Acesso

The programme aims to set up a conceptual base for an ecological and social approach to architecture and urbanism and gives its graduates competencies in starting and managing projects in the respective field.

 

After finishing the programme, students will

  • be aware of the need for changing the conventional ways to build and design.
  • understand strategies for environmentally friendly construction, circular economy, proper water management and energy efficiency.
  • know methods and techniques regarding ecological and natural building as well as low-tech and low-waste applications.
  • be able to transfer vernacular construction techniques to today’s needs.
  • be conscious of intersectional and inclusive approaches in neighborhood and city planning.

Furthermore, the students will know

  • how to run and fund a sustainable project and how to be a responsible professional from the design to the building and maintaining processes.
  • how to apply a bottom-up approach and engage local population and institutions.
  • how to empower communities through participatory design  in order to increase the involvement for people in risk of social exclusion

 

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Condições de Acesso

Sustainable Architecture Post-graduation


ACCESS CONDITIONS

To be admitted, applicants have to be holders of a

  1. Portuguese Licenciatura or legal equivalent;
  2. Foreign higher academic degree, awarded following to a first cycle of studies, organized in accordance with the Bologna principles by a State adhering to the process;
  3. Foreign higher academic degree, that is recognised as fulfilling the objectives of a first degree course by the ESAP Scientific Council;
  4. School, scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognised as attesting the ability to attend the post-graduation by the ESAP Scientific Council.

 

SERIATION CRITERIA  (APPLICATION'S GRADE)

Applicants meeting the academic and curricular requirements assumed in the ‘Required Qualification’ will be selected and ranked according to the following criteria:

  1. Motivation
  2. Academic curriculum:
    • Level of degree
    • Type of degree, preferably in the field of Architecture, Urbanism, Civil Engineering, and others related fields as Arts or Social Sciences, considered appropriate.
  3. Scientific Curriculum
  4. Professional Curriculum
  5. Possible interview as a complementary criterion

The curricular assessment (CA) will be made taking into account the following parameters:

  1. Motivation Letter (ML) – considering, on a scale of 0-20 points, the coherence of the application, the inherent motivation of the applicant and fit to the programme, as follow:
    • No relevant motivation: 10 to 11 points.
    • Not very relevant motivation: 12 to 13 points.
    • Relevant motivation: 14 to 15 points.
    • Highly relevant motivation: 16 to 17 points.
    • Very highly relevant motivation: 18 to 20 points.
  2. Academic Curriculum (AC) – weighting the required academic qualifications in the following terms:
    • final undergraduate grade or equivalent: 10-13 points ….. 12 points.
    • final undergraduate grade or equivalent: 14-16 points ….. 15 points.
    • final undergraduate grade or equivalent: 17-20 points ….. 18 points.
  3. Scientific Curriculum (SC) – considering, on a scale of 0-20 points, the participation of candidates in congresses, seminars, research projects, number of papers published, awards and similar proofs provided, that there are activities in the scientific area of the cycle of studies in question, as follows:
    • No relevant curriculum: 10 points.
    • Not very relevant curriculum: 12 points.
    • Relevant curriculum: 14 points.
    • Highly relevant curriculum : 16 points.
    • Very highly relevant Curriculum: 18 points.
  4. Professional Curriculum (CP) – evaluating, on a scale of 0-20 points, the duration and nature of the professional duties, provided that they are titled by employment contract or independent work, in the scientific area of the cycle of studies in question, as follows:
    • No relevant curriculum: 10 points.
    • Not very relevant curriculum: 12 points.
    • Relevant curriculum: 14 points.
    • Highly relevant curriculum : 16 points.
    • Very highly relevant Curriculum: 18 points.
  5. In addition to the curricular assessment, a possible individual interview (II) may be necessary, when the assessment of the academic, scientific and professional curricula is not sufficiently distinguishable from other applicants, related to the applicants ranking. The individual interview is taking into account the following skills and abilities:
    • Ability to express oneself and to reflect critically.
    • Motivation to be part of the Post-Graduation.
  6. The rating of each member will result from the arithmetic average of the scores given on the scale of 0 to 20 points for each of the assessments.

 

The final rating will be scored by applying the following formula on a scale of 0 to 20 points:

CA = (ML+AC*X+SC+PC)/4.

CA = (ML+AC*X+SC+PC)/4.

Where:

  • ML = Motivation Letter
  • AC = Academic Curriculum
  • SC = Scientific Curriculum
  • PC = Professional Curriculum

The weighting factor X assumes one of the following values:

  • X = 1.3 for graduate candidates in the areas of Architecture, Urbanism and Civil Engineering.
  • X = 1.0 for applicants licensed in other areas considered suitable (Arts, Social Sciences and other Engineering course).

 

If an individual interview (II) is necessary, the final classification formula is adapted as follows:

FC = (CA+II)/2

Where:

  • FC = Final Classification
  • CA = Curriculum assessment (motivation + academic + scientific + professional)
  • II = Individual interview

The scores resulting from the calculation of averages shall be expressed up to one hundredths, by rounding, in each selection method and also in the final classification, by default or by excess, depending on whether the value of the thousandths is less than or equal to five.

 

DEADLINES

 

1st PHASE

Application: 5 July to 13 August 2021

Documents delivery: until 27 August 2021

Affixation of the provisory seriation list: 1 September 2021

Complaints: 2 and 3 September 2021

Affixation of the final seriation list: 6 September 2021

Enrollment: 7 a 13 September 2021

 

2nd PHASE (if vacancies are available)

Application: 30 August to 10 September 2021

Documents delivery: until 13 September 2021

Affixation of the provisory seriation list: 15 September 2021

Complaints: 15 and 16 September 2021

Affixation of the final seriation list: 17 September 2021

Enrollment: 20 to 24 September 2021

 

3rd PHASE (when vacancies exist)

Application: 24 September to 15 October 2021

Documents delivery: until 18 October 2021

Affixation of the provisory seriation list: 20 October 2021

Complaints: 20 and 21 October 2021

Affixation of the final seriation list: 22 October 2021

Enrollment: 25 to 27 October 2021

 

VACANCIES

25

 

DOCUMENTS

1. Application form

2. Motivation Letter

3. Certificate of academic qualifications (copy collated by ESAP's services) and diploma supplement (if applicable);

4. Detailed curriculum

5. ID

 

Obs: The document mentioned in n.º 2, in case it isn't issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, must always be translated by a certified translater and authenticated by the Embassy or Portuguese Consulate of the degree's home country or by Hague's Convention Apostille.

 

PRICES

 

ESAP's Tuition and School Fees.

 

INFORMATION

 

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