Degree in Architecture

- Spain

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60 Months

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  • 10 semesters
  • 300 ECTS

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:

Personalised attention
Individualised attention is paid to our students. The ratio is a maximum of 20 students per lecturer

Job offers
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

Vertical Workshop
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

Advanced technology
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.

Competences. Course objective

The teaching and learning process is based on the acquisition of competences:

Crosscutting 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

Specific competences

  1. The ability to create architectural projects that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements. Adequate knowledge of architectural history and theory, as well as of art, technology, and the related areas of social sciences. Knowledge of fine art and the role it plays in architectural concepts. Sufficient knowledge of urban design and applied planning techniques
  2. The ability to perceive and understand the relationships between people and buildings, between buildings and their surroundings, as well as the need to link buildings to the spaces around them, depending on requirements and human scale. The ability to understand the architect’s profession and its function in society, particularly in terms of becoming involved in projects which take social factors into account
  3. Knowledge of research methods and construction project preparation. Knowledge of the potential problems in structural design, construction, and engineering involved in construction projects
  4. Sufficient knowledge of physical problems and various technological tools, as well as the different functions of different buildings, and the ways they are endowed with internal structures or features which provide comfort and protection from climate related factors. Ability to plan in order to satisfy the demands of the building’s users in a way that respects the limits imposed by planning budgets and building regulations
  5. Sufficient knowledge of the industries, organisations, regulations and procedures relevant to launching construction projects, and incorporating designs into project planning

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.

Academic accreditation

Graduate of the UIC Architecture programme


  1. Application for admission

    Complete the online application for admission

  2. Required Documentation
    Applicants without prior university studies
    1. Two passport size photos
    2. Photocopy of your passport
    3. Proof of payment of processing fees. (Payment forms will be provided once your application is complete)
    4. Signed document showing you accept the University’s general terms and conditions of admission and course reservation policies.
    5. Academic transcript covering the two most recent school years (photocopy) and providing their corresponding credit values according to the Spanish education system, or grade point average as validated by the UNED
    6. All materials redacted in languages other than Spanish must be accompanied by a certified translation thereof.
  3.  Entrance exams

    Applicants without degrees or diplomas must take the UIC general entrance exam according to their background

  4. Course reservation and enrolment

  5. Level of Spanish language proficiency

    To be admitted into a degree programme at the UIC, international students from non-Spanish speaking countries must demonstrate their Spanish language skills.

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