We welcome you to the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanization.

The Faculty opened its doors at the Catholic University of Bukavu at the opening of the 2017-2018 academic year with a first year of preparatory studies.

The region is in need of well-trained architects and urban planners; and therefore the skills needed to rethink, reconfigure and reorganize urban environments and current architectural models based on local history and culture, challenged by globalization. These skills should promote, as much as possible, the use of local building materials, an adapted typology taking into account the specific environmental conditions for eco-construction and sustainable urban development.

The new Faculty of Architecture and Urbanization at the Catholic University of Bukavu is well-timed because it provides an appropriate setting for casting all the necessary skills of an architect or planner in a curriculum both global and local. The Faculty will thus serve as a research structure on architectural and urbanistic issues but also as an impetus for a regulation in architecture and urban planning in the cities of the region. This being part of the mission of the Catholic University of Bukavu to train, influence change and suggest new solutions to society to better shine over lakes and mountains (as stated in its motto ).

An adapted teaching for solutions to be proposed to the community requires a great ingenuousness and an intense collaboration. The contribution and expertise of all the current and future partners, whether local, regional or international, are therefore highly desired and encouraged by the new Faculty.

From now on, join us and contribute to the reconstruction of our surroundings according to modern standards.

Prof. Dr. Mac Mugumaoderha Cubaka, Dean of Faculty.

Knowledge and practices are grouped into the following areas:

  1. Support courses: Computer, Initiation to DAO, French, English, Religion, Morality, Citizenship and Development, Child Rights, Hygiene, Sanitation, Health (HIV).
  2. Sciences and Technics: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Construction, Structure, Materials, Equipment (Energy Management, Thermal Electricity, Acoustics), Professional Practice.
  3. Theory, History, Human Sciences: Initial knowledge in the history of Architecture, Heritage Conservation, Architecture Theory, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Ethics and Deontology in their relationship with Architecture and Urbanization.

Dean of School: Prof: Dr. Mac Mugumaoderha

Lecturer: Ass. Pacifique Koshikwinja

Secretary: Didier Kulama

Architecture has always been a fundamental area for humanity. Becoming a student in Architecture is more than just sitting for teachings, it’s a commitment. So to be a good student:

  • The ability to serve humans in order to design living environments or public spaces for their well-being is mandatory.
  • Orientation towards others must be complemented by the ability to see and imagine in space.
  • Drawing, the spirit of mechanics and construction, the taste for modelling, the passion for art and culture, ingenuity and inventiveness testify useful skills.
  • The capacity of thinking analytically, but more essentially that of composing, of structuring, of thinking synthetically, supplemented by a taste for research, is crucial. These skills will be developed throughout the learning process.The School of Architecture and Urbanization welcomes every candidate holding a Certificate of Secondary Education regardless of the course taken in high school. At first, these students are admitted in the preparatory year.
  • The program prepares students for the design and construction of places and buildings and for various programs at all scales and in all contexts of occupied areas.
  • The architect will be required to design building projects and to monitor the construction site until the end of the construction (after an internship and registration with the Society of Architects of Congo).
  • Architects and urbanists are called upon to draft projects or contribute to the projects of the UNHabitat for a better urban future and many more and to promote or implement them personally, in a group or in a company.