Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

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Superior Technical School
of Architecture of Madrid


(Technical University of Madrid, UPM)

Established 1844
Localization Madrid (Spain)
Address Avenida Juan de Herrera, 4
28040 Madrid, Spain
Telephone +(34) 91 336 65 01
Website www.aq.upm.es

The Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (Spanish: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM) is the superior school of architecture of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain. It prepares future architects and grants the title of Architect, as well as doctorates and diverse master's degrees. The center is located on the Avenida Juan de Herrera, 4, within the University City of Madrid. The present building has been used since 1936. It has an extensive library which includes original treaties of Le Corbusier, Serlio and Andrés de Vandelvira, the most recent magazines of architecture, the most influential books on modern architecture. This school is considered by many professionals of the sector as the best in Spain and one of the best worldwide.

Study plan[edit]

Currently the study plan followed in the center focused on the obtention of the main Architecture diploma is the plan 2010, also known as Bolonia. It was passed in the session celebrated in 2007 at the same school. From then on, the old Plan 96 was slowly extincted, till June 2018. The 2010 Plan consists in 360 European credits ECTS, with an equivalence of between 25 and 30 hours of work per credit, and started in 2010-2011.

The 360 credits are split into a 300-credit degree and a 60-credit master, a formula known as 5+1 years. The degree is a 5 year study plan, with each year split in 2 different cuatrimesters, Fall and Spring. Subjects can be classified as Basic (shared with other faculties in UPM), compulsory or Optative (exclusively lectured at ETSAM). Only 18 credits correspond to Optative subjects. Once the programme is completed, the student receives a Graduate title in Architecture fundaments, which opens the way for the University Master in Architecture, (one year), which grants the full title of Architect.

Posgraduate Studies[edit]

The school grants different posgraduate studies, accesible only to those with the title of Architect. Studies at this level can be Phds or posgraduate. Phd Studies are organised in programs, each one of them having several subjects that jointly present unity and relationships, and together define a speciality inside the Phd studies.

Posgraduate studies are divided into 9 University masters, 15 specialisation courses[1] and 14 independent titles[2]. Many of them present an international level of prestige and influence, such as the Master in City Sciences[3] and the MCH Master in Collective Housing[4].

Notable alumni[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[etsam]". 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  2. ^ "Subdirección de Doctorado y Posgrado | etsamadrid.upm.es". etsamadrid.aq.upm.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  3. ^ "MASTER CITY SCIENCE - HOME". www.citysciences.com. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  4. ^ "MCH: Master in Collective Housing". www.mchmaster.com. Retrieved 2018-06-12.

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