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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Architecture


The master's degree in Architecture qualifies graduates for professional practice in architecture. It aims to provide advanced knowledge that furthers the learning acquired on the degree in Architecture Studies or equivalent. It provides solid training that may be furthered in three areas: habitat, heritage and the city. Students work in multidisciplinary workshops on spatial projects that approach contemporary problems from the standpoint of sustainability.
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Introduction

Duration and start date
1 academic year, 60 ECTS credits. Starting September and February
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding academic fees and degree certificate fee, €2,530 (€3,795 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction

Subjects will be taught in Catalan or Spanish, depending on the student's level of comprehension and on the teaching objectives of the master's degree course.

Location
Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV)

Admission

General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements
The master's degree in Architecture is reserved exclusively for:
  • graduates of the degree in Architecture Studies from a Spanish universities.
  • graduates who fulfill the conditions outlined in Ministerial Order EDU/2075/2010, of 29 July, and in the Resolution of the General Secretariat for Universities of 28 July, 2010.
Places
60 September + 40 February
Pre-enrolment
Pre-enrolment period open.
How to pre-enrol
Enrolment
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities
Graduates of the master's degree are generally employed as managers or as experts working on teams in areas and activities related to architecture, particularly building construction and urbanism.
  • Design and management of architectural works.
  • Rehabilitation of buildings and urban spaces.
  • Restoration of buildings that are listed or protected for their environmental, historical or artistic value.
  • Design and management of urbanism works.
  • Spatial planning.
  • Drafting of ordinances and urban plans on different scales.
  • Management of land, landscape and the environment.
  • Design and management of building works. Civil works.
  • Design, calculation and management of structures, installations and building systems.
  • Environmental impact studies of structures, installations and building systems.
  • Diagnosis of the energy consumption of buildings and urban spaces.
  • Teaching and research.
Competencies

Generic competencies

Generic competencies are the skills that graduates acquire regardless of the specific course or field of study. The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English), teamwork and proper use of information resources.

On completion of the master's degree, graduates will have acquired the following competencies:
  • An aptitude for conceiving, calculating and designing building structures and integrating them into existing buildings and urban areas.
  • An aptitude for conceiving, calculating, designing and implementing systems for the division of interiors, carpentry, stairs and other finishing work and integrating them into existing buildings and urban areas.
  • An aptitude for conceiving, calculating, designing and erecting enclosures, roofs and other structural work and integrating them into existing buildings and urban areas.
  • An aptitude for conceiving, calculating, designing and installing water supply, sewage, heating and air conditioning systems and integrating them into existing buildings and urban areas.
  • An aptitude for conceiving and developing basic and detailed designs, sketches and drafts.
  • An aptitude for conceiving and developing urban design.
  • An aptitude for conceiving and developing construction site management.
  • An aptitude for the functional programming of buildings and urban spaces.
  • An aptitude for intervention in and conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of built heritage.
  • An aptitude for architectural criticism.
  • The ability to draft and manage urban plans on any scale.

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