Your personalized study path


IE University takes an applied, hands-on and student-centered approach to education. Because our students have unique aspirations and career goals, their study path is also personalized. Students follow a tailored academic track that consists of the core degree courses, alternative practices, specific internships, IE Labs, as well as advanced seminars and a final degree project of their choice, guided by an advisor. You can find below all these personalized schemes that will enable you to achieve your career goals.



Your Advisor

The student advisor is at the center of IE University educational experience. They guide students in a person a personalized way throughout their university life to ensure that they achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. The advisors are highly skilled and experienced academics, senior managers and top professionals in a variety of corporations and international organizations. 


Year 1  
Semester 1
• Mathematical Fundamentals in Architecture I
• Architectural Geometry I
• Idea and Form I
• Architectural Expression
• Physical Foundations in Architecture
• Digital Image
Semester 2
• Mathematical Fundamentals In Architecture II
• Architectural Geometry II
• Idea and Form II
• IE Expression
• Physical Foundations in Architecture
• Virtual Space
Online Period
Internship Option
Year 2  
Semester 1
• Environmental and Building Systems I
• Humanities- IE Module
• Construction Systems I
• Structural Types I
• Culture and Theory in Architecture I
• Design Studio I
• Experimentation Workshop I
Semester 2
• Culture and Theory in Architecture II
• Construction Workshop I
• Structural Calculation I
• Design Studio II
• Urban Culture I
• Urban Workshop I
• Integration Workshop I
Online Period
Internship Option
Year 3  
Semester 1
• Construction Systems II
• Structural Types II
• Environmental and Building Systems II
• Culture and Theory in Architecture III
• Design Studio III
• Urban Culture II
• Experimentation Workshop II
Semester 2
• Structural Calculation II
• Environmental and Building System Workshop I
• Culture and Theory In Architecture IV
• Design Studio IV
• Urban Workshop II
• Integration Workshop II
Online Period
Internship Option
Exchange Option
Year 4  
Semester 1
• Organizational Management - IE Module
• Construction Systems III
• Culture and Theory in Architecture V
• Design Studio V
• Urban Management
• Experimentation Workshop III
Semester 2
• Construction Workshop III
• Culture and Theory in Architecture VI
• Design Studio VI
• Urban Workshop III
• Integration Workshop III
• Professional Ethics - IE Module
Internship Option
Exchange Option
Year 5  
Semester 1
• Alternative Practices:

- Landscape and Environment

- Management and Entrepreneurship

- Digital Studies

- The City

- Design

Semester 2
• Design Studio VII
• Technical Studies: Final Project
• Final Project
Components Credits
• Core Courses 240
• IE Module 24
• Alternative Practice 30
• Final Project 6
• Credits needed to graduate
Students graduating from an institution in the European Higher Education Area receive two official documents. You will receive the Bachelor in Architecture diploma, as well as the European Diploma Supplement (EDS), which will recognize all the official courses and internships you have completed.


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
  • Instituto Politecnico di Milano - Milan, Italy 
  • Hong Kong University - Hong Kong
  • Università di Pavia - Pavia, Italy
  • University of Budapest - Budapest, Hungary
  • University of Warsaw - Warsaw, Poland
  • Université de Technologie de Compeégne (UTC)-Compeégne, France

See the full list of exchange options here



IE Module

The IE Module forms a part of every bachelor program, where you will be integrated with students from other
fields of study.


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.


Find out more about IE Module



Alternative Practices

The Bachelor in Architecture offers the following Alternative Practices that all students study during their final year. Each Alternative Practice lasts 3 weeks, providing students with a more rounded vision of their architectural studies.

Landscape and    Environment

Management and Entrepreneurship

Digital Studies

The City




Final Degree Project

The Final Degree Project is a major part of the fifth 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.


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Professors are very competent and are always willing to help us and schedule tutorials whenever a student needs it.