QAA subject benchmark statement architecture : version for consultation December 2019

Wright, A, Gloster, D, Marshall, O, Matthews, E, McClean, D, Vowles, H, Roberts, A, Vowles, H, Walker, PA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7267-4632 and Garstecki, P 2019, QAA subject benchmark statement architecture : version for consultation December 2019 , The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, London.

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Abstract

The Statement is intended to guide lecturers and course leaders in the design of academic courses leading to qualifications in architecture, it will also be useful to those developing other related courses. Higher education providers may need to consider other reference points in addition to this Statement in designing, delivering and reviewing courses. These may include requirements set out by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE). Providers may also need to consider industry or employer expectations. Individual higher education providers will decide how they use this information. The broad subject of architecture is both academic and vocational. The bachelor's award for architecture is the first stage of the typical education of an architect. This is typically either a BSc or a BA degree. The second stage of academic qualification is a master's level degree, typically in the form of a two-year MArch, which is defined as an undergraduate master's award. Architecture qualifications typically require a total of 360 (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme, or CATS) credits at bachelor's level and 240 (CATS) credits within a master's level degree. While this may equate to five years of 120 (CATS) credits each, higher education providers may construct alternatives to enable flexibility in student learning. This Statement seeks to encapsulate the nature of a rich and diverse academic discipline. It is not intended to prescribe a curriculum, but rather describes the broad intellectual territory within which individual higher education providers will locate their courses of study in architecture.

Item Type: Other
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Publisher: The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
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Depositing User: Professor Peter Walker
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 07:37
Last Modified: 05 May 2020 07:37
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/56724

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