Architectural Design and Technology
School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Architecture
UCAS Code: Full-time:K190; Part-time: K190P
Start Date(s): January; September
Three years full-time
Four years with work placement
Five years part-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £12,600 per year
- 93% Overall satisfaction with this course (Source: NSS 2016)
- Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
- Provides access to rewarding professional careers with excellent opportunities
- Part-time study option
- International students can apply
This course is now in clearing.
Please visit www.salford.ac.uk/clearing or call us on 0300 555 5030 to find out more.
Architectural technologists are specialists in the science and art of architecture. They form the link between concept and construction, providing high-level design skills in projects of all types and scales.
This course combines academic study with the application of professional skills and competencies. You will develop a strong sense of design awareness, a comprehensive understanding of traditional and emerging technologies employed in the construction process, and become skilled in the use of sophisticated and powerful information tools and techniques. There is also the option to complete a placement year in industry between years two and three of this course, which you arrange with our support.
You will study a range of modules which will develop your professional and technical aptitudes, as well as your presentation and communication skills. Along with learning the scientific and technological aspects of construction and facilities, you will gain knowledge about the practicalities and legalities involved in constructing and managing. The use of digital tools and technologies form an important part of your learning experience.
As this course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), you will be educated to the highest industry standards. You will develop a strong sense of design awareness, and a comprehensive understanding of traditional and contemporary technologies employed in the construction process. Furthermore, for some modules you will be taught in purpose built design studios located in our brand new New Adelphi building. These carefully designed spaces house the specialist equipment and tools you’ll need to inspire your creativity and execute your ideas.
The course shares modules with other architecture courses within the school, so you will benefit from collaborative learning with a range of students . You will also be introduced to the architectural design process. In years one and two, you will be introduced to a range of subjects about managing design information and developing design skills using technology. You will also experience a multi-disciplinary project which will develop your experience of collaborative working - a common practice in the career of an architectural technologist.
Your final year requires you to develop a design portfolio, and you will have the opportunity to present and interact with industry. Furthermore, you will complete a research dissertation on a subject of your choice.Industrial placement year
If you are studying full-time, you'll have the option to take an industrial year-out placement between years two and three. If you wish to take a placement year you will be responsible for securing your own work placement. The university will help you to develop your employability skills and an academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within the placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with 'telephone visits', visits to your place of employment and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.