Architectural Design and Technology (Accelerated Degree)
School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Architecture
UCAS Code: Full-time accelerated: K191 Day-release accelerated: K192
Start Date(s): January; June; September
Full-time start: September
Day-release starts: September, January and June
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £17,910 per year
- Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
- Studying at an accelerated rate enables faster progression into a career or postgraduate opportunities
- Prepares you for a host of rewarding professional careers both nationally and internationally with excellent opportunities
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- Accelerated two-year degree option available
- International students can apply
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.
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.
New way to study
The School of the Built Environment now offers a new mode of study for many of its undergraduate courses; the Accelerated Degree. Whilst covering the same content as a traditional three year undergraduate degree, the accelerated degree is taught over three trimesters rather than two semesters. This more intense mode of study means that you can complete your degree in a shorter period of time, therefore allowing you to progress more quickly into work or further study.
If you choose to study Architectural Design and Technology full-time as an accelerated degree, you will complete it in two years rather than three. If you choose the day-release option, you will complete your degree in three years rather than five. You still have the option to complete a placement with these modes of study, with the full-time accelerated degree with placement taking three years to complete, and the day-release accelerated degree taking four years to complete. The traditional three year full-time and five year part-time options for this course are still available.
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Depending on whether you choose the full-time accelerated degree pathway, or the day-release accelerated degree option, the structure of this course will vary as follows:
You also have the option to take a placement year between years 1 and 2. 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. An academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within your placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with visits to your place of employment, 'telephone visits' and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.
- Introduction into Law and Regulatory Framework
- Economics and Management
- Discipline Project 1
- Environmental Science and Services
- BIM Design Studio 1
- Principles of Architectural Structure
- Construction Technology in Architecture
- Design Studies 1
- Discipline Project 2
- Design Information Management
- Procurement and Administration
- Multi-disciplinary Project
- Environmental Architectural Technology
- BIM Design Studio 2
- Virtual Environments
- Introduction to Urban Regeneration
- Design Studies 2
- Discipline Research Project
You also have the option to take a placement year between years 2 and 3. 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. An academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within your placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with visits to your place of employment, 'telephone visits' and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.
*Please note students who fail a module are allowed a maximum of 40 credits of concurrent study however the Student Loan Company will not fund the element relating to the repeating modules and therefore if the student wishes to study this concurrently they will have to fund the additional cost themselves.
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.