The Doctor of Philosophy in Built Environment is ‘Research Only’ programme. To qualify the degree , a student must attend two (2) required courses class with zero (0) Cr. Hrs. i.e. AED 7000 (Value, Ethics and Built Environment) and AED 7070 (Research Methodology for the Built Environment) and audit, if necessary, one (1) or two (2) course(s). The student has to successfully complete a scholarly research thesis of not more than 100,000 words under a supervisor or supervisory committee as approved by the Kulliyyah Postgraduate and Research Committee (KPGRC) and also has to defend it before the Doctoral Examination Committee (DEC).
This programme aims to produce graduates with adequate knowledge and skills in relevant built environment fields such as Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Urban and Regional Planning and Applied Arts and Design.
Besides being professionally qualified and competent, the graduates will acquire spiritual, intellectual, moral and ethical characteristics towards the development of an integral and harmonious relationship with The Creator, fellow human beings and with the natural environment.