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Sheffield Hallam University

Architectural Technology

UCAS Code: K130

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

•Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open college Network accredited course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 Mathematics at grade C or 4 We may accept GCSE equivalents.

Advanced HND/HNC students may be considered for direct entry to year two.

UCAS Tariff

112

112 - 96 This must include at least 56 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies. For example: BBC at A Level DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and General Studies. All applications are welcome. We follow a flexible and inclusive process when making offers.

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Architectural technology

**Course summary**
- Join a prestigious and award-winning department that is recognised by CIAT for its innovative teaching approaches

- Study on a course based on the principle of applied learning – with challenging building design projects at the heart of what we do.

- Work towards becoming a fully qualified Architectural Technologist

- Join a course committed to employability through providing up to date professional-level skills from day one.

- Become part of a friendly and inclusive school or architecture

**How you learn**
On this course, you'll study building design and construction, all from a professional perspective. Upon graduating, you'll have an impressive and broad portfolio of work and be ready to take on a range of rewarding roles within the architecture and construction industry.

Throughout the course, you'll undertake architectural design projects that have a focus on design and technology
Projects are supported through lectures, workshops and seminars covering building technology, structures, environmental science, low-energy design, the contemporary construction sector and professional practice. You’ll fully apply your learning in these subjects to your design projects.
The use of computers and digital design are at the core of the course and you will be taught a wide range of professional software packages. Prior to taking a placement you will gain a fully certified Revit qualification. Your final year project will be delivered fully as a Building Information Model (BIM).

You learn through
- weekly studio-based tutorials

- lectures and seminars

- taught software classes

- practical construction workshops

- field trips

- visits to building sites

- visits to architectural practices

- work placements

**Applied learning**

**Project based learning**
Design projects are set on real sites and locations, and engage with current social, economic and environmental issues. A client will set the project and provide feedback along the way.
On these projects, you will take a brief, create a design, develop a set of technical details and produce complex digital drawings and models ready for construction.
The course offers many other hands-on opportunities. Lab classes cover materials science, workshops cover structural and construction techniques and site and building surveying is a part of the design projects.
**Collaborative Learning**
We are proud to be one of three pioneering universities who have worked together for 8 years to deliver an internationally based collaborative project. Final year students from Sheffield, Ireland and Denmark meet once a year to work together on a design project using the most advanced team-working digital methods. The collaborative workshop is a core module on the course and simulates how the majority of important architectural projects are delivered in practice today.
**Environmental emphasis**
The course emphasises environmental design and introduces fundamental knowledge of environmental science and low-energy design across all three years. We teach software that allows the environmental quality and energy performance of buildings to be simulated and tested, and this is used to inform studio design projects.
**Connection to Industry**
We have outstanding links and with and input from AutoDesk, who are the leading industry provider of architectural software, including AutoCAD and Revit. ARUP have acted as structural consultants to our final year students for many years. In 2020 we are excited to be working with MOBIE (Ministry of Building Innovation and Education) on the final year project.
**Work Placements**
The majority of students will go on work placement after second year. This gives you a great experience ready to get a full-time job after graduation.
The course is flexible — it is very common to complete the final year as a part-time student, staying on to work in the practice where you went on sandwich placement

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1
Module Credits
Module: Architectural Design Studio 1 Credits: 40
Module: Architectural Technology Practice Credits: 20
Module: Communication Credits: 20
Module: Environment And Technology 1 Credits: 20
Module: Technical Studio Credits: 20

Year 2
Module Credits
Module: Architectural Technology Studio 2 Credits: 40
Module: Construction Technology Credits: 20
Module: Environment And Technology 2 Credits: 20
Module: History And Conservation Credits: 20
Module: Multidisciplinary Practice Credits: 20

Year 3
Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year
Module Credits
Module: Architectural Technology Studio 3 Credits: 40
Module: Environment And Technology 3 Credits: 20
Module: Interdisciplinary Practice Credits: 20
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20
Module: Technical Report Credits: 20

Assessment methods

Coursework

Practical

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,995
per year
International
£13,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Architectural technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
34%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
23%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
11%
Other elementary services occupations

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Architecture, building & planning

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£32k

£32k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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