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.
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.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|