• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The course has been designed in such a way that students acquire the experience that is indispensable for developing a project, from the first draft, right through to the executive and construction phase. Students complete modules in Design, Construction, History and Theory of Architecture, Structures, Applied Sciences, Energy and Environment, Management, tackling the same issues as those dealt with in architecture studios.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Italian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The programme is based on topic modules where the individual courses take cognizance of the daily reality of the working world.
  • First-semester architecture students develop tangible projects, the construction and execution aspects of which are refined and studied in greater detail. The relationship with the requirements of the profession, and the interdisciplinary approach, are vital components. In the workshop, reciprocal collaboration with teachers, and the coordinated development of projects, means that the knowledge acquired during seminars, and during more traditional lessons, can be applied in a practical and effective manner.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applicants with the Federal Certificate of Proficiency (AFC) and school leaving examination from a technical secondary school (MPT) or artistic secondary school (MPA) in a profession related to the field of study, or with a diploma from a specialist technical college (SSST) related to the selected course of study, are admitted without examination. Applicants with general secondary school leaving examination or leaving examination from a commercial secondary school (MPC) are admitted without examination provided they have completed one year of on-the-job experience, recognised by SUPSI, in a field related to the selected course of study. The department can arrange this work experience year. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2736 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1368 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2736 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1368 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manno

  • 1540 - 2130 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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