The Architect from Universidad de Las Américas is a skilled professional with a comprehensive and systematic approach to architectural and urban design. The graduate’s solid theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as his critical thinking, and creative capacity is evidenced when designing architectural solutions for local and global markets, that contribute to the population’s habitat and quality of life.
Graduates of the School of Architecture at UDLA are trained to apply the principles and methodology of design as a fundamental tool in their career. Graduates are equipped with the ability to research, conceptualize, and design architectural and urban spatial solutions of different scales and complexity. They are expected to consider the particular requirements of the users of the space and the variables of the social, physical, ecological, and technological environment. Graduates exercise a critical perspective towards the debate on current architectural and urban issues in local and global environments. Graduates exercise a critical perspective towards the debate on current architectural and urban issues in local and global environments.
The constant evolution of architectural tendencies fuels curiosity in graduates and an ongoing commitment to furthering their training and to build a just and sustainable future for all. It is well understood among graduates that the generation of employment through architectural projects calls for socially responsible leadership and behavior, as such, graduates of the Architecture program are expected to behave ethically, honestly, and respectfully when exercising their profession.
Demographic Data: Program headcount totals the number of students enrolled yearly and a breakdown by men and women. Enrollment by ethnicity presents data on the most representative ethnic groups of the program.
Retention and graduation rates are calculated through the 2020-2021 academic year, based on new, first-time students entering in the fall semester, regardless of whether they enroll in the daytime or evening version of their program (if available). These rates do not consider incoming transfer students. Retention rates are calculated in 1 and 2 years.
Graduation rates are calculated according to each program’s duration length (100%) and within 150% of the normal time for a bachelor’s degree. The percentage of graduates in each cohort by gender considers only actual graduates, not the original makeup of the cohort.
Scholarship information: Information is divided by the type of scholarship granted.
Geographic Data: Presents the composition of the students of the program.
Add'l. Demogr. Data: Includes information on marital status, disability, and first-generation students.
In every semester, the program provides assessment results according to its Multiannual Assessment Plan (MAP), which typically considers one or more of its program learning outcomes (PLOs). Most programs utilize the platform Brightspace to collect and assess student work and to present the data and evidence of student achievement. These results and their analysis, with the objective of identifying areas for improvement, are presented in the program’s annual assessment report. In the graphic below, the most recent period in which a PLO has been assessed is indicated, with the percentage indicating achievement of the expected performance standard for that PLO, according to the rubric used to evaluate the student work. This standard can be designated at an introductory, intermediate, or final level, depending upon how the course learning outcomes (CLOs) align to each PLO in the program’s curriculum map.