The UIC is committed to providing its students with the best academic preparation in both the theoretical and practical realms, and also to providing them with the tools which are necessary for successful access to the labour market.
In order to achieve these objectives effectively, the UIC has developed a pedagogical approach based on the following tools and methodologies:
Individualised attention is paid to our students. The ratio is a maximum of 20 students per lecturer
We have a list of national and international job offers. This allows students to have access to a job in any city in the world, involving professional pathways into publishing houses, public administration, office work, promotion, consultancy, industry…
International approach and teaching in English
At the end of their studies our students know how to defend their projects in English and communicate with the adequate terminology and vocabulary related to their discipline. For this reason, many subjects are taught in English from the 1st academic year and we also includeEnglish for Architecture as a subject in our degree programme
Advice and coaching*
Each student is assigned an academic advisor and a professional coach*
Working transversally and on different levels
A small university like ours allows subjects to be taught in a crosscutting or transversal way and they all interact with each other. Students also learn to work on various different levels, from the territorial to that of construction, within the same project
An intensive project Workshop involving teams of students from second through to fifth year
Series of conferences involving prestigious national and international architects
Architecture placed at the service of society
ESARQ is the only school of architecture in Spain which teaches compulsory subjects on cooperation, sustainability and accessibility
We carry out a workshop on how to make scale models and digital architecture which is pioneering in Spain, we provide students with a laser cutting machine, a computer numerical control machine (CNC) and a rapid prototyping tool (3D Z Printer) in order to make volumetric scale models
Chairs: links to companies in this sector
We innovate by awarding various chair positions and by carrying out research projects sponsored by prestigious companies such as Ascer, Capital Reig, Uralita, Saloni Ceràmica, Hispalyt, Fundación Adecco, and Valentine
*Coach: a professional who helps students to develop their full potential from both a personal and a professional point of view.
The teaching and learning process is based on the acquisition of competences:
Critical thinking, creativity, analytical and synthesis skills, the ability to plan and organise, good decision-making skills, responsibility, observation, teamwork and leadership, positive study skills, self-discipline, and dedication
These competences are worked on through a variety of methodologies: lectures, problem-solving, research projects, site visits, project planning, and group and individual learning.
Their acquisition is evaluated using a variety of assessment tools that allow students to demonstrate their mastery of the course material. These include objective tests, papers, projects, portfolios, dossiers, memos, self-evaluation and interviews.
The competences are divided between theoretical classes, seminar-workshops, practical classes, external work experience, group and individual tutorials, and group and individual projects and study.
Graduate of the UIC Architecture programme
Complete the online application for admission
Applicants without degrees or diplomas must take the UIC general entrance exam according to their background
To be admitted into a degree programme at the UIC, international students from non-Spanish speaking countries must demonstrate their Spanish language skills.
Once you get accepted
Finding accommodation and booking your flight
Arriving at your new adventure destination
About to finish your degree
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