Objectives

The Second Cycle Degree Course in Architecture is geared towards training professionals capable of using tools pertinent to architecture for designing, and of mastering the instruments linked to the construction of the designed work and its implementation along with the environmental and anthropological transformation and modification of the environment. They must also display awareness of aesthetic, distribution, function, technology and construction, management, economic and environmental aspects. Second Cycle Architecture graduates have specific skills regarding the drafting of building works and coordinating the process of implementing the aforementioned works. This may also include organising the work of other specialists and professionals in the field of architecture, construction engineering, town planning and architectural renovation. The training programme is implemented with laboratories and courses covering one or more subjects. The first year of the course revolves exclusively around laboratory work in the various design-related subjects (architecture, town planning, renovation, construction and executive representation); the second year, with the exception of the final summary laboratory, features courses in one or more subjects regarding more professional aspects of building site management, legislation, surveying, advanced technological components and architectural historiography. The final summary laboratory is organised each year according to the subject content, which varies every year. Its aim is to help students draft their degree theses, while achieving a suitable level of technical and scientific knowledge and the ability to provide responses autonomously in meeting the design requirements stipulated on each occasion. Students are encouraged to draft their theses in the companies in which they do their traineeships, with the help of professionals in the field.