This professionally focused course is your gateway to a career in the architecture industry. You’ll explore how buildings are created, procured, constructed and managed, and develop a practical and imaginative approach to design through project-based learning. As a specialist in architectural technology, you’ll be the link between concept and reality. You’ll learn to identify, assess and challenge client and user requirements, translating ideas and possibilities into effective, practical and sustainable building solutions. Based in our Grade II* listed Gothic Revival style Arkwright building, you’ll study in a studio culture that reflects modern practice. Specialist facilities and expert guidance from staff will prepare you for a successful graduate career from day one. Key Features Inspiring Spaces | Work in our dedicated creative studio space, professional facilities, and workshops, including a model-making studio, 3D printing spaces, and dedicated computer labs featuring all the software you need for your projects. Industry-Facing Projects | Take part in industry-set design projects, with creative briefs from real clients. Recently, students have worked with Nottingham City Council, Gedling Country Park, and Nottingham-based charity Emmanuel House. Placement Year | Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement on our sandwich route. Previous, students have spent their placements at companies such as Benoy, Foster + Partners, Gensler and Pozzoni Architecture Ltd. Exhibitions and Shows | Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Shows and our annual Architecture Exchange event, attended by industry experts and prospective employers. Student Satisfaction | 100% of students on our BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology sandwich-route would recommend studying at NTU to others. Top 10 Ranking | NTU is ranked Top 10 in the UK for Architecture graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times University Guide, 2023).
- Technology and Design Studio 1 (60 credits)
- Construction Technology 1 (20 credits)
- Architecture in Context (20 credits)
- Integrated Design Communication 1 (20 credits)
- Technology and Design Studio 2 (60 credits)
- Construction Technology 2 (20 credits)
- Integrated Design Communication 2 (20 credits)
- Professional Development and Employability (20 credits)
- Placement Year
- Technology Design Studio 3 (60 credits)
- Integrated Design Communications 3 (20 credits)
- Contract Administration and Professional Practice (20 credits)
- Research Project (20 credits)
- Degree Show exhibition
You’ll be assessed through a mix of coursework, design projects, e-tests, visual essays, exams and practical methods. Coursework includes group and individual projects, reports, presentations, essays and portfolios.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Architectural Technologists, Chartered Institute of
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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