• Official study programme: Grado en Fundamentos de 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.

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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.
  • Take advantage of our Bachelor's + Master's Programme (known as PARS in Spanish), which enables you to complete your Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and then your Master's Degree in Architecture with us without interruption. By applying for the PARS programme, you can register for the Master's Degree when you still have up to 30 ECTS final-year credits to complete, including the end-of-degree project (TFG). Those who are not on the PARS programme cannot apply for the Master's Degree until they have a maximum of 9 ECTS credits left to complete (excluding the TFG).

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
+40 nationalities
in your lectures
+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

Your Teachers

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    Fala Atelier Porto

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  • Dorte Mandrup
    Dorte Mandrup Aarhus

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  • Löser Lött Architekten
    Löser Lött Architekten Berlin

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  • Trujillo Moya Architektur
    Trujillo Moya Architektur Berlin

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  • Adamo Faiden
    Adamo Faiden Buenos Aires

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  • Gonzalo Ríos Vizcarra
    Gonzalo Ríos Vizcarra Peru
  • Patrizia Montini Zimolo
    Patrizia Montini Zimolo IUAV.
  • Dina Suhanova
    Dina Suhanova FAD. Riseba University.
  • Ints Mengelis
    Ints Mengelis FAD. Riseba University.
  • Francisco Martínez
    Francisco Martínez FAD. Riseba University.
  • Mariusz Twardowski
    Mariusz Twardowski Faculty of Architecture of Cracow U. Tech.
  • Agnieszka Zabicka
    Agnieszka Zabicka Faculty of Architecture of Cracow U. Tech.
  • Jan Frohburg
    Jan Frohburg University of Limerick
  • Miriam Dunn
    Miriam Dunn University of Limerick
  • Alin Enver Hoblea
    Alin Enver Hoblea Technical University of Lasi.
  • Raluca Manoliu
    Raluca Manoliu Technical University of Lasi.
  • Horia Tundrea
    Horia Tundrea Technical University of Lasi.
  • Adriana Kadhim-Abid
    Adriana Kadhim-Abid Technical University of Lasi.
  • Carmina Gheorghita Constanta
    Carmina Gheorghita Constanta Technical University of Lasi.
  • Florian Hertweck
    Florian Hertweck University of Luxembourg.
  • Fabian Storch
    Fabian Storch Faculty of Architecture at Technische Hochschule Köln
  • Milorad Pavlovic
    Milorad Pavlovic Faculty of Architecture at Alanya HEP University.
  • Nihan Kocaman Pavlovic
    Nihan Kocaman Pavlovic Faculty of Architecture at Alanya HEP University.
  • 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

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
  • Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos
  • McCullough Mulvin Architects

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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.


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


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

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Memory and reports

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.


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

Informes anuales SAIC
Ajustes en las guías docentes del curso 2019/2020 como consecuencia de la suspensión de la actividad docente presencial por el Estado de Alarma
  • Ajuste guías docentes Valencia
    Centro de Valencia
  • Ajuste guías docentes Elche
    Centro de Elche
  • Ajuste guías docentes Castellón
    Centro de Castellón

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