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Republic of the Philippines

POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES


Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

College of Architecture and Fine Arts


LEVEL OF PREPARENESS OF
SENIOR STUDENTS FOR THESIS PROGRAM
Form S2 Series 2015
Dear Students,
In our pursuit towards academic excellence, we are continuously reviewing the different facets of the delivery of
quality education in the college. The objective of this survey is to determine the level of your preparedness for the
thesis program of your respective program course.
Thank you for your usual support.
Respectfully yours,
Ar. Jocelyn Rivera-Lutap, DPA

PERSONAL INFORMATION
____ BS Architecture

Last Name
____ Regular Student

Date Accomplished _______________________


_____ BS Interior Design

First Name

Middle Name

Student No.

_____ Irregular Student

If shifter or transferee, please indicate previous course and/or school _____________________________


Is your current course your first choice? ____ Yes ____ No If No, what is your first choice? __________
No. of years in the department _____4

_____ 5

_____6 _____7 _____ More than 7 years

Age____ Civil Status _____ Gender _____ Contact No. _____________ E-mail Add. _______________
Present Address
No.

Street

Barangay/ Village

City

Zip Code

Barangay/ Village

City

Zip Code

Employment Address
No.

Street

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POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES


Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

College of Architecture and Fine Arts


Kindly check () the box

which corresponds to your answer based on the following rating scale:

1 Not Prepared
2 Little Prepared
3 Somehow Prepared
4 Highly Prepared
5 Very Highly Prepared
Section I: KNOWLEDGE
To what level of preparedness do you have in the course to help you
with your thesis:
A. Design (Under Architectural Design and Theory of Architecture)

1. Know and understand design theories and methods?


2. Know and understand design procedures and development?
3. Know and understand design precedents and architectural
criticism?
4. Create the optimum design solution?
5. Develop a project brief considering the needs of the society and
end user?
6. Understand how your design will affect the society and end
user?
7. Research and define contextual and functional requirements for
the different types of built environment?
8. Understand the social content in which built environments are
procured?
9. Understand ergonomics and space requirements?
10. Understand issues of equity and access?
B. Cultural and Artistic Studies (Under History and Theory of Architecture)
1. Act with knowledge of historical and cultural precedents in the
local and world architecture?
a. Local architecture
b. World architecture
2. Act with knowledge of the fine arts as an influence on the quality
of architectural design?
3. Understand heritage issues in the built environment?
4. Be conscious of the links between architecture and other creative
discipline?
5. Be aware of philosophy, politics, and ethics as related to
architecture?

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C. Environmental Studies (Under Tropical Design and Planning)

1. Act with knowledge of natural systems and the built


environment?
2. Understand environment conversation and waste management
issues?
3. Understand the life-cycle of materials, issues of ecological
sustainability, and environmental impact?
4. Understand the design for reduced use of energy, as well as
passive system and their management?
5. Be aware of the history and practice of landscape architecture?
6. Be aware of urban design, as well as territorial and national
planning and their relationship to local and global demography
and resources?
7. Be aware of the management of natural systems taking into
account natural disaster
D. Technical Studies (Under Bldg. Technology, Bldg. Utilities, and
Professional Practice)

1. Acquire technical knowledge of building materials?


2. Acquire technical knowledge of structure and building
construction?
3. Act with innovative technical competence in the use of
building techniques and the understanding of their
evolution?
4. Understand the processes of technical design and the
integration of structure, construction technologies, and
service systems of transportation, communication,
maintenance, and safety?
5. Be aware of the role of technical documentation and
specifications in design realizations?
6. Be aware of the processes of construction cost planning and
control?
E. Professional Studies (Under Professional Practice)
1. Act with knowledge of professional, business, financial and
legal contexts?
2. Understand different forms of procurement of architectural
services?
3. Be aware of the workings of the construction and
development industries, and its financial dynamics?
4. Be aware of the workings of real estate investment and
facilities management?
5. Be aware of the political roles of architects in conventional
and new areas of activity and in an international context?
6. Understand business principles and their applications to the
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College of Architecture and Fine Arts


development of the built environment?
7. Understand business principles and their application to the
project management and the functions of a professional
consultancy?
8. Understand professional ethics and codes of conduct as they
apply to the practice of architecture and of the architects
legal responsibilities where registration, practice and
building contacts are concerned?
9. Be aware of the relevant codes, regulations and standards
for planning, design construction, health, safety and use of
built environments?
F. Transactions in Class (your previous class)

1. To what extent has the college provided the students with


projects viewed as synthesis of knowledge, skills and
attitudes?
2. To what extent has the college provided the students with
an efficient (time) systems of evaluating the work or
achievement?
3. To what extent has the college provided the students with
an effective systems of evaluating the work or
achievement?
Section II: SKILLS
To what level of preparedness do you have in the course to helped you
to with your thesis:
1

B. Utilize the following capabilities to explore, develop, define, 1


and communicate a design solution:

A. Communicate ideas through:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Collaboration
Oral and written communication
Drawing
Modelling
Evaluation of Design Solution

1. Manual. graph
2. Electronic (i.e. CAD, Sketch-up, Vray)
3. Model Making
C. Understand systems of evaluation that use manual and/or
electronic means for performance assessment of the built
environment (i.e. Revit, BIM, etc.)

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D. Design
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Understand and define a design problem


Gather necessary data to answer the design problem
Evaluate data gathered and integrate knowledge
Apply critical thinking to formulate design solution
Think creatively, innovate and provide design leadership?

Section III: RESOURCES


Rating Scale:
1- Unsatisfactory
2- Less Satisfactory
3- Satisfactory
4- Highly Satisfactory
5- Very Highly Satisfactory
A. Student-Faculty Ratio
1. How would you rate the faculty-student ratio in our thesis class
if it were to ensure the quality and frequency of personalized
supervision by the teaching staff?
2. How would you rate the intervention of the faculty during the
development of projects or plates in your lower design class?
3. How would you rate the consultation time you have in your
Architectural Internship program as a part in preparing you for
thesis program?
Rating Scale:
1 Not Prepared
2 Little Prepared
3 Somehow Prepared
4 Highly Prepared
5 Very Highly Prepared

B. Other Resources
To what level of preparedness can the college provide in fulfilling the
needs and provide good technical support to help you with your thesis:
1. Facilities : Teaching areas such as
a. Lecture rooms
b. Studio rooms
c. Computer rooms
d. Laboratory rooms
2. Equipment such as :
a. Computers
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College of Architecture and Fine Arts


b. LCD projectors
c. Television or TV
d. Video players
3. Library Materials: Reference books, manuals, textbooks,
magazine and others
4. Is there anything else missing in the college?
Please enumerate:

5. How prepared are you to take the Thesis Program

C. What additional lectures would you be interested to take to


better prepare you for the thesis class. Please rank according to
importance:

How to find a thesis topic


Citations in Thesis Writing
Formulating Design Concepts
Space Programming
Site Planning
Building Utilities
Building Technology
Others: enumerate and rate
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Note:
Modified from the thesis dissertation of Dr. Chona Ponce Evaluation of the BS Architecture 2012 Doctor of
Philosophy in Education (Curriculum Studies) University of the Philippines

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