Bachelor'S Degree in Architecture

University center Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura
Credit framework
  • Total credits: 300
  • Optional credits: 18

First academic year

First semester
Course Course type Credits
Architectural Technical Drawing 1 Core course 6
Fundamentals of Mathematics for Architecture 1 Core course 6
Graphic Conceptualisation and Introduction to Architectural Projects Core course 6
Introduction to the History of Art and Architecture Core course 6
Building Materials Compulsory course 6
Second semester
Course Course type Credits
Architectural Technical Drawing 2 Core course 6
Fundamentals of Physics Applied to Structures Core course 6
History of Architecture 1 Compulsory course 6
Introduction to Construction Core course 6
Projects 1 Compulsory course 6

Second academic year

First semester
Course Course type Credits
Analysis of Architectural Forms 1 Core course 6
Architectural Technical Drawing 3 Core course 6
Fundamentals of Physics Applied to Building Systems Core course 6
Fundamentals of Mathematics for Architecture 2 Compulsory course 6
Projects 2 Compulsory course 6
Second semester
Course Course type Credits
Analysis of Architectural Forms 2 Compulsory course 6
Construction 1: Load-Bearing Structures (Steel, Wood, Brick) Compulsory course 6
History of Architecture 2 Compulsory course 6
Building Systems 1: Installation Systems, Utility Supply, Plumbing, and Electrics Compulsory course 6
Projects 3 Compulsory course 6

Third academic year

First semester
Course Course type Credits
Architectural Composition 1 Compulsory course 6
Construction 2: Load-Bearing Structures (Concrete). Building Systems in Residential Projects Compulsory course 6
Fundamentals of Structures Compulsory course 6
Building Materials and Techniques Elective course 6
Projects 4 Compulsory course 6
Urbanism 1 Compulsory course 6
Second semester
Course Course type Credits
Further Physics for Environmental Architecture Elective course 6
Structures 1: Structural Analysis and Measurement of Metallic Structures Compulsory course 6
Urban History Elective course 6
Infographics and Heritage Elective course 6
Building Systems 2: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems, Mechanical Elements for Vertical Shift, and Fire Protection Compulsory course 6
Mathematics Applied to Architecture Elective course 6
Urbanism and Landscape Monograph Elective course 6
Projects 5 Compulsory course 6
Urbanism 2 Compulsory course 6

Fourth academic year

First semester
Course Course type Credits
Architectural Composition 2 Compulsory course 6
Construction 3: Building Envelope (Façade and Roofing). Interior Partition Walls and Cladding Compulsory course 6
Architectural Surveying Elective course 6
Project Monograph Elective course 6
Prefabrication Elective course 6
Projects 6 Compulsory course 12
Visualisation and Presentation Techniques Applied to Architecture Elective course 6
Urbanism 3 Compulsory course 6
Second semester
Course Course type Credits
Structures 2: Structural Analysis and Measurement and Reinforced Concrete Foundations Compulsory course 6
Building Systems 3: Urban Installations, Sustainability Compulsory course 6
Leading-Edge Practices in the Architectural Project Elective course 6
Projects 7 Compulsory course 6
Urbanism 4 Compulsory course 6

Fifth academic year

First semester
Course Course type Credits
Construction 4: Building Pathology Compulsory course 3
Structures 3: Horizontal Partitions, Triangular Screens and Prestressed Concrete Compulsory course 6
Geotechnical Engineering Compulsory course 6
Projects 8 Compulsory course 9
Property Valuations Elective course 6
Second semester
Course Course type Credits
Construction 5: Management and Implementation of Building and Urban Works Compulsory course 3
Earthquake-Resistant Structures Elective course 6
Projects 9 Compulsory course 9
Architectural Restoration Compulsory course 6
Undergraduate Dissertation Compulsory course 6
Urbanism 5 Compulsory course 6