Architectural Design and Technology

Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University
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Course summary

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Are you a creative thinker with a passion for technology and architecture? Professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, this course explores three branches of the fascinating architectural technology industry: design, technology and professional practice. This is complemented by units in sustainable environmental design and Building Information Modelling (BIM). Through genuine embedding of real-world learning, 100% of our architectural design and technology graduates are in professional level employment within six months of finishing their studies. (DLHE 2017/18) Our award-winning graduates gained First and Second (Highly Commended) at the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)’s 2017 Student Awards for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology, and Commended in 2018. Taught by a dedicated and well-qualified team, the architectural design and technology course is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, meaning that the curriculum meets the specific needs of the architectural technology industry. The curriculum equips students with a strong grounding in architectural design, construction technology, technical design and professional practice. Students also have the opportunity to qualify as a BREAAM Accredited Graduate. Solent architectural design and technology students have the opportunity to showcase their final-year projects to employers and the public at our end-of-year Summer Show, and in the past students have secured graduate employment as a result. Students also have the opportunity to work in our architectural technology studio. Fully-equipped with the latest version of industry standard software, this modern studio space was developed to give a sense of the feel and atmosphere of a working professional studio, bringing students together from various built environment courses to collaborate as they would in the real-world workplace. Solent students will study in the heart of an exciting city undergoing significant development, from the royal pier project, the new cultural quarter and Watermark West Quay to Solent University’s own Spark building.

Course details

Modules

Year one Core units Architectural Design Principles Introduction to Architectural Technology Science of the Built Environment Construction and Sustainable Technology Principles of Business Environment Management in the Built Environment Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year. Year two Core units Architectural Design Construction Technology Procurement and Project Management Innovative Technologies and Applications Contract Administration and Specification Application of Architectural Technology Year three Core units Refurbishment and Building Surveying Professional Practice Sustainable Architecture and Innovation Options Research Project Final-Year Project Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed with a mixture of design-based portfolios, e-portfolios, essays, research projects, reports and presentations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Building Engineers, Chartered Association of

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeADT1
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points A minimum of two A-levels at grade AA or above in a relevant subject such as a numerate, art and design or technology subject. A BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD, normally in a relevant numerate, art and design or technology subject. A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered in conjunction with other qualifications. Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered. Applications from mature students and non-standard applicants may also be considered – contact the admissions office for further information. Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject. Alternative entry to this course is available through the International Foundation Year or Design Foundation Year.
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits P: 15 credits 60 credits overall, 45 merit credits and 15 pass credits.
AS In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM In a relevant numerate or technology subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) DD In a relevant numerate or technology subject.
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) MMM In a relevant numerate or technology subject.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13260 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Architectural Design and Technology at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS