functions of visual art and design within a global context with emphasis on a critical understanding of cultural and geographical boundaries and a reflexivity on key concepts used in the disciplinary study of art history; distinction of ‘art’ and ‘design,’ and ‘east’ and ‘west’; the
Contextual Studies in Art, Design and Built Environment
Course Number: 2541122 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Development and trends in twentieth century art, design and urbanization within a global context, issues of social change, the evolution of technology, industrial production, and the impact of globalization with emphasis on socio-cultural differences resulting from the uneven evolution of art, urbanization and design.
Introduction to Environmental Design
Course Number: 2541131 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Understanding of two major factors affecting design of built-environment; human factors: the physiological, psychological, behavioral, social-culture factors affecting human perception in terms of sense of place, spirit, mood, ambience, and human comfort in terms of temperature, vision, and sounds; the environment factors: climate and geography affecting the design of
Course Number: 2541442 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Overview of management and its elements: planning organization, leadership, monitoring, and control; studying management theories in the past, present, and future; different management styles and various approaches and tools for management; overview of architectural project life cycles and architectural management: project management (PM), construction management (CM) and facility management
Building Economics and Real Estate Development
Course Number: 2541441 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Concepts and theories of economics and finance related to architectural design and real estate development; economic environment, public policies and cycles of real estate market, demand and supply, consumer behavior, feasibility of real estate projects; emphasizing market and financial analysis affecting architectural design in a real estate project development.
History and Theory of Architecture I
Course Number: 2541222 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin The development of civilizations in various parts of the world, man-made environments within different contexts and constraints, including the ancient worlds of Egypt, Central America, South America, Mesopotamia, India and Persia; the classical root of Western architecture through Greek and Roman cultures, and different religious beliefs including Buddhism, Hinduism,
History and Theory of Architecture II
Course Number: 2541223 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin European and American civilizations from the Middle Ages to the Modern World; examining the root of the modern world and ideologies that shape the built environment, and how the modern culture of the built environment is reflected in literature, art, and architecture; exploring the theories and works of modern
Eastern and Western Philosophy and Paradigms in Architectural Design
Course Number: 2541321 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Comparative study of Eastern and Western philosophy to gain an understanding of the similarities and differences resulting from physical and non-physical contexts; emphasizing the changes in philosophical questions and answers, and shifts of paradigms from ancient civilizations, the Renaissance, to the modern world; application of philosophical thinking, as well
Contemporary Theory and Ideology of Architecture
Course Number: 2541322 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin The development of architectural ideologies and theories since the modern period; theoretical perspectives portrayed in and by building; the tracing of the root of architectural ideology and theory, and the understanding of the circumstances and processes under which these ideas are originated and developed in the form of building.
Southeast Asian Architecture
Course Number: 2541224 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin An overview of the origin and development of Southeast Asian architecture covering the concept of cosmology which is the essence of how people perceive the world and their physical environment; from Indian culture to Khmer, Burmese, Thai and Chinese cultures, focusing the vernacular architecture of Southeast Asia.
Architecture and Urbanism
Course Number: 2541342 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Practical and theoretical issues concerning the basis and strategies of urban design, drawing together architecture, urbanism and critical human sciences; the connection between architecture and urban fabric, and the interrelation between public and private spaces in cities; study of the basic social and economic contexts of architecture and urbanism
Architecture, Community and Ecology
Course Number: 2541341 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Environmental issues, particularly ground and air pollution, flooding control, soil remediation; a definition of ‘sustainability’ and its relation to the architectural design process; investigating parties involved in the planning and making decisions other than architects; using small specific projects as students’ workshop in an actual site in both urban
Environmental Technology and Integrative Building Systems Design I
Course Number: 2541331 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Understanding five fundamental building systems; sanitary and plumbing, lighting and electrical, lightning protection, mechanical and transportation, and fire safety, from traditional know-how to state-of-the-art technology; critical issues of integrative building systems design: performance and compatibility; broad views of applying environmental technology to solve building design problems, sustainable and environmental
Environmental Technology and Integrative Building Systems Design II
Course Number: 2541332 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin More complex building systems: heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC), energy management and control system (EMCS), acoustic and audio, information technology, and building envelop systems with emphasis on appropriate use of technology according to context, efficient use of energy to create comfortable environment, creative and innovative design of integrated building
Course Number: 2541232 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Building materials, construction methods and systems and their suitability to context with emphasis on the conventional system used in Asia alongside other systems in the world; state-of-the-art technology and innovative systems and techniques; implications of construction methods and system on architectural design; selection and creative applications of construction system
Tropical Architecture Design
Course Number: 2541231 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Tropical climate; approaches and methods of environmental technology to create human comfort in tropical architectural design concerning form, building orientation, ventilation control, heat and humidity control, sun and rain prevention, and applications of materials and structure.
Proposal Writing for Architectural Project
Course Number: 5505411 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Overview of proposal writing and step-by-step proposal development process with particular cases and examples in architectural programming; conceptualization process: problem definitions, problem statement, goals, objectives, and scopes of the project; project description and evaluation plan.
Fundamentals of Structural Design
Course Number: 2541132 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin Fundamental understanding of physics of structure and its implications for architectural design: materials and their nature, types of forces, various structural types, building load components, the strength and failure of structure; investigating forms and structures of nature and their application to architectural space and design; analysis of structural design
Academic Writing for Architecture
Course Number: 5505111 Credits: 3 Course Description from the INDA Program Bulletin The basic principles of expository writing; selecting a suitable topic; paragraph writing comprising topic sentence and controlling idea; paragraph unity and structure; methods of development and achieving coherence from paragraph to essay.