University of East London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architectural Design Technology

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Course summary

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Architectural Design Technology is an interdisciplinary course that blends architecture with building engineering, building technology and construction management. Our team of architects, architectural technologists, and engineers will equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need for a rewarding career in this growing field. You will benefit from the contribution of architects and professionals from world-renown practices such as Foster and Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Make Architects, SOM, Rogers Stirk Harbour, ARUP, and Atkins. The course has a strong grounding in design projects and is particularly recognisable by its ‘hands-on’ approach to architectural design. There is a strong focus on technical studies as well as computer software for Computer Aided Drawing (AutoCAD, Revit, BIM, Adobe Illustrator, Rhino), and building design and energy performance simulations (Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), and Design Builder). We have world class laboratories and workshops including digital and robotic manufacture (laser cutters, 3D pronters, robotic arm). The programme can be studied in either full-time (3 years or 4 years if you choose to do a placement year) or part-time mode (6 years). Apprenticeship routes have also been introduced in 16/17, in which employers within the construction sector have approached the University to offer Construction Design Management as an apprenticeship route on a part-time basis.

Course details


Year One: Introduction to the Built Environment (core) Building Technology & Materials (core) Architectural Design Resolution 1 (core) Technical Studies, Computing and Representation 1 (core) Year two: Legal and Regulatory Framework (core) Contract Law in Construction (core) Tendering, Estimating & Cost Control (core) Architectural Design Resolution 2 (core) Technical Studies, Computing and Representation 2 (core) Year three: Professional & Corporate Studies (core) Built Asset Management & Development (core) Architectural Design Investigation (core) Architectural Design Resolution 3 (core) Technical and Professional Studies and Professional Studies (core)

Assessment method

This is a practical course, so you’ll spend plenty of time in our Docklands-based design studios, labs and workshops using specialist software and technology. Project work is assessed within a design portfolio and supporting studies in the form of a bound report. We provide students with feedback on their progress throughout the year during tutorials and reviews. Construction management components will be assessed by coursework and exams. You’ll be expected to carry out your own independent study to expand on what you learn in lectures, seminars and workshops. To support you, we’ll provide digital materials, notes and handbooks and you’ll also receive individual supervision and feedback from our dedicated academic members of staff.

Professional bodies

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

  • Architectural Technologists, Chartered Institute of

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeK101
Institution code E28
Campus nameDocklands Campus
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD

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 £12100 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Architectural Design Technology at University of East London - UCAS