The Bachelor of Architectural Studies will prepare you for a career as a professional architect.
As the first and only architecture programme in Macao, the Bachelor of Architecture enables students to develop the creative abilities and technical skills necessary to become an effective and respected professional in Macao and internationally. Addressing the full spectrum of relevant technological, urban, economic, environmental, social, theoretical, and historical issues, the curriculum emphasises ethics as well as expertise, requiring students to constantly evaluate the consequences of their work on the built environment and the natural world. Topics range from contemporary digital design techniques to architectural heritage preservation, and the entire programme is founded on an appreciation of the importance of sustainability and resource conservation.
Recommended prior knowledge
Students should have a strong interest in design and the built environment. A portfolio of creative work is required for application to the programme.
4 years full-time (day) programme
Total number of credits for graduation
NAPE 1 (Rua de Londres 16, Macau, China)
Programme’s Government Approval (In Chinese and Portuguese only)
Classes take place from September to May each academic year. Summer classes, internships and examinations may be scheduled in June and July. Please refer to the official academic calendar for the most updated information.
On average, students will have approximately 18.5 hours of classes each week. Classes are scheduled from Mondays to Fridays, from 09:00 to 18:15. Exceptionally, classes may be scheduled in the evenings or on Saturdays.
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As the first and only architecture program in Macau, the University of Saint Joseph curriculum adheres to international standards while remaining relevant to our specific
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Design studios and lecture-based modules are taught by a mixture of local faculty members and eminent visiting professors. All are internationally recognized professionals, providing the opportunity to develop architectural skills in a global context.
Approved by the Macao government, this degree leads to a career of architectural-related professions.
As the first and only architecture program in Macao, the USJ curriculum adheres to international standards while remaining relevant to its specific location, one of the most exciting and unique urban environments in the word today. Host to incredible quantities of new construction, Macao is in an ideal position to foster the intellectual and creative capital for innovative approaches to architectural design. Grounded on a concern for sustainability and energy efficiency, the curriculum addresses four primary themes: high-density housing; heritage management and conservation; experimental material fabrication; and the iconography of casino and resort architecture.
Beyond instructing students in the history of the discipline and its accumulated techniques, the university provides space and time for reflection and experimentation – a platform from which to postulate alternatives, to develop unprecedented solutions to current problems, and responses to as-yet unknown ones. Architecture is always made for others, and has a profound role to play in defining existing communities as well as in setting directions for their future. Addressing the full spectrum of aesthetic, technological, urban, economic, environmental, social, theoretical, and historical issues, the Architecture programme emphasize ethics as well as expertise, requiring students to constantly evaluate the consequences of their work on the built environment and the natural world. Our graduates will be good architects, but also good citizens, possessing the requisite skill and vision to contribute to the future shape of the city in which they live, for the benefit of all its citizens.
Prof. Thomas Daniell
• Architectural assistant
• Teaching assistant
• Architectural renderer
Students must complete all the following modules
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