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CSA PART II COURSE
COURSE TITLE: CSA HIGHER DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE
Currently, the CSA Part II Course is a 3-year sandwich part time course which leads to CSA Higher Diploma in Architecture (which is exempted from SLIA Part II and RIBA Part II). The curriculum of the course is structured to provide the student with specific inputs necessary to understand the wider issues of the practice of architecture. The medium of instruction is English.
360 student contact hours for Design and Architectural Studies module and 440 student contact hours for Core Theory Modules are offered on a 3 term programme are offered per academic year during the first two years of study. Students are expected to apprentice for 104 weeks in a Category A or B Trainer Practice whilst in attendance in the 1st and 2nd years of study of the course. The third year of the course is full time, facilitating students to concentrate on their Comprehensive Design Project and Research Writing (Dissertation).
The Course provides students with an in-depth knowledge and skills necessary to explore and implement architectural designs at a macro level, acknowledging the wider urban, contextual and societal issues in addition to displaying an interdisciplinary approach to architecture. Sustainability of design solutions, response to the natural environment and addressing the needs of future generations take priority in the teaching curriculum. The course also gears students to a general understanding of practice within the dimensions of the architectural profession and the construction industry.