Solent University (Southampton)

Architectural Design and Technology Solent University (Southampton) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Solent University

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Are you a creative thinker with a passion for technology and architecture? Professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, this course explores three branches of the fascinating architectural technology industry: design, technology and professional practice. This is complemented by units in sustainable environmental design and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Through genuine embedding of real-world learning, 100% of our architectural design and technology graduates are in professional level employment within six months of finishing their studies. (DLHE 2017/18)

Our award-winning graduates gained First and Second (Highly Commended) at the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)’s 2017 Student Awards for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology, and Commended in 2018.

Taught by a dedicated and well-qualified team, the architectural design and technology course is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, meaning that the curriculum meets the specific needs of the architectural technology industry. The curriculum equips students with a strong grounding in architectural design, construction technology, technical design and professional practice. Students also have the opportunity to qualify as a BREAAM Accredited Graduate.

Solent architectural design and technology students have the opportunity to showcase their final-year projects to employers and the public at our end-of-year Summer Show, and in the past students have secured graduate employment as a result.

Students also have the opportunity to work in our architectural technology studio. Fully-equipped with the latest version of industry standard software, this modern studio space was developed to give a sense of the feel and atmosphere of a working professional studio, bringing students together from various built environment courses to collaborate as they would in the real-world workplace.

Solent students will study in the heart of an exciting city undergoing significant development, from the royal pier project, the new cultural quarter and Watermark West Quay to Solent University’s own Spark building.

Course details

Modules

Year one
Core units

Architectural Design Principles Introduction to Architectural Technology Science of the Built Environment Construction and Sustainable Technology Principles of Business Environment Management in the Built Environment

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.
Year two
Core units

Architectural Design Construction Technology Procurement and Project Management Innovative Technologies and Applications Contract Administration and Specification Application of Architectural Technology

Year three
Core units

Refurbishment and Building Surveying Professional Practice Sustainable Architecture and Innovation

Options

Research Project Final-Year Project

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed with a mixture of design-based portfolios, e-portfolios, essays, research projects, reports and presentations.

Professional bodies

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

  • 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 ADT1
Institution code S30
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 for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses.

International applicants

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points A minimum of two A-levels at grade AA or above in a relevant subject such as a numerate, art and design or technology subject.
A BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD, normally in a relevant numerate, art and design or technology subject.
A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered in conjunction with other qualifications.
Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered.
Applications from mature students and non-standard applicants may also be considered – contact the admissions office for further information.
Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject.
Alternative entry to this course is available through the International Foundation Year or Design Foundation Year.
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
60 credits overall, 45 merit credits and 15 pass credits.
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) MMM In a relevant numerate or technology subject.
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) DD In a relevant numerate or technology subject.
AS In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM In a relevant numerate or technology subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications in a relevant numerate or technology subject.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,875 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. These additional costs are listed below. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact student.funding@solent.ac.uk. The 2018/19 other costs are not yet available. For guidance the 2017/18 costs were: Compulsory: Year 1: Drawing equipment, printing and model making material: £150 Year 2: Printing, model making and JCT contract: £150 Year 3: Printing, model making, dissertation printing and binding: £150 Optional: Year 1: Discretionary books, better quality folders, printing/binding: £150 Year 2: Discretionary books, better quality folders, printing/binding: £150 Year 3: Discretionary books, better quality folders, printing/binding: £150 We don’t anticipate any additional costs to exceed £500. This can be more if a student chooses in investing in more expensive items such as leather portfolio instead of a plastic one. Although the BREEAM Accredited Graduate course is free to study, students are required to pay for the course certificate if they are successful in achieving the qualification. As of 2016, the cost of the certificate is £30.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Provider information

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Solent University (Southampton)
East Park Terrace
Southampton
SO14 0YN


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