The course will develop knowledge and understanding of construction processes, design, management skills, building technology and environmental and sustainability issues. The BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology pathway is the technology of architecture, a creative, innovative design discipline rooted in science and engineering. It forms the link between design and realisation. At its core, is the anatomy and physiology of a building or structure, its relation to context, how it is assembled and how it performs through form, function and fabric. Architectural technology achieves efficient and effective construction and robust sustainable design solutions. Architectural Technologist’s help design and detail the future. This course is taught through a mixture of group and individual classroom activity, guided assignments, presentations, case studies and formal examinations. Students will need to undertake private study for the duration of the course. The amount will vary according to the student’s individual abilities and aspirations, but most will find that extra study is beneficial. Construction covers public and private housing, public buildings such as hospitals and schools, commercial and industrial buildings, and infrastructure such as roads, bridges and power plants. It is project-based and good teamwork, forward planning and organisational skills are essential. The industry repairs, maintains and refurbishes existing buildings and installs services such as power and ventilation in new and existing buildings. Work involves collaboration with many specialists across the sector, together with clients and the general public. Most construction workers enjoy the variety the sector offers and the satisfaction of being able to see the finished product of their work.
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Most modules count for 20 academic credits, with each credit taken equating to a total study time of around 10 hours, which includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. A total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits are needed for an honours degree as a whole. Overall grades for the course and degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of core modules at a given level. Our teaching is informed by research, professional practice and industry engagement and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. Further information on the modules currently offered on this programme can be found on the University Centre Colchester website.
Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. Feedback: You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Institute of Building
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants applying from outside of the UK will need to provide evidence of their qualifications, English level and passport/visa documents. Colchester Institute requires applicants to have an English level of IELTS 6.0 (with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all being at least 5.5) for all of its courses.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6190||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6190||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£6190||Year 1|