Architectural Design and Technology at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

This course provides a pathway to architectural education enhanced with an understanding of architectural technology and design, rooted in social and natural sciences as well as historical, theoretical and artistic explorations. This qualification should enable you to broaden your architectural design education, complementing the knowledge of architectural technology with the potential to follow alternative paths in the professional architectural world, nationally and internationally. This course is designed for you to develop deeper skills in the creative aspects of design in addition to technological knowledge and you should develop wider and more in-depth skills that are often sought after by employers. The course has been developed with a selection of modules that introduce you to the various disciplines involved within the construction sector as well as the collaborative practices in architecture. The course should equip you, upon successful completion, with the knowledge and skills that contribute to you meeting all Part 1 graduate criteria of the Architects Registration Board (ARB)*. Key Benefits

  • This is a unique course that opens opportunities in both architecture and architectural technology professional careers.
  • You should gain a high level of technical knowledge without compromising on the creative aspects of design and contextual studies.
  • You will be involved in multidisciplinary collaboration with various disciplines involved within the construction industry and educational institutions nationally and internationally, with the chance for you to spend part of your studies abroad* (Collaborative links are subject to change).
  • There will be opportunities for you to take part in events where you could meet members of the design and building professional community, as well as architectural society-organised events*.
  • You will have a range of learning opportunities that are appropriate to the different areas of study. These may include a combination of studio sessions, lectures, tutorials, seminars, practicals and workshops, supported by online learning resources made available on our University Virtual Learning Environment.
*please see website


This course has a common first year. The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses: Architectural Technology BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology MSci Building Surveying BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc (Hons) Real Estate and Property Management BSc (Hons) Year Two In Year Two, you will continue to develop the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt. We do this by embedding the following four principles into the curriculum and developing your: Technical skills – digital fluency, backed with the right academic knowledgeStudy skills – to be an adaptive, independent and proactive learnerProfessional skills – to have the behaviour and abilities to succeed in your careerGlobal awareness – the beliefs and abilities to be a resilient, confident and motivated global citizen Modules Construction Technology, Assembly and Environmental Systems – 20 credits Law for Built Environment Professionals - 20 credits Adaptation Design and Building Pathology - 20 credits Urban Design for Resilient Communities – 20 credits Designing for the 22nd Century – 20 credits Sustainable Environments in Society: Developing Solutions – 20 credits Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time, you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Year Three Modules Interdisciplinary Project – 20 credits Professional Practice and Contract Administration – 20 credits Advanced Architectural Design in Historic Contexts – 20 credits Research Dissertation – 20 credits Comprehensive Architectural Project: Design Development – 20 credits Comprehensive Architectural Project: Design Resolution – 20 credits The final year is completely conducted within the studio*. It has a holistic approach incorporating various content from previous modules, further emphasising the relevance of the wider contexts of design modules. The final year of the course is ideally suited for students that want to develop deeper skills in the creative aspects of design in addition to their technological knowledge. Modules Exploration in Space, Scale and Experience - 20 credits History of Art and Architecture - 20 credits Theoretical and Research Contexts of Architecture - 20 credits Architecture Practice and Ethics - 20 credits Advanced Design Architectural Project - 40 credits We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Architectural Design and Technology at Coventry University - UCAS