Università degli Studi di Udine
Dipartimento Politecnico di Ingegneria e Architettura - Corsi di Studio di Architettura
Udine, IT
Università degli Studi di Udine
Dipartimento Politecnico di Ingegneria e Architettura - Corsi di Studio di Architettura
Ingegneria Civile e Architettura
Sede di via delle Scienze, 206

N 46° 4' 47.99'', E 46° 4' 47.99''

 Prof. Giovanni TUBARO - Corso Studi Architettura  

e: giovanni.tubaro@uniud.it
t: +39 335 6797579
f: +39 0432 558052
 Alberto  Sdegno 

Degree programmes
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Faculty profile

The Degree in Architecture at the University of Udine was established in 2002 within the School of Engineering. Purpose of the Degree is to provide students with the technical abilities and specific mindsets that are required to adequately operate within the plural and complex character of the different architecture practices and of the theoretical settings that are typical of the architectural disciplines, fostering a critical approach, open and free minds, and creative imagination.

Students are guided to critically seize the complexity of the contemporary architectural knowledge, so as to be able to consciously take charge of the individual design options that will be specified while developing the potentialities related to the mutual dependence between form, function, structure and constructive system.

The cultural path of the Degree is characterized by the emphasis given to the concept of Architectural Design, related to various application areas: the urban surrounding, the building, the ambient and its interior, the design objects.

The University of Udine was founded in 1978 as part of the reconstruction plan of Friuli after the earthquake in 1976. Its aim was to provide the Friulian community with an independent centre for advanced training in cultural and scientific studies. The University currently has 10 faculties in: Agriculture, Economics, Engineering, Law, Modern Languages, Educational Sciences, Humanities, Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine and Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.

745 students (520 Bachelor, 220 Master, 5 PhD), 1% of foreign students.

30 staff members (20 full-time and approx. 10 visiting lecturers and critics).


CAD - Lab
Construction Lab
Dining Room
Language Laboratory
Lecture Room
Sports facilities
Structures Lab
Study Room


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Admission Requirements

For admission to a First Cycle Degree Programme, you must have one of the following qualifications: five-year high school diplomafour-year high school diploma with supplementary year; four-year high school diploma issued by a high school specialising in education that no longer runs the supplementary year programme. To register for a First Cycle Degree Programme you must also pass an entrance exam, the methods of which depend on your chosen Degree Programme

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Tuition fees

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Application Deadline

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Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science [ Architecture ], 6 terms, Bachelor, 180,

147  first-year students + 3 first-year foreign students

Master of Science, Master of Science [ Architecture ], 4 terms, Master, 120,

80  first-year students

A single curriculum, both for the Laurea Degree in Scienze dell’Architettura (Bachelor in Architectural Science) and for the Laurea Magistrale in Architettura (Master in Architecture), has been established.

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. Graduates will be able also to solve problems dealing with the feasibility and production of objects from industrial and traditional viewpoints through: acquired knowledge in design methods; the ability to valuate and understand the impact of interventions on physical, cultural and market environments; the mastering of appropriate and sustainable methods; have humanistic and technical knowledge to carry on activities of support to the design of interior architecture, objects and visual and multimedia systems of communication, and to valuate their impacts on, and the relationship with, the production environment and social sustainability.

The Course leads students to the theoretical and practical levels that are required to take charge of planning and feasibility design activities, both of existing architectures and new constructions. Knowledge and expertise in the relief and diagnostic of constructions are also provided, together with materials technology and manufacturing processes, planning and execution of architectures of limited complexity. 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.

The Master in Architecture aims basically to integrate knowledge in the field of architecture and urbanism with those typical of civil engineering/ construction industry, providing advanced training for the exercise of a highly qualified activity in areas the design, construction and operation of the building process and industrial products. The Course structure meets all the 11 points of the CEE Directive 85/384/CEE, ruling the field at the EU level. In particular, graduates students obtaining the Master in Architecture must: know the history of architecture; the instruments and forms of representation; the theoretical, scientific, methodological and operational aspects of mathematics; elements of conservation science; to be able to make use of this knowledge to interpret and describe the architectural aspects or complex problems that require an interdisciplinary approach; to develop design proposals for the redesign of existing and historical architectural artifacts; to know theoretical, scientific, methodological and operational aspects of the areas related to their disciplines, and be able to use such a knowledge to identify, formulate and solve, even in innovative ways, complex problems of architecture; to have good knowledge of at least one European language, in addition to the Italian language.

Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Architecture. The Ph.D. activities are divided into five thematic areas (curricula): Architecture; Industrial design; Hydraulics and earth’s sciences; Structural Engineering; Restoration, Management and history of cultural properties.

Ph.D. in Economics, Ecology and conservation of agricultural, landscape and environmental systems.The doctoral research program wishes to provide students with the knowledge and the methods in order to face the particularly complex interdisciplinary problems that involve agricultural and landscape-environmental systems. These problems arise from four important operational areas: 1) the management of the agricultural enterprise which involves productive decisions and multi-activities which are encouraged by incentives but which are also subject to ties and to controls; 2) the planning of rural and urban areas within a systemic framework for the management and planning of the territory; 3) the introduction of innovative and/or eco-compatible technologies for systems and constructions within the total framework of an ever-increasing use of survey computer tools; 4) the implementation and the experimentation of renewable and alternative energies.

The wide spectrum of interests that the members of the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture carry out ranges from the fields that are typical of the main disciplines of Architecture, to others that are of interdisciplinary nature and complement the former, some featuring a pronounced theoretical character, others inherently of a more experimental nature. According to this multidisciplinary approach, the Department is organized into three sections: 1) Architecture. 2) Economy, Landscape and Territory. 3) Applied Mathematics and Mechanics.

The financial support required to research activities is guaranteed in part from the University, in part with the subscription of research programs, both from the Italian Ministry of University and Research (PRIN – Research Programs of National Interest) and fro the EU, or again with research agreement with public or private institutions, such as the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Regional Administration, cooperatives, consortia or private industries, respectively.

Other research fields of outstanding interest that are under development are:

The World Heritage Earthen Architecture Program (WHEAP). WHEAP aims at improving the state of conservation and management of earthen architecture sites worldwide. Pilot projects on earthen architectural sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, or included in States Parties’ Tentative Lists, will help to identify best practices and prototypical examples for the development and dissemination of appropriate methods and techniques in conservation, management, and capacity building. Scientific research will further pursue the endeavor to improve the know-how in the field. Expected results include a better understanding of the critical situations affecting earthen architecture, the development of policies favoring its conservation, the definition of practical guidelines and the organization of training and awareness activities, particularly in local communities through workshops, exhibitions, conferences and technical publications, so as to foster the recognition of earthen architecture, as well as the creation of an active global network for the exchange of information and experience in the field.

Annual workshop on Inclusive Design and Design for All. The workshop is arranged, on annual basis, in collaboration with the University of Trieste, and features different training activities, including design sessions. The focus of the workshop is as wide as possible, based both on the formal elements developed within the corresponding classes at the two universities and on research results of the field. The workshop is also supported by the “Consulta Regionale Associazione delle Persone Disabili e delle loro Famiglie del Friuli-Venezia Giulia”, and in collaboration with other institutions of the regional area.