Architecture is a concept that most people are familiar with, even if they do not understand everything that goes into designing a building or structure. In order to become an architect, students must complete classes, earn a degree, and become certified.
If you are wondering how professionals in this field complete their education before and after graduation, you should be asking, “What is a course in Architecture?” The simple answer is a course is a specialized way for student to get required instruction. Possible architecture courses include sustainable architecture, real estate development, sketchbook drawing workshops, and interior design. These classes are meant to supplement the student who already has a strong foundation in the basics.
It is helpful for even well-established architects to pursue additional coursework, even after becoming involved with a design firm. Courses sharpen their creativity and inventive nature while also allowing students to pursue new topics to stay on top of the competitive market.
If an architecture course is part of a four year degree, the cost may be reduced. However, solo courses may cost more or less, depending on where the student enrolls.
Taking a single course does not an architect make, yet these classes are still vital to the learning process as a whole. Such courses allow well-established designers to meet the expectations of their current employer or provide the leverage the person needs to negotiate a higher salary. The right courses also allow job seekers to find the position that fits their demands.
Perhaps the most convenient thing about individual courses is the capacity to be completed remotely via online learning opportunities. Combine on-campus and computer based classes to fit your schedule and get the additional education you need. Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or want to bone up on interesting contemporary architectural concepts, you can find the coursework that is ideal for you online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Learn UX Design in 8 weeks. Learn UX design from experienced instructors who do it for a living. Learn by building projects every week. No more boring lectures. Network & connect with other professionals in the community. Launch your new career in UX Design through Ironhack career services. [+]
This program is designed for engineering, architecture, and science students who want to take courses taught in English or Spanish at a prestigious and academically-challenging university — Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. [+]
This course provides a unique environment for planners and property developers to develop a mutual understanding of how to balance private and public interests in urban development. It has a strong focus on sustainable urban development. [+]
The Graduate Certificate in Property and Planning is a foundation course for students who go on to study the Master of Planning (C04007) or the Master of Property Development (C04008). Both disciplines require close cooperation and this course shows students how to achieve better urban outcomes through closer partnerships between those building cities and those planning them.
The course gives property development students an introduction to the rationale of planning and its legal framework, an introduction to the principles and practice of sustainable urban development and experience in developing a plan for a real-world urban renewal site. It gives planning students a greater understanding of key issues in property development, such as valuation and feasibility. The course provides students with a combination of experiential learning experiences, teamwork and exposure to practical skills development, together with a thorough understanding of economic, environmental and other knowledge underpinning urban management and development.... [-]
The Graduate Diploma in Planning provides a new career path for design, planning and property professionals, equipping graduates with a broad understanding of planning issues alongside the negotiation skills and creative thinking required to resolve them. [+]
Whereas planning has often been seen as an approval process, UTS approaches the discipline as a critical task, one that connects communities with governments, institutions and developers. UTS firmly believes the best planners don't just apply existing regulations. UTS graduates are creative problem solvers and negotiators, able to work effectively in teams and with stakeholders to deliver workable solutions to complex residential, commercial and infrastructure development problems. Property development and planning students study a common first year, which develops a mutual understanding of how to balance private and public interests in urban development.
Through this course, students proactively engage with policy, environmental and demographic frameworks to understand how planning decisions shape the urban environment over the long term. This engagement is multidisciplinary, spanning planning, urban design, property, architecture/landscape architecture, economics, spatial analysis, law and urban ecology. The degree has both a strong sustainability focus and an emphasis on the property development cycle. Students learn about land markets and feasibility studies, and acquire the technical skills to perform complex and evidence-based forecasting. They also learn how to conduct large scale structure planning and design master planned developments for communities. Students achieve these outcomes by applying theory to real-world scenarios in real-world learning environments, including peer-led, multidisciplinary teamwork and discussions, case studies and field trips, with opportunities to travel internationally.... [-]
This Urban Management and Development Theory course offers the latest theory on urban development and management. It guides participants through economic, social and environmental urban theories and links ... [+]
Urban Management and Development Theory
This course offers the latest theory on urban development and management. It guides participants through economic, social and environmental urban theories and links these to the latest management theories, including theories on policies, plans, finances and governance structures. It offers the knowledge to analyse urban development and to manage the cities of the future.
The course can be attended as a short course or as a Master of Science over three years. In the latter case, this course comprises the first year of the masters. The second year allows participants to specialize during a period of four months; and the third year comprises research methods and a thesis. The second year can partly be attended by e-learning and the last year can be fully attended from home, supervised from a distance. Hence, you can acquire a fully-accredited masters by being away for only 6 months spread over two years.... [-]
Rationale of the Training Course - Eco-Cities: Policies for Sustainable Energy: Half the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being added every year. [+]
Rationale of the Training Course - Eco-Cities: Policies for Sustainable Energy
Half the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being added every year. This rapid urban growth leads to environmental degradation and excessive demands on services and infrastructure. Energy consumption has increased drastically. To address this it is necessary to develop sustainable urban energy policies and best practices in efficient land use, transport, sustainable buildings and sustainable development overall.
•Theme 1: Concepts and strategic systemic approaches to sustainable urbanization... [-]
Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects: One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. Social housing policies try ... [+]
Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects
One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. Social housing policies try to address the housing problem but have often been implemented in such ways that the people in real need are not reached and/or the social housing projects do not improve the overall living conditions of people or lack a contribution to sustainable urban development o their problems. Developing and therefore allowing for better implementation of social housing contributes directly to the living conditions and to the growth of cities in the developing world.
Urban Management Tools for Climate Change course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT. This course offers management tools for urban policy makers, planners and environmentalists... [+]
Urban Management Tools for Climate Change
IHS is proud to announce that this course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT.
Cities are increasingly expected to undertake concrete actions to mitigate climate change and adapt the city to rising water levels, drought and other natural disasters related to the heating of earth. What concrete activities should a city undertake and what works? This course offers management tools for urban policy makers, planners and environmentalists.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to prepare local climate change plans, which address the global challenges yet focus on concrete local actions. The course will offer specific practices to manage urban design and environmental infrastructure, in particular energy, transport, housing and water.... [-]
Land Management and Informal Settlement Regularisation - A joint programme of IHS and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, USA ... [+]
The course will enable you to understand the underlying causes of informal occupation of land and slum formation, to acquire knowledge and skills to develop upgrading strategies to improve slums, and to formulate policies that create options to prevent new slum formation.
The course is intensive in nature and innovative, demanding a proactive attitude from participants. They are engaged in a number of specially designed learning environments that comprise lectures, practical exercises, case study analysis, role-playing games, video films discussions and controversial policy debates. The course draws from lessons learned through international experience and stimulates creative thinking as participants are exposed to contexts from a wide variety of countries.... [-]
3-month post-graduate diploma course - 95rd International Course on Housing and Urban Development: The modules of the master program guarantee the academic depth of the study, while at the same time complementary activities of more practical focus ... [+]
3-month post-graduate diploma course - 93rd International Course on Housing and Urban Development
Applicants have to select one of the following six specialisations in offer:Urban Housing and Livelihoods (UHL) Integrated Planning and Strategies (IPS) Urban Land Development (ULD) Urban Competitiveness and Resilience (UCR) Urban Environmental Management and Climate Change (UECC) Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure (MFUI)
In these courses, we offer the opportunity to join two modules of the specialisation period of the master programme: one module in the specialisation of your choice, and one elective module allowing you to tailor the study program to your own needs and interest.... [-]
A new interdisciplinary field of design, researching the transformations of architectural, urban/regional space of the emerging "information age", explores the dynamic interaction of architecture/urbanism and the space of mass media and communication networks. It develops scenarios for the interplay of public urban and public media space. [+]
The Inchbald School of Design pioneered garden design training in the UK, providing courses that focused on garden design for the domestic environment. This remains our speciality, but we have expanded and refined our garden design courses to accommodate the increased demand for professionalism. [+]
The Building and Public Works program, specializing in Architectural Techniques and leading to an Attestation d’Études Collégiales (AEC), is based on two fundamental subjects; construction which involves; building science, knowledge of materials and proper procedures required to achieve every element of a building, and drafting which constitutes the instrument by which the Architect or the Civil Engineer expresses his ideas to the client as well as to the contractor who must execute the work. In addition, the student is introduced to proper graphics language for each: the client and the contractor. [+]
The buildings and sites to be visited are an example of an efficient use of technology and energy saving. They are all part of the change in the architectural model that is contributing to improve the daily life of the citizens and the city services management. [+]
A Program with Unique Features - ASURED is one of the few international programs worldwide offering education in both urban planning and real estate development within the same program. [+]