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.

Looking for…

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.

To become...

  • 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.




5 years





What is Architecture at IEU?

Live your passion

Why study the Bachelor in Architecture at IE University

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.



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Program Pillars


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.


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.


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.


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.

Personalized support

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.

Internship Program

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.

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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

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.

IEU Labs

Advanced Seminars

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
Read about Josephine's exchange experience in Woodbury University

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.

Our programs

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.

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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.

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Program recognition

The Bachelor in Architecture leads the “Hidden Gems in Global Architecture Education” category in the ranking from Design Intelligence magazine 2010. This USA ranking is the most prestigious regarding architecture and design schools. Design Intelligence decided for the first time to consider foreign schools and to reward the ones that are pushing the boundaries of innovation, creativity and global commitment.

Design Intelligence