The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) is an undergraduate academic degree designed to satisfy
the academic component of professional accreditation bodies, to be followed by a period of
practical training prior to professional examination and registration. It is awarded for a course of study
that lasts up to five years. Architects design buildings and other structures. In addition to considering
the way these buildings and structures look, they also make sure they are functional, safe, economical and
suit the needs of the people who use them. A licensed architect, after gaining experience, may take on
increasingly responsible duties and eventual managing entire projects. Architects may advance to supervisory
or managerial positions in large firms. Some become partners in established firms while others set up their own practices.