INSA Strasbourg’s dual architect and engineer’s training begins at baccalaureate + 1 year level (after the INSA Strasbourg first year course for the engineers, after the competitive entrance exam for the architects). This is the only way of joining the course.
6-year qualification in architecture with engineering
All the architecture students at INSA Strasbourg follow the 5-year dual architecture and engineering course, whereby architecture and engineering students follow the same course for the first three years, gaining a bachelor’s degree in architecture and engineering.
The five years of training lead to the awarding after 6 years of higher education of the INSA Strasbourg diploma in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in architecture and engineering (a diploma awarded by the establishment at bachelor’s level).
6-year qualification in engineering with architecture
The dual engineering and architecture course offers engineering students the possibility of training in architecture along with the student architects. It is open to students on INSA Strasbourg’s HVAC and energy engineering, civil engineering and surveying engineering courses (maximum of 20 places).
Students are selected on their application at baccalaureate + 1 year level and the 5-year course begins with three years when architecture and engineering students follow the same course, leading to a bachelor’s degree in architecture and engineering.
The five years of training lead to the awarding after 6 years of higher education of the INSA Strasbourg diploma in engineering and a bachelor’s degree in architecture and engineering (a diploma awarded by the establishment at bachelor’s level).
Bachelor’s in architecture and engineering
The dual course is followed by all 36 architecture students who have passed the selective entrance exam to the architecture department at INSA Strasbourg, at baccalaureate + 1 year level and the 20 engineering students selected after the first year of the INSA engineering course. It lasts three years and consists of 2,200 hours of training in architecture and engineering. It leads to the awarding of a bachelor’s degree in architecture and engineering before completing the INSA diploma in engineering or architecture.
Engineers and architects are therefore able to share their skills and learning processes so that they acquire a common culture and vocabulary, thereby fostering better mutual understanding and facilitating communication.
7-year qualification in engineering and architecture
Engineers and architects who have followed the dual track can opt to pursue their training to an advanced level and gain the two diplomas, in architecture and engineering in 7 years of study after the baccalaureate.
The number of places on this demanding course is limited.
Students are recruited at the end of the first three years based on their results and a well thought-out personal project.