ARCHIP offers a bachelor study programme in Architecture; in English, with standard length of full time study 3 years.
ARCHIP is a private college operating with permission on state authority under Section 39 of the Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on higher education, taking the form of a decision of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic dated on April 29,2010 - ref.no. 11002/2010-30.
The whole Bachelor Programme is laid down in the Study Plan. Every regular or transfer student (to get the Bc. degree) has to fulfil the complete Study Plan (180 ECTS credits) at ARCHIP – either by taking the course or by having it recognized.
For quantified control of the study process, a unified credit system is used. The credit system and the classification scale is based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), allowing for student mobility within European education programmes.
Graduates are conferred the academic title “bachelor”, or “Bc.” in short. The law requires that graduates are also issued with a Diploma Supplement, which is a document recapitulating in more detail the content of the completed study – for greater understanding of what the Diploma represents, and for easier academic and professional recognition of the qualifications on the international level.
The aim of the study is to cultivate a comprehensively educated graduate – competent in the fundamentals of the architectural profession, in the view of all its modern requirements; the graduate is prepared to continue with a Masters course at another college/university or, alternately, to take up practice, at a correspoding level.
The comprehensive character of education in the field of architecture – its encompassing knowledge of a variety of fields, issues and their interdependencies – allow the graduate to expand and deepen his/her professional focus according to the requirements of a specific brief, position or job market situation. Life-long information processing, application of knowledge drawn from different fields, responding to current trends and communication on a professional level – all this is required for an architect’s practice now and in the future.
The graduate is able to perform a number of jobs where the architectural competence is needed to design, document, assess and make decisions. With a Bachelor Degree in Architecture, he/she is qualified for entry-level employment in certain areas of the field of architecture and design. The graduates will find job opportunities in architectural, engineering and design studios, central and local government, in different education institutions, non-govermental organizations or mass-market media. Developers, investment and property holding companies, construction businesses, interior design firms, manufacturers and suppliers of construction technologies, and agencies, foundations and associations active in the field of environmental protection are also potential employers.