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Architectural Technology BSc (Hons)

Architectural Technologists bring together project management, design and technical skills. As an Architectural Technology student, you’ll become prepared to deliver complete projects all the way from concept stage. You’ll learn and increase your knowledge of the industry and legislation, experience realistic projects and develop your creative skills.

The course has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and has also been recently redeveloped to align with the newest QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology.

Our curriculum has three key themes: Presentation, Technology, and Professional Practice and Design, with each one being taught over three years covering various subjects with complexity and depth.

You will have the chance to meet and work with local and national industry experts through project briefings, reviews, tutorials and presentations, learning the theory and practical applications of skills and creating a professional network with potential recruiters. You will also visit construction sites across the UK and internationally, to see projects at various stages. There are opportunities to work on real-life projects, participate in national competitions and exhibitions, and be recognised in our annual degree show.

Typical design projects involve site visits, primary technical and contextual research, concept sketching, 2D and 3D computer-aided design, physical model making and presenting to client design teams. You will be taught manual drafting and software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, AutoCad, Revit, 3DstudioMax, Navisworks and ArchiCad.

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K210 (K211 with Foundation Framework)
Waterside Campus
Three years full-time or four years with Foundation Framework. Part-time available.

Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is around 112 UCAS points, grades BCC at A Level, or DMM at BTEC. You will be expected to have achieved GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and encourage applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

Foundation Study Framework entry requirements: Admission to the foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications, or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

English Language requirements: All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply - international students page.