University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Architectural Technology

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Course summary

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Architectural technology specialises in the science of architecture, building design and construction. The programme teaches a broad range of topics from construction technology, surveying, material science and structural appreciation. It considers sustainability, energy assessment, conversion and the adaptation of buildings. Additionally, you can learn about industry services, law and architecture studio design, learning practical and visualisation skills using CAD and through model making.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: History of Architecture and Vernacular Building, Construction Technology & Environment, Architectural Design Principles, CAD & Visualisation/ Architectural Model Making, Science, Structural Appreciation & Materials, and Surveying & Measuring Buildings. Year 2: Construction Technology 2, Sustainable Design, Research Methods & GIS, Studio Project / CAD, Conversion & Adaptation of Buildings, and Building Environmental Services. Year 3: Environmental Assessment, Sustainable Architecture, Professional Practice and Law, Major Design Project, and Architechtural Research Project.

Assessment method

Assessments used within these Programmes are normally formative or summative. In the former assessment is designed to ensure students become aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Typically, such assessment will take the form of practical exercises where a more hands-on approach shows student’s ability on a range of activities. Traditional formal time-constrained assessment is by means of tests and examinations, normally of two-hour duration. Examinations are a traditional method of verifying that the work produced is the students’ own work. To help authenticate student coursework, some modules require that the student and lecturer negotiate the topic for assessment on an individual basis, allowing the lecturer to monitor progress. Some modules where the assessment is research-based require students to verbally/visually present the research results to the lecturer and peers, followed by a question and answer session. Such assessment strategies are in accord with the learning and teaching strategies employed by the team, that is, where the aim is to generate work that is mainly student-driven, individual, reflective and where appropriate, vocationally-orientated. Feedback to students will occur early in the study period and continue over the whole study session thereby allowing for greater value added to the student’s learning.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
38VW
Institution code:
T80
Campus name:
SA1 Waterfront Campus
Campus code:
T

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

In choosing to study at university you are making a considerable investment in your future and it is a decision that we take seriously. We will make every effort to ensure that your experience as a student here will help you to develop your potential to the full. We will provide you with sound academic knowledge, but we also believe that the rich diversity of cultural and social experiences that you will have as a student here will help you develop a range of personal and professional qualities as we believe that these are both equally important considerations when choosing a university.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
81%
Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £11500 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 Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS