Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology

Architecture

The professional diploma programme offers a blend of design and academic study together with practical experience; students are equipped with the knowledge and vocational skills that are becoming increasingly important in the architectural industry.

Entry requirements

Exemption from RIBA part 1; 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.

Course modules

Modules include: Design studies with professional practice; design and fabrication (collaborative project); design and fabrication (renewable energy engineering); design studies (summer school); environment, energy, climate and human beings; building performance and energy use; building performance and use of materials.

Assessment methods

Students are continuously assessed on essays, presentations and practical work.

Sponsorship information

CAT offers a scholarship of up to £1000 to students applying for a Master's or Professional Diploma at CAT. This is awarded on the basis of merit, judged on an original piece of work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
Professional Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months
Professional Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (England) 18 months
Professional Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Centre for Alternative Technology Machynlleth SY20 9AZ Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01654 704985