The English taught Architecture Degree Programme offers a dynamic and friendly environment where students are encouraged and inspired to learn and think creatively, to reach their potential for employment in architectural design and other creative activities. We aim to maintain collaboration between academia and professional practice, as well as our rich international contacts, and we believe that this is the right formula for success for our students. Our combination of experienced staff and young dynamic professionals is stimulating for student motivation and our students work hard in a relaxed and creative environment.
Since September 2008, the Diploma of Architect, awarded by the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism is recognized for free movement and professional practice in the member states of EU, in accordance with Directive 2005/36/EC (2013/55/EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications.
The periodical evaluations by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) started in 1998, have 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 professional practice in the UK.
Architectural design is the main component of the training. The curriculum maintains a balance between theoretical and practical aspects, being focused on the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and competences which are essential for the professional practice of architects, in line with the provisions of Article 46 (Training of architects) of the Directive 2013/55/EC.
The training of architects on this course reflects the new developments in architectural education, in particular with respect to the recognized need to supplement academic training with professional experience under the supervision of qualified architects. Therefore, the curriculum also includes internships in design studios, in Romania or abroad. The International Internships Office of the university offers a large range of international internships for students.
The academic year usually starts on October 1st and lasts until the middle of July. Students are required to enrol for each year of study; enrolment is usually scheduled for the first ten days of October.
Teaching is structured in two semesters of study. In addition to the continuous assessment during the semester, there are two examination terms, in January-February and in June-July. In September, a third assessment term is set for the modules in the 2nd semester.
Study trips in Romania and abroad are organized each year, usually during the spring term.
The graduation project (dissertation, diploma project) is guided by tutor(s). The diploma projects are assessed by international juries which generally meet in July (first session) and March (second session).
Student accommodation is provided in Tei Hall for 130 euros per month. Additionally, the new and modern Larisa Hall is under construction.