Bachelor in Architecture Make meaningful environments
The Bachelor in Architecture
Is for individuals who are…
able to see possibilities where others don’t. You understand that there are many ways to approach and interpret the spaces and structures around you, and are passionate about bringing your ideas to life.
a unique program that provides you with the best technical, digital and traditional tools, creative environment, and entrepreneurial skills you need to be an outstanding architect.
- the head of your own firm
- a sustainability expert
- an urban design specialist
- part of a major architecture or engineering studio
This bachelor degree is aimed at those who are passionate about architecture and aspire to make innovative and meaningful environments. The program surpasses the boundaries of conventional architecture degrees by combining design, management, and entrepreneurship. Together, these elements provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to build a unique profile capable of driving innovative projects and successful teams. Based on IE School of Architecture and Design’s international recognition, this bachelor degree has an exclusive internship program that will allow you to gain real world experience in some of the most prestigious studios worldwide.
What is Architecture at IEU?
Live your passion
Why study the Bachelor in Architecture at IE University
ACCESS A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM
This degree provides a unique combination of solid architec-ture foundations with design, innovation and management to prepare well-rounded pro-fessionals capable to adapt and bring solutions to present and future challenges.
BE PART OF A HIGHLY CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT
Students are immersed in a vibrant studio atmosphere where they can develop their creativity in a dynamic working and learning environment. Thanks to the time spent in the Design Studio, you will have the chance to really interact and learn from your peers and professors.
BENEFIT FROM AN INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
The Bachelor in Architecture is among the most international in the world, with a learning environment and program content that gives you an international outlook and global vision. You will study in a truly diverse community and will able to take advantage of study abroad and international internship opportunities.
BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR
IE is recognized in Europe and worldwide for its entrepreneur-ial spirit and its expertise in business education. This spirit is about being proactive and proposing disruptive solutions and it can be applied not only in your own studio, but in established companies and corporations as well.
BACKED BY IE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
IE School of Architecture and Design places emphasis on design, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Archi-tecture students will be part of a community of students and professionals encouraged to take a creative approach to architecture and design, think critically when confronted with a challenge and not be afraid to think outside of the traditional boundaries.
CONNECT A DIVERSE AND ACCESIBLE FACULTY
Our diverse faculty is comprised of both excellent academics and experienced professionals with international experience and close ties to the professional world. What is more, our profes-sors are completely accessible to students, which means that you will have daily interaction with them, obtain regular feedback, and receive the support needed to accomplish your goals.
TURN YOUR IDEAS INTO REALITY
We will inspire you to be entrepreneurial in any field or discipline, providing an environment where you can be open to new ways of thinking, release your creativity, and venture into the unexplored.
PERSONALIZE YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS
Our innovative degree programs are recognized by the most prestigious associations in their respective fields, and integrate a broad range of teaching approaches and options that will allow you to shape your own education according to your professional aspirations.
EXPERIENCE A PRACTICAL LEARNING METHODOLOGY
We combine theory with practice from the moment you start your studies. You will take what you learn in class and apply it to real-life cases and when managing your own projects. Each year students can choose a range of internship options, working on campus, in Spain and around the globe, and acquire an impressive set of skills and professional experiences that make them highly sought after when they graduate.
BUILD YOUR WAY TO THE FUTURE
We help graduates launch their careers across industries and around the globe. Employers of leading companies worldwide consider IE University among the top universities where they want to recruit from. What’s more, you will belong to a com-munity of more than 45,000 IE alumni worldwide, make friends for life, and enjoy an active alum-ni network that you can always depend upon throughout your professional journey.
In Process: students exhibition
This exhibition reveals the work of IE School of Architecture & Design undergrad students and the processes behind them.
These projects are made with a variety of materials (concrete, wood, metal, plaster, cardboard), and a variety of styles (from houses to abstract art) which are our student's experimentations throughout their study years. It is also important to mention the process they took to get there: the way they thought to solve a specific problem and how they came up with a physical solution.
If you are in Madrid, you can find this exhibition in the elevator areas of the 8 floors in our Maria de Molina 31 Bis campus.
YOUR FIRST POINT OF CONTACT
Detailed information, brochures and forms can be mailed to you upon request.Request information
Interested in becoming an IEU Student
We have a rolling admissions process. Places, however, are limited.Check out the Admissions Requirements
If you want to start the admission process click here:Apply for Admission
We regularly hold information events for parents and prospective studentsSee our Calendar of Events
AN ACADEMIC COMBINATION THAT GOES BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
Management, visual and verbal communication skills are essential for the contemporary architect. You will learn how to define strategies, organize projects, lead teams, and communicate your vision to others. These skills, combined with a design approach, will make you stand out as a well-rounded architect that creates innovative solutions.
IN TOUCH WITH TOP STUDIOS WORLDWIDE
Relating classroom learning with a real world work environment is one of the goals of the internship program. Students have a chance to interact and learn from influential professionals of top studios in the field during the second semester in years 2, 3 and 4. Destinations throughout the world include not only architecture and design firms, but also magazines, museums and NGOs.
AN IDEAL SPACE TO EXPERIMENT
This program allows you to combine the latest digital technology and more traditional carpentry tools right from your very first year. Our Fab Lab lets you translate your ideas directly from the screen to physical reality, using our laser cutter/engraver, color 3D printer, and CNC milling machine.
Also, you’ll have the chance to make visible your ideas through the classic hands-on carpentry tools. In this way, you´ll push the boundaries of what´s possible in architecture, while learning valuable technical skills.
AN ENGAGED AND ALTERNATIVE APPROACH
The Bachelor in Architecture takes an integrated approach to your learning. Our faculty includes architects, visual artists, designers and engineers. They bring different perspectives to your studies and help enrich your understanding and expressive abilities. The program also enables you to present your ideas to panels of experts from various creative fields, providing you with the essential skills to successfully propose, analyze, and implement your work.
A personalized study path
IE University takes an applied and studentcentered approach to education where each individual’s uniqueness is identified and students are given the chance to build their own path. You can personalize your program by adding to the core degree an area of concentration, complimentary courses, seminars, internships and IE Labs, the sum of which is a well-balanced degree program.
Students receive academic guidance from tutors and advisors who provide direction and help them to integrate the different elements of their degree in order to build a personalized academic program that matches their professional aspirations.
Relating classroom learning with a real world work environment is one of the goals of the internship program. Students have a chance to interact and learn from top professionals in the field during second semester in years 2, 3 and 4. Destinations throughout the world include not only design firms, but also magazines, museums and NGOs.Read More
Final Degree Project
The Final Degree Project is a major part of the fourth year’s curriculum. Students choose their topic with faculty and are guided by their advisor, drawing upon the knowledge the student has gained from specific academic areas and internships or IE Labs projects which the student carried out during their degree program.
IE Start-Up Lab
The IE Start-Up Lab is an incubator where students can develop their business plans and make them investment ready, with the guidance of professors and entrepreneurs. Students are given further resources with the support of IE Business School’s Venture Lab, where they can pitch their idea to potential investors at IE Venture Days and turn their ideas into reality.IE Start-Up Lab
IE Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Aimed specifically for first and second year students seeking high level internship placements, the
IE Labs provide hands-on, internshiplike experience on campus, working on projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors. Additionally, students can also carry out internships, working in different sectors and gaining professional skills and an international profile that are highly valued by employers.
Advanced Seminars complement the core degree by giving students deeper knowledge of subjects in their major area of study, and enable students to integrate other fields of study into their program.
The Exchange Program
If you want the chance to view your studies from new perspectives, the exchange option will be of interest to you. You can choose to do an exchange study program for up to two semesters at one of our prestigious partner institutions in North and South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. These are just some of the academic institutions which you can choose from to go on exchange:
- Bauhaus Universitat – Weimar, Germany
- University of Technology Sydney (UST) – Sydney, Australia
- Hong Kong University – Hong Kong
- Woodbury University – Los Angeles, USA
- Anáhuac University – Mexico City. Mexico
- University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland, Fribourg
About IE School of Architecture & Design
IE School of Architecture & Design places emphasis on excellence in design, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our students are encouraged to take a creative approach to architecture, learn the latest digital skills in a contemporary context, and develop talents to become leaders in a changing field. IE School of Architecture & Design is part of a broader university, which supports learning across disciplines, especially the humanities and business.
We offer a series of programs. The five-year Bachelor in Architecture degree means that upon completion our students have completed all the requirements to be fully recognized architects. The various masters and special programs allow our students to acquire the skills needed in the world of architecture in order to develop successful careers. Moreover, all this is combined with direct and continuous contact with leading international professionals in architecture and design that confer to each of our programs the added value of learning from the experience of leaders in their fields.Learn more
Partners, Exchange, Internships
IE School of Architecture and Design understands that collaboration, especially on an international level, contributes to our community. Recognizing and appreciating diverse outlooks by studying and working with others in different places and in different settings enhances the overall academic experience.Learn more