Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Architectural Design and Technology

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Course summary

Ranked first for student satisfaction, and third for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2021 UK league tables (subject 'Architecture'). 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 modules in sustainable environmental design and Building Information Modelling (BIM). 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. Strong industry links allow study projects to be linked to real-world briefs, giving students the opportunity to work with clients and employers. This full time course is also offered on a part-time day release basis for students progressing from a relevant HNC. What does this course lead to? This course prepares graduates for a range of careers within a number of organisations, such as architectural and architectural technology practices, local authorities and building contractors. The majority of our graduates find employment as architectural technologists within architectural practices, such as ADAM Architecture, HPW, Stride Treglown, HGP Architects and even as far afield as Spain and Australia. Some graduates work for local government, such as Hampshire County Council and Dorset County Council. Who is this course for? This architectural design and technology course is ideal first step for those who want to attain chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists or the Chartered Association of Building Engineers after graduation.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Architectural Design Development Construction Technology Architectural Communication Architectural Design Realisation Building Law Management Science of Materials YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Architectural Design Technical Design Sustainable Refurbishment Advanced Construction Technology Building Information Modelling Procurement and Project Management YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Sustainable Architectural Design Sustainable Technical Design Contracts Administration and Specifications Professional Practice YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (Please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Final Major Project Research Dissertation

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 codes

Course code:
ADT1
Institution code:
S30
Campus name:
Main 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.

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• 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. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
85%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £13800 Year 1
International £13800 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £13800 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 number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

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