City scape


Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This course is only available to graduates of B.Arch/ M.Arch or equivalent approved 5-year qualification in architecture.

Programme outcomes:
-Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, competence and professionalism required for independent practice as an architect in Ireland.
-Research a broad range of professional, legal, regulatory and contractual topics using a range of research skills and have an ability to acquire and apply the relevant 'body of knowledge' in the profession of architecture.
-Synthesize information, to formulate professional advice, and to apply knowledge to specific problems often in unpredictable and ill-defined contexts.
-Demonstrate adequate knowledge of the industries, organisations, regulations and procedures involved in translating design concepts into buildings.
-Appreciate and understand the historical, social, environmental, legislative and economic context in which the built environment is procured, and show critical awareness of current problems/ new insights.
-Communicate with clients, professionals, industry and community stakeholders, organise projects and lead teams, including an ability to provide disinterested advice and to produce professional reports and surveys.
-Self-evaluate, to identify personal and professional limitations and to take responsibility for continuing academic/ professional development.

Entry requirements

This course is only available to graduates of B.Arch/ M.Arch or equivalent approved 5-year qualification in architecture.


1 Year Part-Time.

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Rebecca Patterson

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Procurement & Contracts

Case Study

Practical Experience

Architectural Practice

Construction Legislation


The Online Professional Diploma (Architecture) will be delivered through the UCD Blackboard system and will consist of:
•Interactive learning including lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, linked external reading/ video and interactive learning including reinforcement quizzes etc.
•Screen recordings to demonstrate reference material
•Online multiple-choice quizzes
•Interactive discussion boards

Students are expected to spend around 3 hours per week per module (over 12 weeks) accessing the online modules and performing their own study. Aside from making the structured study materials available, lecturers will spend 1-2 hours per week answering student queries through the course discussion boards, or through a virtual classroom environment.

Students are not required to attend any lectures at the UCD campus as part of the course. However, they are advised to attend for one day at the start of each semester (September or January) and are required to attend to take Written and Oral Examinations (which are held twice each year).

To complete the course, students must have access to a relatively modern computer which matches the minimum specifications required to run the UCD software.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:
Professional Diploma Architecture PT (T290)

1 Years

Part Time

Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Course fee

ProfDip Architecture (T290) Part Time
EU/NONEU fee per credit - €96.8

ProfDip Architecture (T291) Part Time
EU/NONEU fee per credit - €96.8

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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