Welcome from the Head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
We would like to welcome you to the website of the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning (DAUP) at Qatar University. DAUP is the unique educational hub to architecture, urban design and planning fields in the state of Qatar.
Three degrees are offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) Program is a five-year professional program with 160 credit hours of extensive professional and technical content. The Master of Urban Planning and Design (MUPD) is a two-year program focusing on studying and investigating urban design and planning challenges in Qatar, the GCC/MENA region and worldwide. The Ph.D. in Architecture/Urban Planning is part the College of Engineering doctoral program with special concentration on research and studies in architectural, urban design and planning fields. DAUP aims to embed Qatar National Vision QNV 2030 and Qatar National Development Plan (QNDP) through its creative teaching experiences, but also through its innovative research and engaging services with the local and international communities. The Department targets those goals through anticipating directions towards the broad theme of “Resilient Sustainable Built Environment” in Qatar.
The department developed strong ties with the professional community in Qatar and worldwide through the research-lead teaching and services of its faculty and academic staff. In this perspective the department is encouraging and supporting its faculty members and students to seize the ample opportunities of R&DI funding available in Qatar and build-upon them strong expertise and knowledge in the field.
While we hope you enjoy the virtual tour of our department, we look forward to welcoming you in person at DAUP!
Fodil Fadli, Architect. PhD
Acting, Head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning