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 a project-based learning experience. 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, preparing you for your graduate career from day one. Key features Inspiring spaces | Work in our creative studio space, professional facilities and workshops, including a model making studio, 3D printing spaces, and dedicated computer labs featuring all the relevant software packages. 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. Previously, 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 studying BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology SW would recommend studying at NTU to others (National Student Survey, 2022).
- 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
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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
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