Degree in Technical Architecture

2018/2019 · 240 credits

What you learn

Current Spanish legislation conforms the profession of Technical Architect as a regulated profession, the exercise of which requires the possession of the corresponding official degree. Order ECI/3855/2007, of December 27, establishes the requirements for the verification of the official university degrees that habilitates for the exercise of the profession of Technical Architect.

Such Order sets the skills which students must acquire, and they are listed in the Study Plan of the Technical Architecture degree in the University of A Coruña:

1. Managing the material execution of the building work, the utilities and elements, carrying out the quality and quantity control of the building process through the setting and management of the materials control plans, systems and execution of the building work, preparing the corresponding records for their incorporation to the "Building Book". Carrying the economic control of the building work, preparing the certifications and the liquidation of the executed work.

2. Writing down health and safety studies and plans and coordinating the activity of the companies in relation to safety and occupational health in building construction works, both at the project and execution stages.

3. Carrying out technical activities such as calculations, measurements, appraisals and studies of economic viability; carrying out assessments, inspections, pathology analysis and analogous studies, and writing down reports, judgements and the corresponding technical documents; plan surveying for land plots and buildings.

4. Preparing the technical projects and executing the direction of building work within the environment of their legal habilitation..

5. Managing the new building technologies and participating in the processes of building quality management; executing analysis, assessments and certifications on energy efficiency, and also studies on building sustainability.

6. Directing and managing the use, conservation and maintenance of buildings, writing down the necessary technical documents. Elaborating life-cycle assessments for materials, construction systems and buildings. Managing demolition and construction waste.

7. Technical counselling on the manufacturing processes of the materials and elements used in building construction.

8. Managing the real-estate process as a whole. Executing the technical representation of building companies on the building work site.

All the above guarantees that the Technical Architecture graduate, due to his or her academic preparation, develops a wide range of activities in the fields of building construction and construction in general.

Complete study skills

Professional and academic career

Professional and academic career

Students will acquire the necessary knowledge to carry out a good professional exercise. They will know how to solve both dayly and extraordinary situations. They will learn to deal with the other agents in building: the developer, the designer, the builder, the work-site director or execution director, the building quality control entities and laboratories, the suppliers of single products and the owners and users.

Professional possibilities:

1. Regarding the Project:

  • Project and demolition management.
  • Project and execution management for the development of streets, squares, gardens, public parks and private plots.
  • Basic and execution projects and work-site management for new buildings, adaptation, reformation, enlargement, consolidation, refurbishment and legalisation of buildings that do not require an architectural project and there is no alteration of its architectural configuration.
  • Subdivision projects. Studies-Assessments. Cost appraisals.
  • Structure calculations and plumbing, electricity, heating, air-conditioned, energy demand.
  • Topographical surveys.
  • Writing of personal protection plans.
  • Writing of activity reports without building works.
  • Writing of Environmental Management Plans. Sustainability. Energy Efficiency Certification. Writing of building and demolition Waste Management Plans. Writing of Quality Control Plans.

Planning for teaching

This study has teaching guide
You can read it to learn more about the study. In the table below you can see the individual teaching guides for each subject.

Study structure

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Mathematics I Core 1st 6 ECTS
Applied Fhysics I Core 1st 6 ECTS
Materials I Core 1st 6 ECTS
Descriptive Geometry Core 1st 6 ECTS
Private Urban Planning Law Core 1st 6 ECTS
Mathematics II Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Applied Physics II Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Architectural Graphic Expression I Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Construction I Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Business Economics and Organisation Core 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Construction II Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Materials II Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Architectural Graphic Expression II Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Facilities I Core 1st 6 ECTS
Public Urban Planning Law Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Materials III Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Construction III Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Geometry of Illustrations Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Structures I Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Topography Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Organisation, Programming and Control Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Construction IV Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Technical Projects I Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Facilities II Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Structures II Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Auxiliary and Security Equipment Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Technical Projects II Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Administration, Leadership and Management of Construction Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Pathology and Rehabilitation Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Measurements, Budgets and Economic Control Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Security and Prevention Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Management of Quality, Security and the Environment Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Real Estate Management, Valuations and Appraisals Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Structures III Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Facilities III Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Final Year Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 12 ECTS
Technical English Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
History of Building Construction Processes With restrictions Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Experimental Structure Inspection Methods Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Acoustic Measurements in Construction Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Galician Architectural Heritage Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Interior, Garden and Landscape Design Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Work Placement Optional 2nd 18 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)


The study is taught by teachers from the departments of: Architectural Graphics, Architectural Projects, Urban Planning and Composition, Architectural, Civil and Aeronautical Buildings and Structures, Business, Civil Engineering, Economy, Industrial Engineering, Languages and Literatures, Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences, Private Law and Public Law

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.