Università degli Studi di Cagliari
Department of Civil-Environmental Engineering and Architecture
Cagliari, IT
Università degli Studi di Cagliari
Department of Civil-Environmental Engineering and Architecture
Via Santa Croce, 67
09124 Cagliari

N 39° 13' 11.21'', E 39° 13' 11.21''

 Caterina Giannattasio 
MA Program Coordinator
e: caterina.giannattasio@unica.it
t: +39 0706755358
 Caterina Giannattasio 
MA Program Coordinator
Degree programmes
Faculty profile

Established in 1607, the University of Cagliari is a public university dedicated to offer a comprehensive unique public education, cutting edge research and multi-discipline education programming to our student community. These three fundamental interconnected elements are at the base of our mission which make possible our students’ intellectual vitality as well as a synthesis that promises to be our University’s greatest strength. Inherent to the university of Cagliari’s education process and to the expansion of our understanding of the natural world are research and scholarship. Our university welcomes and promotes the full search of our intellectual boundaries and supports our faculty and students in the creation of new knowledge and the pursuit of new ideas.

Thanks to the exceptional human component of students, faculty, staff and administrators; our university successfully carries out its academic mission. It is open to talented people from all backgrounds and values and it intends to be a meritocratic institution that supports open inquiry, as well as fairness, care and excellence in all endeavours.

The Studium Generalis Kalaritanum was founded in 1606 along the lines of the old Spanish Universities of Salamanca, Valladolid and Lérida. It originally offered Law, Latin, Greek and Hebrew Literature, the Liberal Arts, Medicine, Surgery, Philosophy and Science. When Sardinia passed under the House of Savoy government in the 18th century, the statute of the University was significantly modified, with the expansion of the science faculties and institutes.


Living costs at Cagliari are very reasonable, we
stimate students need around €8000 a year to cover all costs.
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Admission Requirements

Since lectures, seminars and tutorials are held almost exclusively in Italian, it is advisable for foreign students to arrive at the chosen Italian University with a basic knowledge of the Italian language. In the months of October and March the University Language Centre organises three intensive 60-hour Italian courses. http://cla.unica.it ; email: labor@unica.it

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for a full year for student enrolment are currently from €200 to €2000, depending on financial status.

Application Deadline

The deadline for student registration is decided annually and is generally in June.

Bachelor, Bachelor of Science [ Architecture ], 6 terms, Bachelor, 180,
Bachelor, Master of Science [ Architecture ], 4 terms, Master, 120,

– Architecture

– Conservation of Architectural and Environmental Heritage


The Bachelor’s degree course in Architectural Science has the specific  educational aim to ensure graduates have an education relating to the planning of works in the field of architecture and town planning and correctly adapt and evaluate problems in construction and environmental control. In the three years of study, the laboratories will be organised to deal with a number of different project areas: in the first year the fundamentals of construction and composition will be mainly experimented; in the second year the practices of representation and planning of construction systems and architectonic organisms of higher complexity will be further elaborated; in the third year the laboratories will focus on the problems associated with architecture in relation to the contexts of settlements, territory and landscape; and the final laboratory will be a synthesis of the knowledge gained and develop it through drawings of different characteristics according to the specificities of the subject.

Such a curriculum aims at suitably forming the graduate in order to deal with problems of analysis, representation, spatial configuration, building and architecture and the relations with urban and territorial contexts, also through the acknowledgement of educational activities carried out abroad.  Among these latter, of principal interest will be the aspects connected to the Mediterranean in general and Sardinia in particular.

Graduates in this class will carry out professional activities in a number of fields, contributing to and collaborating on activities of programming, planning and implementation of  measures of organisation and transformation of the constructed environment on various scales. They will be able to practise this knowledge in institutions, public and private firms, engineering and architecture companies, industries in the sector and building firms, along with the freelance profession and consultancy.


The aim of this course is to train a well qualified professional in the field of architecture and town planning and to ensure training that sees the project as a process of synthesis and a fundamental and qualifying moment. A further goal consists in ensuring a capacity to manage with competence the entire and correct implementation of new buildings, and the restoration and renovation of existing heritage – historical, traditional and “modern” – the formation and management of planning tools at the different levels. The course produces an architect who intervenes via critical and operative procedures and policy lines which target the formulation of valid criteria for the planning and programming of works also in view of bettering environmental quality, elaborating appropriate plans and managing their complexity. The course presents a range of different options for some disciplinary areas and in particular for those relating to activities strictly connected in identifying,  during the course, various routes of greater specificity relating to architecture, to the territory and to the environment.

Conservation of environmental and architectural heritage

The course structure has a highly multidisciplinary character with a strong bias towards cognitive disciplines in the transformation of Architecture and historical and “Modern” construction and in the processes which have brought about changes over time. The fundamental goal is therefore the training of a professional able to: analyse the characteristics and properties of the materials used inthe architectural structures; identify the various nature and causes of dereliction; analyse and define the static regime of an architectural building and causes of any instability; intervene on the Architectural and Environmental heritage identifying appropraite techniques suitable for their conservation.

The curriculum aims to train the Master’s degree graduate to deal with questions of diagnosis and actions for the conservation of architectural heritage with particular attention to the heritage of Sardinia and the Mediterranean basin.


PhD courses in Land Engineering; Technologies for the Preservation of the Architectonic and Environmental Heritage; Structural Engineering; Architecture and Building Engineering are available.