Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Work Experience

Work Experience
First semester
ESARQ Module
Práctiques externas
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, English

Teaching staff

Appointment by e-mail, whenever necessary.



Within the Degree in Architecture 6 ECTS (equivalent to 180 hours) of work experience in professional offices or companies related to the world of construction are expected.

Due to the weight of practical content of a Degree in Architecture, a period of internship is very important, where students will face their first professional experiences.

Internship provides another means of educating the student in terms of knowledge and skills, and it is conducted subject to an agreement with the office or the company and under the supervision and monitoring of the University and a representative of the firm or company. Internal regulations of the UIC

Even as a subject in grades 5, if the student wishes to take holiday periods for practice or for a course that enrolls fewer subjects may make once 180 ECTS grade approved, always with the support of the University.

If I had not done before, to reach 5th must register and make the corresponding ECTS within the course.

Pre-course requirements

The student must have a minimum knowledge of the profession to get as much from an internship opportunity as might be expected.

Essential: Prior to a period of internship beginning, it must be verified that the University and the Office have an "Internship agreement".


The purpose of these internships is to apply the theoretical concepts learned in the Architecture Degree course and to initiate students to professional reality, an experience that will help towards their future inclusion in the workforce.


  • 03 - To acquire adequate knowledge of spatial representation systems applied to architecture and urbanism .
  • 06 - To acquire adequate knowledge of graphic surveying techniques in all stages, from sketching to scientific restitution.
  • 13-T - Ability to conceive, calculate, design, integrate in buildings and urban complexes, and execute interior partition systems, carpentry, staircases and other finished works.
  • 17 - Ability to apply building and technical standards
  • 1-T - Ability to apply graphic procedures to the representation of spaces and objects.
  • 20 - Ability to evaluate works
  • 22 - Ability to plan building and urban installations for the transformation and supply of electricity, telecommunications systems, acoustic conditioning systems and artificial lighting.
  • 25 - To acquire adequate knowledge of conventional building systems and their pathology
  • 27 - To acquire adequate knowledge of industrialised building systems.
  • 2-T - Ability to conceive and represent the visual attributes of objects and master the proportions and techniques of drawing, including digital forms
  • 31 - To acquire knowledge of measurement, valuation and expert appraisal methods.
  • 35-T - Ability to conceive, put into practice and develop urban projects
  • 36-T - Ability to plan, practice and develop construction management.
  • 37 - Ability to develop functional programmes for buildings and urban spaces.
  • 39-T - Ability to eliminate architectural barriers
  • 44-T - Ability to produce civil works projects.
  • 45-T - Ability to design and execute roads and urban development, gardening and landscaping projects
  • 46 - Ability to apply urban planning ordinances and standards.
  • 58 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the methodological principles of urban planning and metropolitan and regional development.
  • 60 - To acquire knowledge of civil, administrative, urban planning, building and professional regulations.
  • 63 - Ability to conceive, put into practice and develop architectural and urban planning projects adapting with new times.

Learning outcomes

The end result of the internship will be that students will have had the opportunity to apply the knowledge and academic content to the work undertaken.

Also, this period will have served as an introduction to the reality of professional life, enabling the development of a range of skills and abilities that will assist with future integration into the workforce.


The main objective of the internship is to introduce students to professional reality. This contact with the professional world will be reflected in a document in which the student must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences acquired.

At the end of internship, the student must submit a written report.

In this report the student must demonstrate knowledge about:

The professional office or firm: the field in which they secure their projects.

Details of the tasks performed.

Analysis of internal processes that take place in the practical execution of a project.

A critical and constructive analysis of the work performed, doing a self-evaluation of the degree of personal development acquired in different aptitudes.

(The index of the report is to be found in Moodle)

Teaching and learning activities

In person

To develop the course content competently, the University offers the following services:

  • Search for offices and arranging agreements.
  • Monitoring and support to students during an internship.
  • Assistance in the preparation of the Report
  • Tutorial sessions.

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

This course is assessed at the end of the 1r. semester, according to criteria of qualitative and quantitative:

  • Management agreement and delivery of documents, 
  • Assessment Office and tutor 
  • Memory Assessment practices.

Teaching and learning material