Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 333 Introduction to Deterioration and Conservation Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 5 2 + 2 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nermina Mujezinović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nermina Mujezinović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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In general terms this course is designed to accomplish the following:
• Understand and adopt concepts in preservation
• Understand and adopt principles and methods of sound conservation practice.
• Understand the essential ideas and principles underpinning architectural conservation practice (as expressed in international charters)
• Recognize the expression of these ideas and principles in the legislation
• Understand the relationship between ideas about architectural conservation and the processes of identifying heritage values and significance.
• Adopt and adapt these ideas and principles appropriately in practice
• Introduce to the history and theory of architectural conservation

  1. Introduction (Syllabus review; course content, requirements, policies; teaching methods; readings)
  2. Concept of heritage preservation: basics
  3. Concepts in conservation
  4. Concepts in conservation
  5. Concepts in conservation
  6. Conservation practice: Methodology of conducting conservation - restoration projects Survey and analyses
  7. Doctrine of architectural conservation
  8. Preservation methods; degree of intervention
  9. Mid-term (Project :midterm presentation)
  10. Introduction to restoration techniques
  11. Conservation practice: Case studies, Rehabilitation
  12. Conservation practice: Case studies, Conservation and restoration
  13. Conservation practice: Methodology of conducting conservation - restoration projects Project Solutions
  14. Case studies : Preservation methods Student’s presentations.Concluding Remarks (+Notes: Protection services and legislation in the field of heritage)


    • Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    • Other:
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)30
    Final Exam145
    +Lectures related115
    Total: 90
    Learning outcomes
    • • Ability to recognize and identify the significance and value of heritage
    • • Ability to conduct simple assessment of the historical building / group of buildings from various aspects
    • • Ability to propose guidelines and conceptual solutions in simple cases of degradation
    • • Ability to apply principles of preservation
    • 1. International Principles of Preservation, Michael Petzet, ICOMOS hendrik Bäßler verlag, berlin, 2009.
    • 2. Kamen – materijal kontinuiteta i izražajnih mogućnosti / Nermina Mujezinović, Federalno ministarstvo obrazovanja i nauke, Sarajevo, 2009.
    • 3. Time Honored: A Global View of Architectural Conservation John H. Stubbs, Wiley; 1st edition, 2009.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination12020
    Preparation for Final Examination12525
    Assignment / Homework/ Project12020
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 125
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5