Professional accreditation for Robert Gordon University Architecture course

David McClean
David McClean

The architecture course at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU) has received professional accreditation by the Malaysian Board of Architects (LAM), the first institution in the UK to do so.

The university’s BSc Architecture / Master of Architecture course, which is delivered by the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, received the stamp of approval by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, in recognition of the highest standards of teaching offered by the course, and the relevance of its curriculum to the future needs of the profession in South-East Asia.

All graduates of the course, regardless of nationality, will now be eligible to progress to undertake the registration examination with the Board of Architects Malaysia.

Professor David McClean, head of the school, said: “We are delighted to have received the accreditation from LAM and it is testament to the work of our staff that our course is highly regarded by the profession and industry both in the UK and overseas.

“At RGU, our priority is for all our courses to be as contextually relevant as possible and to ensure that our students are well equipped with the skills, knowledge, and aptitude that potential employers look for.”

“We have a long history of working with students from Malaysia and this accreditation allows us to strengthen and build on this, furthering the School’s presence in country, and helping to contribute to the expertise and vibrancy of the country’s architecture profession.”

RGU’s Architecture course, which is accredited in the UK by the RIBA and ARB, provides students with the professional and creative skills required for a successful career in architecture.

The taught course is complemented by a year’s practical experience, allowing students to gain valuable experience of architectural practice in a range of locations worldwide.

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