Architecture, Construction & Surveying: Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provides the opportunity to study for a qualification through part-time, distance learning and short courses while remaining in employment. Our courses and modules will improve your strengths and abilities and give you a better understanding of the subject discipline.

We deliver:
  • Customised learning and development courses
  • Competency Framework Analysis, which focuses on organisations' competencies and learning & development requirements
  • Industry-relevant, accredited postgraduate programmes
  • Research expertise and consultancy
Our Key Areas of Expertise:
  • Construction Project Management
  • Cost Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Property Development

Our School enjoys long-standing accreditations from the key design and construction professional bodies. Our course accreditations include:

For further information, please contact Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment at, or by phoning the School on 01224 263700.

Courses labelled Professional Development@RGU are delivered online. 

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  1. Building Information Modelling: Application|Professional Development@RGU

    You will develop an understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM), and its implications for the built environment across all phases of the life cycle, including design, construction and occupation.

  2. Building Information Modelling: Strategy and Concepts | Professional Development@RGU

    This module develops critical awareness of building information modeling, and the tools and processes involved.

  3. Commercial Business Dynamics | Professional Development@RGU

    This module will provide an overall understanding of the UK and international oil and gas and emerging renewable sectors including market landscape, legislative framework, contractual arrangements and associated risks and behavioural shifts.

  4. Contractual Approaches to Procurement | Professional Development@RGU

    This module will develop your ability to analyse contractual arrangements in relation to legal requirements, risk allocation and dispute resolution.

  5. Core Business Skills for the Energy Sector | Professional Developmen@RGU

    This module will provide an overview of core business skills pertinent to the management of commercial practice within the energy sectors and critically appraise alternative approaches and practices.

  6. Project Planning & Control | Professional Development@RGU

    This module will provide the practical skills to critically assess, within a problem solving environment, the processes and strategies undertaken by project managers to define, plan, control and deliver project requirements.

  7. Sustainable Development | Professional Development@RGU

    Through this module you will gain an overview and critical understanding of the issues and challenges involved in developing and enhancing the built environment with responsibility to the local and global environment, society and communities.

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  1. 04, April, 2017 Professional accreditation for Robert Gordon University Architecture course

    Prof. David McClean

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