Taught course

Architectural Practice (RIBA Part 3 Exemption)

Institution
Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

Students should have obtained RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) parts 1 and 2 or ARB (Architects Registration Board): recognised equivalent. In addition, before being permitted to sit the final examination, students should have completed a minimum of 24 months full-time professional practice experience. Students whose 1st language is not English should have either GCSE (grade C or above) in English Language, IELTS: 6.5 or above, TOEFL: 550 or above, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: grade C or above, IGCSE English Language: grade C or above, Hong Kong Use of English test: grade C or above.

Architectural Practice PgDip (RIBA Part III exemption)

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This course is aimed at students engaged in architectural practice. Students will gain the skills and knowledge to obtain their qualification.

It can also form the basis of students' ongoing professional architectural development. Students will gain a critical understanding of legal requirements, practice management and construction procurement in the architecture industry, and the fundamentals of good architectural practice.

Based on individual experience in architectural practice, students will be required to prepare a case study in 2 parts, 1 around a pre-contract issue and 1 around an issue arising during the construction phase of a contract. Records of experience will also be used to develop a critical career appraisal.

Upon completion, students can register with the Architects Registration Board, use the title architect and become a full member of the RIBA.

The course is broken down into three parts, Knowledge, Practical Experience and Final Review .

Knowledge - academic modules: Legal Framework; Practice and Management; Clients and Building Procurement.

Practical Experience: Record of Experience; Case studies.

Final review: Oral.

Students will be assessed in 5 parts: record of experience (which includes professional experience record sheets, CV and self-appraisal), case study, essay, open practice and management paper, open book written examination and oral examination.

Information for international students

Students should have either GCSE (grade C or above) in English Language, IELTS: 6.5 or above, TOEFL: 550 or above, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: grade C or above, IGCSE English Language: grade C or above, Hong Kong Use of English test: grade C or above.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiry Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595