Educational Offer - Degree Courses

Degree course in ARCHITECTURE (Codice 2006)
Curriculum\Profile description: ARCHITECTURE (AGRIGENTO)

Back to course search
Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2015/2016
School:
  • POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL
Class:
  • Architecture and Architectural engineering (five-year course) (LM-4 c.u.)

credits total:300

Educational objectives
Hide
The educational programme finds its core in architectural design at different scales, from the object to the building, the city, the territory: it is structured like a process, and uses in its own procedures, constitutes a tool for knowledge and experiential activities-science, which deals with the physical reality in view of a modification of useful and necessary for life and living and the needs of human life associated. The corpus of the discipline, with its own rules and principles, constitutes the basis and direction of project activities, on the basis of its specific status, in which the experience of architecture over time forms the basis of every theory and every subsequent experience . As a result, and specifically, the degree of Master of Science in Architecture will be able to govern the processes of the project and recognize the extent of its interference, as well as thorough knowledge of the history of architecture, tools and forms of representation, theoretical and scientific aspects, methodological and operational aspects of mathematics and other basic sciences, and be able to use this knowledge to interpret and describe in detail the architecture even complex problems, including those that require interdisciplinary expertise, and finally he must have knowledge in field of organization and construction of enterprise culture, in the light of their own professional ethics. Graduates of the 2nd cycle Degree in architecture must be able to design, at different scales, using the typical tools of architecture, including the ones related to design sciences, and shall have the skills to verify the feasibility of the project, the building, operations, the operations of transformation and modification of the physical natural and artificial environment, with full awareness of the aesthetic, distribution, functional, structural, technical-constructional, infrastructural, managerial, economic and environmental aspects as well as with a critical attention to cultural changes and to the needs expressed by contemporary society. In addition to preparing the projects of architecture, graduates of this course manage their implementation, coordinating as necessary for those purposes other specialists and professionals in the fields of architecture, building engineering, urban planning, restoration , and of architectural conservation. In this regard the universities organize outdoor activities such as apprenticeships and internships. Educational activities are divided into two cycles. The first cycle, lasting three years, provides humanistic, scientific and technological core education Students, at the end of the 1st cycle, should demonstrate the acquisition of the basic principles of architectural logic, of its constitution, of the history of the fundamental components of the architectural space, as well as of the basic architectural representation techniques and the propaedeutical disciplines to the technical control of projects; they should be able to arrive to a first synthesis of the project in its aesthetic, technical and functional traits. The 2nd cycle, lasting two years, aims at the completion of studies, and to the final examination, in view of specific professional investigations. After completion of the 2nd cycle and through examinations, students should be able to demonstrate they can produce operational project syntheses in the fields of architectural and town planning design, of architectural construction and of monument restoration; they should also be able to produce thematic and disciplinary in-depth studies in view of the degree dissertation. A part of the educational programme aims at the learning and knowledge of theories, methods and disciplines; another part, namely a theoretical-practical one, aims at the learning and practice of know how in the field of professional specific instrumental activities. For these theoretical-practical activities, studios are instituted: these are educational facilities aiming at project knowledge, comprehension and practice. Attendance to studio activities is mandatory, and controlled by the professors in charge. To ensure an adequate educational assistance, as per EC recommendation (art.1, par.2), a personalised teacher-learner relationship should be granted during studio activities, such as to enable teacher to verify single student's projects; for this reason, no more than 50 students are admitted for each studio. Workshops include: Architectural Design Studio, Laboratory of Architectural Construction, Urban Planning Workshop, Laboratory of restoration of monuments, and other laboratories specifically indicated in the Educational Programme in the disciplines of design, interior architecture in its various aspects, and in other activities involving the design at different scales. Laboratories might be divided in modules integrate many disciplines. The integration may relate to one subject area, or different subject areas. Some parts of the educational activity might be carried out within qualified structures in scientific research institutes, as well as in the research and development branches of public or private companies and agencies in the field of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Town Planning, through ad hoc agreements which might entail also the use of experts belonging to these structures and institutes for special educational activities (intensive courses, seminars, stages).
Professional opportunities
Hide
Graduates in Architecture might work not only as private practitioners, but also in high responsibility positions within public and private institutions and companies (institutions, private and public companies, professional offices and project companies) in the fields of design, construction, preservation and transformation of architecture. Graduates in architecture, after the relevant State examinations, have access to enrollment in the Professional Order of Architects, Planners, landscape architects and conservators, in Section A, area "Architecture". This section allows the professional practice of the professions of Architect, Planner, Landscape Architect and Conservator.
Final examination features
Hide
To be admitted to the final examination, students should: - Have acquired all the credits provided by the educational programme, - Have proved their knowledge of at least English language, passing the relevant test, as defined by the Course Outline. The final examination consists of the discussion of a dissertation prepared under the guidance of a supervising professor; dissertations might be either projects or theoretical-experimental dissertations Final mark is awarded out of 110. Rules for the final assessment must take into account the student's entire career, the timing and mode of acquisition of academic credits, the evaluations of previous educational activities, the final examination, as well as any other major element relevant. Students who reach the final mark of 110/110 can be attributed, by unanimous vote of the Board, the praise and possibly the honorable mention.


course outlinePropaedeutical teachings

See explaination

Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04900 - MATHEMATICS I course specifications MARRAFFA (PA) 6.0 1 V A MAT/05
14735 - ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATION STUDIO course specifications GIRGENTI (RU) AGNELLO (PA) 12.0 1 V A ICAR/17
16247 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO I course specifications MARGAGLIOTTA (PA) 12.0 1 V B ICAR/14
03515 - FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS OF DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY course specifications FRASCA (PA) 8.0 2 V A ICAR/17
13232 - HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications SESSA (PA) 12.0 2 V
HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE SESSA (PA) 8.0 A ICAR/18
HISTORY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART COSTANZO (RD) 4.0 C L-ART/02
16106 - ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY course specifications DE GIOVANNI (PO) 8.0 2 V B ICAR/12
86626 - ENGLISH MOSSUTO (PC) 4.0 2 G E


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
03324 - ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS course specifications PITRUZZELLA (PC) 12.0 Yearly V A ING-IND/11
04875 - MATHEMATICS II course specifications MARRAFFA (PA) 6.0 1 V A MAT/05
06636 - STATICS COTTONE (RD) 8.0 1 V B ICAR/08
07686 - TOWN PLANNING course specifications SCAVONE (PA) 6.0 1 V B ICAR/21
16107 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO II course specifications LECARDANE (PA) 10.0 1 V B ICAR/14
17103 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY I course specifications PIAZZA (PO) 8.0 1 V A ICAR/18
04179 - ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING - STUDIO course specifications DI NATALE (PA) 8.0 2 V B ICAR/12


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
06313 - MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND THEORY OF STRUCTURES course specifications BENFRATELLO (PA) 8.0 1 V B ICAR/08
13534 - INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE - STUDIO course specifications GUERRERA (PQ) 8.0 1 V C ICAR/16
17417 - TOWN PLANNING I - STUDIO AND INFRASTRUCTURES FOR MOBILITY AND TRANSPORTATION - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications CILONA (RU) 12.0 1 V
INFRASTRUCTURES FOR MOBILITY AND TRANSPORTATION GUERRIERI (PC) 4.0 C ICAR/04
TOWN PLANNING I - STUDIO CILONA (RU) 8.0 B ICAR/21
02631 - INDUSTRIAL DESIGN course specifications CAMMARATA (CU) 8.0 2 V C ICAR/13
04251 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III - STUDIO course specifications MACALUSO (RD) 10.0 2 V B ICAR/14
17104 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY II course specifications SUTERA (PA) 8.0 2 V A ICAR/18
Free subjects (suggested) 10.0 D


Teachings fourth year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01192 - OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 2.0 1 G F
04253 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV- STUDIO course specifications AIROLDI (PQ) 10.0 1 V B ICAR/14
06634 - INTERNSHIP 6.0 1 G F
15317 - CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE - DESIGN STUDIO course specifications CUCCHIARA (RU) 8.0 1 V B ICAR/09
17424 - ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STUDIO course specifications ANGELICO (RU) 8.0 1 V B ICAR/12
14109 - ENVIRONMENTAL VALUATION AND ECONOMICS course specifications IOREN NAPOLI (PC) 8.0 2 V B ICAR/22
17423 - TOWN PLANNING II - STUDIO AND TOWN PLANNING LAW - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications SCAVONE (PA) 14.0 2 V
TOWN PLANNING II - STUDIO SCAVONE (PA) 10.0 B ICAR/21
TOWN PLANNING LAW PELLINGRA CONTINO (CU) 4.0 B IUS/10


Teachings fifth year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
11171 - THESIS STUDIO - FINAL EXAMINATION 16.0 1 G E
11175 - GARDEN ART AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO course specifications D'ANNA (CU) 8.0 1 V C ICAR/15
11177 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN V- STUDIO course specifications GUERRERA (PQ) 10.0 1 V B ICAR/14
13690 - MONUMENT RESTORATION STUDIO AND THEORY AND HISTORY OF RESTORATION course specifications VENTIMIGLIA (PA) 16.0 Yearly V B ICAR/19
Free subjects V 10.0 D


Elective activities

Free subjects (suggested) credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02904 - PRINCIPLES OF TERRITORIAL PLANNING GIAMPINO (CU) 10.0 2 V D ICAR/21
06744 - HISTORY OF GARDENS AND LANDSCAPE SESSA (PA) 10.0 2 V D ICAR/18
17217 - DIGITAL REPRESENTATION OF ARCHITECTURE DALLI CARDILLO (PC) 10.0 2 V D ICAR/17


Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
Go to top