Evaluating the Educational Curriculum in Architecture Department According to ABET Criteria

Nawfal Joseph, Adil Zamil Manshad Al-Saidi, Khalid Abdul Wahab


Developing the educational curriculum is an important process to improve the quality of education in architecture. This paper analyzed and assessed the current situation in the Architecture department at Al-Nahrain University to determine the future plans for curriculum development. It relied on a questionnaire methodology conducted by the department’s students. The questionnaire is an assessment form of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) criteria to evaluate the curriculum by the students. The results showed that the lacks in the current curriculum could be seen at its philosophical base, formulating, classification and achieving the objectives, the educational context, the insufficient educational exercises and activities and the lack in the evaluation tools and methods. The research concluded that the future developing plan should concentrate on the educational context, exercises and the evaluation tools.

Keywords: educational curriculum, Architecture Department, ABET criteria, educational context, evaluation tools.

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