Bachelor in Architectural Studies

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Bachelor in Architectural Studies
Is for individuals who are…

able to see possibilities where others can’t. It’s for people who approach problems from a number of angles, taking special interest in interpreting space and understanding the significance of scale.

Looking for…

a program that reinvents architectural education. For those who want to stimulate their creativity, work with the latest technologies, and address the challenges of sustainability. A program that gives students an entrepreneurial mindset and the skills needed to be leaders in the transformation of the built environment.

To become...
  • the head of their own firm
  • a sustainability expert
  • an urban design specialist
  • part of a major architecture or engineering studio
The Bachelor in Architectural Studies prepares students to transform the world and to make meaningful environments. With a project-based approach to learning and a diverse body of faculty and students, the program synthesizes creative, technical, environmental, and social considerations, and is driven by a forward-looking and entrepreneurial spirit. We teach our students to master the essential tools and skills of the architect, while simultaneously encouraging them to think broadly and creatively about how these tools and skills might be used in the future.

Thanks to IE School of Architecture and Design international recognition, this bachelor degree has an exclusive internship program that will allow you to gain invaluable work experience in some of the most prestigious studios worldwide.

This program provides access to the one-year Master in Architecture, which is required in order to achieve professional licensure in Spain and the European Union.

The Bachelor in Architectural Studies is fully compliant with the Bologna Process, and is accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
DURATION

5 years

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Segovia

Intake

September

Mode of study

Full-time

Format

In-person

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Agility, flexibility and fluidity are key to navigating today’s increasingly digital, constantly changing world.

At IE University we have developed Liquid Learning, a unique and evidence-based educational model that transcends conventional learning methodologies and platforms by fusing physical and digital learning spaces so that you can access first-rate education, no matter where you are.

In the particular case of the Bachelor in Architectural Studies, you are expected to attend your classes in person. However, if you are unable to attend for justifiable reasons, you have the possibility to participate remotely as a temporary solution.

LOCATION

If you choose to study the Bachelor in Architectural Studies, you will study the five years in Segovia

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Fact Sheet

Program

Bachelor in Architectural Studies

Duration

5 years

Language

English

Centres of study and Number of places

Escuela Técnica Superior de Estudios Integrados de Arquitectura (Segovia) – 40 places

Credits

Total number of credits: 300 ECTS*

Distribution of credits and subjects**:

Core subjects – 66 ECTS

Mandatory subjects – 228 ECTS

Final Project – 6 ECTS

Area of knowledge

Architecture, Construction, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering

Teaching methodology

Face-to-face

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RUCT

Assurance agency

ACSUCYL*** – Buscador Títulos Oficiales

 

*European Credit Transfer System

**The character of the subjects is defined by the Spanish legislation

***Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Castilla y León

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Program Overview

Why study the Bachelor in Architectural Studies at IE University?

PROGRAM RECOGNITION

TAKING YOU TO THE CUTTING EDGE OF ARCHITECTURAL TRENDS

The contemporary architect needs a full visual and verbal communication skill-set. Define strategies, organize projects, lead teams and share your vision on a creative, design-led program. Become an architect for the modern world, ready to innovate and create in every environment.

IN COLLABORATION WITH TOP STUDIOS WORLDWIDE

A core function of the program is to combine classroom learning with real-world work experience. Learn and interact from top studio professionals on their turf during the second semesters of year 2, 3 and 4. With a host of world-wide destinations including magazines, museums, NGOs as well as architecture and design firms, students are sure to find an experience to help them achieve their career goals.

IDEAL ENVIRONMENTS TO COLLABORATE AND EXPERIMENT

The right space spurs the imagination. Our open Design Studios create an innovative learning environment, replicating that of a firm or agency. Our “culture of making” is further emphasised through the “Fab Lab”, a space for students to experiment with digital and traditional woodworking tools to fuel practical constructional understanding. The Fab Lab is divided into two: the digital part with a CNC router, laser cutters and 3D printers, and the other with traditional, hands-on carpentry tools.

A COMBINATION OF IN-DEPTH ARCHITECTURAL FUNDAMENTALS WITH A WIDER REACH

A firm understanding of the fundamentals and the application of architecture to society are key to life as an architect. This knowledge, combined with a design approach, an entrepreneurial mindset, and advanced management and communication skills will make you stand out as a versatile architect, capable of creating innovative environments and spaces.

NAAB International Certification

The Bachelor in Architectural Studies and Master in Architecture offered by the IE School of Architecture and Design at IE University, as well as the former Bachelor in Architecture are being assessed by the NAAB’s International Certification program.

“International Certification” identifies a program as comparable in educational outcomes in all significant aspects to a U.S.-based program and indicates that it provides an educational experience meeting acceptable standards, even though such program may differ in format or method of delivery. While International Certification is not accreditation, ICert recognition by the NAAB represents that a program of architecture has achieved the highest standard of quality assurance in professional architecture education.

The ICert process consists of three visits by a NAAB team to a program over a minimum of three years. A NAAB assessment team conducted a virtual visit to the IE School of Architecture and Design on 27–29 October 2020. The NAAB Board of Directors voted to advance the program to visit two, which will take place in spring 2022. A decision on whether the program will receive the ICert designation is anticipated in 2023.

The following ICert documents are available for download:

Singapore Accreditation

IE School of Architecture and Design is the first Spanish academic institution to be accredited by Singapore, a country renowned for its innovative and vibrant approach to architecture. With this accreditation, our graduates will be able to work with the same footing as graduates from the two Singaporean schools of architecture and expand their global employment opportunities.

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THE FAB LAB

The Fabrication Laboratory or “Fab Lab” is an important part of our “culture of making.” It is a space for students to experiment with digital and traditional shop tools to fuel practical constructional understanding. The Fab Lab is divided into two: the digital part with a CNC router, laser cutters and 3D printers, and the other with traditional, hands-on carpentry tools.

This gives you the chance to put your work together in a computerized format, allowing you to make any necessary alterations to your design while also providing you with a platform to incorporate this function into other creations.

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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

There is a wide variety of programs on offer in the School of Architecture and Design. The five-year Bachelor in Architectural Studies degree qualifies participants to be fully professional architects, while our masters and specialized programs allow students to further their career development. All degrees place emphasis on direct and continuous contact with leading international professionals in architecture and design, providing our students with the experience they need to make their mark in the industry.

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PARTNERS, EXCHANGE, INTERNSHIPS

IE School of Architecture and Design understands the importance of collaboration on our community. Recognizing and appreciating diverse, international outlooks through global partnerships as well as study and work abroad programs enhances the overall academic experience.

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