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Architecture and Project in Built Space

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The course of study “Architecture and Design in Built Space” L.23- belonging to the Science and Building Technique Degree class aims to train professionals capable of working responsibly on joint analysis, planning, maintenance, adjustment, and restoration work, existing architecture upgrading, management of processes on various scales, urban and local construction. The course focuses on intervention on the built/natural environment and, after identifying actual critical issues, provides students with the tools required to intervene with high quality outcomes. Accordingly, the course of study aims to offer the community an educational course moulded to shared social needs representing real employment spheres for architects /junior engineers. The main feature of the educational course is design itself in its feasibility study: technical, economic, environmental, sustainable and administrative. In addition, students complete a traineeship in private design studios or public or local institutions.

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What do you learn?

The programme of study is offered under the 180 Credit Scheme (CFU). The course takes three years which are structured into 6 semesters. The subjects taken include both basic subjects (Maths, History of Architecture, Relief Representation and so on) and connotative core subjects (Technology, Materials, Technical Physics, Architectural Planning, City Planning, Restoration, Surveying and so on). The course will address the following topics: Redevelopment, Maintenance, Rehabilitation, Construction and Construction Safety, Improvement and Seismic Adjustment, Energy Control, Technological Innovation, Plant Engineering and Materials. At the end of the course students will have gained a mature critical-historical awareness and a full-blown grasp of the quality of a built space, an in-depth knowledge of relief representation methods, both traditional and innovative techniques and materials, building components;  the behaviour of structures even in seismic risk conditions; the construction and management processes; material and structure alteration processes; urban planning technique and design; social phenomena related to the urban environment and their dynamics. Student knowledge and competence will be assessed in their final project and its methodological aspects and operational phases will be assessed.

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What can you do with it?

Graduates will have the opportunity to work for private and public institutions or local authorities and contribute their skills to design companies. Specifically architects/junior engineers will be capable of working autonomously or in partnership in roles such as:

  • Designers, in accordance with the law (in the fields of architectural design, furniture, urban planning, landscape architecture and restoration);
  • Graduate Technician Executive in the technical offices of public bodies, in the field of urban building maintenance, territorial and architectural assets;
  • Technical director at public and private companies in the building and environmental sectors;
  • Building Project Manager and testing;
  • Designer, Director of Works, supervision, accounting and liquidated damages in simple civil construction, using standardised methodologies;
  • Surveyor of current or historical buildings and geometric surveys of any nature.
Furthermore, graduates can register on and apply for any specific degree courses offered by the Department of Architecture.