Architectural Technology at University of Northampton - UCAS

University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Architectural Technology

Course summary

Why study Architectural Technology at the University of Northampton? Architectural Technology brings together project management, design and technical skills. During this Architectural Technology course, you’ll become prepared to deliver projects all the way from concept stage. You’ll learn and increase your knowledge of the industry and legislation, experience realistic projects and develop your creative skills. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), meaning you will be eligible for CIAT student membership and will be exempt from some modules that are required in the Professional and Occupational Performance record. Many of our graduates gain professional recognition from CIAT after they graduate, by pursuing the various stages of professional recognition. Key highlights:

  • Course lecturers run their own architectural practices giving up-to-the-moment teaching and professional guidance, including Chartered Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
  • Student studying an Architectural Technology degree benefit from our strong links with architectural practices.
  • Access to a design studio and computer suite studio with current computer aided design (CAD) technology.
  • Enjoy exhibitions, events and visits during your course.
By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024**.
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise We’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study. ✱ eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. See for more information ✱✱ eligibility criteria apply. See for more information


STAGE 1: • Visual and Technical Communication (Compulsory) • The Architectural Technologist (Compulsory) • Principles of Technical Design in Architecture (Compulsory) • Architectural Design (Compulsory) STAGE 2: • Building Information Modelling (Compulsory) • Practice, Regulations and Conventions in Architecture (Compulsory) • Design Specification and Production Information (Compulsory) • Technical Architectural Design 1 (Compulsory) • Technical Architectural Design 2 (Compulsory) STAGE 3: • Modelling, Simulation and Visualisation (Compulsory) • Project Management in Architecture 1 (Compulsory) • Project Management in Architecture 2 (Compulsory) • Research and Project Design for Architectural Technologists (Compulsory) • Final Major Project (Compulsory) Module information is quoted for 23/24 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly. 24/25 entry modules will be released in June 2024.

Assessment method

You will be assessed continuously through coursework including: • project work • assignments or reports

Professional bodies

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

  • Architectural Technologists, Chartered Institute of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or Functional Skills level 2 Application of Number, and GCSE English at grade 4 (or C) or Functional Skills Communication, or equivalent qualifications are required

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We look forward to welcoming you to an interview or audition at the University of Northampton. Interviews and auditions are designed to be positive, supportive experiences and around 40% of our courses include one of these as part of the process. If you are invited for an interview or audition you will receive an email from us with all the details about what you need to prepare. You may also see an interview/audition notification via UCAS on your UCAS Hub account. Please note that school servers can block emails from us so make sure to use your personal email address in your application. This is also a good idea as it allows you to still have access to your UCAS account once you have left school/college. You can see the details about what will happen at the interview or audition for your subject area at If you have questions about the interview or audition process here at UON you can email [email protected].

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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

Additional fee information

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