Architecture abbreviated as ARC is one of the prestigious departments in Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) which was established in 2004 with an objective of keeping a pioneering role in the built environment of Bangladesh, especially in the north-eastern region. Department of Architecture offers a five years long bachelor's degree, where courses are designed in such a way so that students graduating from this department have a balance of theory and practical skills to prepare themselves for the highly competitive multidisciplinary workplace in the country and beyond. Academics and students are participating in activities of international architectural organizations like ARCASIA, CAA and others. Design expositions are arranged by the department every year along with a seminar. Moreover, students are involved in co-curricular activities as a part of cultural groups inside the campus. In 2015 this school got accreditation from the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB), which is the national body of professional architects.