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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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Mentor Program with the best professionals and companies in architecture and design

We are design. The architectural projects of our School of Architecture propose the regeneration of the territory through an avant-garde perspective, with a strong commitment to the place and the landscape at all levels.

We are experimental thanks to our experimental workshops that intensify education in ephemeral architecture, prototyping and lighting, subjects that distinguish the students' education.

We are green. Training in areas such as Territory and Energy emphasize a sustainable approach to urban project design. The management of mobility, carbon footprint, and energy efficiency are determining parameters for designing and building a new and better world.

We are the designers and transformers of the cities of the future

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This Bachelor's Degree prepares the graduate in all competences to be able to access the University Master's Degree in Architecture, enabling them to practice the profession. Students acquire the technological, scientific, theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to function successfully in the field of construction and urban planning.

The teaching staff is made up of doctors and active professionals, whose work activity is framed in the context of national and international architecture. In addition, university extension activities bring some of the most globally relevant names in the discipline to our classrooms, such as Patrick Schumacher, director of one of the best studios in the world, as is Zaha Hadid Architects, and Dutch architect Reinier de Graaf, world reference in landscaping.

The city is our real field of work. The students of the Nebrija School of Architecture have carried out interventions in social responsibility programs with the support of the Community of Madrid, and have left their mark in the vicinity of the Prado Museum, within the “DecorAcción” program. The link with professional practice is highly integrated into the curriculum, both through these activities and through the collaboration of companies such as Ikea, Cosentino, Acciona and Ferrovial.

Teaching Objectives

The current social and professional reality leads to establishing the following teaching objectives:

  • Providing students with solid knowledge both in basic subjects, as well as the structural subjects of the degree.
  • Familiarizing the student with designing projects of various scales, both at a theoretical and practical level.
  • Delving into the digital tools that make it possible to effectively undertake the different jobs of an architect.
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Learn from great experts like Patrick Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Emanuel Christ (Christ & Gantenbein) and Assemble Studio

Mentor Program

Students will participate, throughout their academic stage, in the Mentor program, in which a prominent professional from the best firms and companies will guide them so that they can have a progressive approach to the working.

Some of the participating companies are Eiffage Energía, Paloma Cañizares Office, Morph Estudio, Marisa Santamaría, Uxban, Sinmas, Porcelanosa, Enorme Studio, Oficina Penadés, WSP, Gancedo, Quiet Studios, CBRE, Mad Lab and Nagami.

International education

Our students are trained in a multidisciplinary environment, with educational projects developed with prestigious international universities, such as Central Saint Martins (United Kingdom), MARCH – Moscow School of Architecture (Russia), and HIT – Harbin Institute of Technology (China).

Professional portfolio

At the end of the Bachelor's Degree, our graduates will have a professional portfolio with the projects carried out and, even more importantly, they will learn to present them correctly to the client.

Classroom N

Students will be able to design and practice in our innovative Classroom N, an experiential space where they can approach the professional practice of architecture from their first academic year.

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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.


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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 300 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
  • inglés o español Choose between English/Spanish
  • Basic Education
  • Compulsory
  • Electives
  • Internships
  • End of Degree Project

Last Curriculum

First year (en extinción)60 ECTS

Second 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
Colombia Colombia Pontificia Universidad Javieriana de Bogotá
Universidad De Los Andes Colombia
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

The Bachelor's Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture will allow you to be a trained professional that can carry out his/her activity both in Spain and in an international context. Education that provides the opportunity to turn the future Architect into the key element of the building process, guaranteeing him/her the necessary tools to project, design, calculate, manage and direct the different phases that allow a conceived idea to become a project, and end up materializing it in a built reality.

Mentor Program

Our students will participate in the mentoring program throughout their academic life. It is an educational project that will be, in a unique way, a progressive approach between the student and his/her professional future, and that will have the participation of some of the most prestigious professionals and companies on the national and international scene. Nebrija University is committed to creating a differentiated bridge between their academic and professional life, a personalized path that will help in discovering the main interests and values of each student so that their employability is achieved with the highest possible levels of excellence. The personalities involved in this itinerary present a wide range of development paths for the architect of tomorrow:

  • Eiffage Energía
  • Paloma Cañizares Office
  • Morph Estudio
  • Marisa Santamaría
  • Uxban
  • Sinmas
  • Porcelanosa
  • Enorme Studio
  • Rockwell group
  • Oficina Penadés
  • WSP
  • Gancedo
  • Quiet Studios
  • CBRE
  • Mad Lab
  • Nagami
  • Andreu Carulla
  • Marc Català / MUCHO

Professional Portfolio

Students will receive specific training to build their own architecture and design portfolio, in a phased and continuous manner throughout their degree. This is a process that will lead them to acquiring significant competences within a complex professional framework. Considering the distinctive features of architecture and design, creating this portfolio is considered to be decisive for our students in order to stand out in a highly competitive world.

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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