This course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of the architectural design process, and opportunity to acquire the necessary skills required to become a professional architectural technologist. Why study this subject? If you find yourself admiring the world around you, noticing the aesthetic and small details of a building then this course may be perfect for you. Use your love of Architecture and problem-solving attitude to bring your ideas to life and change the future of architecture. Design dream builds whilst ensuring ethical and social issues are addressed, your role can influence the blueprints of our future. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? With a wealth of expertise from within our network of lecturing staff, guest speakers, and alumni, their track record of success in the architectural technology industry will feed into your teaching and learning experience. You’ll learn hands-on practical skills to help you stand out to potential employers. You’ll get to grips with industry-standard equipment including in our CAD/CAM labs, ensuring upon graduation you are prepared for your first role. What facilities can I use? We have a range of state-of-the-art-facilities for you to get hands-on with. You’ll undertake model-making workshops and develop computer-aided design (CAD), data analysis and environmental modelling skills in our dedicated studios. This mix of traditional and highly creative learning environments will enable you to learn essential knowledge and real-world skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career. What will I study? Our BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology course focuses on practical, in-demand skills so that you can make sure that buildings function as they are intended to. You will develop the valuable ability to plan and design buildings that suit the needs of a client. This course is structured around three distinct aspects of the buildings- architectural design, construction technology and management. These aspects are explored throughout the course through themes such as digital technologies, sustainability, health and safety and building regulations. You’ll learn how 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. By the time you complete the course, you will know how to design and detail a range of buildings and communicate your designs effectively using the latest industry-standard software. All vital skills that will enable you to effectively investigate building problems and present appropriate design solutions. How will I be taught and assessed? You’ll be taught by a teaching team who have a wealth of professional and academic experience, with many having worked in the industry. Central to your learning will be the time you will spend in the design studio using industry-standard design suites to develop and apply your skills on building design projects. You will study a variety of subjects to become proficient in construction technology, materials, legislation and management. You will also learn through:
- lectures, seminars and workshops
- guided research and reading
- laboratory experiments
- examination of projects, simulated or real
- analysis of work-based scenarios
- independent learning through individual learning plans
- tutored classroom sessions
- visiting speakers and guest lecturers
Year one Introduction to Architectural Design Principles Architectural Studio 1 Science and Materials Principles of Construction Project Management Building Design, Drawings and Measurement Building Regulations and Legal Contexts Building Construction Technology Professional Skills in the Built Environment Year two Architectural Studio 2 Digital Modelling and Specifications Building Surveying Advanced Construction Technology Industrial Skills in Sustainability Management Strategies, Economics and Finance Year three Final Year Design Project Sustainable Design and Technology Applications Research Dissertation Procurement and Contracts Management Professional Practice
Central to your learning will be the time you will spend in the design studio using industry-standard design suites to develop and apply your skills on building design projects. You will study a variety of subjects to become proficient in construction technology, materials, legislation and management. You will also learn through: lectures, seminars and workshops; guided research and reading; laboratory experiments; examination of projects, simulated or real; analysis of work-based scenarios; independent learning through individual learning plans; tutored classroom sessions; visiting speakers and guest lecturers. By the time you complete the course, you will know how to design and detail many different kinds of buildings and communicate your designs effectively using the latest industry-standard software. All vital skills that will enable you to effectively investigate building problems and present appropriate design solutions.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships
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