Architectural Technology

Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Chartered architectural technologists lead on technological design. Our Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) accredited course explores the science of architecture: learn to turn design concept into reality where passive design, innovation and performance are key drivers. You can choose to take a placement year in industry. Our course focuses on the link between building design and production, and gives you the technical understanding needed to bridge the two. Architectural technology has four major themes: technology, design, management and practice. Our course will give you the skills you need to practise successfully in each area, along with a thorough understanding of scientific, technological and organisational principles. Explore the principles of practice management, rationalized architectural design and how to lead projects from residential to commercial. You will learn to play a pivotal role in the design and construction process. Focusing on the relationships between materials, function, production and the environment, our course will help you to think about buildings in terms of ‘buildability’, sustainability and performance. You’ll learn to appreciate detailed design and production information, including regulatory issues, and how they relate to procurement and contract administration. You’ll also explore social, legal and economic considerations. Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists logo You’ll cover business and management, professional practice and contract administration. This will prepare you to contribute to the running of a successful practice. Site visits and study trips will develop your understanding of the sector and connect you with industry. You’ll also learn to use practical and digital modelling and testing techniques to turn designs into reality. At our end-of-year Architecture and Planning Exhibition, you’ll have the chance to display your work to the public. Our course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, and is designated as a Construction Industries Board course in the built environment.

Course details


Year one, core modules History and Theory of Architecture (Introduction) Architecture and Planning Design Studio A Architecture and Planning Design Studio B IT and Communications Elements of Construction Design Construction Technology Building Technology Elementary Surveying Skills Year two, core modules Architectural CAD Site Studies and Planning Site Studies and Design Design Technology 1 Design Procedures Modelling Sustainable Architecture Advanced Construction Technology Environmental Building Performance 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, optional modules Professionalism, Values and Ethics Project Management

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

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 codeK237
Institution code A60
Campus nameChelmsford Campus
Campus codeA

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

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 4 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

2020 entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when Apply opens for the exact 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

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed
Architectural Technology at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS