BSc Construction Architecture

The BSc programme in Constructing Architecture trains students in solving practical design projects where teamwork and communication are important. Students work on practical projects both individually and in groups, under the guidance of instructors with extensive practical experience in architectural design and building construction.



210 ECTS.


The language of instruction is Icelandic.

Length of study

Five years in total. The course is a mix of distance learning with work and full-time study.


Constructing architects work in architecture and engineering firms as designers, project managers or in quality control. Many are employed by construction companies as a project managers or foremen at building sites. Additional fields of work include insurance companies, real estate companies, banks, companies in the import and retail trade, and government agencies. 

Constructing Architects are eligible to be certified as designers upon fulfilling required conditions of a three year job experience, training seminar, and examination by the Icelandic Construction Authority. As certified designers, they are qualified to submit architectural drawings for building and construction projects.


  • Construction Technology: 90 ECTS
  • Design Projects and courses: 75 ECTS
  • Traineeships: 15 ECTS
  • Specialised essay: 10 ECTS
  • Final project: 20 ECTS

BSc in Constructing Architecture: 210 ECTS


Prospective students must have completed a Journeyman's Examination in construction field or a matriculation examination from an Icelandic secondary school. Additional requirements are 20 fein credits in mathematics, 10 fein credits in physics, 20 fein credits in Icelandic and 15 fein credits in English.

To fulfill these academic requirements, students can attend preparatory courses at Reykjavik University's Preliminary Studies, which are specifically designed to be taken as distance learning alongside the Constructing Architecture program.

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Hjördís Lára Hreinsdóttir

Programme Administrator


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