University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architectural Technology

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Course summary

Do you enjoy being creative? Do you have a vision for the development of buildings which are sustainable and support wellbeing? Are you interested in digitalisation, including Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Lean Construction? Our Architectural Technology course could help you on your way towards a dynamic and fulfilling career. You could gain a thorough understanding of architectural detailing and construction techniques to provide value for users and reduce waste in construction. You would to be able to apply your expertise to the design of cost-efficient and sustainable buildings. You can look at examples of our students' work here - Why study Architectural Technology?

  • Develop the skills to become a creative designer, capable of managing the progress of a construction project, whilst understanding the materials, components, structural systems and environments behind the world’s best buildings.
  • Acquire expertise in the latest construction digitalisation strategies, such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), and on strategies to improve value and reduce waste through Lean Construction.
  • Develop skills aligned to the state of the art in industry practice, with an emphasis on enterprise and continuing professional development.
  • You could have the opportunity to work in a range of architectural and construction-related areas, as well as become prepared for further study and research.
  • Be able to become a global practitioner though an understanding of how context, climate, culture and materials influence architectural technologies.
Professional links and accreditation: The course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). The University of Huddersfield was the first University to run an Architectural Technology Honours degree course to be accredited by the CIAT. The accreditation was awarded in the Accreditation Review visit took place in March 2017, and the programme was first Accredited in 1996. The course is valid for 5 years. The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is a dynamic, forward-thinking and inclusive global membership qualifying body for Architectural Technology. It represents those practising and studying within the discipline and profession. It is a membership organisation representing 10,000 members within the discipline who wish to be professionally recognised. CIAT Accreditation implies that the programme has been assessed in terms of content, structure, resources and has met the Institute's requirements. The benefit of studying on a CIAT Accredited Programme is that it will support individuals wishing to become Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT. The course is also fully accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). The accreditation was awarded in 1996 and the last accreditation review visit took place in March 2017. This is valid for five years.

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: Construction Business Architectural Technology Environmental Science and Services Digital Technology 1 Applied Architectural Technology 1 Technology 1: An Introduction to Architectural Technology Year 2 Core modules: Collaborative Project Architectual Technology Technology 2: Integrated Technology Digital Technology 2 Applied Architectural Technology 2 Year 3 - optional placement year Final Year Core modules: Professional Practice Building Inspection Sustainable Design and Construction Major Project Dissertation Digital Technology 3

Assessment method

You will be taught through a series of lectures and tutorials and your assessment will include coursework, presentations and exams. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

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

  • Architectural Technologists, Chartered Institute of
  • Building Engineers, Chartered Association of

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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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Read our guidance on developing your portfolio and what to expect from your interview - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2022/23. This information will be updated with 2023/24 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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