Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Architecture (Industrial)
At its meeting of 10 July 2020, the Board decided that the University of Leeds’ Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Architecture (Industrial) (five years, full-time with placement year) qualification should be prescribed under Section 4(1)(a) of the Architects Act 1997 for the purposes of entry onto the United Kingdom Register of Architects.
Prescription of the qualification is subject to the following Standard Conditions of prescription:
- The University of Leeds’ Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Architecture (Industrial) (five years, full-time with placement year) qualification should be prescribed for the period from 10 July 2020 to 10 May 2022.
- Prescription of the qualification shall be by reference to the Programme Specification for the Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Architectur (four years, full-time; five years, full-time with placement year) qualification. No change may be made to the title of any qualification or substantial change to the content so defined within that programme specification (allowing for normal course development) without first obtaining the written permission of the Board.
- Annually by 1 November – commencing on 1 November 2020 – the institution will be required to provide the Board with information of the nature set out in Appendix 2 of its Procedures to enable the Board to see that:
- All its Criteria and the relevant requirements set out in Article 46 (or Article 47) of the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive [2005/36/EC] are being attained by students who have been awarded the qualification prescribed;
- Adequate systems are in place to ensure that all the Board’s Criteria will be met by students for the period of prescription;
- The institution’s resources remain as set out in its application and are adequate; and
- All of the factors referred to Sections 2.3 and 2.3 of the Procedures continue to be demonstrated, and any conditions of prescription continue to be met.
- The institution will ensure that the appropriate procedures will be maintained so that all students undertaking a prescribed qualification are fully informed of the extent of the application of that qualification to entitlement to registration as an architect in circumstances in which the student lacks a required antecedent qualification, e.g. Part 2 without Part 1.
- Following each and every set of examinations, the institution shall be required to submit to the Board its pass list of graduating cohorts who have received the prescribed award.
In addition to the Standard Conditions of prescription, the Board agreed that the following additional conditions of prescription would be applicable to the qualification under Section 7.2 of the Board’s Procedures:
- On an annual basis, the institution must provide the Board with evidence that it has given appropriate written warnings (in a form acceptable to the Board) that the Board may not be able to secure the successful listing of the qualification under Annex V of the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive and as a consequence individuals holding the qualification may not be eligible for automatic recognition under the terms of the Professional Qualifications Directive. The warnings required are to be received by each and every student both prior to their acceptance of an offer of a place on the course and again prior to the awarding of the prescribed qualification.
- The institution will ensure that appropriate procedures will be maintained so that all students undertaking the prescribed qualification are fully informed of the extent of the application of that qualification to entitlement to registration as an architect in circumstances in which the student lacks a required subsequent or additional qualification, e.g. Part 2.
The Board noted that there was sufficient evidence in the material submitted in support of the application as supplemented by the institution’s additional explanations to enable it to be confident that:
- The course proposal – including the educational aims, the intended learning outcomes, the assessment criteria etc – have been designed with the clear aim of ensuring that all those who receive the qualification meet all the Criteria;
- The institution has adequate systems in place to ensure that students awarded the qualification meet all the Criteria; and
- The institution has adequate resources to maintain and, where appropriate, increase the achievements of students in meeting the Criteria.