Architectural Design and Technology with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS

University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architectural Design and Technology with Foundation Year

Course summary

Behind every grand design is great technical expertise. As our built environment becomes more complex, the BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology with Foundation Year degree at Salford is your gateway to a rewarding career making building concepts a reality. Architectural technologists specialise in the essential information for successful architecture. By applying design skills and sophisticated technology, they can bring an architect’s concept to its final construction. With the global built environment sector increasingly reliant on technology to create sustainable urban spaces, architectural design and technology graduates are in demand. Learn to design a better built environment If you are fascinated by the technical side of architecture, our Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) accredited course will guide you through the technical, constructional and environmental aspects of building creation. Led by international experts, you will study at our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing central Manchester. The Foundation Year pathway provides you with a solid grounding in key subjects in built environment practice, so you are ready to meet the prerequisites for studying a full degree course. Learning focuses on effective communication and study skills combined with built environment specific teaching. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to our full BSc Architectural Design and Technology degree, where you will follow a three-year, modular programme based on industry skills and competencies. You will study architectural theory alongside practical design projects, all delivered in a collaborative studio culture that reflects how contemporary architecture firms work. Get closer to industry Drawing on our strong industry connections, you will develop strong design awareness and a solid understanding of construction processes. You will learn how to manage BIM and design information, build digital design skills and enhance your design portfolio, drawing on guest lectures and live briefs to present and interact with industry. You can also include an industry placement between years two and three to gain additional professional experience to enhance your CV. Features • Accredited by Chartered Institute of Architectural Technicians (CIAT) • Build core skills required by a built environment professional, including team working, critical analysis, problem solving and project management • Acquire the skills and knowledge so you're ready to study for the full BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology degree • Learn how to apply modelling and analysis to explore interactions between a building and its internal and external environments • Study the relationships between shape, material, performance, load, and construction • Explore the role of nature, people and technology in design, and the environmental dimensions that influence the building design process • Develop critical awareness and appreciation of architectural design, gaining the ability to propose design solutions for new and existing structures • Understand fabrication, contemporary construction and 3-D conceptions, developing competence in digital construction and BIM This course is not open to international students.


IT and Study Skills; Introduction to Built Environment Professional Practice; Introduction to Design Practice; Professional Practice Project

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not suitable for international students. If you are an international student and interested in a foundation year study pathway, the University of Salford website has details of the International Foundation Year.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We require Grade D or 3 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE. Functional Skills Level 2 and Key Skills Level 2 accepted as alternatives.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Architectural Design and Technology with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS