A strong international outlook and universal values, the Bachelor's degree in Architecture in the School of Architecture teaches students along various lines of professional development and improves competitiveness through the encouragement of polyvalence, co-responsibility, entrepreneurship and internationalism.
Bachelors in Urban Development in Barcelona in Spain.
A strong international outlook and universal values, the Bachelor's degree in Architecture in the School of Architecture teaches students along various lines of professional development and improves competitiveness through the encouragement of polyvalence, co-responsibility, entrepreneurship and internationalism. We achieve this through a teaching method based on undertaking projects on all scales involving simultaneous interaction between all areas of knowledge.
More reasons to study Architecture
A global perspective: You'll learn to work on a project starting from a territorial level all the way down to the construction details.
Committed to society: The only school of architecture in Spain that teaches compulsory subjects on cooperation, sustainability and accessibility.
International: By studying for a year and a half at the University of Belgrano you will receive a double degree which will allow you to work both in Argentina and in Europe.
Architecture at ESARQ
Our commitment is to ensure you the best academic preparation that will provide theoretical and practical tools necessary to ensure high employment. We stand to enrich the professional profile of the future architect capacity with multiple lines.
We have a national and international job bank which allows students to find jobs around the world, due to the network of agreements held with companies from the sector, providing various professional opportunities.
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.
Competences. Course objective
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
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
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
Knowledge of research methods and construction project preparation. Knowledge of the potential problems in structural design, construction, and engineering involved in construction projects
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
Sufficient knowledge of the industries, organisations, regulations and procedures relevant to launching construction projects, and incorporating designs into project planning
Graduate of the UIC Architecture programme
Curriculum: Academic Structure
Introduction (60 ECTS)
Introduction to architecture
Technical aspects (68 ECTS)
Projects (112 ECTS)
ESARQ curriculum (60 ECTS)
Thought and ethics
ESARQ external work experience
ESARQ-UIC currently has various work placement agreements with a large number of professional practices and companies in the construction sector, at home and abroad, willing to take on students.
Before starting a work placement, it is essential to check that the university and the practice or construction-related company has signed a “Work Placement Agreement”.
The objective of these work placements is to apply the theoretical concepts learnt in the Degree in Architecture course and to initiate the student into the real professional world, an experience which will help when it comes to entering the job market in the future.
ESARQ-UIC includes the compulsory subject of work placement in its Degree in Architecture course as part of the study plan for the fifth grade. Work placement in professional practices or in companies related to the construction sector is worth six ECTs (equivalent to 180 hours of work).
Given the level of practical content in the Degree in Architecture course, the work placement period is particularly important as this is when students are faced with their first professional experiences. Work placements represent a further educational tool in terms of knowledge and skills and they are undertaken in agreement with the office or the company under the supervision of the university and a representative of the office or company.
These work placements are linked to all the degree subjects as all of them are necessary in a professional practice. Depending on the field of work chosen by the student, some will be more relevant than others.
Drawing and drafting
Calculating structures and facilities
Property promotion and management
City council and public administration