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Course summary

Architectural technologists are a key part of any construction team, qualified to lead construction projects from design through to completion. At ARU, our Architectural Technology degree course focuses on the link between building design and production. It gives you the technical understanding to bridge the two – and take the lead on major built environment projects. In our specialist model-making studios and out on site visits, we’ll explore the technology of architecture. You’ll become adept at fine-tuning the design of buildings so that they’re truly usable, liveable and sustainable. Architectural Technology is the link between design and construction to achieve the optimisation of production and long-term performance, with the use of technology for managing, assessing and evaluating projects. It needs to keep pace with changing social, economic, legal, cultural, environmental, technological, business and political frameworks on the built and natural environment relating to design, within a national and international context. This course focuses on employability and skills development to enable you to contribute significantly to industry challenges. It provides integration between construction technology and low environmental impact design that addresses the urgent need to decarbonise, with equal attention to new and existing buildings.


Year one, core modules BIM and Dimensional Control Technology and Structures Construction Technology Sustainable Design Studio 1 Health & Safety Year two, core modules Advanced Technology and Environmental Impact Ruskin Module Design Procedures Digital Design Technology Sustainable Design Studio 2 Building Inspection and Analysis Year three, core modules Project Evaluation and Development Architectural Technologies Research Project Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings Technological Building Analysis Construction Technology and Innovation Dissertation/Major Design Project Year three, Construction Technology and Innovation Project Evaluation and Development Building Pathology Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings Comprehensive Major Project (Dissertation)

Assessment method

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. These reflect the diverse range of skills that a successful architectural technologist needs. Besides exams, they include presentations, reports, portfolios and logbooks.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2022 International fees are to be confirmed
Architectural Technology at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS