Students can only enroll in the TFC (End of Technical Degree Project) or PFC (End of Higher Degree Project) during the established period in September-October
The TFC and the PFC can be done only during the last year of the Bachelor’s degree.
The TFC or PFC subject is incompatible with the rest of the subjects and it can only be defended when all the rest of the subjects are passed.
For the PFC of Architecture
To take the PFC tutorship, students must have passed all the subjects of the 4th course and Workshop and Projects of the 5th course. It is permitted to take one optional and one obligatory subject of 5th course.
3. PROJECT SUPERVISORS
Only teachers of the school who teach certain subjects may be supervisors. This includes that some teachers are recruited specially to direct projects. Collaborators or department fellows can only be supervisors if they have a specific authorization from the school direction, proposed by the head of department.
If the project is carried out in an external company or some institution other than La Salle’s Architecture School, a supervising teacher from the School is still required to follow the project and attend its defense.
Copyright of any project defended at the School belongs to La Salle’s Architecture School and to the student who developed the project.
4. REGISTRATION OF THE PROJECT TITLE
A telematic registration of the TFC or PFC through the eCampus has been created to replace the traditional paperwork. Students can access to the procedure in the course subject file of the eCampus where the corresponding project file is also available (TPC or PFC).
Projects can be registered from November 1st. The deadline for completing the four phases of the registration procedure for the FEBRUARY session will be December 30 th, and January 30th for the JUNE or SEPTEMBER session.
The steps are:
1. Project Application Procedure.
The student will enter to the TFC or PFC file and the icon of “Project Application” will appear on the screen. The student selects the department, the supervisor and formalizes the registration.
2. Acceptance or refusal of the proposal.
The supervisor will receive a mail with the student’s proposal. At this stage, the supervisor can accept or refuse the project. In both cases, the student will receive a reply. In the case of refusal, the “Project Application” of the student will disappear from the file of the supervisor and the student will have to go back to step 1. If the supervisor accepts, a new entry, named “Project in progress” is created. In this case, the Course Administration Department and the Head of department receive confirmation of the newly registered project, as well as any further modifications.
3. Changing the Registration.
Once the project has been officially registered, the student may modify it. Such modifications may be accepted or rejected in the same way as the registration was accepted or refused.
4. Finish the Project.
Before the deadline, the student will go into the TFC or PFC file again, will select the “Project in progress” icon, upload the project file and click on the “Completion Application” The supervisor will once again have the option of accepting or refusing the project. “Project in progress” will become “Completed Project”, and will not be subject of further modifications.
If you have any doubt or problem with the Registration Procedure, send a mail to: webmaster@salleURL.edu
5. DEADLINE TO SUMBIT THE DIN-A3 AND FOR ORAL DEFENSE
February 15th to Easter
July 1st to 15th
November 1st to 15th
Before submitting the Project, the student must pick up the title page from the Administration Department in order to include it in the thesis.
6. MEMBERS OF THE EXAMINING BOARD
The jury will consist of at least four teachers (3 from La Salle and one external, preferably a teacher from another school of Architecture with a similar Final Project).
The examining board consists of one president and two speakers.
The project supervisor must attend the board in person.
7. FORMAL ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT
FINAL PROJECT (TECHNICAL DEGREE)
The project will be based on an existing project, and will consist of plans and a descriptive dissertation detailing the quality of the materials used. The budget for the material execution will be between 600,000 and 720,000 Euros maximum. It can be a new building work or a project of improvement or restoration.
The students will receive part of the documents while the supervisors will have a complete set.
The project will be presented in a box secured with elastic bands, with the sections bound and the plans attached.
The dissertation will be only on one side of A4 paper, one-and-a-half line spacing, in 12 point font lettering.
The plans, graphs, etc. will be presented in a standard format, preferably in A4 of folded A3. Larger plans must be folded in A4 size.
The first two pages of the dissertation will be collected at the Administration department and completed according to the standard model.
Two copies of the dissertation must be submitted to the Administration department.
As a guideline, the dissertation should have the following parts:
1. Detailed index of the sections.
2. The study and analysis of the project.
List of omissions and contradictions between dissertation and plans.
3. Measurements and estimation of the following: excavation, structure, brickwork and finishes.
The measurements must be detailed and explained.
The breakdown of some unitary prices should be included.
4. A study of Health and Safety at Work with estimates and plans of site (crane, concrete mixer, warehouse, materials, mobile workmen units, etc.).
5. Bar graph showing the assessment of monthly certifications (of budget aspects).
6. Study/proposal of the quality control of the structure, including the estimate.
7. Complementary projects depending on the chosen specialty. Outline of installations, the structure’s building details, and others.
According to the previous point: improvements proposed and/or changes in the project that consider reducing the time needed to finish the project, lowering the costs, and taking into account the durability, the maintenance costs, etc.
9. List of the regulations applicable to the project and the bibliography you used.
Plans, maps, graphs and diagrams should be properly numbered and included in the end as appendices.
Schematically, the student should present the project and exhibit it with the analysis, the hypotheses, the thesis and the conclusions he/she arrived at.
The project will be graded as follows:
- Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8: 40%
- Section 6: 50%
- Section 7: 10%
Any complementary instructions set by the department must also be taken into account.
The front covers should be collected from the Administration Department.
FINAL PROJECT (HIGHER DEGREE)
The Final project is a complete Architecture work that includes all the areas of professional knowledge acquired at a high enough level to enable the student to carry out this project.
The academic programme of La Salle’s Architecture School, expect that its senior students, carry out two projects developed up to what is professionally known as Basic Project. Once both projects have been submitted, professors will decide which of them must be finished by each student as the Final Project.
The following documentation must be submitted::
1 set of DIN A1 plans (approximately 12 pages).
2 DIN A3 dissertations written in 2 columns. One of the dissertations will remain in the School library and the other will be for the student.
A 2-page summary DIN A1 (for display purposes).
Photographs of the models (must be included in the DIN A3 pad).
DIN A3 Maps (4 spiral/bound copies together with 2 more copies to be bound by the School. One of these unbound sets will be for the library while the other will be for the student. Those two copies must include the cover which the student will have previously picked up from the Study Department).
1 CD containing the entire project that will be kept in the School library.
Photographs of the models.
The pages of the summary will be headed with the following on one side:
“ESCOLA TÈCNICA I SUPERIOR D’ARQUITECTURA LA SALLE – UNIVERSITAT RAMON LLULL”
PFC, name of student and the date
The students will defend their project and the examining board will announce the results at the end of the presentation.
In each session, there will be a public exposition with the summary of the approved projects and the grades awarded.
The Extraordinary Prize will be disputed among the students which projects were graded as excellent. The Prize will be given to the student with the highest average grade in the rest of the subjects.
NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION TO SUBMIT
The following documentation must be submitted:
Site and Location
A map of the location with architectural references of the city which must include: topography, streets, traffic direction, existing vegetation and the projected shading of the proposal throughout the different seasons of the year.
A site map, the topography studies before and after the proposal. An estimation of general movements, landscaping and the most important urban features.
These two maps will enable the student to explain the architectural proposals and the matters which the project raises.
Architecture maps (as many as required)
General plans, contoured, surface area and the names of the different areas. Minimum scale 1/200; map 1/100; significant elements of the project 1/50.
General sections, cross-sections and longitudinal contours. Scale 1/200. Detail 1/100, 1/20 and 1/5.
Facade: materials, shading, colors, minimum scale 1/200.
Traffic Movement Map
Exterior: parking areas, trucks, cars, taxis, service and delivery access to different buildings, coaches and all vehicles which are in some way related to the project (for example fire engines).
Interior: public entrances and exits of buildings, emergency exits, buildings' interior movement.
Plans of the Building
Plan of the location of the premises and the location of the air-conditioning equipment. An estimation of the size of the machinery and the surface area of the premises, transformers, electricity panels, generators with chimney, water deposits, etc.
System and plans of the distribution structures of the air-conditioning.
Calculation, measurement and design of the most representative areas of the project.
Emergency exits, emergency staircases, their width and distance from the exits.
All of the floors, elevated, axonometric perspectives, structure materials and an estimation of the size of the structural elements.
The structure as the project generator.
Plan of foundation.
Most important details of the planned structure.
Concrete structure, estimation of the moulds.
Calculation, estimation and design of some of the most representative elements of the project.
- Exteriors: minimum 2, one aerial and the other ground/level
- Interiors: minimum 2
Explanation of the proposed solution. Sketch. Total Surface area of the project.
Students must also submit any complementary information requested by the department.
Students must pick up the covers which correspond to the project.