Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architectural Design & Technology

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Course summary

Learn to integrate design, construction technology, building engineering and construction management on this multifaceted degree. Taught with a hands-on approach and deep concern for sustainability and green thinking, you’ll learn the digital skills required to simulate, model, design and test construction technology through real-life design challenges. By engaging with industry through project work and with an optional sandwich year in professional practice, this course will put you on the right path to an exciting career working in construction technology. This course is pursuing accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and the course page on our website will be updated to reflect the outcome. You will: Explore digital design, modelling, simulation and manufacturing processes Have access to technical facilities to support your design and modelling Learn how to manage construction challenges and integrate technological solutions Develop a comprehensive understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Integrated Environmental Solution (IES) Have the opportunity to work with industry specialists Tackle real-life, industry focused briefs Choose between a three-year degree or a four-year degree with a year of professional practice. While you must select one for your UCAS application, you’ll have the chance to change your decision up to the end of your second year.

Course details


Throughout this degree course, you’ll learn to integrate architectural design and technology. You’ll discover how to model, simulate and design test proposals, learn vital project and construction management skills, become a nimble problem solver and gain experience collaborating with multi-skilled teams and industry experts. Year One: You’ll be introduced to the principles of design and technology, acquiring skills that will provide a strong foundation for your continued studies. Working collaboratively, this will include an understanding of the fundamental principles and ethics of sustainable design and an introduction to construction and building technologies and their applications. You’ll also be introduced to vital project and time management skills. Modules: Design studio one Construction technology Technical studies 1 Design ethics and sustainability Year Two: As a second year, you’ll test design and construction technologies and be introduced to professional practice and construction management principles. You’ll explore design and modelling functionality through Building Information Modelling (BIM) as well as examining Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES). Modules: Design studio 2 Digital design and modelling Professional practice and management Design integration Year Three: Your final year consists of individual research and development leading to your final major piece of integrated design and technology work. You’ll undertake a real-life design challenge, which fully integrates building design, modelling, construction and technology. You’ll also gain the skills needed to integrate project and construction management development protocols. Modules: Design studio 3 Integrated Technology Research in Practice The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader

Assessment method

There are no formal exams, all work is assessed through coursework Formative assessments will be on-going throughout the course Formative feedback is continuous, both from academic staff and peers A summative assessment will take place at the end of each study block Summative feedback takes place at the end of each study block Final-year projects and dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at www.falmouth.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

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Architectural Design & Technology at Falmouth University - UCAS