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Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes

Architecture and Urbanism

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ENSA) de Nantes is the first architecture programme of that extent to be launched in Mauritius. The prestigious school will deliver a Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism on a three-year programme with a total duration of 1500 hours for each academic year.

The modules will cover architecture and urban planning and will be delivered by highly skilled and international professors across the three-year programme.

Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism
Next intake
October 18
6,500 euros per year

WHAT MAKES OUR COURSE UNIQUE

ENSA is linked to a vast academic, institutional and professional network in France and internationally in the field of urban and living environment architecture (architectural practices).

ENSA Nantes delivers teaching using original approaches which will allow you to draft a career plan that fits your personal desires. It involves mandatory internship periods locally and abroad for an international dimension. It also embodies:

Culture of communication

Develop project rationales and presentation materials to enhance communication skills.

 

Multi-cultural dimension

Teachings in both English and French by experienced international professors and researchers.

 

Diversity of disciplines

Geography, urban sociology, anthropology of the habitat, geometry, structures and construction, project management, representation and creation etc.

 

Project learning through workshops

Insights on real-world issues from real-world stakeholders through intensive courses and workshops.

 

HOW TO BECOME AN ARCHITECT

Take it to the next level and become a certified architect. This will require an additional 4 years, through the validation of a Masters level either in Mauritius or in France as well as professional experience and internships. Follow the path below if you endeavour to register as an architect.

  • The recruitment procedure comprises three stages:

    • An initial selection is made from the applications received from HSC or baccalaureate holders.
    • Selected candidates are interviewed in Mauritius, in Nantes or via Skype to assess their maturity, curiosity and narrative skills.
    • The orientation commission reviews the interview reports and draws up a list of candidates admitted as well as those who are on the waiting list.
  • Year 1

    Teaching units Teaching hours and personal work

    Semester 1

     
    Introduction and experimentation of the architectural project process 327
    The science of construction, shapes and ambience 1 150
    Methods and cultures 1 111
    Expressions 1 125

    Total hours S1

    713

    Semester 2

     
    Project 2: Discovery and exploration of the relationship between architecture and space 300
    The science of construction, shapes and ambience 2 120
    Methods and cultures 2 120
    Expressions 2 98
    B1 ARCH INTERNSHIP 149

    Total hours S2

    787

    Total hours B-Arch 1

    1500

    Year 2

    Teaching units Teaching hours and personal work

    Semester 3

     
    Project 3: Housing and urban development 300
    The science of construction, shapes and ambience 3 120
    Methods and cultures 3 150
    Expressions 3 100

    Total hours S3

    675

    Semester 4

     
    Project 4: Infrastructure and society, representing common interest 300
    The science of construction, shapes and ambience 4 120
    Methods and cultures 4 105
    Expressions 4 75
    B2 ARCH INTERNSHIP 225

    Total hours S4

    825

    Total hours B-Arch 2

    1500

    Year 3

    Teaching units Teaching hours and personal work

    Semester 5

     
    Project 5: The broad scale 300
    The science of construction, shapes and ambience 5 170
    Methods and cultures 1 173
    Expressions 5 100

    Total hours S5

    743

    Semester 6

     
    Synthesis project: Architectural diversity 350
    Methods and cultures 6 130
    Expressions 6 50
    B3 ARCH INTERNSHIP 227

    Total hours S6

    757

    Total hours B-Arch 3

    1500