Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Everyday Architecture


The DRAQ course "Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Everyday Architecture" is a scientific specialisation focusing on the analysis of old and contemporary buildings and on architectural and technical rehabilitation projects. This course is co-accredited by theUniversity of Le Havre Normandy and the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Normandie. Thus, 20th century architecture, a project subject for the sustainable city of the 21st century, occupies a central, though not exclusive, place.

Filature Durécu Conversion project ©Student work ENSA Normandie


To follow the DRAQ course "Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Everyday Architecture" within the Master of Civil Engineering, it is recommended to be :

  • Holder of a Master 1 in Civil Engineering from the University of Le Havre Normandie
  • Master 1 in architecture
  • Architect, urban planner, with equivalent degrees of bac+4.

A very good knowledge of the French language (written and spoken) is required for international candidates.


Submission of the application

from 15/05/2023 to 30/06/2023 inclusive

by following the procedure below:

Connect to: admission.archi.fr // Choose: ENSA-Normandie // Click on : Create a file
In "Admission session", choose: DRAQ 2023-2024 // Click on : Access this session // Enter the information, then validate.

On receipt of the confirmation email, log in again using the reference of the application and your name. Upload the completed application form and supporting documents (pdf and jpg only) in the "Files and complements" tab, then validate. The transmission is automatic, no paper file to send.

Applicants are informed of the decision by e-mail

during the first half of July

Administrative registration

The administrative registrations will be done online via the Taiga portal open from 01/08/23 to 21/08/23.

You will receive an email from the school's IT department to connect to the Taïga platform (only for students who are not known to the school, for the others you must reuse your codes).

Registration fees - Student architect only

  • 2022/23 Non-scholarship student: 373 € (Tuition fee 243 €, educational fee 130 €.
  • 2022/23 Student with a grant: 308 € (Tuition fees 243 €, educational fees 65 €.
  • 2022/2023 CVEC: Student Life and Campus Life Contribution, its amount is 95 €. The procedures for payment (by payment for non-scholarship holders or by exemption for scholarship holders) are carried out from July 1st on the dedicated website. You will then obtain a certificate of payment which is essential for your administrative registration on the École's intranet portal.
  • 2023/2024 (to be confirmed)


Start of the 2023/2024 school year: beginning of September 2023 (date to be determined)

1 year: 5 months of classes and project workshops + 6 months of internship from February-March.


Evaluation method

The DRAQ course is validated when the average over the two semesters is greater than or equal to 10. A special evaluation takes place for the architectural project (15 ECTS) where the student teams must defend their work (model, technical documents and poster) during the project presentation day which takes place at ENSA Normandie in front of a jury of professionals.

Durécu spinning mill Conversion project © ENSA Normandie student work


Depending on their original training, students obtain a Master's degree in architecture or engineering from the University of Le Havre, Civil Engineering Department.

Job opportunities

The DRAQ course, within the Master's degree in Civil Engineering, provides various high-level opportunities in terms of project management, assistance to the contracting authority, technical control, management and maintenance for public or private organisations, site management in building companies, rehabilitation project manager, technical service manager or controller, senior works inspector, operation manager, programmer.


The year is organised into teaching units: courses, seminars, internships, projects, site visits and operations.

The courses and workshops take place over 2 or 3 days a week at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Normandie (Rouen - Darnétal) and at the UFR des Sciences et Techniques of the University of Le Havre Normandie.

  • Methodological approach (survey, diagnosis, project)
  • Study work in pairs of architect/engineer; training in a common language
  • Specialisation in 19th and 20th century architecture (industrial and port wastelands, working class housing, reconstruction, large buildings, etc.)
  • Discovering the professions of project management and operation management (operational set-up, role of the different actors in the rehabilitation)
  • Learning about architectural typologies and construction techniques
  • Technical experimentation in the laboratory on materials and their pathologies
  • Architectural project inserted in its relationship with technical processes, norm constraints, construction economics and the institutional and operational context
  • History and knowledge of building and construction techniques
  • Architectural project
  • Institutional framework, urban planning procedures, operational set-up
  • Architectural programming, sociology
  • Diagnosis and pathology of building elements (foundations, structures, facings, etc.) and finishing work
  • Rehabilitation techniques
  • Technical and financial management of the project
  • Sustainable environment, legal and regulatory aspects, management, quality, safety, site visits

Students can benefit from an introduction to research, either at ENSA Normandie (history and building culture) or at the University of Le Havre Normandie (building energy).