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STUDY PLAN

1st Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Design Studio 1: Idea and Form
Type Basic
ECTS 6
Graphic Communication 1
Type Basic
ECTS 6
Applied Mathematics in Architecture 1
Type Basic
ECTS 6
IE Module: Introduction to Management
Type Core
ECTS 6

2nd Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Design Studio 2: Form and Material
Type Basic
ECTS 6
Graphic Communication 2
Type Basic
ECTS 6
Architectural Geometry 1
Type Basic
ECTS 6
Architecture Histories and Contexts
Type Core
ECTS 3
Applied Physics in Architecture 1
Type Basic
ECTS 6
IE Module: Interpersonal Skills
Type Core
ECTS 3

ANUAL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Digital Tools and Operations
Type Basic
ECTS 6

1st Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Design Studio 3: Experience
Type Core
ECTS 9
Architectural Geometry 2
Type Basic
ECTS 6
Applied Mathematics in Architecture 2
Type Basic
ECTS 3
Construction Systems and Applications
Type Core
ECTS 6
Structural Types 1
Type Core
ECTS 3
Experimentation Workshop 1
Type Core
ECTS 3

2nd Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Design Studio 4: Program
Type Core
ECTS 9
Structural Calculations 1
Type Core
ECTS 3
Environmental Systems and Strategies 1
Type Core
ECTS 6
Introduction to Urban and Regional Studies
Type Basic
ECTS 6
Applied Physics in Architecture 2
Type Basic
ECTS 3
Design Entrepreneurship Workshop 1
Type Core
ECTS 3

1st Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Design Studio 5: Technique
Type Core
ECTS 9
Construction Systems and Applications 2
Type Core
ECTS 6
Architecture History and Theory 1
Type Core
ECTS 3
Structural Types 2
Type Core
ECTS 3
Urban Strategies 1
Type Core
ECTS 6
Experimentation Workshop 2
Type Core
ECTS 3

2nd Semester: OPTIONAL OFF-SITE INTERNSHIPS MARCH-JUNE

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Design Studio 6: The Existing
Type Core
ECTS 9
Structural Calculations 2
Type Core
ECTS 3
Environmental Systems and Strategies 2
Type Core
ECTS 6
Construction Systems and Applications 3
Type Core
ECTS 6
Architecture History and Theory 2
Type Core
ECTS 3
Design Entrepreneurship Workshop 2
Type Core
ECTS 3

1st Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Design Studio 7: Aggregation
Type Core
ECTS 9
IE Module: Ethics
Type Core
ECTS 3
Professional Deontology
Type Core
ECTS 3
Construction Systems and Applications 4
Type Core
ECTS 6
Architecture History and Theory 3
Type Core
ECTS 3
Urban Management
Type Core
ECTS 3
Experimentation Workshop 3
Type Core
ECTS 3

2nd Semester: OPTIONAL OFF-SITE INTERNSHIPS MARCH-JUNE

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Design Studio 8: Territory
Type Core
ECTS 9
Advanced Architectural Graphics
Type Core
ECTS 6
Advanced Structures and Foundations
Type Core
ECTS 6
Architecture History and Theory 4
Type Core
ECTS 3
Urban Strategies 2
Type Core
ECTS 3
Design Entrepreneurship Workshop 3
Type Core
ECTS 3

1st Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Alternative Practices: Landscape and Environment
Type Core
ECTS 6
Alternative Practices: Digital Studies
Type Core
ECTS 6
Alternative Practices: Mangement and Entrepreneurship
Type Core
ECTS 6
Alternative Practices: Design
Type Core
ECTS 6
Alternative Practices: Urban Infrastructure
Type Core
ECTS 6

2nd Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Design Studio 9: Synthesis
Type Core
ECTS 15
Advanced Technical Studies
Type Core
ECTS 9
Capstone Project
Type Core
ECTS 6

MODULE 1

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Advanced Design Studio
Type Core
ECTS 12
Advanced Construction Workshop 1
Type Core
ECTS 4
Thesis Project: Module 1
Type Final Project
ECTS 4

MODULE 2

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Creativity and Organization
Type Core
ECTS 4
Strategy
Type Core
ECTS 4
Project Management
Type Core
ECTS 3
Advanced Construction Workshop 2
Type Core
ECTS 4
Thesis Project: Module 2
Type Final Project
ECTS 6

MODULE 3

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Thesis Project: Module 3
Type Final Project
ECTS 20
Components
Credits
Basic Courses
66
Core Courses
228
Final projects
6
Credits needed to graduate
300

*This study plan may be subject to change.

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ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES IN A NUTSHELL

First Year

Your journey into the world of architecture begins as soon as you arrive on campus. A coordinated sequence of Design Studio and Graphic Communication courses will teach you a vocabulary of architectural operations, and the tools to represent them properly in architectural graphic language. You will also study the latest digital tools, and will ground your studies in a broader context with an introductory course in architecture history. In your applied math and physics coursework, you’ll prepare yourself for the structural and environmental calculations you will undertake later, and will come to understand the principles that underpin the technical component of architecture. In addition, you will have the chance to work on real-life projects by applying for one of our IEU Labs, like the d-Lab, which will allow you to participate in the design and construction of real projects near our campus in Segovia.

Second Year

In your second year of study you will broaden your focus to include building technologies, with an introduction to the world of building construction, structures, and environmental technologies. You will also begin to address the city and the region in your introduction to Urban Studies coursework. All these concerns are synthesized in Design Studio, where you will explore how architectural elements and operations can create different experiences, and how architecture can accommodate-or even generate—new uses. You will also start the Experimentation and Design Entrepreneurship workshops, and develop your creativity by stepping outside the boundaries of architecture to work in photography, film, and site-specific art. In this year you will explore entrepreneurship and discover that it goes beyond starting your own studio.

Third Year

Design Studio in third year deals with an exploration of building systems and materials, and also with the challenge of working within existing built contexts. You’ll strengthen this work by broadening your knowledge of structures and environmental technologies. In your Architecture History and Theory coursework, meanwhile, you will experience a global approach to architecture, with a survey of architecture across centuries and cultures. For the next two years, you will continue your practical experience by having the chance participate in our international internship program, and to work directly with leading architects and designers in the field.

Fourth Year

With your shift to Madrid, your studies will increasingly come to focus on the city as a central element of study. Design Studio will deal with collective housing in the urban context, and with the role of architecture on the scale of the broader territory. This work will be linked with real-world global challenges, as part of the IE Module. Urban Management and Urban Strategies will complement this focus. During your fourth year you will also have a chance to learn the latest digital technologies and continue to deepen your understanding of building structures and foundations. In Architecture History, meanwhile, you will analyze, appreciate, and evaluate the development of modern architecture from the Enlightenment to the present day.

Fifth Year: Applications

In your final year in the bachelor degree, you will begin by exploring the broad range of areas in which architects can apply their skills, through our unique one-class-at-a-time Alternative Practices sequence, in which students participate in a series of short design workshops, each focusing on a different area of expertise, such as Landscape and Environment, The City, Management and Entrepreneurship, and Design, or Digital Studies. In second semester, you will undertake a complex and comprehensive architectural project, with special emphasis on real-world challenges and building constraints. The second semester also features the Capstone Project, an individually-driven research project that serves as a culmination of your academic and intellectual experience. You will follow your own area of interest in architecture, and will work with a faculty advisor to develop research on that topic.

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