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PG Dip Professional Practice and Management in Architecture

PG Dip Professional Practice and Management in Architecture

This professional programme is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The Course

This programme incorporates the architectural professional practice employed in the management of the design process and construction of projects.

The programme is designed to enable you to develop your awareness, knowledge, understanding and skills in the professional practice and management of architecture. You will have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of your obligations and responsibilities as a professional to clients, the profession and society at large.

This qualification is developed in accordance with the Professional Criteria requirements of the Architects Registration Board and the Royal Institute of British Architects for the Part 3 Professional Practice and Management examination in Architecture. It incorporates the architectural professional practice employed in the management of the design process and construction of projects.

Successful completion of this programme of study will enable you to apply to the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for inclusion on the Register of Architects.

The Course

Lincoln’s Postgraduate Diploma incorporates the architectural professional practice employed in the management of the design process and construction of projects. Students are required to be in full-time employment, typically within an appropriate UK based design practice (or similar) under the direction of a UK Registered Architect, who acts as an Employment Mentor.

The programme has been designed to enable students to develop their knowledge, understanding, ability, and skills of the professional practice and management of architecture. Students will be able to develop a comprehensive understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as a professional to clients, the profession, and society at large.

This qualification is developed in accordance with the Professional Criteria requirements of the Architects Registration Board and the Royal Institute of British Architects for the Part 3 Professional Practice and Management examination in Architecture.

Successful completion of this programme of study will enable students to apply to the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for inclusion on the Register of Architects and henceforth use the title Registered Architect; and in addition apply to the RIBA for Chartered Membership and be able to use the title Chartered Architect.

This professional programme is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
This programme of study relies on the combination of taught and professional experience related modules which aim to develop students' knowledge, understanding, ability and skills in the Professional Practice and Management of Architecture.

The Postgraduate Certificate Stage taught modules are delivered in the form of workshops which comprise a mixture of formal lectures and seminars, which are designed to develop and reinforce theory by placing this in a professional and practical context.

Students are expected to undertake their own independent study and research in order to expand their knowledge and understanding of the subject and are encouraged to discuss problems they encounter in the work place.

Postgraduate Diploma Stage modules are undertaken in the work place simultaneously with the Postgraduate Certificate Stage taught modules. Students are required to be in full-time employment typically within an appropriate UK based design practice (or similar) under the direction of a UK “Registered Architect”, who acts as an “Employment Mentor”.

The aim is for this mentor to assist the student in gaining appropriate professional experience through involvement in “real world” business activities and project management throughout all stages of the project life-cycle.

Contact and Independent Study

Due to the nature of this programme weekly contact hours and the expected level of independent study will vary. For more detailed, programme specific information, please contact the programme leader:

Philip Hyde: phyde@lincoln.ac.uk/01522 83 7146

Case Study (Core)
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Case Study (Core)

This module provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate by means of a case study, an ability to critically analyse the processes and procedures used on a project with which they have been personally involved from project inception through to completion. Additionally, evidence of their personal involvement must be clearly documented in the Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR Logbook).

Post-Contract Studies (Core)
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Post-Contract Studies (Core)

The construction phase of a project sees the culmination of the pre-construction design and contractor selection process and leads to the implementation stage of the project life-cycle, when the initial abstract and conceptual design ideas can become a reality.

This module consequently deals with the preparations needed to enable the construction team to commence on site and the contract/project administration processes and procedures necessary to enable the parties to fulfil their contractual obligations. However, not all contracts will run entirely smoothly and consideration must be given to contract claims and any consequential dispute resolution procedures.

Finally this module will consider those professional services which can be offered following practical completion of a project, such as the initial occupation/facilities management of a completed development and post occupancy and buildings in use studies which can help to determine how successful a project is at achieving its initial aims and objectives.

Pre-Contract Studies (Core)
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Pre-Contract Studies (Core)

Following satisfactory completion of a project appraisal and design brief, the design team needs to develop a coherent and effective project brief, in order to produce sensible and realistic design proposals and therefore realise the client’s objectives and expectations. At the same time, such proposals must be fully compliant with all necessary legislative and regulatory requirements.

As important as the design is, there is a need to generate appropriate detailed production information and tender documentation for the type and scale of the project in order to ensure a suitable contractor with the necessary experience and capabilities is appointed to construct the development. All in accordance with the time, quality, and cost constraints imposed by the client and the design team.

Professional Experience and Development Stage 2 (Core)
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Professional Experience and Development Stage 2 (Core)

The Professional Interview Examination is the culmination of the Stage 2 period of Professional Experience and Development. This provides the candidate with the opportunity to build upon their Stage 1 period of professional experience and further demonstrate their ability to critically analyse their professional experience and development. As in the Stage 1 period of professional experience, this is achieved by means of the continued use of the RIBA’s online Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR Logbook). In addition, Part 3 Candidates are required to complete a detailed Personal Development Plan and a Professional CV.

Professional Practice and Management (Core)
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Professional Practice and Management (Core)

In today’s constantly changing and highly volatile competitive business environment, if a design practice is to survive, it is essential that architects have a thorough understanding of the construction industry and the value of its contribution to the UK economy.

A design practice can no longer rely upon designing interesting buildings alone, but must do this in an efficient and effective manner. This can only be achieved by being fully conversant with contemporary business management strategies, how organisations behave, an understanding of project management, all of which must be undertaken in compliance with current legislation, regulations and codes of conduct within both the UK and European context. This module seeks to address these issues.

Project Inception (Core)
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Project Inception (Core)

This module will consider in greater detail the professional issues relating to the provision of a design team’s professional services and the need to have in place a written agreement defining the scope of work, the extent of the professional services to be provided, and the basis of the professional fees to be charged prior to the commencement of any project work.

If a design team is to realise a client’s aspirations for a proposed construction development, it is absolutely imperative that they undertake a comprehensive appraisal of the project and establish a workable and achievable design brief. This module has been designed to recognise that the boundaries between the project appraisal and the more strategic design briefing stages of a project overlap. Hence, these two stages contain certain combined elements of a sensible project proposal which ensure continuity of project development.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Assessment on this programme is through a combination of written examinations, case studies and a portfolio.
 2020/21 Entry*
Home/EU £1,842
International £4,031

* Academic year September- July

Scholarships

As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for travel and accommodation will be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional, you will normally be required to pay your own transport, accommodation and general living costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Parts 1 and 2.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

This professional programme is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
This programme of study relies on a combination of taught and professional experience-related modules which aim to develop students' knowledge, understanding, ability, and skills in the Professional Practice and Management of Architecture.

The Postgraduate Certificate Stage taught modules are delivered in the form of formal lectures and seminars which are designed to develop and reinforce theory by placing it in a professional and practical context.

Students are expected to undertake their own independent study and research in order to expand their knowledge and understanding of the subject, and are encouraged to discuss problems they encounter in the workplace.

Postgraduate Diploma Stage modules are undertaken in the workplace simultaneously with the Postgraduate Certificate Stage taught modules. Students are required to be in full-time employment typically within an appropriate UK based design practice (or similar) under the direction of a UK Registered Architect, who acts as an Employment Mentor. The mentor should be able to assist the student in gaining appropriate professional experience through involvement in real-world business activities and project management throughout all stages of the project life-cycle.

Contact and Independent Study

The Postgraduate Certificate stage taught modules require attendance over eight weekends (i.e. Friday and Saturday) throughout the academic year. They take the form of workshops, formal lectures, and seminars which reinforce theory and place it in a professional and practical context. Teaching is supported by appropriate practitioner guest lecturers.

Candidates are encouraged to discuss problems they have previously encountered in the workplace. Seeking the knowledge and professional experience of others will assist in the student’s professional development.

The Postgraduate Diploma stage work-based modules are undertaken in the workplace simultaneously with the Postgraduate Certificate taught modules, during which time candidates can gain valuable appropriate real-world architecture-related professional experience.

For more detailed, programme specific information, please contact the Programme Leader:

Philip Hyde: phyde@lincoln.ac.uk/01522 837146

Case Study (Core)
Find out more

Case Study (Core)

This module provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate by means of a case study, an ability to critically analyse the processes and procedures used on a project with which they have been personally involved from project inception through to completion. Additionally, evidence of their personal involvement must be clearly documented in the Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR Logbook).

Post-Contract Studies (Core)
Find out more

Post-Contract Studies (Core)

The construction phase of a project sees the culmination of the pre-construction design and contractor selection process and leads to the implementation stage of the project life-cycle, when the initial abstract and conceptual design ideas can become a reality.

This module consequently deals with the preparations needed to enable the construction team to commence on site and the contract/project administration processes and procedures necessary to enable the parties to fulfil their contractual obligations. However, not all contracts will run entirely smoothly and consideration must be given to contract claims and any consequential dispute resolution procedures.

Finally this module will consider those professional services which can be offered following practical completion of a project, such as the initial occupation/facilities management of a completed development and post occupancy and buildings in use studies which can help to determine how successful a project is at achieving its initial aims and objectives.

Pre-Contract Studies (Core)
Find out more

Pre-Contract Studies (Core)

Following satisfactory completion of a project appraisal and design brief, the design team needs to develop a coherent and effective project brief, in order to produce sensible and realistic design proposals and therefore realise the client’s objectives and expectations. At the same time, such proposals must be fully compliant with all necessary legislative and regulatory requirements.

As important as the design is, there is a need to generate appropriate detailed production information and tender documentation for the type and scale of the project in order to ensure a suitable contractor with the necessary experience and capabilities is appointed to construct the development. All in accordance with the time, quality, and cost constraints imposed by the client and the design team.

Professional Experience and Development Stage 2 (Core)
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Professional Experience and Development Stage 2 (Core)

The Professional Interview Examination is the culmination of the Stage 2 period of Professional Experience and Development. This provides the candidate with the opportunity to build upon their Stage 1 period of professional experience and further demonstrate their ability to critically analyse their professional experience and development. As in the Stage 1 period of professional experience, this is achieved by means of the continued use of the RIBA’s online Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR Logbook). In addition, Part 3 Candidates are required to complete a detailed Personal Development Plan and a Professional CV.

Professional Practice and Management (Core)
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Professional Practice and Management (Core)

In today’s constantly changing and highly volatile competitive business environment, if a design practice is to survive, it is essential that architects have a thorough understanding of the construction industry and the value of its contribution to the UK economy.

A design practice can no longer rely upon designing interesting buildings alone, but must do this in an efficient and effective manner. This can only be achieved by being fully conversant with contemporary business management strategies, how organisations behave, an understanding of project management, all of which must be undertaken in compliance with current legislation, regulations and codes of conduct within both the UK and European context. This module seeks to address these issues.

Project Inception (Core)
Find out more

Project Inception (Core)

This module will consider in greater detail the professional issues relating to the provision of a design team’s professional services and the need to have in place a written agreement defining the scope of work, the extent of the professional services to be provided, and the basis of the professional fees to be charged prior to the commencement of any project work.

If a design team is to realise a client’s aspirations for a proposed construction development, it is absolutely imperative that they undertake a comprehensive appraisal of the project and establish a workable and achievable design brief. This module has been designed to recognise that the boundaries between the project appraisal and the more strategic design briefing stages of a project overlap. Hence, these two stages contain certain combined elements of a sensible project proposal which ensure continuity of project development.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Assessment on this programme is through a combination of written examinations, a case study report, a minimum of 24 months appropriate professional experience (which must be recorded using the RIBA’s Professional Experience and Development Records Logsheets), a Personal Development Plan, a professional CV, and a Professional Interview Examination.
Formal interviews are not conducted when a prospective Part 3 Candidate has previously completed their Part 1 and 2 with the School, as we are aware of their suitability for the programme. However, a more informal interview with new prospective Part 3 Candidates applicants is conducted by telephone.
 2020/21 Entry*
Home/EU £1,842
International £4,031

* Academic year September- July

Scholarships

As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

Other Costs

In addition to the programme fees, Part 3 Candidates will be required to register with the RIBA in order to document their professional experience and development using the on-line PEDR Logsheets.

With regards to textbooks, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list. The University’s extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts, however, some students may prefer to purchase their own and will be responsible for covering this cost.

Part 3 Entrants must hold appropriate academic qualifications which provide exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 1 and Part 2 “Examination in Architecture”.

Any Part 3 Entrant who does not hold the appropriate qualifications outlined above, will be required to the sit the ARB’s “Prescribed Examination in Architecture”, prior to enrolment on the programme.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

Learn from Experts

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may also be supported in their learning by other students.

Edward Farrell

Programme Leader



Contact: efarrell@lincoln.ac.uk


Your Future Career

Career and Personal Development

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to apply to the Architects Registration Board for inclusion on the Register of Architects.

Careers Services

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.

Career and Personal Development

Successful completion of this programme will enable students to apply to the Architects Registration Board for inclusion on the Register of Architects.

Careers Services

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.


Facilities

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our students. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

Lincoln’s School of Architecture and the Built Environment is located in an award-winning building. Teaching takes place in bespoke studios, information technology suites, and workshops, which are equipped with a range of specialist resources including rapid prototyping and laser-cutting equipment.

Students can study and research in the University's Great Central Warehouse Library, which provides more than 250,000 printed books and approximately 400,000 electronic books and journals, as well as databases and specialist collections. The Library has a range of different spaces for shared and individual learning.


The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.