Architecture teaches expertise in the design of buildings and places, creating the setting for human life. The primary skill is design – the ability to imagine three-dimensional spaces and objects and apply knowledge of materials, structure and energy turning concept into reality working with engineers, contractors and many other professionals. The programme considers the environment and architectural technology, while also retaining an appreciation of the history and theory of architecture. The course is the first stage (Part One) of the three stage process of professional qualification as an architect. The course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the course is approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BSc) • Architecture Studio 1A (Design Skills) (20 credits; core) • Architecture Studio 1B (Space and Form) (20 credits; core) • Architecture Studio 1C (Structure and Materials) (20 credits; core) • History and Theory 1 (20 credits; core) • Technology and Environment 1 (20 credits; core) • The Modern World (20 credits; core). Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BSc) • Architecture Studio 2A (20 credits; core) • Architecture Studio 2B (20 credits; core) • Architecture Studio 2C (20 credits; core) • History and Theory 2 (20 credits; core) • Profession and Business 1 (20 credits; core) • Technology and Environment 2 (20 credits; core). Year Three – Level 6 (BSc) • Architecture Dissertation (40 credits; core) • Architecture Studio 3A (20 credits; core) • Architecture Studio 3B (20 credits; core) • Architecture Studio 3C (20 credits; core) • Profession and Business 2 (20 credits; core).
Design project work is assessed on the basis of a portfolio of work consisting of a series of assignments completed during the year. The portfolio will include drawings, photographs of models and illustrated written reports. Feedback on student progress is given throughout the year – usually in the form of verbal comments by a team of tutors on the basis of student presentations and review attended by fellow students. Formative assessment is made at the end of each project – usually in the form of a provisional mark, which allows students to respond to feedback before the final submission of the portfolio when the final (or ‘summative’) assessment is made. Assessments of work in the contextual modules will take the form of practical exercises during the year, reports and essays and time-constrained assessment by means of tests and formal examinations.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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