Degree in technical architecture


Program Description



The Degree of Technical Architecture Is the only one that is taught in Galicia that qualifies for the exercise of the regulated profession of Technical Architect. The period for this training is four years.

Why study the degree

This degree has numerous professional outlets, not only in Spanish territory but also in the international arena.

A part of the reactivation of our economy involves the rehabilitation of existing architectural heritage and the creation of efficient new buildings, which is why it is necessary to train professionals well trained to practice as technicians and leaders of the building process.

Construction, in all its aspects, absorbs a large part of the workforce of technicians and workers, both in construction companies of all sizes and in companies of auxiliary industries.

What is learned

The current legislation conforms the profession of Technical Architect as regulated profession whose exercise requires to be in possession of the corresponding official title of Degree. Order ECI / 3855/2007, of December 27, establishes the requirements for the verification of the official university degrees that qualify for the practice of the Technical Architect profession.

The Order indicates the Competences that the students must acquire, included in the Curriculum of the EUAT of A Coruña:

  1. To direct the physical execution of the building works, their facilities and elements, carrying out the qualitative and quantitative control of what was built through the establishment and management of the control plans of materials, systems and execution of work, elaborating the corresponding records For incorporation into the Building Book. To carry out the economic control of the work elaborating the certifications and the liquidation of the executed work.
  2. To draft studies and plans for occupational safety and health and to coordinate the activity of companies in the field of occupational safety and health in construction works, both in the project and implementation phases.
  3. To carry out technical activities of calculation, measurements, valuations, appraisals and studies of economic viability; Carry out examinations, inspections, pathology analyzes and other similar matters and draw up the corresponding reports, opinions and technical documents; Carry out plane surveys on lots and buildings.
  4. To elaborate the technical projects and to carry out the direction of works of edification in the scope of its legal qualification.
  5. Manage new building technologies and participate in the processes of quality management in building; Conduct analyzes, assessments and certifications of energy efficiency as well as sustainability studies in buildings.
  6. Dirigir y gestionar el uso, conservación y mantenimiento de los edificios, redactando los documentos técnicos necesarios. Elaborar estudios del ciclo de vida útil de los materiales, sistemas constructivos y edificios. Gestionar el tratamiento de los residuos de demolición y de la construcción.
  7. Asesorar técnicamente en los procesos de fabricación de materiales y elementos utilizados en la construcción de edificios.
  8. Gestionar el proceso inmobiliario en su conjunto. Ostentar la representación técnica de las empresas constructoras en las obras de edificación.

Lo anterior demuestra que el graduado en ingeniería de edificación, por su preparación académica, desarrolla un repertorio muy amplio de actividades del campo de la edificación y de la construcción en general.

Estructura del Estudio

1st Course

  • Matemática I
  • Applied Physics I
  • Materials I
  • Geometría Descriptiva
  • Private Building Law
  • Mathematics II
  • Applied Physics II
  • Architectural Expression I
  • Construction I
  • Economía y Organización de Empresa

2nd Course

  • Construction II
  • Materials II
  • Architectural Expression II
  • Facilities I
  • Public Building Law
  • Materials III
  • A recognised British honours degree to a good standard, or its equivalent.
  • Geometry of Representation
  • Structures I
  • Topography

3rd Course

  • Organization, Programming and Control
  • Construction IV
  • Technical Projects I
  • Installations II
  • Structures II
  • Equipment, Auxiliary and Security Equipment
  • Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed.
  • Direction, Head and Management of Works
  • Pathology and Rehabilitation
  • Measurements, Budgets and Economic Control

4th Course

  • Safety and Prevention
  • Management of Quality, Safety and Environment
  • Real estate management, appraisals and appraisals
  • Structures III
  • Facilities III
  • Final Project
  • Technical English
  • History of building processes in building
  • Experimental Methods of Structural Inspection
  • Acoustic Measurements in Building
  • Architectural Heritage Galician
  • Interior Design, Gardening and Landscape
  • Placement

Professional and academic outputs

  • The students will acquire the necessary knowledge to carry out a good professional practice.
  • They will be able to solve daily and extraordinary situations.
  • Aprenderán a relacionarse con el resto de los agentes de la edificación: el promotor, proyectista, constructor, director de obra, o director de la ejecución de la obra, las entidades y los laboratorios de control de calidad de la edificación, los suministradores de producción sueltos y los propietarios y los usuarios.

Salidas profesionales en relación con Proyecto:

  • Proyecto y Dirección de demoliciones.
  • Proyecto y Dirección de ejecución de obras de urbanización de calles, plazas, jardines, parques públicos y de fincas privadas.
  • Proyecto Básicos y de Ejecución y Dirección de obras de nueva planta, adaptación, reforma, ampliación, consolidación, rehabilitación y legalización de edificaciones que no necesiten de proyecto arquitectónico en las que no se altere a su configuración arquitectónica.
  • Proyectos básicos y de ejecución, legalización y/u Dirección de obras de nueva planta, de reformas, ampliaciones, rehabilitaciones, restauración y conservación. Arquitectura de interiores de instalaciones comerciales en edificios existentes, acondicionamiento de locales para oficinas, viviendas, comercios, hostelería.
  • Plots. Studies-Valuation. Cost estimates. Measurements and Budgets.
  • Cálculos de estructuras y de instalaciones de fontanería, electricidad, calefacción, aire acondicionado, demanda energética.
  • Levantamientos topográficos.
  • Redacción de Planes de Autoprotección.
  • Redacción de Expedientes de Actividad sin obras.
  • Redacción de Planes de Gestión Ambiental (PGM). Sustainability. Certificación de Eficiencia Energética. Redacción de Planes de gestión de Residuos de Construcción y Demolición (PGRCyD). Redacción de Planes de Control de Calidad

Perfil Recomendado

El perfil de ingreso recomendado es el de egresado del Bachillerato en la modalidad científico técnica, con una buena formación en matemáticas y física, y conocimientos básicos de sistemas de representación, con una visión espacial que permita cierta capacidad para la representación gráfica técnica de objetos y piezas sencillas, para la elaboración de croquis y para manejar e interpretar planos.

In another order of things the student must be practical, observant, detailed, receptive and have good memory and capacity for concentration, improvisation and synthesis.

In addition it must be logical, analytical, organized and methodical and must have the capacity to work in group and to exercise leadership.

Common access requirements

In order to request a place, one of the following access requirements established in art. 2 of RD 1892/2008:

  • To be in possession of the title of Bachillerato, or equivalent, and to pass the Test of Access to the University (PAU)
  • Comply with the requirements for access to the university in the educational systems of member states of the European Union or other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in this area.
  • Have passed the University Access Test for over 25 years, or have it passed, in the University System of Galicia, according to previous regulations.
  • Have passed the university entrance test for those over 45 years.
  • Possess a title of superior technician of professional formation, teachings of plastic arts and design or superior technical technician, or equivalent titles.
  • Possess an official university degree, a degree from correspondents to the previous order of university education (graduate, graduate, engineer, etc.) or equivalent degrees.
  • To be able to access the university according to educational orders prior to that established by Royal Decree 1892/2008, of November 14, not contemplated in the previous sections.
Last updated Mar 2020

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