Robert Gordon University

Architectural Technology Robert Gordon University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

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TEF Gold

Robert Gordon University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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Architectural Technology is a relatively new profession in the construction industry combining a passion for the built environment with a particular interest in technical design. The profession brings together a number of key skills and subjects such as sustainability, visualisation, materials and building technology. In today's environment, the use of information technology tools to develop technical solutions is a key component of the architectural technologist's portfolio.

In preparation for a career in practice, you will become proficient in a range of design, technical and management skills. This course provides an array of key transferable skills, allowing the opportunity for a student to apply for a career in a wide range of industries and/or continue their studies in a variety of fields.

You will benefit from visiting professionals from a range of disciplines, giving learning a strong sense of contemporary relevance. Our aim is to equip you with the professional and practical skills required in this industry and the placement is an exciting opportunity to gain practical experience within the architectural industry. You will also have the fantastic opportunity to travel, whether on study trips to look at the very best of international design or on student exchanges

Course details

Professional bodies

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

  • Architectural Technologists, Chartered Institute of
  • Building Engineers, Chartered Association of

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 code K236
Institution code R36
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCC To include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths or a science subject is required at GCSE grade 5/C or above if not held at A Level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Preferably to be held in Construction/Built Environment or a related discipline.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
Pass 60 credits to include 45 at Level 3 at grade Merit in Construction or a related discipline.
Scottish Higher BBCC To include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths or a science subject is required at National 5 grade C or above if not held at Higher.
HNC (BTEC) P Pass relevant HNC for entry to year 2. Interview may also be required
HND (BTEC) M Pass relevant HND for entry to year 3. May require specific graded units and interview
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points To include Higher Level English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths is required at Standard Level grade 4 or above if not held at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 To include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths or a science subject is required at grade O3 or above if not held at Higher.
Scottish Advanced Higher Accepted
Scottish HNC Pass Pass relevant HNC for entry to year 2. Interview is also required
Scottish HND Pass Pass relevant HND for entry to year 3. May require specific graded units and interview.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,750 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £15,040 * Year 1
England £6,750 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,750 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £6,750 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees: The cost of books that you may wish to purchase. Costs associated with your placement / study abroad Accommodation and Living costs Printing and Binding (average): Year 1 £30, Year 2 £120, Year 3 £60, Year 4 £120 Models (average): Year 1 £10, Year 2 £40, Year 3 £40 Travel £20 (site visit for Year 4) Materials £140 (average in Year 4) International Travel £300 (optional in Year 2 or 3) Laptop £800 (guidance on system requirements should be sought first before purchase.)

Provider information

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Robert Gordon University
Garthdee House
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen
AB10 7QB


Course contact details

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Admissions Office Main

01224 262728