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Bachelor's Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture

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Zollverein Project, carried out by Carlos de Prada, student of the Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture
Bachelor's Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture Bachelor's Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture

Bachelor's Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture


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Student profile: Those interested in studying and obtaining an Undergraduate Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture from the Antonio de Nebrija University should have a high creative profile, be extremely dynamic and inclined towards architecture understood as a discipline with multiple streams of activity. They will preferably be students from training programs of a scientific and technological nature, with humanistic interests.

Official Degree:Bachelor's Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture

Center responsible:Higher Polytechnic School

Academic year in which it was implemented:
(* new curriculum implemented since 2016-2017 academic year)

Type of Education: Classroom attendance / Blended

Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Openings available:- Classroom attendance: 45
- Blended: 45

Languages: - This degree is taught in Spanish
- English level required on admission: A2

Total Credits:300 credits.
Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 90 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation. Validations between the university degrees of the Antonio de Nebrija University and the Higher Level Training Cycles

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The best architects in the world

The degree specializes in the aspects of urban design and spatial planning through its curriculums, its professors, as well as the architectural studies in which our students carry out their internships.

The Undergraduate Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture of Nebrija University allows the architect trained at our School to become a qualified professional to carry out his/her activity both in Spain and in an international context.

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Architecture is undoubtedly one of the most technical degrees that provides a more global vision of knowledge.

Starting from scientific foundations, as in the case of engineering, from the first courses and then immersing the student in artistic and cultural fields, both historical and avant-garde, this degree is a compendium of knowledge of art and science applied to construction.

The education provided allows the architect trained in our School to become a qualified professional to carry out his/her activity both in Spain and in an international context.

The objectives of the degree are, basically, to turn the future architect into the key element of the building process, guaranteeing the necessary tools to project, design, calculate, manage and direct the different phases that allow a conceived idea to be transformed into a project and end by materializing into a built reality.

The program presents some of the following teaching objectives:

  • The construction market in general and the need to give a social response to the building action in particular, establish the following teaching objectives.
  • Provide students with solid knowledge in basic subjects, such as mathematics, physics, and in the structural subjects of the degree: graphic expression, analysis of form and color, structures, facilities, construction, project workshop, urban planning and sustainable design.
  • Familiarize the student with writing techniques for building projects, calculation of structures and construction of buildings, both theoretically and practically.
  • Study in depth the most advanced design and calculation computer tools, which enable the architect to carry out different tasks efficiently.
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In collaboration with the College of Architects of Madrid

International education

Exchange agreements with reference Architecture Schools such as La Sapienza, Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia or the University of Florence (Italy) and TEC Monterrey (Mexico).

Professional internships

In prestigious international studios such as Carlos Rubio (Winner of the Prado Expansion Competition along with Norman Foster), RCR Arquitectes (Pritzker Prize), Vitra and OHL.

Innovative program

Plan of activities, laboratories and workshops on architecture and design in collaboration with the College of Architects of Madrid, and reference architects (Martin Biewenga-West8, Paola Vigano-EPFL, Franz Graf-EPFL, Emanuel Christ-Harvard and Iñaki Avalos-ETSAM).

Expand your education

If we are all different, why do we study the same thing?

Diploma in English Professional Skills

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, a suitable complement to obtain the B2 and C1 levels.

Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of competencies oriented to employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich their personal and professional training.

The University puts within the students' reach a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.


BOE No.68, of March 21, 2011 | BOE No.160, of July 5, 2013
All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must complete 240 credits

First year 66 ECTS

Second year 60 ECTS

Third year 60 ECTS

  • First semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Structures I Semipresencial
  • 6 ECTS | Construction systems I Semipresencial
  • 6 ECTS | Architectural projects III
  • 6 ECTS | Building Facilities II Semipresencial
  • 6 ECTS | Architectural Thought and Criticism I Semipresencial

  • Second semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Structures II Semipresencial
  • 6 ECTS | Construction Systems II
  • 6 ECTS | Experimental Workshop II
  • 6 ECTS | Architectural projects IV
  • 6 ECTS | Urban and Territorial Studies I Semipresencial

Fourth year 66 ECTS

  • First semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Structures III
  • 6 ECTS | Construction Systems III Semipresencial
  • 6 ECTS | Reconditioning and Energy Semipresencial
  • 6 ECTS | Architectural projects V
  • 6 ECTS | Architectural Thought and Criticism II Semipresencial
  • 6 ECTS | Urban and Territorial Studies II Semipresencial

  • Second semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Development of professional skills II Semipresencial
  • 6 ECTS | Structural Projects
  • 6 ECTS | Experimental Workshop III Semipresencial
  • 6 ECTS | Architectural projects VI
  • 6 ECTS | Urban Studies III

Fifth year 54 ECTS

  • First semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Architectural Thought and Criticism III Semipresencial
  • 6 ECTS | Urban and Territorial Studies IV
  • 6 ECTS | Architectural projects VII
  • 6 ECTS | Deontology, Legislation and Evaluation Semipresencial
  • 6 ECTS | Advanced Building Systems

  • Second semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Evaluation of Skill Development in the Company (elective)
  • 6 ECTS | Seminar: Construction management (elective) Semipresencial
  • 12 ECTS | End of Degree Project Semipresencial

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Development of Professional Skills 12 ECTS

They are Communication and Emotional Intelligence, Teamwork, Project Management, Leadership and Negotiation, Skills Development Seminar (includes English level assessment).

  • 6 ECTS | Communication and Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork Workshops. Lead I
  • 6 ECTS | Workshops on Leadership and Negotiation and Project Management. Lead II
  • 6 ECTS | Professional Skills Development Workshops (includes English level assessment). Seminar on Professional Skills III
Development of the Participative and Solidarity Spirit 6 ECTS

The recognition of 6 credits will be assessed depending on the different activities that the student performs throughout his/her degree. They will be awarded for university cultural activities, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation, or for taking one of the following subjects: Ethics of volunteering or Human Rights.

Evaluation of Skill Development in the Company 6 ECTS

Program which aims to promote the practical training of students, under the continuous supervision of the Department of Professional Careers of the University, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the practices are carried out. Advice is provided on the internship and there is follow-up and tutoring, always taking into account the professional orientation of each student.

List of companies and institutions where the students of the degree have had internships under the agreement of educational cooperation. Procedure of performance in the accomplishment of External Practices Process of management of external internships and Professional Guidance More information on Company Internships
End of Degree Project 12 ECTS

Elaboration, presentation and defense before a University Tribunal of an original academic paper, prepared individually, and that is related to any of the disciplines studied.


  • Semipresencial Blended Distance learning in the blended modality
  • Basic Education
  • Compulsory
  • Electives
  • Internships
  • End of Degree Project

Last Curriculum

First year (en extinción)60 ECTS

Second year 60 ECTS

Third year 60 ECTS

Fourth year 48 ECTS

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The Department of International Programs of Nebrija University carries out a constant effort to follow up on the agreements with the most prestigious universities.

Country University
Australia Australia University of Technology Sydney
Brasil Brasil Universidade Positivo
Chile Chile Universidad del Desarrollo
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Colombia Colombia Pontificia Universidad Javieriana de Bogotá
Corea Korea Myongji University
Seoul National University of Science and Technology (Seoultech)
Estados Unidos United States of America University of Miami
University of Arkansas
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
Italia Italy Università degli Studi di Firenze
Sapienza Universitá di Roma
Università IUAV di Venezia
Mexico Mexico Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
Universidad Iberoamericana - Ciudad de México

NOTE: The destination universities, offered by degree, may vary according to the International Mobility Program. For more information, students can consult the information online in the International Mobility Program.

Several universities have special academic or linguistic requirements. For more information, consult the Department of International Programs.


Career Opportunities

Architecture is a regulated profession, with legal capacity to sign off on a project, and with professional colleges that support the development of the professional practice of an Architect. He/she can work independently, forming groups of architects in professional studies, or can develop his/her work in a multidisciplinary way in a company. Companies that hire architects are usually developing companies, construction companies, engineering companies, those dedicated to interior design, etc.

The architecture professional in Spain has a high qualification that propitiates his/her high recognition inside and outside our borders. The mastery of both the technological and humanistic aspects reached by the architects trained in our country places them at the forefront of the creation and application of their scientific knowledge.

Upon finishing the Degree in Architecture, students can carry out their professional work as a designer, consultant on structures, installations and projects, construction manager, expert, urbanist, examiner and appraiser, teacher and researcher, designer, real estate developer, restoration and rehabilitation of buildings of historical heritage, graphic and furniture designer, graphics programmer, municipal architect, estate, health and safety architects, technician of offices of technical consultancies and laboratories.

Development of Professional Skills

The Bologna Declaration formalized the principles on which the European Higher Education Area should be based: quality, mobility, diversity, competitiveness and employment growth.

From this, Nebrija stands as an academic model of reference, educating students with excellent individual behavior, interaction with their environment and motivated by and for constant and continuous training. The Nebrija Institute of Professional Skills works every day to achieve the differentiation of our students through the development of attitudes and skills.

The main objective is for students to achieve the best of themselves through the development and empowerment of their personal skills and resources through personal self-knowledge.

In addition, some of the professional skills that are worked on within the three seminars are those related to interpersonal skills and active communication skills and negotiation, indispensable for our students to know how to transmit ideas, to argue them, to provide information and opinions in an adequate, clear and convincing way.

Within what will be their work performance, other aspects such as teamwork, conflict resolution and project management ability will be worked on.

In the third block, skills worked on are those aimed at increasing the student's employability. They will work with tools and techniques for job searching, and perform tasks that achieve in the student a greater use of their personal skills.

For all this we have currently active experts in selection of people, professionals dedicated to personal and professional training and professionals dedicated to the world of communication and the arts.

In this way, and in a complementary way to his/her specific training, we help the student create a differentiating pattern in the social and business environment in which he/she will be immersed when he/she finishes his/her studies.

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Bachelor's Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture

Get ready to practice as an architect and dedicate yourself to a profession that encompasses art, engineering, esthetics, design and landscape and urban knowledge, in the hands of some of the best architects in the world such as Carlos Rubio (Winner of the Prado Extension Contest along with Norman Foster) and RCR Arquitectes (Pritzker Prize).

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