Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Marne la Vallée
Marne-la-Vallée, France
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Marne la Vallée

de la ville & des territoires (EAVT)

N 48° 50' 28.12'', E 48° 50' 28.12''
Mr John-John Meneux

t: + 33 (0)1 60 95 84 63
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Mr Alain Derey
Degree programmes
Faculty profile

Profile of the School of Architecture
Our school is committed to teaching of architecture as integral to the act of building of the city. Students start by learning that architectural design includes the transformation and planning of the built and natural environment. Thus discovery of the act of building is intimately linked to the understanding of a territory and it''s uses. Architecture remains the art of construction in a changing environment.

Today the world population lives mostly in cities. The city has become a runaway entity constantly producing new issues and contradictions. Understanding the city is studying all angles: productive force, consumer goods, place of memory, mixing space and partitioning, urban form, public space...

The territory is not only a geographic area: it is also the product of political, social, cultural and legal elements who shaped it. The study of architecture primarily concerns the study of the environment in which it will settle and it will transform.

EAVT is located on campus at the Cité Descartes, Marne-la-Vallée, 15 minutes from Paris.

530 students (335 Bachelor, 194 Master, 1 PhD), 13% of foreign students.

96 staff members (36 full-time and approx. 60 visiting lecturers and critics).


Audio - Lab
Engraving Lab
Plot centre
Theatre Hall


The international Office can advise in the search for housing but the school does not provide accomodation for either students or teachers.

Admission Requirements

Must hold a bachelor''s degree or equivalent. The registration process is via the internet portal according to an imposed timetable (in 2011, befor 1 April). Shortlisted candidates are interviewed (in 2011, the month of May).
Validation of prior learning or professional experience can also provide access to study architecture. The school welcomes foreign students providing proof of qualification equivalent to the normal entry requirements.
The school allows transfers of students from and to other architectural schools.

Tuition fees

Bachelor''s: 340,60 €/year
Master''s: 462,60 €/year

Application Deadline

First Semester: 15 May
Second Semester: 15 October

Bachelor, Diplôme d''études en architecture (DEEA), 3 years, 1st, 180,

This 3year programme leads to the equivalent of a Bachelor”s degree in architecture, le license and allows access to the second cycle of study.

Bachelor, Diplôme d''Etat d''architecte (DEA), 2 years, 2nd, 120,

This 2yr programme leads to the degree of state architect.

This initial training may be supplemented by an entitlement to pursue project management in its own name (HMONP-1 year), a degree of specialization and deepening of Architecture (DSA-18 months), a Ph.D. in Architecture (D-3 years), or any other degree undergraduate or graduate in related fields of architecture (and master professional licenses, research marsters, etc.).
The lessons are structured and validated by half. The courses are in French.

1er Cycle.
first cycle gives each student the means to acquire basic knowledge of architecture. To avoid disciplinary fragmentation, to the side of the architecture project, the lessons are not multiplied but refocused on four fields of basic subjects: territory, architecture, construction and representation, which are routinely taught by lectures and / or tutorials. This first cycle of 3 years is attested by the diploma degree in architecture combined license.

2nd Cycle.
The second cycle revolves primarily around four in-depth study of your choice:
Matières à penser explores a range of topics related to sustainable development, and questioned how the matter during a manufacturing process, informs the architectural project.
Théorie et projet is to compare a theoretical reflection on the rules that guide the design of a project, the specific conditions of an architectural program.
Habitats et énergies focuses on the transformation of architectural design practices and urban forms of habitat change in relation to the uses and developments related to energy efficiency in housing production.
Paris/Métropoles strives to study, investigate, and invent the key themes and issues that shape both the history, current functioning and future challenges in metropolitan Paris, with regard to other major international cities, to different scales.
This offer is accompanied by teaching core courses and electives (6 cycle) to be chosen within the school or on campus (School of Civil, IFU, University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee).

This second cycle of 2 years, ending with a semester devoted to the graduation project (PFE) and ends with graduation of State Architect combined master”s degree.


La formation Structure et architecture
The School of Architecture, in association with the Ecole des Ponts, has set up this training to both students entering the second cycle architects and engineering students in 2nd year. It helps to educate the architects in the world of engineering and vice versa and thus helps to open up their respective worlds. Students who successfully complete the training receive a certificate jointly signed by both institutions, to gain undisputed claim in their careers.


Le diplôme de spécialisation et d”approfondissement en architecture (DSA) d”architecte-urbaniste
This course is for architects and landscapers French or foreign. It follows from the fact that the architect-planner is now fully engaged on the side of the project and its representation in space, and along towards urban issues, a new profession, hitherto lacking specific training France.
The course combines academic teaching, professional development situation and operational research. DSA involves local, campus, some of our partners: IFU, ENPC, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee through the master urban engineering.

The school has a research team, l”Observatoire de la condition suburbaine (OCS), which is one component of the Joint Research Unit: AUSSER(architecture, urbanism, society, knowledge, teaching, research).