Architectural Design Technology (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS

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Course summary

Architectural Design Technology is an interdisciplinary course that blends architecture with building engineering, building technology and construction management. Our team of architects, architectural technologists, and engineers will equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need for a rewarding career in this growing field. You will benefit from the contribution of architects and professionals from world-renown practices such as Foster and Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Make Architects, SOM, Rogers Stirk Harbour, ARUP, and Atkins. The programme can be studied in either full-time (3 years or 4 years if you choose to do a placement year) or part-time mode (6 years). Apprenticeship routes were introduced in 16/17, in which employers within the construction sector have approached the University to offer Construction Design Management as an apprenticeship route on a part-time basis. The course has a strong grounding in design projects and is particularly recognisable by its 'hands-on' approach to architectural design. There is a strong focus on technical studies as well as computer software for Computer Aided Drawing (AutoCAD, Revit, BIM, Adobe Illustrator, Rhino), and building design and energy performance simulations (Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), and Design Builder). We have world class laboratories and workshops including digital and robotic manufacture (laser cutters, 3D printers, robotic arm).


Foundation Year: Techniques for Design (Core) Design: Project (Core) History, Theory & Communication (Core) Design Media & Representation (Core) Year 1: The Built Environment (Core), Construction Technology (Core), Design Investigation 1 (Core), Design Integration 1 (Core), Technical Studies and Representation 1 (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life 1 (Core) Year 2: Tendering, Estimating and Cost Control (Core), Contract Procedures (Core), Design Investigation 2 (Core), Design Integration 2 (Core), Technical Studies and Representation 2 (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life 2 (Core), Optional Placement (Optional) Year 3: Project Management (Core), Design Investigation 3 (Core), Material Integration 3 (Core), Integrated Technology (Core), Research in Practice (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life 3 (Core) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

This is a practical course, so you'll spend plenty of time in our Docklands-based design studios, labs and workshops using specialist software and technology. Project work is assessed within a design portfolio and supporting studies in the form of a bound report. We provide students with feedback on their progress throughout the year during tutorials and reviews. Construction management components will be assessed by coursework and exams. You'll be expected to carry out your own independent study to expand on what you learn in lectures, seminars and workshops. To support you, we'll provide digital materials, notes and handbooks and you'll also receive individual supervision and feedback from our dedicated academic members of staff. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Professional bodies

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

  • Architectural Technologists, Chartered Institute of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14580 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14580 Year 1

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Architectural Design Technology (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS