Part II in Sustainable Architecture
Intended specifically for students pursuing a career in Architecture, the Professional Diploma course offers a unique combination of design-based academic study and practical hands-on learning. The course is prescribed as a Part II qualification by the Architects Registration Board and is recognised by the EU, thereby enabling students to move on to a Part III qualification.
Students are introduced to a range of skills that are increasingly in demand within the building industry. The focus is on designing buildings in their context, to allow for adaptation to the effects of climate change and to create healthy environments for all.
Teaching is delivered in the WISE building - itself an example of recent developments in sustainable construction - and includes a mix of studio- based design work, lectures, seminars and practicals. The annual Summer School enables students to design, detail and build a structure at CAT using the local materials available.
Modules covered by the course include:
- Design studies with professional practice
- Building performance and energy use
- Building performance and the use of materials
- Design and fabrication: renewable energy engineering
- Environment, energy, climate and human beings
Successful completion of the programme Professional Diploma in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Sudies at the Centre for Alternative Technology
leads to the award of Professional Diploma (ProfDip) by UEL.
The programme runs as eight interlinked modules over a period of eighteen months. The major design project module consists of 60 credits; with two further 30 credit design modules. Each support studies module consists of 30 credits.
The programme is divided into two parts:
Design Studies, forming the core activity
Support Studies, consisting of Environment and Energy Fundamentals, Building Technology in an Environmental Context, History and Theory of Architecture and Professional Studies.
At the beginning of each Module students are given the Module Book which contains lecture notes, reading material, examples of student essays and design work and various items of information and administration. During each module there will be cross disciplinary seminars, workshops and tutorials, as well as specialised design sessions.
Is this the course for you?
If you would like to visit for a free overnight stay during a module, attend lectures and workshops and meet staff and students, please contact the Student Support Officer: [email protected]
For more information visit: gse.cat.org.uk
Exemption from RIBA part . Presentation of a portfolio of work. Applicants who have been educated overseas but lack RIBA part 1 exemption can gain exemption by presenting their previous work independently to the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as an external student.
UK and EEA students: £8665, to cover the full 18 months of the programme. Full board food and accommodation: £4500, to cover the full 90 nights