Bachelor in Architectural StudiesMake meaningful environments
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.
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.
- the head of their own firm
- a sustainability expert
- an urban design specialist
- part of a major architecture or engineering studio
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).
LIQUID LEARNING AT IE UNIVERSITY
Find out more about our Liquid Learning Model.
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.
If you choose to study the Bachelor in Architectural Studies, you will study the five years in Segovia
Bachelor in Architectural Studies
Centres of study and Number of places
Escuela Técnica Superior de Estudios Integrados de Arquitectura (Segovia) – 40 places
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
Spanish ministry’s registry of universities, centres and degrees
*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
6THARCHITECTURE PROGRAMSYOUTH INCORPORATED, GLOBAL UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2021
Education with breadth and depth
Our Bachelor of Architectural studies combines the core architectural coursework with additional modules dedicated to design entrepreneurship, experimentation, management, and alternative modes of professional practice. This rich combination of experiences will prepare you to respond to the complex challenges of the future, and to set your own professional path.
An environment of creativity
Students learn through immersion in a vibrant studio setting that encourages creativity and dynamic learning. In the Design Studio, students use the idea-sparking environment to exchange ideas, collaborate, take risks and innovate.
Backed by the IE School of Architecture and Design
Design, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are at the heart of the School. Take a creative approach to your education among a professional community of like-minded visionaries. Solve challenges with a critical eye and cross the boundaries of traditional thinking, opening yourself up to a world of design potential.
International guest speakers
Every year, the IE School of Architecture and Design gives host to outstanding industry experts and cross-field pioneers. Get a fresh look at new ideas with boundary-breaking design approaches that tackle contemporary architectural challenges.
A global perspective
See the world through global eyes. The Bachelor in Architectural Studies is one of the world’s most international programs, with rich course content and visionary learning methodologies. You’ll get the chance to explore international perspectives in study abroad programs or through international internship opportunities.
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
“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:
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.
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.Explore the Fab Lab
IE School of Architecture & Design
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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