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Architecture

6 years of full-time study, 360 ECTS / qualification level 7 EQF (Master)
Romanian taught

This six-year-long study programme in Architecture is the direct descendant of the first Romanian higher School of Architecture, founded in 1892.

The present structure of the formative process for future architects is a synthesis of the tradition of the historical School of Architecture in Bucharest on one hand and the up-to-date appropriation of modernity on the other hand, in harmony with the field of contemporary architectural education in the world. In the recent reforms of the UAUIM architectural education, constant cooperation with European and non-European schools of architecture, as well as with professional organizations both national (OAR, UAR) and international (UIA-UNESCO, EAAE, ACE and others) played an important role.

Radical changes that have occurred in Romanian society in the post-communist era since 1990, as well as the significant mutations that have marked the evolution of contemporary society in the last decades all over the world, have made obvious the necessity that the educational process should fulfill new requirements, orienting towards:

  • an architectural education that responds to rapidly shifting values in contemporary culture, everyday life and current attitudes;
  • an architectural education that is sensitive to the extremely rapid progress of information technology;
  • an architectural education that is attentive to the growing instability of the labour market and the more and more specialized professional practice;
  • an architectural education that is prepared to face the explosion of new building materials and technologies;
  • an architectural education that is aware of the fast deterioration of natural environment and the necessity of creating a more energy-efficient and more sustainable built environment;
  • an architectural education that is sensitive to traditional values and local identity;
  • an architectural education that promotes creativity as expressing the contemporary contribution to the enrichment of the existing urban context.

The graduates of the 6-year Architecture programme receive an architect’s diploma (“diploma de architect”), which confers them the right of liberally practicing the profession, according to the Law of Architecture. Moreover, the complex professional formation gives them the possibility of orienting themselves towards other related artistic, technical or theoretical fields (scenography, graphics, advertisement, critique, journalism, etc). The degree of Master in Architecture allows them to pursue the third cycle of higher education (doctoral studies) and in this way to orient themselves toward research and/or an academic career.

The 6-year Architecture programme is accredited by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assessment in the Higher Education (ARACIS).

Since September 2008, the Diploma of Architect awarded by the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism after the successful the completion of the six years of full-time studies in Architecture, is recognized for free movement and professional practice in the member states of EU, in the base of the Directive 2005/36/EC (2013/55/EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council, on the recognition of professional qualifications.

As a conclusion of the periodical evaluations started in 1998, RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) has consistently validated the Diploma of Architect awarded by the School of Architecture of the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, allowing the graduates to be exempted from the RIBA examinations Part One and Part Two in view of the registration in ARB (Architects Registration Board) for the professional practice in UK.

Curricula

Compulsory Courses

Optional Courses

Illustration by Laura Cristea and Cristina Popescu
Ten good reasons to study Architecture at UAUIM
The English taught Arhitecture Programme:
https://architecture.uauim.ro/
Ten Good Reasons.pdf
UAUIM brochure.pdf