Bachelor Programme

Faculty of Arts and Humanities


DurationLanguageCampus
4 Years Full-Time (Day) English Ilha Verde Campus 

 

This programme is the first step for a future career as a professional architect.

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies enables students to develop holistic creative abilities, technical skills and professional knowledge. As the first and only undergraduate architecture programme in Macao, the curriculum follows international standards of architectural education while exploring the specific conditions of our location and cultural context.

The curriculum is rooted in tectonics and sustainability, addressing four main themes: high-density housing; heritage management and conservation; experimental material fabrication; and innovative mixed-use architecture. The programme recognises ethics as well as expertise, encouraging students to be socially committed and generous, designing for the common good.

The programme coordinator is Nuno Soares.


USJ Architecture Programme Catalog 2018

Published on: 2019-03-13

Screenshot 2019-03-13 at 11.44.31 AM“Macao is the most densely populated territory in the world, a vibrant and ever changing city with a unique history of cultural exchange, an inspiring and fascinating place to study architecture.

As the first and only architecture programme in Macao, our curriculum was designed to follow international standards of architectural education while exploring the specific conditions of our location and cultural context. The curriculum is rooted on tectonics and sustainability, addressing four main themes: high-density housing; heritage management and conservation; experimental material fabrication; innovative mixed-use architecture.

Our programmes follow an idealistic yet pragmatic approach, looking to Macao and the Pearl River Delta as a laboratory to imagine and test new spatial answers to contemporary challenges and opportunities. We encourage students to generate innovative and original architectural and urban forms, designed from the public perspective, taking the potential of its program and the connection to the existing context as a starting point to create vibrant future realities.

The University of Saint Joseph architecture programmes emphasise ethics as well as expertise, encouraging students to be socially committed and generous, designing for the common good. We strive to form innovative and skilful architects committed to contributing to improve the future of or citizens and cities by improving the design of the daily spaces where human activities take place.”

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Student Experience

  • Students learn to design according to international standards while being grounded in the local context
  • Students have access to Architecture Studios and Specialised Fabrication Labs
  • Students learn among internationally recognised professionals, providing the opportunity to develop architectural skills in a global context

Career Opportunities

  • Construction manager
  • Architectural assistant
  • Architectural renderer
  • Interior designer

Typical Applicants

  • Have a strong interest in the built environment
  • Have a portfolio of creative work (required)

 

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Study plan & description of modules

For the programme’s government approval [in Chinese and Portuguese] click here.

Please click on any specific module below to see its description.


Modules

Year 1
LAR103
3.00 credits
LAR104
3.00 credits
LAT201
2.00 credits
LCO102
2.00 credits
LMA201
3.00 credits
LMA202
3.00 credits
ENG101
3.00 credits
ENG102
2.00 credits
ENG103
3.00 credits
ENG104
2.00 credits
Year 2
LAR243
6.00 credits
LAR246
6.00 credits
LCO103
2.00 credits
ENG105
3.00 credits
ENG106
2.00 credits
ENG107
3.00 credits
ENG108
2.00 credits
Year 3
LAR214
3.00 credits
LAR303
6.00 credits
LAR307
6.00 credits
LAR308
2.00 credits
LAR309
2.00 credits
LCO106
2.00 credits
PTG101
3.00 credits
PTG102
2.00 credits
PTG103
3.00 credits
PTG104
2.00 credits
Year 4
LAR211
3.00 credits
LAR401
6.00 credits
LAR403
2.00 credits
LAR404
6.00 credits
LAR405
2.00 credits
LCO108
2.00 credits
CHN101
3.00 credits
CHN102
2.00 credits
CHN103
3.00 credits
CHN104
2.00 credits