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Course summary

This course will offer you an exciting opportunity to progress into the construction industry as a design specialist, with a technical understanding of how buildings can be constructed to the highest standards. You will build the knowledge and skills to enable you to take an architectural concept and develop it into a sustainable construction solution. On completing this course you will be able to progress to work in multi-disciplined working environments as a key member of the project team, bridging both design and construction specialisms. Becoming a design and construction professional offers a multitude of career options moving forward, with a huge range of options in terms of the industry sector and type of project you would like to be involved in. This degree will put you in a strong position to start and progress with this type of career pathway. The teaching team work closely with industry and have developed the course to reflect the demands of the construction sector, and the key opportunities that exist for graduates. The course is delivered through on-site experience of construction, real-life case studies, and opportunities for field trips and masterclasses from industry leaders and innovators. The course aligns with the education framework of the main accrediting bodies, the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). Foundation Year In the foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your bachelor’s degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Why choose this course?

  • The focus is on practical, on-site experience and typically involves field trips to different projects
  • You benefit from guest speaker sessions from leading design and construction professionals, including our own alumni
  • Our academics are at the cutting edge of research in the field which they feed into the course, including the latest approaches, technologies and materials
  • This design-orientated degree gives you a much sought-after skillset, bridging design and construction specialisms.
  • You graduate industry-ready, able to play a key role on a project team in the rapidly expanding construction sector


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K51Y
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The fees for 2023 entry have not yet been confirmed. For information on the 2022 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Architectural Technology with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS