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Architectural Technology

Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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This course is your gateway to a career in the architectural profession, specifically in the role of an architectural technologist. You'll learn how buildings are created, procured, constructed and managed and develop a practical and imaginative approach to design, equipped with the skills and knowledge to create efficient design solutions. Based in our Grade II* listed Gothic Revival Style Arkwright building, you'll study in a studio culture that reflects a modern architectural technology practice, preparing you for your graduate career from day one. As a specialist in architectural technology, you'll be the link between concept and reality. You'll learn to identify, assess and challenge client and user requirements, translating ideas and possibilities into effective and practical building solutions. Key features

  • Professional accreditation | Our course is the only Architectural Technology course in the UK to be triple-accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content.
  • Inspiring spaces | Work with our professional facilities and workshops, including a model making studio, 3D printing spaces, and dedicated computer labs featuring all the relevant software packages.
  • Live projects | Take part in industry-set design projects, with creative briefs from real clients. Recently, students have worked with Nottingham City Council, Gedling Country Park, and Nottingham-based charity Emmanuel House.
  • Exciting trips | Explore architecture and technology in practice on trips in the UK to locations such as the Centre of Alternative Technology in Wales during Year One, and have the opportunity to go on a European study trip in Year Two.
  • Placement year | Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement on our sandwich route. Previously, students have spent their placements at companies such as Foster + Partners, Benoy and Pozzoni Architecture Ltd.
  • Study abroad | Explore new cultures and gain design inspiration with the option to study abroad for a semester as part of the European Project Semester programme. Recently, our students studied at KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology in Denmark.
  • Outstanding employability | 96% of our BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology sandwich students are in graduate level employment within six months of finishing their studies (latest DLHE survey 2016-17).
  • Exhibitions and shows | Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Shows, our annual Architecture Exchange event, attended by industry experts and prospective employers.

Course details

Modules

Year One - Technology and Design Studio 1 (40 credits) - Construction Technology 1 (20 credits) - Architecture in Context (20 credits) - Architectural Science and Building Services (20 credits) - Integrated Design Communication 1 (20 credits) Year Two - Technology and Design Studio 2 (40 credits) - Construction Technology 2 (20 credits) - Planning, Development and Surveying (20 credits) - Integrated Design Communication 2 (20 credits) - Professionalism and Employability (20 credits) Year Three - Technology Design Studio 3 (40 credits) - Construction Technology 3 (40 credits) - Contract Administration (20 credits) - Integrated Design Communication 3 (20 credits) - Research Project (20 credits) - Degree Show exhibition In your final year, you'll be invited to display your work as part of NTU's Degree Shows. The events are an opportunity for all final year students studying across NTU's Art and Design-based courses to showcase their work to our network of industry professionals and prospective employers, invited specifically for this purpose.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through a mix of coursework, design projects, e-tests, visual essays, exams and practical methods. Coursework includes group and individual projects, reports, presentations, essays and portfolios.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Architectural Technologists, Chartered Institute of
  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of

Unistats information

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87%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeK130
Institution code N91
Campus nameCity Campus
Campus code1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC 104 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Architectural Technology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS