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Programme aims

The specific learning outcome of thesecond cycle degree/two year master in Building Engineering-Architecture is toproduce architectural and building engineering professionals equipped with thenecessary expertise in the design, management and optimisation of complexprocesses in both the construction and urban planning fields.

The specific goal of the Programmeis pursued through a didactical curriculum focused on defining an in-depthtraining programme that enables students to fully master the methodological andoperational aspects of architecture and engineering, with a particular focus onsustainable development, technological innovation, urban regeneration and there-qualification of existing buildings, managing complex issues and problemsolving.

In the first year of the programme, studentswill study disciplinary areas related to project management and representation,architectural and urban design, project representation and representation ofthe territory and the environment. In addition to this, students will studydisciplines related to the structural analysis and design of architecture, inorder to acquire the skills necessary for the conceptualisation, modelling andrealisation of complex structures and to bring existing structures into linewith safety standards. This is supported by the integrated study of thephysics,

technical and systems disciplinesfor architecture, the technological disciplines for architecture and buildingproduction, and the economic disciplines for architecture and urban planning.

Following this, students will studythe history of architecture as well as restoration theories and techniques witha view to gaining a historical understanding of architectural works and theability to critically evaluate them in relation to their context as well as thetechniques used for their conservation and restoration, also through innovativemethods and technologies.

In the second year of the programme,students take a more in-depth look at the technological disciplines forarchitecture, building production, project management, architectural design andurban planning. They learn how to control the environment of architecturalspaces, to combine traditional architectural aspects, and to see the project asa fusion of form, function and construction. They study the typological,morphological and linguistic features of the architectural structure, and learnabout the recovery and restoration of buildings. Finally, a more in-depth studyof the urban planning and design disciplines ensures an integrated approachtowards the different aspects of the spaces or structures to be studied andtransformed, including tangible, physical-environmental, social and economicfeasibility aspects, with a view to ensuring a circular and regenerativeapproach to city management.

Design workshops are a key part ofthe degree programme and are indispensable not only in order to verify theknowledge acquired, but also in order to promote, as in most Europeancountries, an integrated education, open to dialogue with specialists in thevarious technological and scientific sectors involved in the construction orre-qualification of buildings and complex real estate.