Bachelor in Architecture Become a design entrepreneur

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 world around you, and are passionate about bringing your ideas to life.

Looking for…

a unique program that provides you with the best technical and digital 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
  • a product designer

The Bachelor in Architecture surpasses the boundaries of conventional programs by combining design, innovation and management with a unique internship program. It is aimed at those who aspire to play a leading role in the world of architecture and design. Our focus on management provides you with the knowledge to establish and run your own firm and manage projects and teams, while the combination of design and innovation builds your entrepreneurial skills to seek new paths and offer novel possibilities that will transform the present and future.




5 years




Segovia, Madrid

Live your passion

Why study the Bachelor in Architecture at IE University

Program Overview

Use the best digital tools

This program allows you to use the latest digital technology from your very first year. Our digital fabrication lab (NuDL) lets you translate your ideas directly from the screen to physical reality, using our laser cutter/engraver, color 3D printer, and CNC milling machine. As you experiment with these advanced tools, you´ll push the boundaries of what´s possible in architecture, while learning valuable technical skills.

A highly creative and digital 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 with and learn from your peers and professors. Furthermore, our studios are equipped with the latest digital tools, ensuring that you are fully prepared to work with the most up-to-date technology from the very first year.

Become a Design Entrepreneur

Design, management and visual and verbal communication skills are essential for the contemporary architect. Knowing how to set up and run your own studio, lead projects and teams, and communicate your vision to others will make you a leader in the design professions.

An engaged and alternative approach

The Bachelor in Architecture takes an integrated approach to your learning. You are not only taught by architects, but also by visual artists, designers, typographers and engineers, each of whom bring different perspectives to your studies and help enrich your expressive abilities. The program also enables you to present your ideas to panels of experts from various creative fields, providing you will the essential skills to successfully present, analyze, and implement your work.

IE Module

The IE Module forms a part of every bachelor program, where you will be integrated with students from other fields of study in the following courses:

Business Management
Learn the fundamental aspects of business operations and management and how to create your own business plan.

Consider reality from different perspectives in order to develop your own point of view.

Understand ethical dilemmas and moral traditions of other cultures and consider your professional impact in society.

Interpersonal Skills
Develop your communication and leadership skills in order to work collaboratively in professional environments.

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Design Studio

Design Studio forms the heart of the architecture curriculum. Both a physical and intellectual place where the students bring together the range of things they’re learning in all of their other classes. It’s where students learn to solve problems – not only solve problems but actually identify the problem. They learn to work in teams, develop both their creative and technical capacities. It’s really where they’re bringing together all of the elements of architecture education.

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

Become highly qualified with a master’s degree at IE

Graduating from the Bachelor in Architecture gives you preferential access to study one of the many master programs offered at IE. You can complete a Bachelor and Master’s degree in as little as 6 years, and gain a competitive skill set on which to build a successful career Some of the recommended masters to combine with your Bachelor in Architecture:

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