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Architecture and construction engineering

Degree courses in this field are divided into two types:

  1. single-cycle second degree courses (5 years), and
  2. two-cycle degree courses (a first degree course lasting three-years, plus a second degree course of a two-year duration).

Students who choose the three-year option can decide to enter the labour market or opt to continue their studies by registering for one of the second degree courses (2 years). In this way, after having passed the national exam licensing to the profession, students may join the same professional register of architects as those who have completed the single-cycle five- year degree course.

A) Architecture and construction engineering

Single-cycle second degree course (5 years), or two-cycle degree courses: first degree course (3 years) plus second degree course (2 years).

Graduates of this degree course must:

  1. possess thorough knowledge of the history of architecture and building, and related tools and stylistic forms;
  2. acquire knowledge of the technical, scientific, methodological and operational aspects of mathematics and of the other sciences fundamental to the subject matter;
  3. be able to use their knowledge to thoroughly interpret and describe complex problems in the field, as well as those problems requiring a more interdisciplinary approach;
  4. possess thorough knowledge of the technical, scientific, methodological and operational aspects of the disciplines pertaining to the course chosen, and also be able to use this knowledge to identify and solve complex problems regarding architecture and building, as well as problems regarding a more interdisciplinary approach;
  5. have an understanding of business culture and professional ethics.

B) Sciences of architecture and construction engineering

Graduates from the three-year first degree course must:

  1. possess adequate knowledge of the history of architecture and building, and related tools and stylistic forms;
  2. have acquired knowledge of the methodological and operational aspects of mathematics and of the other sciences fundamental to the subject matter, and be able to use this knowledge to interpret and describe problems related to architecture and building;
  3. possess adequate knowledge of the methodological and operational aspects regarding the disciplines pertaining to the course chosen, and also be able to use this knowledge to identify and solve architecture and building problems of by using up-to-date methods, techniques and tools;
  4. have an adequate understanding of cost calculations and of the whole process for the production of building materials.