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Fundamentals Of Architecture + Master’s In Architecture Madrid

Become the architect of the future with a programme that’s fully updated with European regulations—and ready to open doors for you.

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Highlights

Universidad Europea is the only Spanish university and the first European one to be accredited by international associations RIBA and NAAB.

  • Face to face
  • Start: 20 sep. 2021
  • 5 years
  • 300 ECTS
  • Official degree
  • Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • School of Architecture, Engineering and Design
  • Villaviciosa de Odón

INNOVATIVE ACADEMIC MODEL

Universidad Europea is committed to driving cutting-edge innovation in the professions of tomorrow. To that end, we offer the most up-to-date and complete architectural training, taught in either Spanish or English. We propose a plan with two levels of learning— a bachelor's degree and a master’s degree—so that when you join the world of work you have a 360-degree view of the field. We believe that completing your training in two stages is fundamental to professional development. You will start out taking your first steps into the architecture universe and the impact it has, to later take the leap and grow as a professional during your master’s degree, with new classmates and teachers who will complete and enrich your learning experience. You will learn by doing, with more than 3,600 hours dedicated to working on projects. This includes guided training in the latest technologies: the BIM methodology, digital fabrication and virtual reality, integrating them into students’ day-to-day in an organic way. The programme also incorporates, for example, sustainability and energy-efficiency issues or landscaping techniques, when relevant for the overall project. You won't need to seek any additional training outside your degree, as the new study plan includes all the latest trends.

Accredited by the NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)

First Private University in Spain to obtain this international seal. We meet the standards established in the USA and Canada, enabling you to work there as an architect upon graduation.

Accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

This accreditation certifies that our training is comparable to architecture programmes at universities such as Oxford or Yale. You’ll be able to work as an architect at a British studio, either in the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth.

DIGITAL TOOLS

Integrated training in digital tools across all subjects: BIM Methodology, Drawing, Projects and Urbanism. Work exactly how you’d work in a studio.

TOP-NOTCH FACILITIES

The FIRST BIM LAB on a university campus. Paired with the FAB LAB and the XR LAB, you’ll be able to develop and track your projects at a professional level at every phase.

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National and International Awards

Students, alumni and faculty have received six COAM Prizes, and have held 11 exhibitions at the Venice Biennale and two at Archiprix International.

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First to integrate BIM

The first Spanish university to integrate the BIM methodology into its study plan and to have a BIM Lab.

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International accreditations

Work anywhere in the world with a bachelor’s degree backed by RIBA and NAAB certifications.

OUR ACADEMIC MODEL

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

This experiential learning takes shape through a project-based learning methodology. It is a learning model based on ‘doing’, reflecting on ‘what is done’, and asking ‘what for’ and ‘why’.

In order to effectively teach any discipline in the STEAM field, we use a project-based methodology focused on integrated learning that interrelates scientific and technical knowledge to offer comprehensive professional training.

The development of analytical skills, a scientific mindset and a strong sense of creativity are key in the digital age and the professions of the future.

SIMULATED ENVIRONMENTS

Our classes go where the real world cannot. Thanks to the facilities and technology present in our laboratories and simulated spaces, architecture students take on real-world situations in a controlled, safe and interdisciplinary environment, making them feel more secure and self-confident in their practice.

An example of this is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) classroom, where we work with the BIM methodology that’s become standard across the globe. This methodology facilitates the simulation of every phase of a project’s life cycle (whether related to architecture and/or city planning) to study its behaviour from the perspective of energy, structure, etc.

METHODOLOGY

The HyFlex experiential learning model responds to the digitalisation of higher education with a new educational ecosystem that combines in-person teaching with a virtual classroom in a flexible and frictionless way. In this model, all subjects feature a practical component, an extended classroom and a digital block. Experiential learning forms the basis of this model, in which you will learn by doing with an integrated and multidisciplinary approach that prepares you for a diverse and international world. Experiential learning allows you to acquire the knowledge, competencies and skills needed to thrive in your future profession and tackle any obstacles to social and digital transformation.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CLASSROOM

THE EXTENDED CLASSROOM

The pandemic has transformed the way we teach. For this reason, technology including cameras, microphones and interactive whiteboards is present in all of our classrooms. This allows us to integrate in-person and virtual classrooms to create a new learning environment that facilitates interactions between in-person and remote students and their professors. This is an immersive experience that allows students and professors to fully interact and participate from wherever they may be.

THE VIRTUALISATION OF LEARNING BY DOING

Putting theory into practice doesn’t just take place in our laboratories and simulation spaces, and is complemented by virtual labs and simulations. You’ll have access to specialised software and virtual reality resources that allow you to continue practicing as many times as you like.

DIGITAL BLOCK

A digital space where our students can access additional and complementary training. Students can access digital, exclusive and differential content such as workshops, webinars and interactive resources that are designed by our top professors along with the participation of renowned professionals in the sector.

PROJECT: ARE: Architecture for the Rural Enviroment

Our students developed an initial architectural analysis and proposal as well as a final, full-scale proposal for a joint project in the subjects of ‘Integrated Projects I and II’ in the Bachelor’s in Fundamentals of Architecture. The overarching objective is to carry out a comprehensive educational experience: from the architectural ideation, to the contextualisation of the proposal, its design, usability, technical solutions and, finally, the details and construction of the model itself.

Thank you to the team: Marina Salis, Maria Brasiliense, Nicolle Da Silva, Roberta Martinez, Lore Lya Labropoulos, Andrea Arbayza, Fiorella Gaseo, Jennyfer Alvarado, Licelio Massano, Katia Veramendi, Allyson Vila Nicoles Zaga, Karol Prado, loanna Richani, Ana Rodriguez, Alessandro Mazzi, Elina Lehmusvuo, Elisa Wilcock, Stella Lembcke, Tymaa lsaa.

MASTER’S IN ARCHITECTURE

For professional training of the highest quality, enrol on our master’s degree and acquire the necessary skills to practise as an architect anywhere in the world. Our combined Bachelor’s in Fundamentals of Architecture + Master’s in Architecture has been officially recognised since 20xx. Universidad Europea was one of the first universities to update their study plan in order to be in line with the rest of Europe and the needs of the architect of the future. We’re backed by years of experience, the recognition of all the main international institutions and, most importantly, the satisfaction of our students and everything they’ve accomplished. All of this is the mark of a high-quality education that is specifically designed to train the very best architects. Alumni Pablo Diego Pastor has won first place in the annual ranking of Best Architecture Students in Spain 2020, based on his CV, portfolio, contests and other achievements recognised by the Spanish Society of Academic Excellence (SEDEA).

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UNIVERSITY LIFE

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Student clubs and societies

Extracurricular initiatives organised by students, for students.

You’re not just passionate about architecture, but also art, engineering, design and much more.

Lore Lobropoulos

Student, Bachelor’s in Fundamentals of Architecture

The Bachelor’s in Fundamentals of Architecture drives innovation and research as part of the creative process.

Francisco García

Student, Bachelor’s in Fundamentals of Architecture

From the very beginning, the student is immersed into the professional world and fully prepared for their future.

Beatriz Inglés

Professor, Bachelor’s in Fundamentals of Architecture

My greatest reward as a teacher is being able to transmit my enthusiasm for architecture and see my students progress.

Juan Carlos García

Professor, Bachelor’s in Fundamentals of Architecture

STUDY PLAN

More than 3,600 hours of hands-on workshops in which you’ll learn by working on real projects. We have the most innovative and up-to-date proposal for you to prepare to become an architect of the future. Your study plan will integrate all the digital tools and knowledge you’ll need, covered in: BIM Methodology, Drawing, Projects and Urbanism, among others. In addition to Drawing, Projects and Urbanism, we offer integrative workshops across all areas of knowledge relevant to the architecture profession. These workshops account for every possible aspect of a project, starting with the basics and advancing as you progress in the course.

PRIMER CURSO / FIRST YEAR
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9956001101 Matemáticas Aplicadas 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
9956001102 Habilidades Comunicativas 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
9956001103 Introducción a la Arquitectura y Arte Contemporáneos 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE AND ART
9956001104 Dibujo Arquitectónico 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING
9956001105 Taller de Dibujo Integrado 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
INTEGRATED DRAWING WORKSHOP
9956001106 Física de los Procesos 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
PROCESS PHYSICS
9956001107 Construcción I: Sistemas 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
CONSTRUCTION I: SYSTEMS
9956001108 Bases de la Urbanística 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
URBAN DEVELOPMENT BASICS
9956001109 Geometría Arquitectónica 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
ARCHITECTURAL GEOMETRY
9956001110 Taller de Dibujo Integrado II 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
INTEGRATED DRAWING WORKSHOP II
SEGUNDO CURSO / SECOND YEAR
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9956001201 Construcción II: Materiales 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
CONSTRUCTION II: MATERIALS
9956001202 Mecánica de las Estructuras 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
9956001203 Arquitectura y Arte de los Siglos XX y XXI 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
ARCHITECTURE AND ART OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES
9956001204 Taller de Dibujo Integrado III 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
INTEGRATED DRAWING WORKSHOP III
9956001205 Taller de Proyectos G1 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
PROJECTS WORKSHOP G1
9956001206 Técnicas de Acondicionamiento 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
CONDITIONING TECHNIQUES
9956001207 Análisis de Estructuras 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
9956001208 Áreas Urbanas y Diseño Sostenible 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
URBAN AREAS AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
9956001209 Taller de Dibujo Integrado IV 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
INTEGRATED DRAWING WORKSHOP IV
9956001210 Taller de Proyectos G2 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
PROJECTS WORKSHOP G2
TERCER CURSO / THIRD YEAR
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9956001301 Instalaciones en la Edificación 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
BUILDING INSTALLATIONS
9956001302 Gestión Empresarial 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
9956001303 Ordenación de la Ciudad 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
URBAN PLANNING
9956001304 Taller de Integración I 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
INTEGRATION WORKSHOP I
9956001305 Taller de Proyectos G3 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
PROJECTS WORKSHOP G3
9956001306 Construcción III: Estructura 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
CONSTRUCTION III: STRUCTURES
9956001307 Dimensionado de Estructuras 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
STRUCTURAL DIMENSIONING
9956001308 Historia del Arte y la Arquitectura I 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE I
9956001309 Taller de Integración II 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
INTEGRATION WORKSHOP II
9956001310 Taller de Proyectos G4 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
PROJECTS WORKSHOP G4
CUARTO CURSO / FOURTH YEAR
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9956001401 Inglés General 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
GENERAL ENGLISH
9956001402 Construcción IV: Envolventes 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
CONSTRUCTION IV: ENCLOSURES
9956001403 Historia del Arte y la Arquitectura II 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE II
9956001404 Taller de Proyecto - Ciudad 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
PROJECT WORKSHOP: CITY
9956001405 Taller de Proyectos G5 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
PROJECTS WORKSHOP G5
9956001406 Sistemas Técnicos 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
TECHNICAL SYSTEMS
9956001407 Diseño de Estructuras y Cimentaciones 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
STRUCTURAL AND FOUNDATIONS DESIGN
9956001408 Deontología y Valoraciones 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
DEONTOLOGY AND ASSESSMENTS
9956001409 Taller de Proyectos G6 12 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
PROJECTS WORKSHOP G6
QUINTO CURSO / FITH YEAR
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9956001501 Prácticas Profesionales I 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
INTERNSHIP I
9956001502 Prácticas Profesionales II 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
INTERNSHIP II
9956001503 Sostenibilidad en el Entorno Construido 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
SUSTAINABILITY IN THE BUILDING ENVIRONMENT
9956001504 Taller de Proyectos G7 12 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
PROJECTS WORKSHOP G7
9956001505 Expresión Gráfica I+D 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
R&D+i GRAPHIC EXPRESSION
9956001506 Taller de Proyectos de Tecnología 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS WORKSHOP
9956001507 Proyecto Territorial y Paisaje 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
LAND AND LANDSCAPE PROJECT
9956001508 Trabajo Fin de Grado 12 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
GRADUATION PROJECT

Programa de estudios máster

PRIMER CURSO / FIRST YEAR
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9903002101 TALLER DE PROYECTOS DE TECNOLOGÍA M1 8 OBLIGATORIA  
 
9903002102 TALLER DE PROYECTOS M1 12 OBLIGATORIA  
 
9903002103 PROYECTO FIN DE CARRERA 30 OBLIGATORIA  
 
9903002801 URBANISMO DIGITAL 4 OPTATIVA  
 
9903002802 CONSTRUCCIÓN INDUSTRIALIZADA 6 OPTATIVA  
 
9903002803 ARQUITECTURA BIOCLIMÁTICA Y BIOMIMÉTICA 5 OPTATIVA  
 

Key skills on this programme

General competencies

The General Competencies (GCs) to be acquired by students in the Bachelor’s in Fundamentals of Architecture include those required by Ministerial Order EDU/2075/2010, of 29 July, which sets forth the requirements for the verification of Official University Degrees that enable graduates to practise the profession of Architect. ‘Section 3.1.: Competencies to be Acquired by Students in Official Undergraduate Programmes’ (Annex) lists the following, laid out in Table 1:

  • General Competencies (GCs): (General Competencies of the Official Bachelor’s Degree: Ministerial Order EDU/2075/2010, of 29 July)
  • GC1 - Discover the history and theories of architecture, as well as that of the arts, technologies and human sciences related to it.
  • GC2 - Understand the role of fine arts as an influencing factor on the quality of architectural conception.
  • GC3 - Discover urban planning and techniques applied in the planning process.
  • GC4 - Understand the problems present in the structural, construction and engineering processes in building projects, as well as techniques for solving them.
  • GC5 - Understand the physical problems, the different technologies and the function of buildings, so as to be able to equip them with internal conditions that are comfortable and resistant to climate factors.
  • GC6 - Discover the relevant industries, organisations, regulations and procedures in order to present building projects and integrate blueprints into planning.
  • CG7 - Understand the relationships between people and buildings, between buildings and their environment, as well as the need to relate buildings to the spaces around them according to human needs and scale.

Specific competencies

Academic calendar

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Internships

External internship regulations

Internships are a key component of your training. Acquiring experience after what you have learnt in your degree is the best way to enter the employment market. There are two types of internships: curricular—which are included in your study plan—and extracurricular—which you can do on a voluntary basis.

In order to complete curricular internships in companies, you will need to have 50% of the credits approved and to register the subject before starting your internship. These internships are monitored by the company and the internship coordinator, and interim and final reports are prepared for evaluation.

If you want to take your work experience to the next level before finishing your university education, you can pursue an extra-curricular internship. You can do them in any academic year, but keep in mind that internships are a formative complement to your studies; therefore, the more knowledge you have acquired throughout your studies, the more you will benefit from the internship experience.

Career opportunities

Bachelor’s in Fundamentals of Architecture. Leader at a company in the area of construction, urban planning, design or cultural management. Intrapreneur of innovative and creative projects at an architecture company, or entrepreneur of your own business (related or not to architecture). Real estate consultant specialised in management, planning, purchase and sale of land and buildings. Professional in the public sector—after passing the Public Service exam—at the municipal, regional, state and/or European level.

  • Management (mid-level or executive).
  • Building.
  • Construction.
  • Interior design.
  • Engineering.
  • Quality technician.

Architecture studio.

  • Construction management.
  • Project management.

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  • Health and safety coordinator.
  • Judicial expert.
  • Model maker.
  • Structural designer.
  • Facility designer.
  • Conservator and restorer of heritage sites.
  • Energy certifier and technical inspector of buildings.
  • Ephemeral architect.
  • Decor & exhibitions.
  • 3D infographic set designer.
  • Landscaper.
  • Designers of products and furniture.
  • Architecture photographer.
  • BIM manager.
  • Museography.
  • Sustainability and energy.
  • Publishing sector.
  • Industrial/fashion/product design.
  • Construction companies.
  • Real estate companies.
  • New technologies related to information and graphic representation.

  • Secondary education.
  • Advanced vocational training.
  • Architecture critic.
  • Writer for educational architecture publication.
  • Researcher.
  • Local administration.
  • National administration.
  • Architect for the tax agency.
  • Land registry.
  • Ministry of Development, Culture, etc.
  • Municipal architect.
  • National heritage.
  • Facility management.
  • Property management.
  • Wealth management.
  • Appraisals.

Career Opportunities PDF

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Talent is rewarded.

Our alumni work in companies such as:

  • Norman Foster Foundation
  • Rafael De La-Hoz Arquitectos
  • Estudio Guadiana, Porras, La Casta
  • Marcos Corrales Lantero_ Architect
  • Gutiérrez–Delafuente Arquitectos
  • Azootea Arquitectura
  • Colmenares Vilata Arquitectos
  • B+R Arquitectos Asociados

Admissions process in Madrid

Choosing what to study is one of the most important decisions you will make. That is why we have an advisory team who will guide you at every step of the way.

Start your future at Universidad Europea.

You can become a student at Universidad Europea in three easy steps.

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Admission exams.

Start your admission process by calling 917407272 or completing the admission form in link below.

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Place reservation.

Once you have been admitted, secure your place by paying the reservation fee.

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Enrollment.

Submit the required documents to formalise your enrollment.

Credit recognition and centre transfers

You don’t have to stick with something you don’t like. That’s why we’ve designed specific plans for credit recognition and transfers. Request your online credit recognition review free of charge, transfer your academic file and start studying at Universidad Europea.

Application for admission

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New student profile and how to enrol on this programme

If architecture is your calling—both in its artistic dimension and in its technical aspect—the Bachelor’s in Fundamentals of Architecture + Master’s in Architecture from Universidad Europea is designed for you.

Studying architecture in Madrid is a big and important decision. Architects are technicians, but also artists. They are people who are innately attuned to the aesthetics of shapes: they are creative and imaginative by nature. Some of these skills can be learned, but others will be intrinsic to the student. You will work on developing and perfecting these during your years of training.

Admissions requirements

You are eligible to enrol on the Bachelor's in Fundamentals of Architecture + Master’s in Architecture with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Regulations on credit transfer and application

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Academic quality

Universidad Europea boasts a wide range of recognitions that guarantee its academic quality. For example, it has been awarded the following prestigious awards: the European Seal of Excellence 500+, Quali-cert and Madrid Excelente. In the international QS Stars accreditation rating, Universidad Europea has obtained a total of four out of five stars. This external accreditation system determines the level of excellence achieved by universities in various areas. Universidad Europea has achieved the maximum score of five stars in Employability, Teaching, Facilities and Social Responsibility.

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Quality and Innovation in the 21st Century

Innovation is at the core of our University’s educational offering, which is constantly adapted to the needs and expectations of our students. Innovation is also integrated into the development of the University’s entire learning process, with the implementation of new technologies and teaching methodologies in the classroom. All students have a personal mentor who accompanies them to ensure the progressive development of their emotional intelligence and of certain cross-disciplinary skills necessary for their future professional practice.

Internal quality assurance system

Access the Quality Assurance System documentation here.

Link to the University’s regulations

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Process results

Main degree results.

Student Services

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