The kind of exercises that students will perform will depend on the office or company in which they do their internship. They will have to solve real problems that will help them to know the kind of work that they might find in the future. It is very important to choose the company according to the student´s interests.
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria
Previous Knowledge

Have passed 50% of the career´s credits.
It is recommended that students have passed the subjects of Construction III and Projects I.


During their internship, students will find the kind of work that they will probably have in their professional future. They might practice the abilities acquired in the projects and construction workshops and compare their university knowledge with the real exercise of the profession.

Objectives stated at the R.D.:

1. Ability to create architectural projects that satisfy the esthetic and technical exigencies.

4. Correct knowledge about urbanism, planning and techniques applied to the planning process.

5. Ability to understand the relation between people and buildings and between both and the environment, as well as the necessity to relate buildings and spaces with the human necessities.

6. Capacity to understand the architecture profession and its function in society, specifically by carrying out projects that take into account social factors.

7. Knowledge of the research methods and preparation of the building projects.

10. Capacity to satisfy the building user´s requirements respecting the limits imposed by the budget and the building regulation.

11. Adequate knowledge of industries, organizations, regulations and procedures to carry out building projects and to integrate plans into the planning.


During their internship, students may develop abilities to participate in a real project development, deepen in other professional problems in which technical and constructive regulations must e applied. The internship helps students to understand the architecture profession, their function in society and to know better the tools that they will use. It also provides them knowledge of group work, civil, administrative, building and urban procedures.

General competences:

IS2- Be able to organize and plan the application of new knowledge.
IS4- Be able to acquire basic knowledge of the profession.
IS6- Be able to acquire knowledge to practise as professional in a second language.
IS8- Be able to acquire information management skills (ability to look for and analyze information from different sources).
IS9- Be able to solve architectonical problems.
IS10- Be able to take decisions (in projects, building systems, organizations, etc.)

IT2- Be able to work in teams in a professional ambit.
IT7- Be able to work in an international context.
IT8- Be able to acquire an ethical pledge.
CS1- Be able to apply knowledge into practice.
CS4- Be able to readapt to new situations.
CS5- Be able to generate new ideas (creativity).
CS8- Be able to work autonomously.
CS9- Be able to design and manage projects.

Specific competences

Aptitudes for:

A1- ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN BASIC PROJECT. Ability or capacity to apply basic, functional and technical principles to the design of buildings and urban spaces defining their general characteristics.

A2- EXECUTIVE PROJECTS. Ability or capacity to carry out executive projects of buildings and urban spaces.

A3- BUILDING-WORKS MANAGEMENT. Ability or capacity to manage building works carrying out projects, redefining the lot of land, applying the adequate building procedures and coordinating occupations and industries.

A28- TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF PROJECTS. Aptitude or capacity to accomplish viability studies and supervise, control and coordinate building projects of urban spaces.

A29- URBAN REGULATION MANAGEMENT. Aptitude or capacity to apply the urban regulations and manage the planning permissions of projects and the execution of building works and urban spaces.

A30- MANAGEMENT OF BUILDING REGULATIONS. Aptitude or capacity to apply building protection, homologation, maintenance, security and calculus regulations to the building projects and their execution.

Adequate knowledge of:

B2- RESIDENTIAL SOCIOLOGY. Comprehension and knowledge of the methods to study the social needs and requirements, the components of the quality of life, the living conditions and the basic living programs.

B29- DEONTOLOGICAL ETHICS AND CORPORATIVE ORGANIZATION. Comprehension or knowledge about the organizational and ethical principles of the architectural practice, including the structure and school regulations, the hiring of professional services, the association modalities and the legal personality and civil responsibility conditions.

B30- PROFESSIONAL TRAMITS. Comprehension or knowledge of the administrative procedures of the architectonic activity, such as financing and building contracts, presentation of documents and management of permissions.

B32. WORKING METHODOLOGY. Comprehension or knowledge of the organization systems of professional offices in relation to the distribution of tasks and responsibilities, the control of the production time, costs and efficiency of the economical administration and commercial planning.

B33. BUSINESS METHODOLOGY. Comprehension or knowledge of general methods of organization, management, administration, planning and business direction and their application to the real-state and building sectors.


The student learns practicing. The knowledge will be acquired at the same time that the student practices in real projects. This learning model is based in a constructive workshop because students build the knowledge from their own experience. It implies 100% of personal work carried out individually or in groups.
The work that is assigned to the students should be according to their level and entail challenges they are able to face.
Each student will have a tutor form the office or company that will supervise their work.

Dedication to the subject 3 credits 26hours per credit =78 hours
Half-yearly dedication 15 weeks (13 of practices + 2 of coordination)
Weekly dedication 6 hours per week of practices

78 working hours of the student (individual and in group)
78_ Develop a tutee project
0_ non-tutee

Total hours of dedication (except the ones of coordination and to search the company) 78
Half-yearly total hours: 78


The person who is in charge to supervise the student at the company will evaluate the acquisition of competences.
This person will make a report at that describes the student´s development during the internship. The subject coordinators will evaluate this report. It will contain the projects in which the student participated and a brief description of his or her participation. It must be complemented with graphic documentation of the student´s work.

Evaluation Criteria

The student´s work will be evaluated based on his or her capacity to solve problems, to orient the work and its development. Their attitude and personal implication will be also valued.
The tutor will evaluate the student with a grade from 0 to 10.

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