Degree in Architecture Studies (GArqEtsaB)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Degree in Architecture Studies

Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB)

Graduates of this degree in Architecture Studies will be technically competent and scientifically rigorous professionals who will be involved in productive architectural work and architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements. You will have knowledge of the history and theories of architecture, urban design and urban planning, research methods and preparation of construction projects, in addition to the problems of structure, construction and engineering related to building design. You will understand the relationships between people, buildings and their environment, and the architectural profession and its role in society, enabling you to take into account the social factors of design.

5 years
Study load
300 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
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Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,107 (€2,553 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register
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Legalisation of foreign documents
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  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS
Professional opportunities
  • Building design.
  • Design of public space.
  • Calculation of structures in the building.
  • Urban and territorial planning.
  • Real estate management.
  • Interior design and the design of furniture and objects.
  • Design of temporary structures, exhibitions and theatre sets.
  • Graphic design.
  • Diagnosis of energy consumption of buildings and urban spaces.
  • Environmental impact studies.
  • Architecture and the law: appraisal, arbitration and valuation; dealing with procedures regarding building use.
  • Teaching and research.
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