The Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning [FAU] was founded in 1970 as a specialized department of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, and became an independent faculty in 1998. Currently, it represents the most important learning centre in the domain of architecture in Transylvania. Integrating the first and second (Master) cycles, education spans over 6 years (12 semesters) and implies acquiring 360 academic credits. The title conferred by the Diploma is that of Architect – Specialisation Architecture.
The Faculty prepares general specialists in the fields of architectural and urban design, urban planning, conservation and restoration, furniture and interior design and landscape design. The academic structure consists in two departments: the Department of Architecture and the Department of Urban Planning.
The organization of the curricula aims at a progressive assimilation of professional abilities and acquiring of the qualifications necessary in the practice of architecture. The education is built upon the idea of a formative evolution of the student, while objectives and methods are permanently updated. A progressive growth in complexity of the study problematic is accompanied by the diversification of didactic methodology as well as of the professional options, by offering several formative routes.
Equally important to the Faculty’s mission are: the establishment of a balanced ratio among the distinct professional fields in the architectural formation as well as the integration of the education with practice and with theoretical thinking; the establishment of a sensitive and democratic relation between students and teachers, inside the architecture studios, during the practical works, the research and PhD studies, so that the professional growth of each student may be stimulated; the permanent validation of the quality of teaching by inviting foreign and Romanian professionals from outside the Faculty to take part in the diploma juries, as well as via the results obtained by students during their Erasmus and Erasmus+ mobilities; the welcoming of incoming Erasmus students and the commitment to providing a high-quality, open and stimulating learning environment; the maintenance of an open dialogue with the local, national and international professional organizations, through the organisation of joint events such as workshops, conferences and exhibitions.
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