First- cycle study programme (undergraduate)


The first degree (undergraduate) English-taught programme in Architecture comprises 8 semesters and follows the newest architectural education standards. It has  earned – as the only one in Poland –  two international accreditations: the Royal Institute of British Architects and the European Union Notification. Compact and student-friendly teaching blocks arrangement consists in: Integrated Design, Technical Knowledge Theory and Practice, Architectural and Urban Heritage Theory, Presentation Skills Practice, Architectural Profession Principles. The programme is conducted by the Faculty of Architecture at Cracow University of Technology as well as foreign visiting professors and experts from Europe, the USA and Canada. It is focused on quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning. This allows students to enjoy the place of study – the City of Cracow – a UNESCO listed city of heritage and always creative, rational, avant-garde, contemporary, operative, rational, innovative architecture – the best and complementary to study programme “teacher” of architectural and urban traditions and principles.






1st Degree Course Description

1st Degree Course Sylabus

Regulations of Study at the FA


Description of the qualification
Graduate’s competences (what they know and can do on the aggregate level)*
The graduate having the above qualification has knowledge of history and theory of architecture and urban design, fine arts, construction engineering and building technologies, construction, physics of building structures as well as architectural and urban design; knows the provisions of the building code as well as the technical and construction regulations, methods of organisation and implementation of the construction  process, the economics of the construction process organisation and organisation of the design process in Poland and other EU Member States.
He or she is able to collect information, shape the environment to suit the needs of its users, in particular people with disabilities, create designs that meet the aesthetic, functional and technical requirements and use at least one modern foreign language at level B2 of proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
He or she is ready to take up professional activities as an auxiliary employee as well as in the construction industry and supervision in the field of urban design and design of architectural objects together with their surroundings.

Typical workplaces/positions*
The graduate having the above qualification may be employed as an auxiliary employee in architectural and urban design studios; in construction companies, real estate developing and property management companies, public administration agencies and local government units.

Additional accreditations
Polish Accreditation Committee – programme evaluation – positive – Resolution No. 9/2020 of 23 Jan. 2020, institutional evaluation – positive – Resolution No. 523/2013 of 05 Sep.2013;
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – accreditation since 1999 – Part I;
European Accreditation Commission of Universities of Technology (EUR-ACE Label ENAEE European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education – accreditation since 2002;
European Association for Architectural Education – membership since 2017

Relation to occupations or occupational fields
Professional credentials related to gaining the qualification
The qualification is governed by the education standard set out in the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 29 September 2011 on education standards for study programmes of veterinary medicine and architecture – Appendix 2 and in the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 18 July 2019 on the standard of education preparing graduates to practise as architects – Appendix 2.

How the qualification facilitates gaining professional credentials
The graduate is awarded the degree of Bachelor of Architecture.

Additional information on the qualification
Information on specific characteristics of the study programme related to the graduate’s competences (dual study programme, obligatory semester internship, obligatory semester at a foreign university etc.)
A characteristic quality of the education process is developing the student’s aptitude to shape the surrounding space. Particular emphasis is placed in the education process on awakening students’ sensitivity to the need of paying special attention to spatial order and shaping a sustainable living environment. The study programme is implemented in cooperation with local governments and the socio-economic environment. Selected aspects of education are implemented in international cooperation.

The possibility of gaining higher level of the qualification
The graduate is ready to undertake a second-cycle study programme at level 7 in EQF (MSc). The Faculty of Architecture of Cracow University of Technology offers the possibility of continuing education in the second-cycle study programme with Polish or English as the language of instruction. The Faculty of Architecture of Cracow University of Technology is involved in multidirectional cooperation with numerous foreign universities. It includes exchange programmes for students and teaching staff, carrying out joint research projects and organisation of design workshops.

Additional remarks
The graduate is ready to undertake:
– post-graduate study programmes, also at the Faculty of Architecture of Cracow University of Technology, e.g. Examination and analysis of historical architecture; BIM – digital technologies in architecture and construction; Conservation of historical monuments of architecture and urban design; Conservation, Creating the architectural design and interior arrangement of religious buildings; Spatial planning; Revitalisation of urban and rural settlements; Greenery in historical arrangements;
– and other forms of education.


Contact: Assoc. Prof. Anna Franta, D.Sc., Ph.D., Arch., mobile phone +48 604 818 582

Dean’s Deputy for International Cooperation and Studies in English

e-mail: Paulina Chmielek,, phone +48 12 628 31 64

publication date: 09-07-2014    edit: 16-12-2020