The Architecture Program of Saint Joseph Institute of Technology is an undergraduate, five-year program designed to expose students on the socio-cultural, environmental, historical, artistic, scienftific, and technical aspects of Architecture and built environment.It is a comprehensive approach to the study of Architecture giving students the opportunity to explore more about the relationship between the conceptual and technical aspects of Architectural form and its assembly. A variety of learning possibilities are available ranging from the establishment of core curriculum to the ascending complexity of design projects providing basic design vocabulary and background, conceptualization, and form-forming. It further extends beyond these courses by having the students engaged to comprehensive lectures, seminars, workshops, and research.The all-encompassing program allows students to learn not just the basic Architectural studios but also psychological, anthropometrics, behavioral study, urban design, engineering, information technology, self-help processes, and everything that deals with the relationship of human and their built environment.

To ensure that the Architecture graduates are articulate and able to understand the nature of their role in the society and the impact of their work on the progress of civilization, the BSARCH program of study is based on a set of the following desired competencies:

Mathematics 13 units
Natural Sciences 9 units
Basic Engineering Courses 18 units
Allied Courses 12 units
Professional Courses 115 units
Architecture Comprehensive Course 3 units
Specialization Courses
Languages, Humanities & Literature
9 units
Social Sciences 24 units
Mandated Subject, PE, NSTP 12 units
TOTAL 232 units

Specific Professions, Careers, Occupations or Trades:

Architecture Graduates may proceed to the following post-graduate courses:

  • Building Administrator
  • Building Offcial
  • Building Programmer
  • Construction Arbitrator
  • Architectural Conservationist
  • Architectural Forensic
  • College Professor
  • CAD Operator
  • Architect
  • Architectural Technologist
  • Project Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Architectural Interior Designer
  • Builder
  • Design Consultant
  • Planning Officer
  • Building Surveyor
  • Building Appraiser
  • Acoustic Designer
  • Security Evaluation Officer
  • Safety Officer
  • Building Inspector
  • Building Systems Designer
  • Arbitrator
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Billing Officer
  • Building Surveyor
  • Building Appraiser
  • Acoustic Designer
  • Security Evaluation Officer
  • Safety Officer
  • Building Inspector
  • Building Systems Designer
  • Arbitrator
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Billing Officer
  • Except being, by far, the best Architectural School in Caraga, design and construction can never be as efficient as it can become without Architects in the picture. Architects are the prime professionals that make the environment better without necessarily disturbing the environmental equilibrium. It involves holistic educational approach on the different specializations that an Architecture graduate can pursue. It gives an avenue to learn and develop drafting and design skills, theoretical skills, and all the others that make decision-making efficiency higher in the field. The demand for professional Architects locally and abroad never dries out and all the learning acquired during and after school give qualifications that are in demand in the field of construction, government, and education.

    National Affiliation such as the Junior Philippine Institute of Architects (JPIA) - a junior organization of the Philippine Institute of Architects or PIA (Asia's first organization of Architects), United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary (UAPSA), and the United Architects of the Philippines Graduate Auxiliary (UAPGA) - both are under the United Architects of the Philippines or UAP (the integrated and accredited professional organization of Architects in the Philippines). Area and National Gatherings alongside all other JPIA, UAPSA, and UAPGA chapters all over the Philippines strengthening bonds between future colleagues and sharing of skills and knowledge exercising fair and friendly competition among members.Two-year Apprenticeship opportunities that give students practical approach to the profession enjoying engagement with different names and firms in the field of Architecture and Construction allowing them to acquire more skills and knowledge associated with the chosen fieldof expertise.

    Admission Requirements for First Year

    A student seeking admission to SJIT must be a graduate of any public or private secondary school recognized by the government. Applicant who seeks admission to any collegiate department should take the Admission Test and should present the following credentials:

    • Form 138
      • (Average grades in math, English, and Science Subject should not be less than 82%)
    • NCAE Results Average in all the ff. areas:
      • Scientific ability
      • Mathematical Ability
      • Manipulative Skill
      • Reading comprehension
      • Verbal ability
      • Clerical ability
      • Non-verbal ability
      • Entrepreneurial skill
    • Certificate of Good Moral Character
    • NSO Birth Certificate
    • Drug test for Criminology Program every semester
    • Obtained at least a passing rate of the APRO examination
    • For transferee, must have an average grade of at least 2.3 (82%) of his/her academic performance of the last school attended and must obtain at least passing grade in the entrance APRO examination.