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General Regulation - Architecture


1. GENERAL ENROLLMENT CONDITIONS

1.1. Enrollment

In order to continue the current syllabus, La Salle’s Architecture School will only accept students that are officially registered.

1.2. Enrollment Application

The official enrollment must be submitted before the administrative deadline set. At the time the registration is submitted, students must fulfill the necessary access requirements established by La Salle and those required by the Ramon Llull University.

Therefore, there won’t be conditional enrollments, with the exception of foreign students who have their high school and pre-university studies waiting for certification or validation by the Education and Science Ministry, and that have passed the University Access Exam (PAU in Spanish).

1.3. Modifications and waiving of subjects
The enrollment may be changed or modified during the established period in October; only for correcting obvious mistakes that may have occurred before the official enrollment deadline, either by the Secretary's office or by the student.

2. ADMISSION RESTRICTIONS

2.1. First year students
Students that have unfinished subjects from first year course must enroll at least to these subjects.

2.2 Enrollment on more than one academic year's course
The subjects, in which a student is enrolled, must belong to the same academic year or at the most, to two consecutive academic years.

 

The Academic Direction can make an exception to this rule if there is a change of syllabus and that it is about last-year subjects, but the student needs to require the exception.

 

The maximum number of credits that a student can enroll in each academic course is 60.


2.3. Enrollment on a new academic course

To be able to register on a new academic course, students will have to enroll in any unfinished subject from previous courses, unless they have quit the bachelor’s degree the subjects belong to.

If the student doesn’t agree with something related to the enrollment, he/she must do the necessary procedures one week before the enrollment period is over.

2.4 Exceptions to the enrollment
The exceptions to these rules must be justified and the student must require them through a letter aimed at the Studies Direction. The deadline to submit this kind of letters is one week before the enrollment period finishes.


3. EXAMS AND GRADES

3.1. Exams
Students have the right to be officially examined and graded on every subject in which they are enrolled.

The examination session is part of the rest of the course, and consequently students aren’t allowed to waive the exam session. If a student doesn’t attend an exam, s/he will automatically lose the right to be graded and will have a «not presented» on his/her file.

It is obligatory for students that had enrolled to subjects of two different courses, to take the exams of the previous course.

3.2. Review

Students can ask to see her/his exam after any of the exam sessions (Christmas, February, Easter, June or September) in order to analyze and review the mark awarded.

3.3. Appealing against a grade

Students have the right to appeal against the final grade of the subjects. The appeal and the resolution of the grade will be regulated by the following rules:

  • The student has the right to request from the Director, by means of a properly reasoned written document, the review of the graded exam that is the object of dispute within fifteen days of the publication of the exam result reports.
  • The Director will arbitrate on the procedure he considered adequate to solve the dispute.
  • Professors must keep the exams or documents used for grading the students at least for a month since the publication of the exam results report to guarantee the possibility of review.

3.4. Certificates
Grade will only be issued for the ordinary and extraordinary examination sessions, regardless of the dates or the type of exam. The extraordinary grade of an exam has a review nature, and for academic purposes will replace the ordinary grade.

 

4. EVALUATION BOARD

4.1. Members
An evaluation board is formed to assess each academic course in the ordinary and extraordinary exam sessions. This is made up by qualified teachers of main and obligatory subjects and is chaired by the Director of Studies or the person s/he delegates the responsibility on.

4.2. Objectives
The objectives of the evaluation board are:

  • To assess the overall academic effort made by the student considering the circumstances which may have affected her/his academic performance.
  • To study how the course syllabus and the coordination between departments could be improved on future courses.

4.3. Procedure
It is understood that the grade given to the student is fair. The course teacher presents the student’s grade to the board who will check and approve it. The grade they give may be different from the one proposed by the subject teacher, depending on the academic effort shown by the student or the circumstances which the board considers to be relevant. If the Evaluation Board cannot agree unanimously on a grade, a vote will be taken as difference to set the grade. In the event of a draw, the President will have the casting vote. The grades decided by the Board are definitive.


5. VALIDATION PROCEDURE

5.1. In the event that a student has partial studies at La Salle but in a different academic programme, the validation of the grades and subjects will be automatically recognized during the Admission Process.

5.2. In order to validate other studies, the student must submit an application form addressed to the Director and the required documentation.

 

5.3. The validation may be only done at the beginning of the studies.

5.4. This application will include all the studies carried out up until that moment, and the validation will cover all the possible subjects of the bachelor’s degree, which can’t be extended in any case.

  • Only subjects requested by the student will be processed.


5.5. The validations will always be awarded based on the studies completed, never based on subjects previously validated.

5.5. The Validation Committee will meet on October. Once the validation has been published, the student will have to enroll in all the validated subjects.

5.6. Documents required:

  • Official accredited degree, diploma or certificate.
  • Course guide or syllabus published by the corresponding university.
  • Course program included in the aforementioned syllabus or curriculum.

All these documents must be official, original, issued by the official authorities and in the case of foreign students must be legalized by diplomatic means, and must be accompanied by their official translation into Catalan or Spanish.


6. COURSE REQUIREMENTS

6.1. Academic record
First year students that don’t approve at least 18 credits during the examination sessions of June and September won’t be able to continue his/her studies.

Under normal circumstances, all students of La Salle’s Architecture School must pass all the first year subjects in two years. Otherwise, the Evaluation Board may deny the student to continue his/her studies.

Credits obtained through the validation process are not taken into account in this decision.

6.2. Access to second year

First year students who have not passed a minimum of five subjects are only permitted to repeat the remaining first year subjects.

When a student has not passed all the first year subjects, but has passed five or more subjects, the maximum number of subjects he/she can take has to be equivalent to the credits achieved on her/his first year of study.

6.3. AS010 Architecture projects 2

Students must pass this subject in two years; otherwise the Evaluation Board may deny the student to continue his/her studies.

7. INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN SUBJECTS

7.1 Incompatibilities between Architecture and Building Engineering subjects (Bologna plan)
La Salle’s Architect School has established the following incompatibilities between some subjects in consecutive courses.  

 

7.2 Incompatibilities between Architecture subjects (2002 Plan)
Incompatibilities between consecutive courses:
 

INCOMPATIBLE SUBJECTS
PREVIOUS SUBJECTS
AR011 Introduction to structures AR002 Physics
GAE01 Mathematics
AR012 Construction II AR006 Construction I
AR015 Informatics Tools II AR001 Informatics Tools I
AR016 Architecture in 20th Century AR005 History: Introduction to Architecture
AR018 Pathology and Diagnosis AR012 Construction II
GAE03 Applied drawing techniques GAE02 Descriptive Geometry I
AR036 Service Installations AR014 Integrated Installations
AR042 Services installations AR014 Integrated Installationss
GAE04 Services installations AR014 Integrated Installations
AR044 Urban planning management AR004 Architectonical analysis
AR045 Construction III    AR012 Construction II
AR046 Steel and concrete structures AR011 Introduction to structures
AS010 Project principles AR004 Architectonical analysis
AS017 Projects I AR012 Construction II
AS010 Project principles
AS020 Geotechnics and Foundations AR046 Steel and concrete structures
AS021 Workshop I AR045 Construction III
AS017 Projects I
AS022 Urbanism AS052 Introduction to Urbanism
AS023 Projects  II AS017 Projects  I
AS024 Installations AR036 Service Installations
AR042 Services installations
GAE04 Services installations
AS030 Architectonic Design Strategies AS053 Representation Systems II
AS033 Environmental management AR014 Integrated Installations
AS039 Town planning AS022 Urbanism
GA007 Town planning AS022 Urbanism
AS040 Projects III AS023 Projects  II
AS050 Representation Systems I AR001 Informatics Tools I
AR008 Graphic Expression
AS053 Representation Systems II AR015 Informatics Tools II
AS050 Representation Systems I
AS056 Composition II AS054 Composition I
AS095 Conditioning and Services AS021 Building Structures
AS023 Architectural Projects IV
AS095 Workshop II AS021 Workshop I
AS023 Projects  II
AT010 Materials: Regulation and Control AR012 Construction II
AT011 Building equipment AR006 Construction I
AT016 Safety and Prevention AR006 Construction I
AT026 Organization and control of works AR012 Construction II
AT011 Building equipment

 

 

 

 

7.3. Timetable incompatibilities
If there is an incompatibility of subjects in the student’s timetable, s/he should speak to the teachers of those subjects. If it’s impossible to combine the subjects, the student will have to drop one of them.

8. FINAL GRADE

When calculating the final grade, each subject has a certain weight expressed in credits. In the current syllabus, the grade of the final project makes up 25% of the final grade.

10. EXCEPTIONS TO THESE RULES

In individual and exceptional circumstances, the Director, having previously received a report from the Evaluation Board, may make exceptions to the rules established. This may occur in cases where the application of these rules could seriously damage the student’s interests, provided that these exceptions do not contradict the regulations established by the Rector.

In such circumstances, the student will have to present an individual application addressed to the Director with the academic tutor's report.

11. STUDENT’S RESPONSABILITIES

11.1. These rules are public and the student can consult them during the Enrollment Process.

10.2. The student enrolls under his/her own responsibility and has the obligation to know and respect the conditions of this Regulation.

10.3. The enrollment form is effectively an application form. The student’s continuity at the School is not guaranteed by the fact that the application is processed by the administration.

10.4.
Any enrollment which does not respect these rules shall be considered null and void.