Bachelor

Faculty of Creative Industries


Overview

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies is the first step for a future career as a professional architect.

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Description

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies enables students to develop creative abilities, technical skills and professional knowledge holistically, establishing a solid foundation to pursue a career in architecture in Macao and internationally. As the first and only architecture programme in Macao, the 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. The programme emphasises ethics as well as expertise, encouraging students to be socially committed and generous, designing for the common good.

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.

Course Duration
4 years full-time (day) programme

Teaching Medium
English

Total Number of Credits for Graduation
148

Campus
Ilha Verde Campus

Programme’s Government Approval (in Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)

Calendar
September to May

Weekly Schedule
Approximately 20 hours each week
Mondays to Fridays 09:00 to 18:30

USJ Architecture Programme Catalog 2018

Published on: 2019-03-13

Screenshot 2019-03-13 at 11.44.31 AMMacau 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 Macau, 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 Macau 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 emphasize ethics as well as expertise, encouraging students to be socially committed and generous, designing for the common good. We strive to form innovative and skillful 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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Key Features

  • Design studios and lecture-based modules are taught by a mixture of local faculty members and eminent visiting professors (all are internationally recognised professionals, providing the opportunity to develop architectural skills in a global context)
  • Innovative curriculum fitting to international standards and exploring local conditions
  • Approved by the Macao government, this degree leads to a career of architectural-related professions

Typical Career Options

  • Architectural Assistant
  • Architectural Renderer
  • Interior Designer
  • Construction Manager

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the following modules

Please click on any specific module 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