Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Final Degree Project

Final Degree Project
15
8143
5
Second semester
TF
ESARQ Module
Trabajo de fin de grado
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, English

Teaching staff


Office hours

Classes will be held weekly, with individual attention for each student.

For meetings outside class hours, please arrange an appointment.

Pre-course requirements

Enrolment on the Final Degree Project course.

Competencies

  • 35-T - Ability to conceive, put into practice and develop urban projects
  • 37 - Ability to develop functional programmes for buildings and urban spaces.
  • 42 - Ability to catalogue buildings and urban heritage and plan their protection.
  • 45-T - Ability to design and execute roads and urban development, gardening and landscaping projects
  • 46 - Ability to apply urban planning ordinances and standards.
  • 47-T - Ability to prepare environmental and landscaping surveys and plans to correct environmental impacts.
  • 52 - To acquire adequate knowlege of the environment, sustainability and the principles of conserving energy and environmental resources.
  • 53 - To acquire adequate knowledge of architectural, urban development and landscaping traditions of Western culture, as well as their technical, climate, economic, social and ideological foundations
  • 55 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the relationship between cultural patterns and the social responsibilities of the architect
  • 57 - To acquire adequate knowledge of urban sociology, theory, economy and history.
  • 58 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the methodological principles of urban planning and metropolitan and regional development.
  • 59 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the mechanisms of preparing and managing urban development plans on any scale.
  • 60 - To acquire knowledge of civil, administrative, urban planning, building and professional regulations.
  • 61 - To acquire knowledge of feasibility analysis, supervision and coordination of integrated projects.

Syllabus

The contents of this subject reflect the objectives described above in order to develop the required competences (34-T, 35-T, 36-T, 37, 38-T, 39-T, 40, 41-T, 42, 43-T, 44-T, 45-T, 46, 47-T, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61 and 62):

- Basic and execution architectural projects, sketches and blueprints.

- Urban projects.

- Aspects that affect the site management of architectural projects.

- Drawing up functional programmes for buildings and urban spaces.

- The intervention in, conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of heritage buildings from a planning point of view.

- Architectural barriers.

- Architectural criticism within the project

- Passive environmental conditioning, thermal and acoustic insulation, climate control, energy performance and natural lighting in architectural projects.

- Cataloguing of buildings and urban heritage and planning their protection from a project-based perspective.

- Plans for security, evacuation and protection in buildings.

- Civil works projects.

- Urban roads and urban development projects, gardening and landscaping.

- Urban planning ordinances and standards.

- Environmental and landscaping surveys and plans to correct environmental impacts.

- General theories of form, composition and architectural typologies and their use in architectural projects.

- The influence of the general history of architecture on planning.

- Symbolization, practical functions and ergonomics in architectural projects.

- Social needs, quality of life, habitability and basic housing programmes.

- The environment, sustainability and the principles of conserving energy and environmental resources in architectural projects.

- Architectural, urban planning and landscaping traditions in Western culture: their technical, climatic, economic, social and ideological foundations in terms of architectural projects.

- The impact on architectural projects of aesthetics and the theory and history of Fine Arts and Applied Arts.

- The relationship between cultural patterns and the social responsibilities of the architect in architectural projects.

- Vernacular architecture and architectural projects.

- The architectural project and urban sociology, theory, economy and history.

- The architectural project from the perspective of the methodological foundation of urban planning and metropolitan and regional development.

- Civil, administrative, urban planning, building and industrial regulations with regard to professional practice.

- Feasibility analysis, supervision and coordination of integrated projects.

- Property valuation.

These 28 sections are, in turn, the learning outcomes that will be expected of students when evaluating their competences.

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person



The qualification system is defined in accordance with current legislation, as described in Article 5 of ROYAL DECREE 1125/2003, of 5 September 2003, on a numerical scale of 0 to 10, with one decimal point, to which the corresponding qualitative grade can be added:

0-4.9: Fail (SS).

5.0-6.9: Pass (AP).

7.0-8.9: Pass - good (NT).

9.0-10: Pass - excellent (SB).

Teaching and learning material