Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our Architectural Design Technology degree explores how design and technology work together, giving you a practical working knowledge of both areas. The course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and you will be eligible for Associate Membership (ACIAT) on graduation. You can progress to full Chartered status with appropriate experience, and being a Chartered Architectural Technologists will give you all the same powers as an Architect but in considerably less time. Students will: • work on local projects including real schemes with real clients, as well as involvement with European partners. • develop knowledge of how designs evolve from the initial idea to the construction stage and beyond. • develop skills, discover new ones, and become a confident, convincing Architectural Technologist. • the opportunity to gain architectural employment during their second and third years of study This course is also available to study with a foundation year BSc (Hons) Architectural Design Technology (four years including foundation year) UCAS Code: 28L4
Year 1 modules (Level 4) Design & Technology 1 Construction Management 1 Construction Technology 1 Sustainable Construction Quantity Surveying Practice 1 Science and Materials Year 2 modules (Level 5) Architectural Design & Technology 2 (Including Work-based Learning) Planning and Building Regulations Construction Technology 2 Digital Technologies in Surveying Procurement and Contract Practice Year 3 modules (Level 6) Architectural Design & Technology 3 Inter-professional Studies Construction Technology 3 Commercial Management Project Management Technologies and BIM The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
The overall strategy for the Built Environment as a whole is to ensure that assessment: • provides the opportunity for learners to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes at each level of study; • allows learners to demonstrate achievement at the threshold and exemplary levels; • reflects the requirements of practice; • increases employability; • is sufficiently varied in order to accommodate different learning styles; and • provides opportunities for diagnostic, formative and summative feedback. Your work will include design presentations, group and individual presentations relating to non-design modules, the creation of portfolios, essays and technical reports as well as practical assessments relating to surveying etc. All your work is assessed by these methods and there are no examinations; something we were congratulated on by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists who view practical assessments as a far better learning method for Architectural Technologists. Therefore methods of assessment have an emphasis on practical tasks based on the simulation of ‘real life’ situations to prepare you for the working world and gain abilities valued by potential employers. TEACHING AND LEARNING Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. With all assessments, you will be fully supported by the teaching team; including assigning you a personal tutor you can speak to about any issues you have during your time on the course. Work is undertaken both individually and in groups. You will be encouraged to think independently, critically and logically to effectively communicate appropriate design solutions. The course aims to inspire professionalism, design flair, technological competence and originality.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Architectural Technologists, Chartered Institute of
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please apply through Centurus at https://centurusone.com/apply/1111.
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||112 UCAS Tariff points|
Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|