Architectural Design and Technology at University of Salford - UCAS

Course summary

Behind every grand design is great technical expertise. As our built environment becomes more complex, the BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology degree at Salford is your gateway to a rewarding career making building concepts a reality. Architectural technologists specialise in the essential information for successful architecture. By applying design skills and sophisticated technology, they can bring an architect’s concept to its final construction. With the global built environment sector increasingly reliant on technology to create sustainable urban spaces, architectural design and technology graduates are in demand. Learn to design a better built environment If you are fascinated by the technical side of architecture, our Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) accredited course will guide you through the technical, constructional and environmental aspects of building creation. Led by international experts, you will study at our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing Manchester. You will follow a three-year, modular programme based on industry skills and competencies. You will study architectural theory alongside practical design projects, delivered in a collaborative studio culture that reflects how contemporary architecture firms work. Get closer to industry Drawing on our strong industry connections, you will develop strong design awareness and a solid understanding of construction processes. You will learn how to manage BIM and design information, build digital design skills and enhance your design portfolio, drawing on guest lectures and live briefs to present and interact with industry. You can also include an industry placement between years two and three to gain additional professional experience to enhance your CV. Features • Accredited by Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) • Apply modelling and analysis to explore interactions between a building and its internal and external environments • Study the relationships between shape, material, performance, load, and construction • Explore the role of nature, people and technology in design, and the environmental dimensions that influence the building design process • Develop critical awareness and appreciation of architectural design, with the ability to design solutions for new and existing structures • Understand fabrication, contemporary construction and 3-D conceptions, developing competence in digital construction and BIM • Build core skills needed by built environment professionals, including team working, critical analysis, problem solving and project management


Year one modules may include: BIM Design Studio 1, Economics and Management, Principles of Architectural Structures, Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework, Environmental Science and Services, Discipline Project 1. Year two modules may include: Construction Technology in Architecture, Procurement and Administration, Design Studies 1, Design Information Management, Discipline Project 2, Multi-disciplinary Project. Year three modules may include: Design Studies 2, BIM Design Studio 2, Virtual Environments, Introduction to Urban Regeneration, Environmental Architectural Technology, Discipline Research Project.

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Architectural Design and Technology at University of Salford - UCAS