|To demand a high return on the investment on your Architecture degree is more than reasonable.
Competition is fierce in today’s global market and for this reason the quality of training a student receives will be decisive for job opportunities.
We offer practical training that will enable our students to be successful in today’s job market and to find work that lives up to their expectations. Our objective is to train students both personally and professionally in order to guarantee their success nationally and internationally.
In general terms, the student should possess an abstract focus in order to understand the organization of shapes, perception of space, imagination, drawing skills and a receptive attitude towards the arts and culture. The student should be able to express himself artistically by using the tools that are available.
To achieve this, CESUGA offers you the opportunity to study architecture with the following distinguishing characteristics:
- A study programme with a strong practical content with special emphasis on studio work which encompasses other disciplines such as building technology, structures and ecology.
A four-year bilingual programme.
Spanish lecturers and visiting lecturers from University College Dublin as well as other international Schools of Architecture.
Small group sessions to promote student-teacher interaction.
A system of continuous assessment which corresponds to approximately 40% of the final mark.
A university centre that is in alliance with a School of Architecture of renown international prestige. The School of Architecture at Dublin has been ranked among the Top 100 by The Times Higher Education 2010. In this ranking there are no Spanish universities.
An official degree from the National University of Ireland.
The possibility of studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Dublin.
Work placements in an professional architecture studio once the degree is completed.
||The School of Architecture at University College Dublin has over a century of academic and professional experience in the following areas in order to assure academic excellence in the field of Architecture:
Considering that this is an Irish degree, the focus and distribution of subject areas differ from the Spanish degree. The contents are very similar since both Spanish and Irish degrees comply with the European Directive that regulates the profession.
- Project Work
- Technical Drawing
- History and Theory of Architecture
- Urban Design and Planning
- Mathematics and Applied Physics
- Building Technology, Structures and Building Services
- Environmental Science, Ecology and Restoration
- Professional Studies
- Technical English
Of the areas mentioned above, Project Work in the Studio is the fundamental pillar of the degree programme. The rest of subject areas all converge and are structures around Studio Design.
Hence it is worth mentioning that Project Work is a multidisciplinary subject where apart from providing guidance in student ideas and design, other disciplines form part of this subject . These subject areas are Technical Drawing, Urban Design, Building Technology, Structures, Building Services and Computer Skills. These subject areas also have their own personalized assessment as independent subjects throughout the degree programme.
In order for a student to respond to the challenges and competiveness he will face in his future profession, the mastering of computer skills is essential. With this in mind, specific software programmes in each subject area are taught throughout the degree programme.
This include CAD, calculation of structures and calculation of energy efficiency systems.
The degree programme consists of five academic years and a period of a minimum of one year work placements in a professional studio after Year 5.