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.
Directors of work execution:
Exclusive professional responsibility, fulfilling the following tasks:
Writing up Studies and Health and Safety Plans.
Health and Safety coordinators during the project and execution stages of works.
Court and forensic experts: writing up technical reports for its inclusion in court procedures, experts at the service of insurance companies in case of building disasters.
Members of technical boards and boards of construction companies and real estate developers, responsible for:
Technicians for construction companies or auxiliary building companies, manufacturers, distributors and/or installers of products and construction systems.
Bills of quantities, estimations and real estate assessments for the constitution of mortgages garanteed by real estate or other purposes.
Technicians for studies: cooperation for the writing of building partial projects, engineering, urban planning, decoration and so on.
Writing projects for the restoration or refurbishment of buildings or premises.
Issue certificates of energy qualification and of technical inspection reports.
Technicians for public administrations.
Teaching in high schools and bachelor and master's university degrees related with the building sector.
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.
The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.
|Mathematical Basics for Building||Core||annual||9 ECTS|
|Descriptive and Representation Geometry||Core||annual||9 ECTS|
|Architectural Graphic Expression I||Core||1st||6 ECTS|
|Mechanical Basics of Building Structures||Core||1st||6 ECTS|
|Construction Materials I||Core||1st||6 ECTS|
|Construction I||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Building Structures I||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Phisical Basics of Building Facilities||Core||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Digital Graphic Tools for Building||Core||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Economy and Organization of Building Companies||Core||1st||6 ECTS|
|Building Structures II||Compulsory||1st||6 ECTS|
|Building Facilities I||Compulsory||1st||6 ECTS|
|Construction Materials II||Compulsory||1st||6 ECTS|
|Urban Planning and Administrative Procedures||Core||1st||6 ECTS|
|Construction II||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Building Structures III||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Architectural Graphic Expression II||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Construction Materials III||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Topography and Setting out||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Quality and Sustainability in Building||Compulsory||1st||6 ECTS|
|Foundations and Geotechnics||Compulsory||1st||6 ECTS|
|Construction III||Compulsory||1st||6 ECTS|
|Building Facilities II||Compulsory||1st||6 ECTS|
|Technical Projects I||Compulsory||1st||6 ECTS|
|Construction IV||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Construction V||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Auxiliary Equipment in Building||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Technical Projects II||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Labour Safety and Prevention||Compulsory||2nd||6 ECTS|
|Management, Organization and Programming Being implemented||Compulsory||annual||9 ECTS|
|Real Estate Management, Appraisals, Valuations and Legal Architecture Being implemented||Compulsory||annual||9 ECTS|
|Building Facilities III and Urban Facilities Being implemented||Compulsory||annual||9 ECTS|
|Measurements, Budgets and Economic Control Being implemented||Compulsory||1st||6 ECTS|
|Pathology, Refurbishment and Maintenance of Buildings Being implemented||Compulsory||1st||6 ECTS|
|Interior Design, Gardening and Landscaping Being implemented||Optional||2nd||4.5 ECTS|
|History of Construction and Galician Architectural Heritage Being implemented||Optional||2nd||4.5 ECTS|
|Structural Inspection Being implemented||Optional||2nd||4.5 ECTS|
|Acoustic Measurements Being implemented||Optional||2nd||4.5 ECTS|
|Work Placement Being implemented||Optional||2nd||9 ECTS|
|Degree Final Project Being implemented||Compulsory||2nd||12 ECTS|
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, Computer Science and Information Technologies, 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.
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.