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Architectural Technology

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80-104

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 80 - 104. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

**Course Overview**
This course is designed to provide you with a sound knowledge of the architectural design process, and opportunity to acquire the necessary skills required to become a professional architectural technologist.
By the time you graduate you will be able to design and create the building blueprints using the latest and key industry software, making you a key candidate for employers.

**Why study this subject?**
If you find yourself admiring the world around you, noticing the aesthetic and small details of a building then this course may be perfect for you.
Use your love of Architecture and problem solving attitude to bring your ideas to life, and change the future of architecture. Design dream builds whilst ensuring ethical and social issues are addressed, your role can influence the blueprints of our future.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
Our BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology course focuses on practical, in-demand skills so that you can make sure that buildings function as they are intended to. You will develop the valuable ability to plan and design buildings that suit the needs of a client.

Delivered through lectures, tutorials and studio-based work, each of the modules you study will help to build your identity as an architectural technologist. You will also work closely with other students across a range of disciplines allowing you to experience the professional structures you will be a part of in the workplace.

With London only a short train journey away, we are perfectly placed for you to discover some beautiful Architectural buildings. It also means we can bring in industry professionals to run a range of masterclasses, as well as enabling you to get the opportunity to work on a series of live briefs for real clients in our well-equipped studios.

**What facilities can I use?**
Using our state-of-the-art facilities, you will undertake model-making workshops and develop computer-aided design (CAD), data analysis and environmental modelling skills in our dedicated studios. This mix of traditional and highly creative learning environments will enable you to learn essential knowledge and real-world skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career.

**What will I study?**
This course combines three distinct aspects of the buildings- architectural design, construction technology and management. These aspects are explored throughout the course by the themes such as digital technologies, sustainability, health and safety and building regulations.
You’ll learn how to negotiate and manage the design process, whilst also understanding how to implement technical knowledge in developing practical and creative solutions, which meet existing working practices and legislation.

**How will I be taught and assessed?**
Central to your learning will be the time you will spend in the design studio using industry-standard design suites to develop and apply your skills on building design projects. You will study a variety of subjects to become proficient in construction technology, materials, legislation and management.

You will also learn through:

- lectures, Seminar and Workshop

- guided research and reading

- laboratory experiments

- examination of projects, simulated or real

- analysis of work-based scenarios

- independent learning through individual learning plans

- tutored classroom sessions

- visiting speakers and guest lecturers.

This course has been designed with inputs from industry practitioners and professional organisations to meet the requirements of the graduates in the field of Architectural Design and Technology.

By the time you complete the course, you will know how to design and detail many different kinds of buildings and communicate your designs effectively using the latest industry-standard software. All vital skills that will enable you to effectively investigate building problems and present appropriate design solutions.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Art, Design, and Performance

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