T he complete training at ESSACA takes place through various modules in lectures, tutorials, projects, personal work, conferences, workshops, workshops, study trips and student mobility.

It is made up of the three training cycles of the LMD system.

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3 à 4 ans maximum

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2 à 3 ans maximum



Cycle de recherche 2 à 3 ans maximum


The License cycle takes place over 3, maximum 4 years of study. It does not yet give the right to practice the profession of architect, but at its end provides the necessary bases for the profession.

The first year of the License is devoted to learning the visual arts, an initiation into artistic culture and art history, and finally the acquisition of the minimum technical bases necessary for the architect. Worker internships complete this phase of initial training.

The second year of the License allows the technical and artistic bases acquired in the first year to be applied to an introduction to architecture, in particular by approaching the architectural project.

The third year of the License allows the learner at the end of the course to acquire know-how allowing him to be able to be validly in support of an architect. The validation of this third year of training consists of the defense of the License in architecture.




The first year of the Master Cycle allows you to tackle different methodological concepts and to teach in social sciences, economics and law. The teaching of architecture is supplemented by various project workshops covering a wide range of themes such as cities and territories, landscape, heritage to name a few.

The teaching of the dissertation is dispensed and the choice of research topics begins to be approached allowing the start of writing the final dissertation.

The second year of the Master Cycle takes place with a semester at ESSACA and a semester spent in mobility in a partner school. This year of Master 2 is sanctioned by the defense of the End of Studies Project (PFE) before an international and multidisciplinary Jury.



The Doctorate cycle comprises two to three years of study and is devoted to research. It is sanctioned by the defense of the Doctorate.

Such a research cycle is in the making at ESSACA in partnership with partner schools of architecture.

Along with the finalization of the implementation of its research cycle, ESSACA welcomes within its research units ARCHILAB and DoualaVilleLabo, doctoral students from partner schools wishing to conduct their research in specific growth environments or of urban change.




ESSACA has two research units, the first ARCHILAB is based in Yaoundé within ESSACA and the second DoualaVilleLabo is based in Bonanjo Douala.

ESSACA's research units are educational tools in touch with the urban realities of African cities and are open to initiatives to experiment with new concepts developed in favor of better living for populations. Serving daily as a learning ground for ESSACA students, they welcome young international researchers from partner schools for their research projects.

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