Aims of the study program
Kosovo lacks an accredited and recognized education opportunity at masters level in the area of architecture and spatial planning. The program aims to offer an advanced knowledge and prepare architectural experts for the identification and analysis of architectural problems, design and development in architecture and improvement in aesthetic as well as efficiency terms. The key architectural, urbanistic, engineering and maintenance issues are related to other important parameters as social, aesthetic and ecological values. Students that have completed the program will be able to apply an advanced knowledge based on human, technical and social aspects and will be competent to solve programs of architectural, urbanistic and civil engineering nature. Their enhanced communication, problem solving and analysis skills will prepare them to implement more complex project in the area and give them a route to academic research.
The content of the curriculum takes into consideration the Council Directive 85/384/EEC of 10 June 1985 on the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications in architecture, including measures to facilitate the effective exercise of the right of establishment and freedom to provide services. The program shall be balanced between the theoretical and practical aspects of architectural training and shall ensure the (a) acquisition of the ability to create architectural designs and satisfy both aesthetical and technical requirements, (b) an adequate knowledge of the history and theories of architecture and the related arts, technologies and human sciences, (c) the knowledge of fine arts as an influence on the quality of architectural design, (d) an adequate knowledge of urban design, planning and skills involved in the planning process, (e) an understanding between the relationship between people and buildings and between buildings and the environment, (f) an understanding of the profession of architecture and the role of architect in the society [social factors]. (g) methods of research and investigation for design project, (h) an understanding of the structural design and engineering problems associated with building design, (i) knowledge of physical problems and technologies, (k) necessary design skills to meet users’ requirements within the constraints imposed by cost factors and building regulations and (l) knowledge of the industries, organizations, regulations and procedures involved in translating design concepts into buildings and integrating plans into overall planning.
Upon successful completion of the programme, the student will be able to