Bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction

Bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction

Academic year 2018-2019

The Technical Architecture and Construction course leads to a degree that offers a large array of immediate job opportunities, from building construction and renovation to landscaping, urban planning and sustainable construction. Accordingly, it provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in one of today’s most important sectors for economic development.

General information

General data

Name of the course:
Bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction
Branch of knowledge:
Engineering and architecture
Duration:
4 years
European credits:
240
Qualification(s) it leads to:
Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Architecture and Construction from the University of Girona
Teaching institution:
Polytechnic School
Indicative number of places:
40
Last admission mark:
Admission marks of the first allocation round for 2018-2019
Approx. price for the first year:

2,287 euros. See Information on prices

Language requirements:
To obtain the certificate students must prove they have B2 level or equivalent in English, German, French or Italian (general requirement of bachelor's degree studies)
Other information:
Follow-up indicators / AQU Indicators

It's useful to know

It is advisable that the student has already studied mathematics, physics and technical graphics. The student should feel at ease in these subjects.

Knowledge of languages (French and English), although not necessary, will be of help to the student’s professional development through international relations and information research.

Competences

The purpose of this degree is to provide students with the tools to acquire the skills necessary for entering the profession:

  • Directing material execution construction works, its installations and components, carrying out qualitative and quantitative control of construction through the establishment and management of material audits, the systems and execution of works, and preparing the relevant records for their inclusion in the buildings registry. Budget control of the work and preparing certifications and settlements for the work.
  • Drafting studies and occupational health and safety plans, and coordinating the activity of companies in relation the health and safety in construction works, whether at the project or execution stage.
  • Carrying out calculations, measurements, assessments, valuations and economic feasibility studies; carrying out surveys, inspections, pathology analysis and drafting reports, opinions and technical documents; performing measured drawings of plans for plots and buildings.
  • Preparing technical projects and managing construction works through their legal authorisation.
  • Managing new construction technology and participating in quality management processes relating to construction; conducting analyses, assessments and certifications on energy efficiency, as well as studies on sustainability in relation to buildings.
  • Supervising and managing the use, preservation and maintenance of buildings; drafting the necessary technical documents. Drawing up useful lifecycle studies on materials, construction systems and buildings. Managing the treatment of demolition and construction waste.
  • Offering technical advice on the manufacture processes of materials and items used in the construction of buildings.
  • Managing the property development process in its entirety. Acting as the technical representative of construction companies in their works.

Access

Access requirements

  • Upper secondary school education. Access: university entrance examinations (PAU), general phase. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Higher level vocational training cycles (CFGS). Access: all CFGS. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 25s. Must pass the preferential option of the entrance exam: Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 40s. Appraisal of any professional experience related to the bachelor's degree the applicant wishes to study for and suitability for the course, as demonstrated at interview.
  • Over 45s. Must pass entrance exam and demonstrate suitability at interview.
  • Other special types of access recognized under current regulations.

Other access information

Careers

Graduates in Technical Architecture Construction have a versatility that allows them to pursue their professional activity in any specialisation within the construction sector, while also providing the skills to adapt easily to the job markets of other countries. A holder of a degree in technical architecture receives an education in both technology and management.

Such a graduate will be able to carry out the project management of renovation, refurbishment, repair and consolidation of construction works, in accordance with the relevant legislation. Graduates will be able to supervise the material execution of works and conduct quality and quantity control. They will be able to manage the process in its entirety, hiring and managing the different parties to a project (architect, technical architect, calculation engineers, industrialists, estates agents, etc.). For all this, knowledge of 21st-century construction methods is required. These methods focus on the control of resource use, pollution reduction and proper waste management. The graduate will know how to draft the corresponding occupational health and safety studies and plans, and how to coordinate construction companies that take part in a project.

They will be able to conduct the technical calculation of facilities or structures, realise designs for specific construction solutions, measurements, economic studies and topography work, in collaboration with engineers and architects.

One sector currently in need of a high number of graduates in technical architecture is industry. The manufacturing processes of materials and items for construction and especially production controls require technical consultants.

A holder of a degree in technical architecture can set themselves up as a freelance professional, enter operational posts at any private or engineering company (manager, technical manager, survey technician, sales technician, project manager) involved in the sector, enter the technical services of the local authority or become a teacher in secondary or tertiary education institutes.

Continue studying

This degree opens up paths to other technology and science master's degrees. If you prefer to continue into research, you can apply for the Doctoral Programme in Technology.

Subjects

Curriculum Subjects offered for 2018-2019

Fundamentals of mathematics12 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Fonaments de matemàtiques 1Fundamentos de matemáticas 1 Fundamentals of mathematics 1 (3105G00019)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Fonaments de matemàtiques 2Fundamentos de matemáticas 2Fundamentals of mathematics 2 (3105G00020)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of physics6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Fonaments de física 1Fundamentos de física 1Fundamentals of Physics 1 (3105G00021)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Architectural graphic design12 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Expressió gràfica 1Expresión gráfica 1Graphic expression 1 (3105G00023)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Expressió gràfica 2Expresión gráfica 2Graphic expression 2 (3105G00024)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Chemistry and geology12 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Fonaments de materialsFundamentos de materiales Fundamentals of materials (3105G00026)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

GeotècniaGeotecniaGeothecnics (3105G11001)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Graphic Expression6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Topografia i replantejamentsTopografía y replanteos Topography and staking out sites (3105G11003)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Construction techniques and technology12 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Construcció 1Construcción 1Construction 1 (3105G00028)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Construcció 2Construcción 2Construction 2 (3105G11004)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of physics6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Fonaments de física 2Fundamentos de física 2Fundamentals of Physics 2 (3105G00022)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Law and business12 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

EmpresaEmpresaBusiness (3105G00027)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Aspectes legals en la contractació d'obresAspectos legales en la contratación de obrasLegal aspects of building contracts (3105G11002)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Graphic Expression6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Expressió gràfica 3Expresión gráfica 3 Graphic expression 3 (3105G00025)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Construction techniques and technology30 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Construcció 4Construcción 4Construction 4 (3105G11005)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Història de la construccióHistoria de la construcción Construction history (3105G11007)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Materials 1Materiales 1 Materials 1 (3105G11008)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Materials 2Materiales 2 Materials 2 (3105G11009)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Control de qualitatControl de calidad Quality control (3105G11010)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Construcció 3Construcción 3Construction 3 (3105G11030)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Building structures and installations6 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Estructures 1Estructuras 1 Structures 1 (3105G00036)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Construction techniques and technology9 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Construcció 6Construcción 6 Construction 6 (3105G11006)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Construcció 5Construcción 5 Construction 5 (3105G11031)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Building structures and installations21 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Instal·lacions 1Instalaciones 1 Installations 1 (3105G00033)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Instal·lacions 2Instalaciones 2 Installations 2 (3105G00034)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Estructures 2Estructuras 2 Structures 2 (3105G00037)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Estructures 3Estructuras 3 Structures 3 (3105G11032)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Process management12 credits

Applied urban planning management and economy18 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Dret en edificacióDerecho en edificación Building construction law (3105G00039)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Amidaments i pressupostos 1Mediciones y presupuestos 1Measurements and cost estimates 1 (3105G11015)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Amidaments i pressupostos 2Mediciones y presupuestos 2Measurements and cost estimates 2 (3105G11016)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Valoracions i taxacionsValoraciones y tasacionesValuations and appraisals (3105G11017)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Construction techniques and technology6 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Anàlisi del procés constructiu Análisis de los procesos constructivoAnalysis of the construction process (3105G00031)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Patologia i rehabilitacióPatología y rehabilitaciónPathology and rehabilitation (3105G00032)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Process management9 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Gestió de projectes i obresGestión de proyectos y obras Managing projects and buildings (3105G11013)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Seguretat i salut laboralSeguridad y salud laboral Occupational safety and health (3105G11014)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Technical projects9 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Projectes tècnicsProyectos técnicos Technical projects (3105G11018)

OBCompulsory 9.00 SSemester long YES

Optional15 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Estructures metàl·liquesEstructuras metálicasMetal structures (3105G04039)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Patologia i rehabilitació estructuralPatología y rehabilitación estructural Structural pathology and rehabilitation (3105G11019)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Patologia i rehabilitació de l'envolvent i els acabatsPatología y rehabilitación del envolvente y los acabados Pathology and rehabilitation of siding and finish work (3105G11020)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Manteniment d'edificisMantenimiento de edificios Building maintenance (3105G11021)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Gestió integral de la prevencióGestión integral de la prevención Comprehensive prevention management (3105G11022)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Sistemes de planificació d'obres i el seu controlSistemas de planificación de obras y su control Building planning and control systems (3105G11023)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Conjuntura econòmica del sector i anàlisi del negoci immobiliariCoyuntura económica del sector y análisis del negocio inmobiliarioEconomic situation of the sector and analysis of the real estate market (3105G11024)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Introducció al control de costos de la construccióIntroducción al control de costes de construcciónIntroduction to construction cost control (3105G11025)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Representació virtual de projectes d'interiorismeRepresentación virtual de proyectos de interiorismo Virtual representation of interior design projects (3105G11026)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Projectes d'acondicionament i instal·lacionsProyectos de acondicionamiento e instalaciones Conditioning projects and installations (3105G11027)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Pràctiques externes Prácticas externasPractical placement in companies (3105G11028)

OPOptional 15.00 SSemester long YES

Gestió i eficiència energètica en l'edificacióGestión y eficiencia energética en la edificaciónManagement and energy efficiency in buildings (3105G12033)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Projecte de restauració arquitectònicaProyecto de restauración arquitectónicaArchitectural conservation (3105G12034)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Projecte de restauració ambientalProyecto de restauración ambientalEnvironmental restoration (3105G12035)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Innovació tecnològica a la construccióInnovación tecnológica en la construcciónAdvanced Building Technologies (3105G12036)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Saber veure l'arquitecturaSaber ver la arquitecturaHow to look at the architecture (3105G12037)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Utopia i avantguardaUtopía y vanguardiaUtopia and modernity (3105G12038)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Teoria de la imatgeTeoría de la imagenTheory of image (3105G12039)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

La forma de la ciutatLa forma de la ciudadThe form of the city (3105G12040)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Arquitectura sostenibleArquitectura sostenibleSustainable architecture (3105G12041)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Bachelor’s thesis15 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Treball final de GrauTrabajo final de GradoFinal degree project (3105G14001)

OBCompulsory 15.00 SSemester long YES

Optional modules + academic recognition21 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Estructures metàl·liquesEstructuras metálicasMetal structures (3105G04039)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Patologia i rehabilitació estructuralPatología y rehabilitación estructural Structural pathology and rehabilitation (3105G11019)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Patologia i rehabilitació de l'envolvent i els acabatsPatología y rehabilitación del envolvente y los acabados Pathology and rehabilitation of siding and finish work (3105G11020)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Manteniment d'edificisMantenimiento de edificios Building maintenance (3105G11021)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Gestió integral de la prevencióGestión integral de la prevención Comprehensive prevention management (3105G11022)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Sistemes de planificació d'obres i el seu controlSistemas de planificación de obras y su control Building planning and control systems (3105G11023)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Conjuntura econòmica del sector i anàlisi del negoci immobiliariCoyuntura económica del sector y análisis del negocio inmobiliarioEconomic situation of the sector and analysis of the real estate market (3105G11024)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Introducció al control de costos de la construccióIntroducción al control de costes de construcciónIntroduction to construction cost control (3105G11025)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Representació virtual de projectes d'interiorismeRepresentación virtual de proyectos de interiorismo Virtual representation of interior design projects (3105G11026)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Projectes d'acondicionament i instal·lacionsProyectos de acondicionamiento e instalaciones Conditioning projects and installations (3105G11027)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Pràctiques externes Prácticas externasPractical placement in companies (3105G11028)

OPOptional 15.00 SSemester long YES

Gestió i eficiència energètica en l'edificacióGestión y eficiencia energética en la edificaciónManagement and energy efficiency in buildings (3105G12033)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Projecte de restauració arquitectònicaProyecto de restauración arquitectónicaArchitectural conservation (3105G12034)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Projecte de restauració ambientalProyecto de restauración ambientalEnvironmental restoration (3105G12035)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Innovació tecnològica a la construccióInnovación tecnológica en la construcciónAdvanced Building Technologies (3105G12036)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Saber veure l'arquitecturaSaber ver la arquitecturaHow to look at the architecture (3105G12037)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Utopia i avantguardaUtopía y vanguardiaUtopia and modernity (3105G12038)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Teoria de la imatgeTeoría de la imagenTheory of image (3105G12039)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

La forma de la ciutatLa forma de la ciudadThe form of the city (3105G12040)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Arquitectura sostenibleArquitectura sostenibleSustainable architecture (3105G12041)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

It is necessary to pass 1 of the following modules

* Level B2 - German
* Level B2 - English
* Level B2 - French
* Level B2 - Italian
* Level C1 - German
* Level C1 - English
* Level C1 - French
* Level C1 - Italian
* Level C2 - German
* Level C2 - English
* Level C2 - French
* Level C2 - Italian
* Level C1.1 - English
* Level C1.1 - French
* Level C1.1 - German

Practical work experience

Within the framework of their studies, students have to acquire a series of credits that correspond to practical work experience placements , in companies or institutions related with the degree that they are studying. The teaching load is determined in accordance with the curriculum.

Bachelor's thesis

To obtain the degree, students have to complete a bachelor's thesis (TFG) which serves to assess the general skills they have acquired over the course of the degree programme and offers a summary of the skills and knowledge they have acquired. The teaching load of the thesis depends on the curriculum of the degree.

Mobility

Students can complete part of their degree programme abroad through the Erasmus programme, which enables them to carry on their studies whilst undertaking an international exchange with academic value in a European university.

They also have access to grants for placements at Spanish universities and those on other continents, thanks to bilateral agreements, the SICUE programme and the expansion of the Erasmus+ Programme.

Enrolment

Enrolment in the first year

1

View the place allocation results on the University Access Portal

Find out about your options based on the allocation round your place was assigned in (June or September).

2

View the Enrolment fees, and see the Guide to online enrolment to learn about the electronic enrolment system at the UdG.

Check the enrolment dates and times and prepare the documentation you will need to submit, depending on each case.

3

Go to your teaching centre on the day and at the time assigned to you, complete the enrolment form and complete the assisted online enrolment.

The teaching centre will give you instructions on how to get your student identification card.

Reception information sessions
First option students
3 September, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, Assembly Hall PS 1
Second and subsequent option students
3 September, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, Assembly Hall PS 1
Enrolment dates
First preference
18 July, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, Computer Room III-01i
On appeal in the first round of allocation and by definitive allocation
18 July, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, Computer Room III-01i
Of second round of allocation (in any preference)
26 and 27 July, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, Computer Room III-01i
For appeals in the second round of allocation and of first reallocation
6 and 7 July, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, Computer Room III-01i
Second reallocation in June
14 September, from 9:30 am to 1:45 pm, Office of the Academic Secretary
Third reallocation in June
20 September, from 9:30 am to 1:45 pm, Office of the Academic Secretary
In September call
27 September, 10:00 am, Office of the Academic Secretary
In October enrolment
9 October, 10:00 am, Office of the Academic Secretary
Start of classes
Start date
17 September 2018
Contact details of the academic secretary's office
Telephone
972 41 84 20
Email
infoacademica.eps@udg.edu

1. ID:

Nationality Documents
Students from EU countries, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Andorra Certified copy of valid ID
Non-EU foreign students TIE (foreign-national ID) preferably, or passport where TIE is not available.

2. Proof of receipt of allowances or exemptions, under section 1.1.3 of the Enrolment Regulations.


3. Documents accrediting access to the university:

Type of access Documents
Pre-enrolled university students from:
a) PAU and the like
b) CFGS or FP-2 or MP-3 and the like
c) University degree from the UdG
d) Entrance exams for people over the age of 25, 40 or 45
The University does not require any document to be produced, as such information is accredited by the University's Admissions Office. Students who have sat the university entrance exams (PAU) are advised to download their accreditation documents from the university’s Access Portal in the same year they passed their exams, as they will stop being accessible on 31 December.
Pre-enrolled university students with a university degree not obtained from the UdG Original and photocopy or certified copy of the degree or its provisional certificate 
Pre-enrolled university students with transferred academic records (students enrolled at other university centres) Academic certificate featuring courses and qualifications and confirming payment of transfer fees
Students with access from record transfers The University does not require students to present any documents, as they will have had to produce them beforehand during the transfer-call period

4. An enrolment-application form, where appropriate (provided by the teaching institution)


5. Only where a student is not the holder of the bank account paying for their enrolment, a communication/change of bank data form (available on the Forms page) and a photocopy of the bank account holder’s ID.

The documentation must be submitted either when you enrol or before the 19 November at the Academic Secretary’s Office of the teaching centre (except for the large-family card in the event of renewal, which must be presented before 31 December).

Online enrolment

Online enrolment is the University of Girona's electronic enrolment system where enrolment is carried out via the internet, and is available for most study programmes.