Bachelor’s in Architecture (180 credits)
At Bachelor level, the FA+U offers a set of courses articulated around architecture which enable students to acquire initial technical, scientific and artistic knowledge.
Master’s in Architecture: Specialist Focus on CONSTRUCTION (120 credits)
The CONSTRUCTION focus is structured around four themes: habitats, heritage, landscape, and urbanity. Each sector develops a specific approach and methodology. It also gives architecture students the opportunity to broaden their skills in digital technologies (3D modelling), the energy performance of buildings, and contemporary art.
Master’s in Architecture: Specialist Focus on URBAN PLANNING (120 credits)
In general, the teaching of urban planning, a multidisciplinary discipline since its foundation, still draws upon many disciplines, and does not necessarily conform to “urban action” integrating design methods, decision-making mechanisms and development project processes necessary for producers of territorial intelligence. Faced with this failure, where project planning remains unexplored, the FA+U proposes to expand its course options to train architects in the art of developing cities and territories which must deal with the emergence of many issues of sustainable development. These issues are affected by the evolution of urban and regional issues, such as the increased interest in urban renewal, and the adaptability of cities and territories, to name but a few. This teaching, based on project work, is structured around the four existing themes of the Faculty: habitats, heritage, landscape, and urbanity
PhD in Architecture and Doctoral Training (180 credits)
Graduates can also chose to do a PhD thesis. Here at UMONS, the research areas and supervision developed by the Faculty have established a constructive framework in order for PhD candidates to carry out this work.
NOTE: The Master’s degree allows graduates to pursue a career as a self-employed architects, amongst others. To do so, graduates must work for two years as a trainee under the supervision of an architect supervisor who has sufficient experience in the field and who is a member of the Ordre des Architectes.
These 5 years of study have been a revelation to me, both in class and in student life in general. First of all, they allowed me to make a very particular life choice. Upon leaving school I didn’t kno…
These 5 years of study have been a revelation to me, both in class and in student life in general.
These 5 years of study have been a revelation to me, both in class and in student life in general. First of all, they allowed me to make a very particular life choice. Upon leaving school I didn’t know what I wanted to do, and it was barely two weeks before starting the next academic year that I registered at the FA+U. What followed was a succession of great experiences, and an education which was complex, multidisciplinary and enriching all at the same time. Whether it be through the courses on means of expression, photography, or the architecture workshops, we always had to be imaginative and creative. Evidently, there weren’t only theoretical courses – mathematics and physics were also part of the curriculum and were necessary to understand materials resistance and stability. As such, these courses allowed an evolution of our understanding of architectural techniques. I also had the opportunity to represent the Faculty students at both the Faculty Board and the UMONS Board of Directors. This experience gave me the chance to see first hand the way higher education works. Finally, these past 5 years have been very enriching. From a personal perspective, you always have help from your ‘student family’ in the difficult moments, and from a professional perspective, it is inspiring to follow studies where creativity is key.