Bachelor's Degree in Architecture | CEU UCH
  • Official study programme: Grado en Fundamentos de la Arquitectura
  • Duration / ECTS credits: 5 years / 300 ECTS credits
  • Number of places / Campus: 35 / Alfara
  • Language: English
  • Learning outcomes: Competencies
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A unique, international, immersive experience based on advanced technical knowledge and study trips. 40 courses, 10 destinations, 5 years and a shared learning resource: travel.

Who is this for?

Students who possess a scientific and practical outlook, an aesthetic sensibility, and an interest in technological progress and artistic trends. Students who want both to examine and to create their surroundings.

Our approach:

Our innovative method uses travel as a resource for learning. Travel is an essential part of the degree programme itself, bringing together different areas of study and ensuring the students get a real feel for the values of the buildings, places, and cultures they visit.

You will become:

An architect with a global outlook, enabling you to undertake an international career while also being keenly aware of how sustainability is the key to transforming the world.

Career opportunities >

What makes us different

1. Learning by traveling.

This is a ground-breaking approach to learning about architecture, by looking at sites and building projects in situ. You’ll learn about the context for which the buildings were designed, how they fit in with their surroundings and particular features of their design. Travelling is food for the soul. Every semester there’ll be a new place to visit and study.

Every year, we choose a different European city and all the courses for that year are taught with its cultural, social, climatic and geographical characteristics in mind. We also invite architects from this city to come to our School to lead an international workshop and explain their vision of the place in which they live and work. Afterwards, we visit the city itself to compare what has been learnt with the reality on the ground.

ArchiTRIPture is about giving our Architecture students a global vision of the profession and the ability to create buildings anywhere in the world. That’s why, we’ll be travelling to places like Barcelona, Zurich, Madrid, and Berlin during the degree.

2. The world in one school

Our architecture school, ESET, is the very definition of international – it has students from 45 different countries and lecturers from 14. That’s why the degree is taught in English. For the practical project development sessions, you can choose to work in English or Spanish, as you’ll work closely with your lecturers as you learn. All our students are different, but they share the same passion for architecture.

At ESET, you’ll find:

  • Small groups: 25 students, enabling us to provide personalized education.
  • Multicultural classes, with students from many different countries, such as Sweden, Germany, Ukraine, Canada, Norway, Kuwait, etc. You’ll be in Spain, but it will feel like you’re in a British or American university.
  • Personalized teaching, via one-to-one tutorials in the project development courses.
  • Educational experiences outside lectures: you'll complement your training with workshops, site visits, trips and also interaction with international architects.
  • International placements, enabling you to get the international professional experience you need. These placements take place at top Spanish and international studios.

3. Your lecturers or real maestros?

Why go to university anyway? Becoming an architect has to be about more than just passing exams. During your time at ESET, your degree will be a journey; your course credits, practical challenges; your lectures, forums for debate. For us, Architecture isn’t about exams, timetables and courses – it’s about you telling us how you want to become an architect.

Your Architecture degree won’t be a series of unconnected courses with final exams – that’s not what we think a university should be. Inside and outside of our classrooms, we will foster your ability to think critically, giving you the skills to develop your own considered viewpoint on architecture – and life. You’ll learn gradually and sequentially, assimilating the results of the work you complete and the challenges you undertake over the course of the degree, under the guiding hand of your lecturers. Reflection, interpretation, understanding and analysis: all these things will form a key part of how you become an architect.

4. Architecture with a conscience

Our architectural philosophy can be summed up with the three Ps: prosperity, people and the planet. We want architecture to be sustainable and for it to be ready for the challenges of tomorrow: do you see things the same way?

  • Prosperity: we see architecture as the engine for progress and the improvement of life through the enhancement of the urban environment. Architecture can be a driving force in the modern economy.
  • People: architecture has to be inspired by and made for real people. The human factor is the key when creating shapes and spaces.
  • The planet: architecture must create sustainable spaces which contribute to the improvement of the planet.
  • Our students get continuous advice and feedback on their designs and the development of their projects throughout their degree. Top architects and firms from Spain and across the world come to our School of Architecture to give special lectures and workshops, ensuring that our students receive up-to-date and well-rounded training in sustainability.

5. Practical experience around the world

Real experience is the best source of information for an architect and that's why, in addition to our teaching, our students undertake placements at the best studios in Spain and across the world. Here are some examples of the studios we work with: Aires Mateus (Portugal), Müller Sigrist (Switzerland), Cruz y Ortiz and OAB Ferrater (Spain), McCullough-Mulvin (Ireland), Merom Architects (Sweden), and Mjölk (Czech Republic).

By studying with us, you'll have classmates from all over the world, learn from Spanish and international lecturers, participate in international workshops, visit sites under development, undertake stimulating placements, receive innovative and dynamic teaching, and travel to see the architecture you study. This is the path to a career in tomorrow's architecture: global and dynamic, but also conscientious and sensitive to the cultural, geographical, economic and social environment.

Ciudades a estudio
10 cities to study
one per semester
major study trips
3 major study trips
Dakar, Tokyo, NYC
Nacionalidades
+40 nationalities
in your lectures
Nacionalidades
+14 nationalities
your lecturers
Ciudades a estudio
+25 countries
in which to undertake placements

Your Campus

This degree is taught at the School of Design, Architecture and Engineering (ESET). This is located on the Alfara del Patriarca campus (Valencia). It is a striking building, as it is a former factory which has been rehabilitated, making it the ideal place to foster creativity and artistry. How to get here

Study programme

Your journey over 5 years + 1

1 Year

subject ects type sem language
Architectural Drawing I 6 FB 1 English
Descriptive Geometry I 6 FB 1 English
Mathematics I 6 FB 1 English
Physics I 6 FB 1 English
History of Art 6 OB 1 English
Architectural Drawing II 6 FB 2 English
Descriptive Geometry II 6 FB 2 English
Mathematics II 6 FB 2 English
Physics II 6 FB 2 English
Introduction to Architecture 6 OB 2 English
TOTAL ECTS60

4 Year

subject ects type sem language
The Project of Public Space 6 OB 1 English
Architectural Projects V: Complex Compositions 7,5 OB 1 English
Water and Sanitation Systems 4,5 OB 1 English
Interior Construction 6 OB 1 English
Concrete Structures 6 OB 1 English
Territory and Landscape 6 OB 2 English
Architectural Projects VI: Complex Programs 9 OB 2 English
Technical Development of Projects II 9 OB 2 English
Optional* 6 OP 2 English
TOTAL ECTS60


Elective Courses


subject ects type sem language
Professional Practices 6 OP 2 English
Cultural or sport Activities of University 6 OP 2 English
Architecture, City and Public Space 6 OP 2 English
Building Pathologies 6 OP 2 English
Digital Projects 6 OP 2 English

5 Year

subject ects type sem language
Architectural Projects VII: Building on the built 7,5 OB 1 English
Electrical Wires 4,5 OB 1 English
Rehabilitation Techniques 6 OB 1 English
Soil Mechanics and Foundations 6 OB 1 English
Economic Management of Architecture 6 OB 1 English
Architectural Projects VIII: Sustainable Industrialization 9 OB 2 English
Technical Development of Projects III 9 OB 2 English
Legal Architecture and Building Law 6 OB 2 English
Final Degree Project Fundamentals of Architecture 6 TFG 2 English
TOTAL ECTS60


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.

regulations
  • Normativa general para trabajos fin de Grado (TFG) y trabajos fin de Máster (TFM).
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  • cm core modules
  • ob obligatory
  • op optional
  • pr practical
  • fyp final year project
SYLLABUSES

Your lecturers

  • Pedro Verdejo Gimeno
    Pedro Verdejo Gimeno CEU UCH lecturer
  • Ana Ábalos Ramos
    Ana Ábalos Ramos CEU UCH lecturer
  • Daniel Monleón Balanzá
    Daniel Monleón Balanzá CEU UCH lecturer
  • Javier Rivera Linares
    Javier Rivera Linares CEU UCH lecturer
  • Juan Marco Marco
    Juan Marco Marco CEU UCH lecturer
  • Juan Marco Marco
    Ignacio Juan Ferruses CEU UCH lecturer
  • Ángel López de Ocáriz Olmos
    Ángel López de Ocáriz Olmos CEU UCH lecturer
  • Ester Giménez Beltrán
    Ester Giménez Beltrán CEU UCH lecturer
  • Sergio García-Gascó Lominchar
    Sergio García-Gascó Lominchar CEU UCH lecturer
  • Andrés Ros Campos
    Andrés Ros Campos CEU UCH lecturer
  • Ángela Juarranz Serrano
    Ángela Juarranz Serrano CEU UCH lecturer
  • Jaime Pérez Dinnbier
    Jaime Pérez Dinnbier CEU UCH lecturer
  • José Luis Gisbert Elio
    José Luis Gisbert Elio CEU UCH lecturer
  • César Blecua Udías
    César Blecua Udías CEU UCH lecturer
  • Hugo Merelo Ramírez
    Hugo Merelo Ramírez CEU UCH lecturer
  • Jordi Renau Martínez
    Jordi Renau Martínez CEU UCH lecturer

Partners

  • Fala Atelier
    Fala Atelier Porto
    Portugal

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  • JAJA Architects
    JAJA Architects Copenhagen
    Denmark

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  • Dorte Mandrup
    Dorte Mandrup Aarhus
    Denmark

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  • Löser Lött Architekten
    Löser Lött Architekten Berlin
    Germany

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  • Trujillo Moya Architektur
    Trujillo Moya Architektur Berlin
    Germany

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  • Adamo Faiden
    Adamo Faiden Buenos Aires
    Argentina

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  • Gonzalo Ríos Vizcarra
    Gonzalo Ríos Vizcarra Peru
  • Patrizia Montini Zimolo
    Patrizia Montini Zimolo IUAV.
    Italy
  • Dina Suhanova
    Dina Suhanova FAD. Riseba University.
    Latvia
  • Ints Mengelis
    Ints Mengelis FAD. Riseba University.
    Latvia
  • Francisco Martínez
    Francisco Martínez FAD. Riseba University.
    Latvia
  • Mariusz Twardowski
    Mariusz Twardowski Faculty of Architecture of Cracow U. Tech.
    Poland
  • Agnieszka Zabicka
    Agnieszka Zabicka Faculty of Architecture of Cracow U. Tech.
    Poland
  • Jan Frohburg
    Jan Frohburg University of Limerick
    Ireland
  • Miriam Dunn
    Miriam Dunn University of Limerick
    Ireland
  • Alin Enver Hoblea
    Alin Enver Hoblea Technical University of Lasi.
    Romania
  • Raluca Manoliu
    Raluca Manoliu Technical University of Lasi.
    Romania
  • Horia Tundrea
    Horia Tundrea Technical University of Lasi.
    Romania
  • Adriana Kadhim-Abid
    Adriana Kadhim-Abid Technical University of Lasi.
    Romania
  • Carmina Gheorghita Constanta
    Carmina Gheorghita Constanta Technical University of Lasi.
    Romania
  • Florian Hertweck
    Florian Hertweck University of Luxembourg.
    Luxembourg
  • Fabian Storch
    Fabian Storch Faculty of Architecture at Technische Hochschule Köln
    Germany
  • Milorad Pavlovic
    Milorad Pavlovic Faculty of Architecture at Alanya HEP University.
    Turkey
  • Nihan Kocaman Pavlovic
    Nihan Kocaman Pavlovic Faculty of Architecture at Alanya HEP University.
    Turkey
  • Lluis Juan
    Lluís Juan Liñán Rice University. School of Architecture
    United States
  • Marcin Brzezicki
    Marcin Brzezicki Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. Faculty of Architecture
    Poland

Your classmates

Placements and employment

The future of the profession

Architects create and build our world, and it’s a world which is changing at an exponential pace. What effects does sustainability have on the profession? What new challenges are there with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic? Can we put health at the heart of the design and creation of our cities? Here are some things to think about, for you to consider what shape the future may take.

Post-pandemic architecture
Healthy cities
Architecture of the everyday

Get ready

If you want to learn how to build, build. If you want to learn how to manage a project, start a project. Learning by doing: it’s the best way. Our Careers Service can help you to find to the path for you, so that if you want to be an architect, you can start doing architecture for real from the beginning at top Spanish and international firms.

Here are some people who’ve done it already

Here are some of the firms at which you could take your first career steps

  • Ramón Esteve
  • Horma
  • Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos
  • Cannatá+Fernandes arquitectos
  • Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos
  • McCullough Mulvin Architects

Learn more about everything the Careers Service can do for you >>

Mobility

If you’d like to enhance your education by spending a period of study at another international university, you can. If you’d like to learn from lecturers visiting from universities across the world, you can. We have academic agreements with institutions in Europe and across the globe, so with us, you can.

Formación
Learn

Seminars and workshops given by lecturers visiting from universities in Europe and the Americas.

Grants
Experience

Student exchange programmes for you to have a study period abroad – if you want to do it, we can make it happen.

Para experimentar
Try something new

Discover new cities and get new career perspectives.

Key partnerships

Add an international experience to your CV >>

Regulations

Memory and reports

memory

  • Calidad y normativa
    Memoria de Grado en Fundamentos de la Arquitectura
    PDF
  • Calidad y normativa
    Enlace a RUCT de Grado en Fundamentos de la Arquitectura
    WEB

aneca reports

  • Informe Aneca de Grado en Fundamentos de la Arquitectura
    PDF

implementation report

  • Informe de Implantación de Grado en Fundamentos de la Arquitectura
    PDF

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.

  • Satisfacción de los estudiantes con el profesorado
    PDF
  • Satisfacción de los estudiantes con la titulación
    PDF
  • Satisfacción del PDI
    PDF
  • Satisfacción de egresados y empleabilidad
    PDF
  • Satisfacción de los empleadores con el desempeño de los estudiantes en prácticas (Valencia)
    PDF
  • PAS Satisfaction
    PDF
  • User satisfaction with services
    PDF

Monitoring

Grado en Fundamentos de la Arquitectura is revised and updated in order to maintain its high quality. Therefore:

We carry out a Monitoring Report of our degrees each year and evaluate them through the Valencian Agency AVAP (Agència Valenciana d'Avaluació i Prospectiva) twice a year.
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.

Monitoring reports

  • Informe de seguimiento de Grado en Fundamentos de la Arquitectura
    PDF
  • Resultado de tasas del Grado en Fundamentos de la Arquitectura
    PDF

Annual reports SGIC

  • Líneas estratégicas de mejora de la calidad para el curso 2016/2017
    PDF
  • Líneas estratégicas de mejora de la calidad para el curso 2017/2018
    PDF
  • Líneas estratégicas de mejora de la calidad para el curso 2018/2019
    PDF
  • Líneas estratégicas de mejora de la calidad para el curso 2020/2021
    PDF

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Suggestions Box Reports

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View reports

Regulations

  • Regulations for the Continuation of Studies and Enrolment Conditions for Bachelor’s Degrees
    PDF
  • Regulations Concerning Continuous Assessment at the CEU UCH
    PDF
  • General Regulations Concerning End-of-Degree Projects (TFGs) and End-of-Master’s Degree Projects (TFMs).
    PDF
  • Regulations on the Recognition and Transfer of Credits
    PDF
  • Normativa sobre Enseñanzas Propias y Formación Permanente de la Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera
    PDF
  • 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
    PDF
  • Normativa de compensación de calificaciones de la Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera
    PDF
  • ADMINISTRATION OF THE ERASMUS+, SICUE AND IBEROAMÉRICA PROGRAMMES – BACHELOR’S DEGREES
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  • Seventh and last examination opportunity – Proceedings
    PDF

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