University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy
Faculty of Architecture
University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy
Faculty of Architecture
1, Hristo Smirnenski Blvd.
Building A, 2nd floor

N42° 41' 4'', E42° 41' 4''
 Nastya Lazarova Pavlova  

t:+359 2 963 52 45/666
f:+359 2 865 31 48
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arch. Asen Metodiev Pisarski 
Dean of School
Degree programmes
Bachelor + Master
Master (MA)
Faculty profile

The University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy is located in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was founded in 1942 as a Higher Technical School in 1941. In 1945 it was transformed into a State Polytechnic, which in 1953 was divided into several institutes, one of them being the Institute of Civil Engineering. In 1990 was renamed University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), receiving institutional accreditation since 2001.

The degree programme of Architecture was offered for the first time in 1943, one year after the foundation of the first Higher Technical School in Bulgaria. The Faculty of Architecture consisting of 8 departments was founded in 1951. This is the place in Bulgaria where education in Architecture is offered to students and architects. In the Faculty training is provided to post-graduate and doctoral students, research is performed and designs for significant architectural and town-planning objects are developed.
About 1000 Bulgarian and foreign students pursue their studies at the Faculty of Architecture. Disciplines are partly taught by lecturers from other faculties of the University. A number of part-time lecturers with rich professional experience also take part in the education.
The Faculty carries out significant international activities, including student exchange with several European schools of Architecture.

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Student Activities

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CAD - Lab
Exhibition Room
Lecture Room
Modelling room
Photographic Studio


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Admission Requirements

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Tuition fees

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Application Deadline


Winter Semester: till 19.09.2011

Summer Semester: till 13.02.2012

Bachelor + Master,Architecture,11 Semesters,Bachelor,330,
Bachelor + Master,Various,Bachelor,

Other Degree Programmes (Bachelor + Master) offered: Urban Planning; Structural Engineering; Structural Engineering (in English); Transportation Engineering; Transportation Engineering (in German); Water Supply and Sewerage; Hydraulic Engineering; Hydraulic Engineering (in German); Irrigation and Drainage Engineering; Geodesy; Geodesy: External; Land and Real Estate Management and Planning.

Master (MA),Various,3 semesters,Master,

Other Master Degree Programmes (MA) offered: Urban Planning; Structural Engineering; Reconstruction and Modernization of Buildings and Facilities; Analysis and Design of Structures; Geotechnical Engineering; Railway Engineering; Road Engineering; Hydraulic Engineering; Irrigation and Drainage Engineering; Water Маnagement; CadastreWater Supply, Sewerage Systems and Facilities; Water and Waste; Water Treatment.

The plan of studies of the integrated Master in Architecture is composed of 11 semesters. From the first semester to the 10th semester the students should complete 300 credits, between compulsory and elective subject, the ammount of compulsory subjects per semester stays around 25 ECTS. These 10 semesters can be diveded in two phases – the first phase takes from the first to the eighth semester, there all the basic skills and competencies for the graduation in architecture are obtained, it totalizes an ammount of 210 credits. The second phase occurs from the nineth to the tenth semester and is nammed as a specialization period, due the fact that the student chooses the theme of the electives. After the completion of this phase there is more one last semester, when the student should focus in its diploma thesis’ research, project and presentation.

The new Bachelor’s degree programme “Urbanism” is established for the first time in the country in the academic year 2002/2003 after a successfully completed joint TEMPUS project with Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and the University College Dublin, Ireland. The programme follows the recommendations of the Association of the European Schools of Planning (AESOP), European Council of Town Planners (ECTP) and Royal Institute of Town Planners (RTPI), and was accredited by the National Accreditation and Evaluation Agency in Bulgaria in March 2002.

Graduates in “Urbanism” Bachelor degree would be employed at different levels of the private and public sector and as specialists in different areas – In management of urban and suburban areas, municipalities, local authorities and changes in the natural and built environment; as investment consultants in real estate agencies and projects for effective land use; as experts in strategic planning, regional planning, urban and housing policy, planning for tourism, infrastructure and communications, landscape planning, environmental conservation and impact assessment and land and property management; as designers and team leaders of projects and researches, in the process of preparation and adoption of new laws concerning urban and regional planning as well as the environmental problems.

The Integrate Master in Architecture is an awarded state graduate programme in a higher educational level, which gives the qualification as”Architect”, they can perform a wide variety of activities: complex investigation and planning of regional, landscape and urban complexes and facilities; design and organisation of interior and exterior spaces; management and organisation of construction and construction elements fabrication; institutional and corporate investment policy; investigation and control functions in the city councils with respect to urban planning and architecture; research, implementation and lecturing.

Some specialization’ themes from this programme are: Residential Buildings; Regional and Urban Planning and Architecture Ecology; Architecture of Engineering Constructions; Theory of Architecture; Cultural Anthropology; Preservation of Architectural Heritage; Advanced Information Technologies – 3D Studio; Advanced Information Technologies – ArhiCAD; Energy Efficient Building Performance; Lighting in Architecture; Regional Planning – Project; Civil Protection in Emergency Situations; Sustainable Architecture; CAD – ALLPLAN FT NEMETSCHEK; Contemporary American Architecture.