Taught course

Architecture: Professional Diploma

University of East London · School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering - ACE

Entry requirements

BA/BSc Architecture:

  • 2.2 or equivalent RIBA /ARB Part 1
  • Exemption Entry is conditional on an interview over portfolio.
  • We also accept portfolios by post for assessment.

In selecting students the School looks for evidence of creative potential and the development of professional judgment and that the candidate will contribute to and benefit from the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is considered to be excellent for teaching quality. It has the unconditional recognition of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Architects Registration Board and gives exemption from RIBA part 2.

If you are interested in...

Developing your creativity and professional judgement,
How things look as well as how they work,
Buildings and cities and how people use them,
Making a better place to live

If you enjoy...

Making things as part of the design process, group work, hard work

If you want...

A wide-ranging socially responsible programme that develops your creativity as a designer as well as your judgement

The programme is only available in full-time mode. It is structured as a modular programme with students required to take two modules per academic year - Design and Supporting Studies. The programme is taught using the atelier or unit system.

Some of the learning is through lectures and seminars, and involves reading and writing, but the heart of the programme is the design studio where students learn to become architects through project work. The field of Architecture is located in the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering and is housed in a building on the Docklands Campus, designed by one of our staff. As well as its excellent studios there are extensive wood and metal workshops, photographic darkrooms and computer suites. Students also make visits to study sites and buildings, cities and landscapes in the UK and abroad. At the end of the Academic Year the students exhibit their work at the end of year show.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978