Professional accreditation

We are a prime gateway towards the architecture and construction industries

Professional accreditations come in two types: the first are tied to specific programmes and are a mark of professional competence (and qualification to practice); the second recognise the merit of the School overall. We are proud to have both.

School accreditation

The School has been given "Accredited Centre Status" by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
The achievement of "Accredited Centre Status", from one of the UK's top construction management and leadership bodies, indicates the School's commitment to high standard, keenly professional teaching. The accreditation is an internationally recognised symbol of quality assurance.

Course accreditations

You'll find that all of our degrees are accredited by or developed in partnership with all the leading professional accrediting bodies. Employers actively look for graduates with accredited degrees. Accreditations are a mark of quality assurance and professional relevance. These essential relationships allow our students to graduate with internationally and professionally recognised qualifications – vital for their future careers.

We awarded the first Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) professionally accredited degrees and diplomas and have been running our Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) accredited degrees in Construction Management for almost 40 years. Additionally, our architecture courses are accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the gateway to becoming a professional architect.

Accrediting professional bodies

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for setting standards in the surveying industry. They have accredited our degrees and diplomas for almost 50 years.
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
The members' organisation Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture. They provide standards, training, support and recognition that put members around the world at the peak of their profession.
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
As an internationally-recognised organisation the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists represents professionals working and studying in the field of Architectural Technology offering chartered status to its growing network of members based around the globe.
Association of Project Management
The Association of Project Management is committed to developing and promoting project and programme management through its five dimensions framework – breadth, depth, achievement, commitment and accountability for career development. It's currently applying for Royal Charter.
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) focuses on those entering and already in a management career in construction. It delivers qualifications and certifications that meet the needs of a changing industry.
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is the standard setter and authority on building services engineering in the UK and overseas. It speaks for the profession and supports career development.
Energy Institute
The Energy Institute is the professional members' body for the energy industry, delivering good practice and professionalism across the sector. Its purpose is to develop and disseminate knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safer, more secure and sustainable energy system.
Energy Institute
The Institute of Acoustics (IoA) is a British professional engineering institution founded in 1974. It is licensed by the Engineering Council UK to assess candidates for inclusion on ECUK's Register of professional Engineers.
Institution of Civil Engineers
The Institution of Civil Engineers is a qualifying body, a centre for the exchange of specialist knowledge, and a provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence in the profession.
Institution of Structural Engineers
The Institution of Structural Engineers consider their members to be the best thinkers, designers and innovators in their field. The institution set standards that strive for excellence, safety and innovation, as well as shaping policy and academia on key issues.
Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation
The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation is concerned specifically with planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of land-based transport systems and infrastructure. It has 12,000 members.
Institute of Highway Engineers
The Institute of Highway Engineers has been registering engineers and technicians and improving the highway environment to deliver a safe, sustainable transport system with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989.