Bachelor of Design in Architectural Design Construction (BDes Hons)


4 Years


10+2 /PUC Pass

(with English) from any Recognized Board


University of Mysore


Cresta School of Management


The B. Des Architectural Design program is envisaged as a professional undergraduate program that emphasizes hands-on, intensive research, creative approaches to deal with and address real-world architectural intervention, management and environmental stewardship. The program provides a depth of understanding in the discipline of architectural design and construction in order to provide students with an opportunity for career development and personal growth and all related disciplines to design. It has a holistic approach for preparing students for the future of their profession by providing them with practical experience in the field of architecture. It aims to develop rational thinking in all areas of life, including futuristic designing, addressing social concerns and the growth of humanity in a broader spectrum.

The course has been curated to match industry standards and prepare students to seamlessly join the professional world. The course progressively develops through the semesters, starting with the basic foundation skills and leading up to a thorough understanding of advanced topics. The B.Des course enhances a student’s knowledge and skills beyond theoretical concepts. Hands on exposure, practical learning and real time studies are an integral part of learning at every step. This course is a step above the rest because of its focus on current trends, industry relevance and its focus on computer simulation. This course is Affiliated to Mysore University through our Academic Partnership with Cresta School of Management. The degree awarder will be a Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Architectural Construction Design.


The B. Des Architectural Design course is equipped to cater to individual students and their skills. Imbibing the essence of the New Education Policy, the B.Des program offers students a holistic and well-rounded education. Each semester has value addition subjects that are offered as electives and skill enhancement courses. The student can choose any one allied course for the elective subjects to enrich their training. All skill development subjects are designed to provide versatile life skills that enhance career opportunities. Open Electives offered by the B.Des Architectural Design course are Social Impact in Architecture, The process of Spatial Design, Design Fundamentals and Technical Drawing.

  • Knowledge gained in classrooms and via textbooks are also taught with a practical approach that give students a better understanding of the concepts and trains them for real life experiences.
  • A 4 year course gives students an ideally curated course structure that provides them with both knowledge based education and a practical approach to design.
  • The design project handled in each semester is a complete process from beginning to end in a step by step method. Students are trained to approach any design problem with an open and innovative outlook to find the best possible solutions.
  • BSD has excellent in house faculty and industry experts as our teaching faculty. This gives students the best education and an opportunity to interact and learn from some of the best architects and designers in the country and from around the world.
  • The B.Des course at BSD focuses on equipping the students with softwares that are trending in the industry like AutoCAD, Sketchup, 3DS max, Rhino, Inscape, Photoshop, Illustrator and many more. Students are also provided with certification for completing software programs that enhances their portfolios.
  • Our initiative, ‘Studio BSD’, is a live in house organization that works on live projects across the country. Students are given the opportunity to collaborate and learn from experts in a professional environment.
  • Our Avant Garde campus with state of the art facilities that make BSD the perfect atmosphere for a design education.
  • We follow an interactive pedagogy of teaching in our studio classes that promote expressive learning. We encourage the idea of learning from each other – peers, professors and experts.
  • BSD’s network and connect to the industry both national and international, give students the benefit of not just learning from renowned architects and designers from different backgrounds, but also provides them with a vast network that gives them an advantage to start their career.
  • Architectural Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Design Manager
  • Design Consultant
  • Freelance Designer
  • Interior and Architecture Photographer
  • Set Designer
  • Design Researcher

Subject to the circular issued from University/ Govt. of Karnataka. The course is a 4 year degree course; as per the implementation of NEP policy/ norms of Govt. of Karnataka.


Language I
Language II
Architectural Design I
Building construction and Material I
History of architecture I
Basic Design
Open Elective -Social impact in Architecture


Language I
Language II
Architectural Design II
Building Services I
Structures I
Architectural Graphics
Open Elective – The Process of Spatial Design


Language I
Language II
Architectural Design III
Building construction  and Material II
History of Architecture II
Computer Aided Design – AUTOCAD
Open Elective – Design Fundamentals


Language I
Language II
Architectural Design IV
Building Services II
Structures II
Computer Aided Design – Advanced Softwares
Open Elective – Technical Drawing


Architectural Design V
Building construction  and Material  III
Landscape Design
Working Drawing
Contemporary Architecture
Sociology and Culture


Architectural Design VI
Interior Design
Estimation and Valuation
Structures III
Building services III
Theory of Architecture

Architectural Design VII

Professional Practice

Construction and Project Management

Green Architecture

Disaster Resistant Architecture

Architectural Journalism

Computational intelligence & Algorithmic Thinking

Evolution of visual Representation(VR)

THESIS – dissertation


Internship Report

Seminar Report

Architectural Conservation

Smart buildings



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