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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Architectural Design Technology with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

The popular BSc Architectural Design Technology 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.

The popular BSc Architectural Design Technology 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.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code K190
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Why choose this course?

The popular BSc Architectural Design Technology 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.

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Throughout the programme, specialist skills in areas including the science of architecture, building design and construction are steadily introduced, providing you with the ability to understand and form the link between concept, design and physical construction. The course enables you 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.

Watch our video below featuring staff and students from the Architecture Department here at the University of Wolverhampton.

What happens on the course?

In Year 1, you will examine the process of design, the factors that affect it and the various communication methods available to the modern designer, including Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other supportive visualisation software. You will investigate the human factors of design to ensure fit for purpose designs and also develop your understanding of architectural practice and the development of architectural design.

In Year 2, you will specialise on the core skills of the architectural technologist by studying how to detail and construct new build and refurbishment projects including how to integrate services. You will also investigate the legal responsibilities of the architectural technologist.

In Year 3, you will complete a major design project and enter design competitions, in addition to studying the contracts involved in a design project and how to set up your own business.

 

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Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Successful completion of this course will give you an internationally accredited and recognised qualification and will form the basis for excellent career prospects as an architectural technologist throughout the world. The architectural technologist works closely with architects and other building professionals in both the public and private sectors.

Some of our graduates are now working with well respected practices and manufacturers including Skidmore Owens and Merrill, Kingspan, Carillion, Tweedale and several local authorities. In addition, some of our graduates have chosen to further their knowledge by undertaking postgraduate studies.

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Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course brings together an exciting range of skills and subjects including creative design, new technology, sustainability and construction methods which can lead you into a worthwhile professional career within the construction industry.

Taught by staff with industry experience we utilise a combination of teaching methods which match professional practice, including studio and drawing office sessions using the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to develop your design work.

The course is developed with input from industry professionals to ensure that it is up to date and meets the needs of the construction and property development sector. Due to this industry relevance, the course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologies (CIAT).

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On successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Become fully conversant with the main aspects of the discipline, namely Design Procedures, Design Technology, Procurement and Contracts and Professional Practice.
  • Achieve competent and creative design solutions that satisfy market needs in terms of aesthetics and design performance whilst adhering to current technical and regulatory requirements preparation.
  • Experience the development of design schemes making use of a range of presentation media including the use of computer based design and visualisation tools.
  • Have an understanding of the use of materials and construction methods, which lead to effective, economic and sustainable design solutions.
  • Have developed increased self-awareness through regular design reviews, self-critiques and exposure to the competitive nature of Architectural Design through engagement with Design Competitions.
  • Gain improved understanding of enterprise and organisational issues within the Architectural Design Technology specialism including project management, time / cost factors and ethical and legal responsibilities thus improving the potential for employment and business opportunities at the end of your studies.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4. No equivalences are accepted. 

PLUS EITHER

  • 32 UCAS Points
  • EE from A Levels or equivalent
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

“The best thing about the course generally was that I started out not really knowing that much about how I could use my drawing skills for the building industry. We started off learning how to use traditional free-hand drawing and scaling, then learning how to use CAD from 2D to 3D and 4D.”

Sabrina Thomas, Turnball Tweedale Ltd. Studied BSc (Hons) Architectural Design Technology.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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