Learning objectives

The Degree Course in Architecture, Regeneration and Sustainability aims to produce graduates who understand works of architecture on a technological and formal, compositional, structural and constructive level, with the aim of intervening, both in the sphere of new constructions and in the restoration of the built environment, in a way that guarantees a reduction in consumption and impacts on the environment and the local area.

Specific skills

The specific skills attained should enable graduates to carry out support activities in architectural and urban planning, in construction and restoration projects. These objectives require a graduate figure who, after passing the State Examination, will be able to independently carry out the professional activity envisaged for the corresponding level of studies (Junior Architect, Junior Planner). Over the course of the three years, the training progressively builds up knowledge in the relevant subject areas, in accordance with Directive 85/384 EEC.

Graduates of the L-17 class must therefore possess the following competences:

  • he/she must have a basic cultural and scientific preparation in the history of architecture, in methods and forms of representation, in mathematical tools and other basic sciences to interpret and describe the various aspects of architecture; these training objectives are pursued through mono-disciplinary and integrated courses - in particular in the first two years of the course - and are completed by laboratory activities, in particular to acquire skills in the field of representation;
  • students must have acquired the methodologies, both cognitive and operational, of the characterising disciplinary fields (design, structural, technological, urban planning and restoration) in order to formulate and solve architectural and urban planning problems with up-to-date methods, techniques and tools; students acquire this knowledge within single-disciplinary and integrated courses in the second and third year and, within the design laboratories, develop skills and abilities in designing, synthesising the specific knowledge previously acquired;
  • he/she must be able to control the aspects of technical and economic feasibility and be able to communicate effectively, in written and oral form, in at least one European Union language, in addition to Italian.

In the third year, the curriculum offers further specialisation courses in urban planning, with an in-depth study of aspects of planning with a view to training students to perform the professional role of junior planner, as well as energy recovery and restoration of buildings, with a view to training students to perform the professional role of junior architect.
It is believed that the amalgamation of such knowledge and skills (design projects, structural projects, technological projects, urban planning projects, representation projects, restoration projects, historical projects etc.) constitutes the indispensable basis for an organic and harmonious interaction between the various disciplinary areas, a prerequisite for a valid architectural culture, both for those who directly face the world of work and for those who wish to continue their studies.