Universitat Politècnica de València
Escola Tecnica Superior d'Arquitectura
Valencia, Spain
Universitat Politècnica de València
Escola Tecnica Superior d'Arquitectura
Camino de Vera s/n
Valencia, 46022

N 39° 28' 56.34'', E 39° 28' 56.34''

Secretary Office

e: etsa@upvnet.upv.es
t: +34 96 387 71 10
Mr Ivan Cabrera i Fausto
Degree programmes
Grado en Arquitectura
Master of advanced Studies
Faculty profile

In Spain the professional competences of Architects include architecture, building, urbanism and real estate management.All this disciplines are included in the curricula of architects at the Spanish Schools.

The School of Architecture at UPV provides education for these competences at an internationally competitive level of excellence. The school is closely interconnected with other faculties and departments of  UPV.

The faculty of Architecture is located within the Technical University of Valencia’s campus. A wide campus, on the city’s edge, hand by hand with the “huerta”, and close to the seaside, although its public transport keeps it in good connection with the city’s historical centre and other main points of the city. The campus offers a wide range of facilities for students.

3841 students (3569 Bachelor, 200 Master, 72 PhD), 6% of foreign students.

309 staff members (206 full-time and approx. 103 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

Student Association / Delegación de Alumnos, International Relations and Exchange Service, Work Placements Service, students associations as IAESTE, EASA, “Arquitectura se Mueve”. Different international workshops, lectures, exhibitions and seminars are organized by the different services of the School.


Accommodation is not directly provided but there are sources of information.

Admission Requirements

Please contact the school for more information.

Tuition fees

Fees for academic year 2012-2013:
1 credit:  23.61 euros
1st year fee, includings registration fee: 1478.27 euros
From 2nd year on: 1416.60  + 1.12 assurance = 1417.72 euros

1 credit:  42 euros< br /> 72 credits programme fee: 3.024 euros

Application Deadline

Please contact the school for more information.

Grado en Arquitectura, Grado en Arquitectura, 5 years, Grado, 330,

300 ects credits + 30 credits for final project

Diplom, Arquitecto / Architect,, 5 years, Diplom,

Guarantees admission to all master programmes.

Master of advanced Studies, Architectural Heritage Conservation:, 1 year, Master,

1 year programme for architects and 1 and a half for non-architects.

Master of advanced Studies, Landscape, Urbanism and Design on Advanced Architecture, 1 year, Master,

Five year programme. 300 + 30 credits must be obtained in order to become qualified as an architect.

In the last year of the degree students have to present a Final Project.

Iin Spain the academic degree provides also professional competences. Therefore, the final project is highly demanding and it must verify the student qualifications.

Syllabuses are scheduled in five academic years, which are divided into two semesters each.

Educational programme
A five year programme divided in 2 cycles: 2 courses on the first cycle and 3 courses on the second cycle. 330 credits have to be fulfilled, 30 of them devoted tothe final project

The contents of the different courses are provided by the academic units known as Departments. 11 UPV departments offer courses at the ETSAV:

Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Applied Linguistics
Graphical architectural expression
Architectural Composition
Architectural Construction
Architectural projects
Continuous Medium Mechanics & Theory of Structures
Land Engineer
Business Organization
The compulsory courses offered by these departments integrate the core of the degree.
Additionally, elective subjects must be selected out of the following blocks:
1- Architectural building and technology
2- City and terrain urbanism and intervention
3- Intervention over architectural heritage and restoration
4- Real Estate Market and Construction Enterprise organization and Management.

The ETSAV supports strongly international and exchange experiences. Roughly, 260 students are sent abroad and almost 250 are welcome as incoming students, per academic year. Teaching staff mobility is also a commitment.

The ETSAV counts with several established agreements which allow students from 3rd year onwards, develop internships on several enterprises. This provides them with a complementary formation besides the academic one. IAESTE works hand by hand with the above mentioned agreements, offering students other possibilities to acquire labour experience linked to their studies throughout trainees in foreign enterprises and other institutions.

Architectural Heritage Conservation Official Master Degree.
Architectural heritage management and conservation define a first magnitude within an economical and cultural scope, operated by private investors and public administrations, which rely on a social demand, which is day by day more demanding. Therefore, it is necessary to form a highly qualified and specialized professional, who can give answers to this demand and capable of planning and managing these resources.

Landscape, Urbanism And Design On Advanced Architecture Official Master Degree
The main aim of this programme is to acquire projecting and managing competence in urban, territorial and landscaping interventions, within a sensibility which incorporates respect towards all heritages and means environment; as well as advising on policies, projects and plans over the above mentioned topics, fields which represent a high percentage on professional employment for architects, engineers and other technical graduates.

UPV plays an important role in technological innovation and regional development.

Its technical and scientific competence satisfies the demands of society and provides a considerable share of the qualified personnel employed in the Valencian Community.

Judging from our activities and vocation, UPV aims to be an enterprising university, in other words, an institution that generates applied or basic research focused on innovation processes, actively taking part in the development of its social and economic environment and co-operating with national and international partners.

The ETSAV is fully integrated in this process.