Part of Historic Environment Scotland

Advanced professional diploma in technical building conservation

Accreditation

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Qualification

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Duration

Full-time:9 months

Part-time:5 years

Dates

06 August 2018 to 25 August 2018

Monday

Credits

33

Study time

Taught:55.5

Self-study:80

Fees

For full-time or part-time study.

UK students:£9,780

International students:£13,500

Course content

The advanced professional diploma programme is made up of four units. Each of these is in turn made up on one or more modules, any of which can also be studied on an individual basis as a short course (except Module T: Final Project, Unit 4).

Unit 1: Conservation in Context

Get a thorough grounding in the basic principles and traditions that underpin architectural conservation by studying all seven modules of this unit.

Duration 8 weeks
Dates 27 August 2018 - 03 September 2018

Wednesday

Credits 33
Taught hours 18
Self study hours 40

This unit covers the following modules:

Note:

This unit and each of the above modules are also available as stand-alone short courses, to study at the Engine Shed.

All short courses

Unit 2: Masonry, Limes and Cements

Small intro

Duration 12
Dates 01 August 2018 - 04 August 2018

Weekdays

Credits 12
Taught hours 23
Self study hours 1

This unit covers the following modules:

Note:

This unit and each of the above modules are also available as stand-alone short courses, to study at the Engine Shed.

All short courses

Unit 3: Structures and Finishes

This unit covers the following modules:

Note:

This unit and each of the above modules are also available as stand-alone short courses, to study at the Engine Shed.

All short courses

Unit 4: Final Project

This unit covers the following modules:

Note:

This unit and each of the above modules are also available as stand-alone short courses, to study at the Engine Shed.

All short courses

Eligibility

Diploma applicants (full or part-time) should have a relevant honours degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline (e.g. architecture, surveying, engineering, geography, town planning). Relevant professional experience, qualifications or institute membership may be accepted in lieu of a degree. Each application will be assessed individually.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries may also need to demonstrate English language proficiency.

Individual modules can be taken as a short course and are open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter.

Programme delivery

Material-related modules and face-to-face teaching are supplemented with field trips, hands-on experience and self-led tuition. Leading professionals from the UK and beyond join Historic Environment Scotland experts in teaching the programme.

An autumn field study week gives diploma students broad exposure to the heritage industry. Visits are made to building repair projects and other heritage sites, and training demonstrations at the Engine Shed provide hands-on experience in a range of traditional craft skills.

Assessments

Assessments undertaken during Units 1 to 3 determine 75% of the grade for the Advanced Professional Diploma. Module T: Final Project (Unit 4), completed at the end of the programme, contributes the final 25% of the grade.

Outcomes

Outcomes undertaken during Units 1 to 3 determine 75% of the grade for the Advanced Professional Diploma. Module T: Final Project (Unit 4), completed at the end of the programme, contributes the final 25% of the grade.

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