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Certificate in Professional Practice and Practical Experience


Course Description

This programme provides exemption from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Final Examination Part III and is recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the UK for the purposes of registration under the Architect's Act 1997.

Programme Content

The Syllabus is in accordance with the RIBA/ARB criteria for validation and prescription at Part III level. The progamme includes an introduction day and sandwich programme. For further details of the programme content, please contact the School.

Assessment

Submission of validated tri-monthly PEDR (Professional Experience and Development Record) sheets for the 24-month, office-based experience; two written examination papers; an office-based case study; office-based assignment; CV, personal evaluation of experience and an oral examination. To qualify for the Certificate, all students must pass all of the elements at a minimum threshold level to the satisfaction of the examiners.

By the final examination at the end of this programme all students must have a minimum total of 24 months formally-recorded (PEDR or equivalent system) practical experience of which a minimum of 12 months must be in a UK-based architectural practice since graduating at Part II level.

Visit the Certificate in Professional Practice and Practical Experience page on the Queen’s University Belfast website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Queen's Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture or a similar qualification from an approved RIBA/ARB Part II course in a recognised UK institution. Entry is open to applicants who have successfully completed (i) BArch, (ii) MArch or (iii) any other approved RIBA Part II course in a recognised UK institution. Applicants from other institutions must normally be able to demonstrate that they have taken and successfully completed Professional Studies type elements within their RIBA/ARB Part I and Part II courses to the satisfaction of the University. Professional experience at Part III level normally required within UK jurisdiction.

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