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There are a variety of architecture courses in many regions of the world designed to provide students and professionals with needed skills and knowledge in general and specific areas of architecture.  Those who have taken architecture courses often come from professional backgrounds such as architects, city developers, building designers, and civil engineers, however there are also many from other professional and educational disciplines. Architecture today encompasses many aspects, such as urban planning, home design, and green living.

There are a variety of architecture courses in specialized fields including history, theory, techniques, technology, green living, urban planning, reconstruction, and sustainable design, to name a few. Architecture courses offer a variety of options including online studies, distance learning, or the traditional classroom setting.

Whether you are seeking professional development, new skills, or a career change, there are architecture courses than can help you meet your goals. Read through the options below!

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Transitions to Land-based Financing - Executive Course

IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Part time 1 - 2 weeks July 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Land-based financing is increasingly recognised as an important way for cities to attract resources to fund their public, social and environmental goods. The course draws on lessons learned from international experiences and innovations from around the world, including from the host country. [+]

What will I learn?

Land-based financing is increasingly recognised as an important way for cities to attract resources to fund their public, social and environmental goods. In this executive course we cover four main topics:

Fundamentals on urban land markets.To what extent do land use planning and public works increase the value of land for profitable market based land uses? Fundamentals on land and property rights and obligations.To what extent is the exercise of land and property rights responsible for funding impact mitigation on public, social and environmental goods? Instruments to finance land value capture. Which innovations exist in different parts of the world in applying land based financing? Innovative strategies for land-based financing (workshop modality).Which key skills or capacities are required to successfully implement such a strategy? Who will benefit the most from this course? Local government officials responsible for economic or social development policy. Planning officials responsible for development control. Central government finance ministries; investors and developers. Academics studying urban policy. Development banks and donor agencies. Do I need a finance background to be eligible for this course? ... [-]

Developing Social Housing Projects (DSHP)

IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Part time 3 weeks November 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

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 ...

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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.

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Urban Management Tools for Climate Change

IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Part time 1 - 3 weeks June 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

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.

Objectives

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.... [-]


International Course on Housing & Urban Development

IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Part time 3 months January 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

3-month post-graduate diploma course - 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 ... [+]

International Course on Housing and Urban Development

Today, more people live in cities than ever before. This creates opportunities and challenges which require experts with combined skills in infrastructure, economic development, affordable land, housing markets, sustainable planning, and resilience to climate change in order to manage increasingly complex cities.

What will I learn?

Multidisciplinary perspective of the course will enable you to learn how to address urban challenges in your environment.

As an the course is an integrated part of the MSc in Urban Management and Development, you can personalize your learning and choose among the following six specialisations in offer:... [-]


Green Cities for Eco Efficiency

IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Part time 3 weeks April 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

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.

Course Curriculum

•Theme 1: Concepts and strategic systemic approaches to sustainable urbanization

•Theme 2: Eco-restoration in Korea: planning, techniques and experiences... [-]


Course in Planning - Decoding Superblocks: Barcelona

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 15 days December 2018 Spain Barcelona

Barcelona, a major urban center of Spain, is one of the most vibrant historic, tourist and cultural cities. About 1.6 million population in city limits, it is 6th most populous urban centers of Europe. La Ramblas is a vibrant boulevard street that sees tourists across the world. The course would offer a chance to visit one of the most walkable cities, surrounded by markets, sidewalk cafes, and bustling street life. [+]

Barcelona, a major urban center of Spain, is one of the most vibrant historic, tourist and cultural cities. About 1.6 million population in city limits, it is 6th most populous urban centers of Europe. La Ramblas is a vibrant boulevard street that sees tourists across the world. The course would offer a chance to visit one of the most walkable cities, surrounded by markets, sidewalk cafes, and bustling street life.

Like other global cities, Barcelona also faced challenges like increasing vehicles and air pollution. An Urban Mobility Plan was published to give the city back to people. The plan was based around the idea of superilles (superblocks) – mini neighborhoods around which traffic will flow, and in which spaces will be repurposed to “fill our city with life”. This idea fetched some unique and challenging impacts.... [-]


Course in Planning - Project Case Studies – Resettlement Housing, Waterfronts & Heritage Conservation, Sri Lanka

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 14 days December 2018 Sri Lanka Colombo

This Winter School is focused on learning from some of the transformative and successful urban projects and inquiring in depth about these from the project proponents themselves. [+]

This Winter School is focused on learning from some of the transformative and successful urban projects and inquiring in depth about these from the project proponents themselves. The selected projects are in Srilanka – Colombo, Galle, Hambantota and Northern Provinces and include waterfronts, heritage conservation, and resettlement & low-cost housing. The Authorities / Project proponents – Urban Development Authorities of Colombo and Hambantota; Indian Consulate Hambantota; Geoffrey Bawa Heritage Foundation and Galle Heritage Foundation would make extensive presentations on the projects to the participants, followed by interactive discussions and site visits.

For each project, the key questions asked are the 1) socio-political context/objectives; 2) structuring and financing; 3) principal agencies and actors; 4) problems/challenges addressed; 6) features and 7) outcomes and lessons learned. Participants at the end are expected to document these cases and key learnings/lessons that may be useful to structure projects in our cities which face similar challenges of rapid growth and renewal. The course is supported by Indian Consul at Hambantota.... [-]


Course in Planning: Decoding Water Heritage: Aurangabad

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 15 days December 2018 India Aurangabad

Aurangabad located in Maharashtra, India has many historical monuments, including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Bibi Ka Maqbara and Panchakki. [+]

Aurangabad located in Maharashtra, India has many historical monuments, including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Bibi Ka Maqbara and Panchakki. Besides these, the city of Aurangabad has a number of ancient Nehers(Canals) of pure mineral subterranean drinking water which were made by its founder Malik Amber, as early as 1617 A.D. Aurangabad town always faced scarcity of water and there were no big dams or water reservoirs in the vicinity. Owing to hard rock & dry land, it was very difficult to construct the pillars to supply water to the town. Malik Amber in 1617 A.D. discovered subterranean water table of mountainous elevated valleys in the north of Aurangabad. He practically manipulated and procured a stable perennial water supply for a population of 7 lakh by constructing his unique Wonderful aqueduct by name Khair - e - Jari. The old water supply system is reminiscent of a medieval period and this was a great feat of ancient engineering achievement. The winter school would graphically summarize and document through a coffee table book the rich water management heritage of Aurangabad and lessons that might apply to present challenges in planning and managing water for human habitats.... [-]


Course in Planning - Moving Towards Water Sensitive Cities: Issues and Opportunities

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 11 days December 2018 India Ahmedabad Bengaluru + 1 more

Urbanization and environment, though repeatedly proven as closely linked, have been dealt with as two distinct concerns. Considering them separately results in the emergence of unforeseen events, leading to higher economic losses and irretrievable environmental damage. [+]

Urbanization and environment, though repeatedly proven as closely linked, have been dealt with as two distinct concerns. Considering them separately results in the emergence of unforeseen events, leading to higher economic losses and irretrievable environmental damage. A common example is an environmental damage caused due to limited consideration of environmental resources within our cities. Urban water bodies are one such resource, which functions as a network of a natural system. Several benefits are associated with this natural water system - maintenance of drainage pattern of the city, reduced instances of urban floods and recharge of groundwater, all of which would lead to overall enhancement of quality of life. However, in reality, we are experiencing increased instances of urban flooding, which in turn not only affects the functioning of the entire city but is also responsible for huge economic and life loss.... [-]


Course in Planning - Bluescape Matrix of Forts in Rajasthan

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 11 days December 2018 India Kota

The course aims to explore an interwoven matrix of water features (Bluescape) typologies, spaces, and their inter-relationships with the built environment, cultural heritage, and social, economic settings. [+]

The course aims to explore an interwoven matrix of water features (Bluescape) typologies, spaces, and their inter-relationships with the built environment, cultural heritage, and social, economic settings. The forts are known for magnificent structure, dominant presence and architectural style in rustic landscapes. Since beginning manmade structures such as palaces, forts, caves, ports, etc. dotted country’s landscape; and maintained and crafted bluescape suiting natural settings. Forts flourished cloistering royals and commons from invading enemy and harsh nature. The spaces organized in forts are royal palaces, trading/bazaars, defense/army zone, religious, recreational gardens and general residences. Water inspires spiritual uplifting and dreams' fulfillment. Traditional water features are appreciated for a deep understanding of ingredients i.e. materials, planning, technology and design in contrast to the criticism of current approach for creating inferior aesthetics, bad quality, and ecologically damaging practices.... [-]


Course in Management - Experiencing a Smart City - Singapore

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 10 days December 2018 India Ahmedabad

The course will be conducted in Singapore. As per a study conducted by Juniper Research (Market Researcher) Singapore has emerged as one of the top cities in global smart city performance ranking in 2017. The course would provide the students an opportunity to experience people- technology interface to manage cities leading to an enhanced quality of life. The objective of this course is to experience the elements of a smart city and undergo research which could help in creating future cities with efficient management systems. [+]

The course will be conducted in Singapore. As per a study conducted by Juniper Research (Market Researcher) Singapore has emerged as one of the top cities in global smart city performance ranking in 2017. Globally, it has also been ranked 25th and has retained its position as the Asian city with the highest quality of living, according to a human resources consulting firm - Mercer's 20th annual Quality of Living survey 2018.

The course would provide the students an opportunity to experience people- technology interface to manage cities leading to an enhanced quality of life. The objective of this course is to experience the elements of a smart city and undergo research which could help in creating future cities with efficient management systems. Visits and interactions with officials would give a firsthand learning outcome of understanding about smart management practices, covering service delivery aspects of Singapore.... [-]


Course in Architecture - Extreme Urbanisation Lab, Ahmedabad Old City, India

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 11 days December 2018 India Ahmedabad

This intensive workshop allows Master of Architecture and Urban Design students to explore and engage with the contemporary global challenges of rapid urbanization, affordable mass housing and urban resilience in a context in which these challenges are most amplified. [+]

This intensive workshop allows Master of Architecture and Urban Design students to explore and engage with the contemporary global challenges of rapid urbanization, affordable mass housing and urban resilience in a context in which these challenges are most amplified. The workshop is a collaboration between the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, CEPT and UNSW Built Environment. Students will be required to do an analysis of the existing fabric, traditional urban morphologies and building technologies, (construction and environmental systems) that have sustained the world heritage city of Ahmedabad over many centuries. The challenge is to regenerate and adapt this fabric for a 21st-century living while maintaining the critical conservation values of the precinct. Students will be expected to propose innovative uses, adaption and architectural interventions that while specific to a place and building, can also be strategically applied as a model for other adaptive reuse projects within the city, providing a compendium of adaptation strategies and lessons for wider application.... [-]


Course in Architecture and Urbanism

La Salle Almere
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Netherlands Almere

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. [+]

One course in two cities! The course examines the architecture and urbanism of two European cities (Barcelona and Almere) with a very different cultural and historical background. Barcelona was founded as a Roman city and has been growing through the ages; Almere is the youngest city in The Netherlands and has jumped straight into the future. But there is something they have in common: they both put innovation into perspective and have sustainability in the core business of their development.

Dates and Schedule

Week 1: from 06.07.2015 to 10.07.2015

Week 2: from 13.07.2015 to 17.07.2015

Course Level: Basic to Intermediate

Credits: This course delivers 2.5 ECTS per stage + Certificate of Attendance... [-]


International postgraduate program of Advanced Studies in Urbanism and Real Estate Development (ASURED)

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism (UAUIM)
Campus Full time 18 months October 2018 Romania Bucharest

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. [+]

The international postgraduate program of Advanced Studies in Urbanism and Real Estate Development (ASURED) is specifically designed for RICS accreditation which was granted on July 18, 2014. RICS (The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London 1868) is a prestigious real estate and urban planning accreditation body.

The 15 European, U.S. and Romanian faculty interact face-to-face with the students in “concentration periods” of two weeks at the CEP facility in Bucharest, a historic monument built at the beginning of the 20th century. Each course takes three days and a follow-up period of supervision, advice and grading. Two integrated projects in urbanism and real estate development, workshops on urban development simulation and legal aspects of urban development, a practicum and the final thesis complete the program. ... [-]


Project Management of the Built Environment

Inscape Education Group Dubai
Campus Part time 2 days July 2019 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Built Environment and its associated professions are largely focussed on project management, logistics, and quality assurance. [+]

Course overview

The Built Environment and its associated professions are largely focussed on project management, logistics, and quality assurance. Anything that you have to do that has a clear starting and completion point is Project Management. True professionals in the public and private sectors simply have to know how to practice as Project Management professionals. This Course includes: what project management is all about, the five dimensions of a project, the project life-cycle, who is involved in a project and the project plan.

Course Details

Starting Dates

5th & 12th July

Part Time Face to Face Learning:

2 x full days

Entry Requirements:

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