Architectural Design and Technology at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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

Architectural Design and Technology

Course summary

An Architectural Technologist is a specialist in building design and construction who is concerned primarily with the sound technical performance of buildings. On the Architectural Design and Technology degree course at Cardiff Met, you will develop a deep technical understanding of how buildings work and the techniques and materials you need to construct them. Working primarily in a studio environment, you will learn how to design and detail many different kinds of buildings and communicate your designs effectively using the latest industry-standard software. As you progress through your studies, you’ll become mindful of how architectural technology impacts on the world around us, both locally and globally and how your practices and approaches can make a positive environmental impact. There will be opportunities to engage in real-world activities, including work with local communities and employers, as well as chances to experience other cultures through overseas study trips. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) which, as the qualifying body for Architectural Technology, enables graduates to work towards becoming a fully chartered member (MCIAT). The course is also accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), allowing graduates to become chartered members of this institute following a suitable qualifying period after graduation.

Professional bodies

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

  • Building Engineers, Chartered Association of
  • Architectural Technologists, Chartered Institute of

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Cardiff Met - Llandaff
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

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Additional entry requirements


Applicants may be interviewed to discuss their subject knowledge of the degree should their personal statement not indicate or reference Architectural Design and Technology; or if the statement is unclear as to whether the applicant is aware of the difference between Architectural Design Technology and Architecture.

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)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

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Architectural Design and Technology at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS