Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Architectural Design and Technology

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Course summary

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Architecture shapes the world around us. It reflects our societies and it influences the way we think and feel. Architecture dominates our skyline, transforms our cities, changes the way we live and work - and becomes part of our narrative. On the BSc Architectural Design and Technology degree, you develop a deep technical understanding of how buildings work and the techniques and materials you need to construct them. You learn to appreciate the historical context of architectural design, while embracing both traditional and innovative technologies. As you progress through your studies, you’ll become mindful of how architectural technology impacts on the world around us, how your work affects our environment and how your practices and approaches can make a positive impact. You may start your degree with a simple desire to design buildings. But you’ll finish with the knowledge, skills and passion to start shaping the way we live and work – and change our world for the better.

Course details


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.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 points 96 - 120 points to include 2 A levels or equivalent.
A level CCC - BBB Other grade combinations totalling 96 - 120 points considered with a minimum of two A levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 33 credits M: 0 credits P: 12 credits 96 - 120 points, other grade combinations accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 96 - 120 points, considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher DDD - CCC Other grade combinations totalling 96 - 120 points considered with a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points 24 points to include portfolio.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 96 -120 points from at least 2 A Levels or equivalent to include Grade CC. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2 Other grade combinations totalling 96 - 120 points considered with a minimum of two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language and Mathematics. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy. Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language and Mathematics
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM - DDM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma 96 - 120 points, considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications.

If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts
Architectural Design and Technology at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS