It’s mandatory for Students to complete summer internships with a required total of 20 weeks during their five years of study, including 6 weeks on site.
An End of Studies Project (PFE) is done during the fifth year, with 5 stages of rendering followed by a month of ” charrettes “, during which students of all classes form mini-architectural agencies in order to help graduates to present his project. This system of “carts” is considered to be an effective device for co-training.
Education is bilingual either in French or in English. Students must master both languages at the end of their studies. To integrate UFE, students must demonstrate a minimum level either in English or French equivalent to B1 level. A mandatory pre-semester is organized before courses start.
Application evaluation with grades, a recommendation letter of the High School and a video presenting a personal statement (Who Am I, What do I like, Whom do I want to become,…)
At the end of the first year Admission is based on a competitive examination at the Baccalaureate +1 level at the end of a scientific preparatory year of the Higher Mathematics type. The competition is made up of:
Admitted students are then enrolled in both institutions and move on to the second year.
The architecture program pays primary attention to research. To this end, a laboratory entitled “Terre-Pierre” was created during the 2017-2018 academic year in order to orient research towards these natural and sustainable materials, in accordance with the vision of the program and of the UFE in favor of sustainable development.
Formed by a team of professors from the UFE and INSA, this experimental research laboratory combines traditional manufacturing and implementation with the most advanced techniques in architecture.
Since the inauguration of Terre-Pierre, study trips organized each year by the architecture program have aligned with the laboratory’s research objectives for the use of natural building materials.