Architecture teaches expertise in the design of buildings and places, creating the setting for human life. The primary skill is design – the ability to imagine three-dimensional spaces and objects and apply knowledge of materials, structure and energy turning concept into reality working with engineers, contractors and many other professionals. The programme considers the environment and architectural technology, while also retaining an appreciation of the history and theory of architecture. The course is the first stage (Part One) of the three stage process of professional qualification as an architect. The course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the University is seeking recognition of the course by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).