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Enrolment

Next regulations are developed and they complement the general policy framework of the Academic Regulations of the Degree and Master’s studies “Normativa Acadèmica dels Estudis de Grau I Màster” of the UPC approved by the governing council, the 26th of May 2016. Following this regulation, the Academic Committee of the Master tries to give coherence to the curricular itinerary dedicated to the students that are beginning these studies for improving their performance.

This regulation will be applied to every student of the 2016-2017 term and will be checked by the Academic Committee of the Master every year.

 

Enrolment

The curriculum of the MBArch consist of 15 ECTS of compulsory common subjects, 30 ECTS of elective subjects of the specialisation line and 15 ECTS of the final Master’s Thesis (TFM).

Based on this structure, there are three modalities of studying the Master:

  1. Option of studying the Master with a specialty. In this case, the student must pass a minimum of 25 ECTS of one line and a maximum of 30 ECTS of this line.
  2. Option of studying the Master without specialty, with a flexible and personalized itinerary, agreed between the tutor and the student. In this case, the curriculum must be composed by a minimum of 15 ECTS of the same line. In no case, the itinerary could reach 25 ECTS of subjects of the same line.
  3. Option of studying the Master with double specialisation, defined at the beginning of studies. In this case, the student must pass a minimum of 25 ECTS and a maximum of 30 ECTS of each and every specialisation line chosen.

In each of the 3 cases described above, the student has to indicate the chosen option in the Master’s enrolment which will be made annually. That is, at the beginning of the term the student has to make the enrolment of all the subjects taken in both terms, the first and the second one. The University will initiate a specific period when the student can change the second term enrolment before the beginning of its academic period. Students who has chosen double specialisation could only for one time and during the same period, ask for studying another specialisation line or changing to only one line of specialty. These cases will be solved by the Academic Committee of the Master (Comissió Acadèmica del Màster) which would take the final report of the tutor of the student into consideration. In no case, it could be possible to choose double specialisation once that the student is registered and taking the TFM (Master’s Thesis).

The student has two options of enrolment of the Master, part-time or full-time. In each case, the enrolment must follow the curriculum described below:

 

1. FULL-TIME STUDENTS

First term

  1. 15 ECTS of the common phase
  2. 15 ECTS of the specialisation line

Second term

  1. 15 ECTS of the specialisation line (or 10 ECTS of the specialisation and 5 ECTS of elective subjects chosen of any other line)
  2. 15 ECTS of Seminary of the TFM (Master’s Thesis) or 15 ECTS of the second specialisation line for students taking double specialisation.

Third term (only for students taking double specialisation)

  1. 15 ECTS of the second specialisation line (or 10 ECTS of the specialisation and 5 ECTS of elective subjects chosen of any other line).
  2. 15 ECTS of TFM (in this case, according to both two specialisation lines taken)

 

2. PART-TIME STUDENTS

This Master can be studied part-time with a minimum of 15 ECTS per term. In any case, the enrolment cannot include the TFM (Master’s Thesis) if there are still pending approval ECTS of the studies.

 

Some of the specialisation lines have fixed some additional conditions for getting the specialisation line. These conditions are described below:

 

1. Urban management and valuation line:

a) The student must compulsory pass the following subjects:

                i.  Urban and regional analysis and planning

                ii. Urban policies and city management

                iii. Urban and real-estate valuation

                iv. City, territory and GIS

                v. Urban and architectural management and valuation research seminar

 

2. Architecture, energy and environment line:

a) The student must compulsory pass the following subjects:

i. Space and light

ii. Energy and comfort

iii. Environmental assessment

iv. Design perspectives

b)  The student must pass 5 ECTS of an elective subject of the offer of the line

 

3. Architectural structures line:

a) The student must compulsory pass the following subjects:

i. Structural design: advanced techniques

ii. Structural designs: complex typologies

b) The student must pass 15 ECTS of three elective subject of the offer of the line

 

4. Architectural renovation and conservation line:

a) The student must compulsory pass the following subjects:

i. Heritage historic construction

ii. Architectural renovation and conservation intervention techniques: security measures

iii. Architectural renovation and conservation intervention techniques: occupant safety and health regulations

iv. Architectural renovation and conservation projects

v. Renovation in large residential complexes and industrial areas

 

5. Contemporary Project line:

a) The student must compulsory pass the following subject:

i. All scales of the project

b) The student must pass 20 ECTS of four elective subject of the offer of the line

 

 

Approved by the School Board (Junta d’Escola) the 21st of June, 2016

Modified by Academic Committee  the 26th of January, 2021 and upheld by the School Board the 3rd February 2021

Aquesta traducció té caràcter informatiu. La versió oficial és el text en català de la normativa aprovada pels òrgans de govern de l’ETSAB.

This translation has informative character. The official version is exclusively the text in Catalan of the approved regulations by the Governing Council of the ETSAB.