Edinburgh Napier University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architectural Technology

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Course summary

Enrol in an Architectural Technology course that's creative with plenty of practical experience to develop your design and technical skills. An architectural technologist is a specialist in the technological aspects of building design and construction, bridging the gap between design theory and construction practice.This course will teach you the skills required for a successful career in industry, including the fundamentals in building design requirements from development through to completion. You will learn key skills in areas of design and development so that you are proficient in advising on appropriate technology. On completion of this course, you will gain a creative attitude and be skilled in detailing to design, using both graphic and computer-aided drafting techniques. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and host the CIAT Centre of Excellence, and is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Please visit our website for full course and module details.

Course details


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 codeK236
Institution code E59
Campus nameMerchiston Campus
Campus codeM

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCD Including GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 45 Credits at Merit. Maths and English required at Level 2 or equivalent.
Scottish Higher BBCC Including National 5 C in Maths and English (Lifeskills Maths is accepted). If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD DD (Distinction, Distinction) in a related subject. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Award of Diploma with 26 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 5, 5, 5. SL Maths and English at 4 points.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 Pre-2017 Grading System: B3, B3, B3, B3 at HL + OL Maths and English at C2 New Grading System: H3, H3, H3, H3 at HL + OL Maths and English at O4

Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements SQA Advanced Higher - BBC and National 5 Grade C in Maths and English. GCSE A-level - BBB and GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English. BTEC Extended Diploma - DDM (Distinction, Distinction, Merit) in a related subject and GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English. HNC - Pass in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit. Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements Irish Ordinary Degree - Pass in a relevant subject with 50% or above at first sitting in all final year subjects. HND - Pass in a relevant subject with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units. Minimum Year 4 Entry Requirements Irish Ordinary Degree - Pass in a relevant subject with 60% overall, with minimum 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
Scottish Higher CCCC National 5 grade C in Maths and English is also required. The grades listed above are our minimum entry requirements for applicants who meet our widening participation criteria. For further information about our entry requirements and our widening participation criteria as outlined within our Contextual Admissions Policy please visit our website.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £15960 Year 1
International £15960 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Tuition Fee information please visit the specific course page on our website - https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/undergraduate
Architectural Technology at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS