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Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS
Bachelor; Master Degree | 10 Semesters | 300 ECTS
This study cycle accepts candidates who submit their application via the institutional entrance competition and have obtained a positive score in one of the following national entrance exams:
10- Descriptive Geometry
Candidates may also apply via the regimes of institution/programme transfer or via Special Application, in accordance with the legal regulations in force (holders of higher education degree, holders of a Technological Specialization Course, holders of Professional Higher Technician Course or Over 23 years of Age).
Candidates who meet the requirements defined in the International Student Statute can also apply.
Have completed a total of 300 ECTS
The Master in Architecture, aims the Architect formation serving the 11 points of the Directive 2005/36/EC. Thus, students trained in Architecture must complete the course with the ability to create architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetic (by influence of fine arts knowledge in the architectural design process), human (knowledge of the humanities, like history, anthropology , sociology, ergonomics, space perception, etc.) and techniques (knowledge of the processes of urban planning, structural systems, building systems, costs and regulations, systems and digital geometric representation, preparation of technical documents, etc. .) Simultaneously the student should understand their role and ethical conduct in society, demonstrate research ability, as well as showing knowledge of theoretical and historical characteristics of their discipline.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
The studies plan has three curricular units directly assigned to the development of research work, namely: Research Methods in Project / Scientific Research Methods (6 ECTS); Laboratorial Studies Project / Theoretical Studies in Architecture (6 ECTS); Dissertation (15 ECTS). These curricular units develop along the 2nd cycle (4th and 5th years).
During this course of research, students are invited to be part of MIARQ official research body, at ULHT, the Architecture Laboratory(LABART), being integrated in research projects in accordance with their mentors.
In addition to these curricular units, all students are sent (invited by their mentors) to be integrated in research projects that teachers develop at Architecture R&D research center - Architecture Laboratory LABART.
The sum of the non optional curricular units is of 294 ECTS, and the student must attain more 6 credits in optional curricular units to make the 300 ECTS necessary to obtain the Master Degree. The free optional 6 ECTS are chosen between the curricular units of the other courses of the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism, Geography and Arts of the University Lusófona of Humanities and Technology, according with the scientific areas expressed in the Anexe I.
The correspondence between the scientific areas of the course of Architecture and the other courses of the Faculty are, as follows:
The numbers 422 and 443 of the CNAEF, corresponding to Environmental Sciences and Earth Sciences, are included in the course of Architecture scientific area, of Urbanism, Environment and Society (UES) and are present in the Course of Geography and Development.
The number 581, that correspond in CNAEF to the educational formation in Architecture and Urbanism, is included in the two scientific areas of Architectural Project (ARCH) and Urbanism, Environment and Society (UES) that also present in some curricular units of the Course of Urbanism and Territorial Planning that also belongs to the Faculty.
All these references can be overcame by the attendance of National, European or International Workshops, that have recognized credits (ECTS) and are in the scientific area of Architecture and Urbanism (nº 581 of CNAEF). Also in certain situations, lack of curricular content (by changing¿s in the curricula or because the students present flaws on the secondary education), those options may be substituted by courses specifically opened for that purpose, provided that they are defined according to the relationship ECTS / hours of course work and its contents are within the scientific areas of the course.
27 credits are 22,5% of the 120 credits of the 2nd cycle of integrated studies and are exclusively dedicated to research for the Final Thesis and belong to curricular units like Project Research and Scientific Methods (6), Project laboratory Studies and Architectural Theory Studies (6) and Project Thesis, Theory Dissertation or Professional Report (15). 25% of the total credits of the last year belong to the Project Thesis, Theory Dissertation or Professional Report.
The third option considered in paragraph 1 of Article 20 Dec-Law 74/2006 of 24 March, the Training Report, is not available by appointment of the Board of Architects (accrediting body to the European Community).
Arquitectura e urbanismo | Arquitectura e construção | Engenharia, indústrias transformadoras e construção