The Polytechnic School (EPS) of the University of Lleida (UdL) will also implement for the next course in the Degree in Technical Architecture and Building the Dual Training Education System. This system is based on the complementarity principle of learning in an academic degree and training in a professional environment in a company. The student becomes the apprentice studying. It is a form of training that takes place alternately between the university and the company.
Furthermore, from the 2017-18 academic year, the EPS, jointly with the Superior Technical School of Architecture of the Rovira i Virgili University (Reus), proposes an integrated double degree, pioneer in the State, that will allow obtaining in five years both the titles of Technical Architect and Architect, thanks to the fact that the students of the second year of the Degree in Technical Architecture and Building of the EPS will be able to simultaneously attend subjects of the Architecture Degree taught by Rovira i Virgili.
Lastly, it is worth highlighting a last measure incorporated by the EPS in the studies of Technical Architecture and Building and directed to recover and revitalize studies that directly suffered the real estate crisis but are currently recovering. This is the introduction to the curriculum of the teaching of the so-called BIM technology (Building Information Modeling), which through 3D modeling software and in real time, allows reducing the loss of time and resources in design and construction.
The general aim of the Degree in Technical Architecture and Building is to provide a suitable European formation profile with a general frame based on specific building theory and technology, including capacity of continuous improvement and transmission of knowledge.