official title Grado en Fundamentos de la Arquitectura
duration / ECTS 5 + 1 years / 300 + 60 ECTS
places / campus 35 / Moncada - Alfara
teaching languages English
learning outcomes Competences

Our students receive Spanish training for free.

transversal competences

The degree provides a program of competences related to the employability and entrepreneurship.

academic fee and finance

See also the tuition fees of this degree. The San Pablo CEU University Foundation is the educational institution that allocate more money in Spain for investment in scholarships and grants.

What makes us different?

1. The international dimension

We offer 100% English education, so that you will build your skills to study and work in an international environment. And we are aware that Spanish is the second language in the world and its knowledge strengthen your employability in Europe and America.

Therefore we help you with the following tools:

  • The subjects will be taught 100% in English.
  • We will offer you free additional Spanish lessons to improve your level and to better seize the opportunity to internationalize your profile.
  • We offer you the International Week, a week integrated in the academic calendar in which we host the visit of professors and students from Universities from all over Europe. We work on a common matter and workshops, conferences and architecture contest are proposed, entirely in English. More information about the International Week

Since the Spanish architecture is worldwide recognized, our will is share with you all this tradition and innovation.

2. Internships at Europe's most important architecture studios

We offer professional internships at the main European architecture studios: Aires Mateus and João A. Rocha (Portugal), Müller Sigrist (Switzerland), Vazquez Consuegra, Cruz and Ortiz and OAB Ferrater (Spain), McCullough-Mulvin (Ireland), Merom Architects (Sweden), Mjølk (Czech Rep.), etc. We can guarantee international internships, if you want to do them.

3. Guest teachers of international prestige and more

To our strong workforce of teachers we must add a significant list of guest professionals. Over the past few years we have hosted guest teachers of such importance as Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, Javier García Solera, Rafael de la Hoz, Ignacio Vicens or Carme Pinós.

Class work is supplemented by other valuable activities:

  • Conferences and Workshops with prominent architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Cruz and Ortiz, Josep Llinàs, Emilio Tuñón...
  • Thematic workshops: Urban Green Infrastructure, Construction-space-light, Modular housing...
  • Cycles and seminars: International Week, Portuguese Architecture Cycle, Architectural Models Seminar, Cinema and Architecture Seminar...
  • Study tours to learn about the architecture of Italy, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Portugal...
  • Involvement of students in projects of architectural innovation at a high level, such as the participation in the two editions of the Solar Decathlon Europe
4. The learning methodology.

We use a unique approach to teach architecture, based on the case method. Through this methodology, students will apply the theoretical knowledge to a real and concrete project in which they will have to analyze, research and make decisions. Hence, they will acquire an inductive learning process, in addition to the traditional system.

The axis of our studies is the integration of subjects, thanks to the transversality of the teaching methodology between the different disciplines, which accelerates the learning process and the maturation of knowledge by the student.

5. Oriented to the new employability of the architect

We believe that the architect is not born, but made. Therefore, at our school we take care of academics and we train how to develop a profession, and thus we prepare our students to face the labour market with greater solvency.

Besides the traditional skills of an architect, our Grade provides:

  • Intensification in Rehabilitation, Renovation and Architectural Regeneration.
  • We certify your training in Professional Tools: throughout the degree we will teach you the main software used by architects. But not only will you learn how to use them, we will also certify the skills you have acquired: Certificate in Graphic Tools (120 hours: Autocad 2D and 3D, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign), Certificate in Technical Tools (80 hours: Tricalc Structures, Cype Installations, Archimedes budgets, Lider+Calener).
  • CEU Accede: a program to teach you the tools to find a job in the labour market of the 21st century.
  • CEU Emprende: to help you become an entrepreneur and learn how to develop your own workspace.
  • CEU Networking: so that the Service of Information, Internships and Employment, along with former students and companies with which we have agreements, may become the first platform to access to your first job at a national or international level.
  • And, of course, bilingual training to work in English in Spain and in the rest of the world.
What will I learn?

Architecture is a science and also is an art. Architecture is passion and is vocation.
With us, you will learn to:

  • Design and manage the construction or restoration of buildings.
  • Plan the growth of urban areas and their territory.
  • Be sensitive to society's needs and respond according to the place and the time.
  • Stimulate your creativity and develop it with ongoing practical exercises.
  • Calculate structures and facilities of a building, as well as to design its shape and construction process.
  • Use tools which enable drawing, designing and calculating.
  • Take advantage of the new chances for the employability of the architect.


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Final Year Project

The TFG involves students completing their own original research projects that include and expand upon on topics studied on the course and require students to use the skills and abilities they have acquired throughout their degree. The aim of the dissertation is to teach students how to look for, structure, organise and evaluate relevant information in order to help them develop their own opinions, including how to approach topics with a social, scientific, technological or ethical nature, and how to develop their own thoughts, criticisms and logical and creative judgments.

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Visiting Professors

No professors asigned to this degree.

Guided Internships

Mandatory Internships

Voluntary Internships

  • Standards for voluntary internships.

Leading Companies


Are you interested in taking part in a mobility exchange during the academic year 2017/18 under the Erasmus+ scheme?

Download the following documents to obtain information on the programme, language tests and recognized language certificates:

For further information, please contact our Mobility Office at

Calendar and timetable


academic calendar

  • academic calendar 2016/2017
  • academic calendar 2015/2016

Exam Calendar in Moncada - Alfara

  • January Exams 16/17


Moncada - Alfara

  • Week Schedule 1st. Degree in Architecture 1 sem. 16/17
  • Week Schedule 1st. Degree in Architecture 2 sem. 16/17

Quality & Standards

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Survey results

Evaluation reports of student satisfaction, PAS and PDI on different aspects of the degree, allow to gather information to identify key strengths and weaknesses of the title and provide relevant data to define improvement plans.

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  • PAS Satisfaction
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We actively participate in an Internal University Quality Guarantee System, which shows what we are doing well as well as where we can improve and monitor our courses.

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  • Normativa de permanencia para titulaciones de Grado
  • Sistema de evaluación continua de la CEU-UCH
  • Normativa general para trabajos fin de Grado (TFG) y trabajos fin de Máster (TFM)
  • Regulatory Framework of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University for Practicum in Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees
  • Regulations on the credit transfer and recognition system at the University CEU Cardenal Herrera
  • Normativa sobre Enseñanzas Propias y Formación Permanente de la Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera
  • Reglamento para el reconocimiento académico en créditos ECTS por la participación en actividades culturales, deportivas, de representación estudiantil, solidarias y de cooperación en los títulos de Grado
  • Normativa de compensación de calificaciones de la Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera
  • Gestión Programa Erasmus Alumnos de Grado
  • Seventh and last examination opportunity – Proceedings