Students of Degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction at High Polytechnic School (Escola Politècnica Superior -EPS) obtain a solid theoretical formation which is complemented by work carried out at the school’s laboratories (building material laboratory, physics laboratory, etc.). Moreover, during their career, construction sites and building companies are frequently visited and students have the chance to attend talks and lectures on technical issues by recognized professionals. As a particular feature, the EPS syllabus of Architectural Technology and Building Construction includes compulsory practical training in one of the companies which have signed a collaboration agreement with the school. In the fourth year students have the opportunity to carry out a stay at VIA University College (Denmark), enabling them to obtain a double degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction and Civil Engineering. Additionally, students of Architectural Technology and Building Construction at EPS study in reduced groups and enjoy personal attention and direct contact with teachers and staff.
Upon completion of the degree, students are ready for the Technical Architect profession (Ordinance ECI/3855/2007).
Professional possibilities for a holder of the degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction include:
- Technical direction of a building site.
- Building management.
- Management and exploitation of a building.
- Prevention, safety and workplace health.
- Drafting technical projects of conventional and energetic restoration.
- Technical assessment of energy efficiency and sustainability in the construction.
- Consulting, assessment and technical auditing.