University of Salford

Architectural Design and Technology University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate

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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 science and art of architecture. They apply high-level design skills and sophisticated technology to connect an architect’s concept to its final construction. If you’re fascinated by the technical side of architecture, our Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) accredited course will guide you through the technical, constructional and environmental aspects of building creation.

Salford is a leading centre for architecture - we’re consistently ranked in the World Top 100 universities (QS 2018) for Architecture and Built Environment study. Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing Manchester, recently voted the UK’s most liveable city.* You’ll follow a three-year, modular programme based on industry skills and competencies, with the option to add a work placement year. You’ll study architectural theory alongside practical design projects, delivered in a collaborative studio culture that reflects how contemporary architecture firms work.

Drawing on our strong industry connections, you’ll develop strong design awareness and a solid understanding of construction processes. You’ll study alongside other architecture students to learn how the built environment works. You’ll manage design information, develop BIM and digital design skills and enhance your design portfolio, drawing on guest lectures and live briefs to present and interact with industry.

The global built environment sector is increasingly reliant on technology to create sustainable urban spaces, placing the skills of our architectural design and technology graduates in great demand. Architectural technologists, working in roles such as BIM specialist or CAD design technician, are highly-sought by architectural and urban design practices, planning consultancies, developers and local government.

Features
• 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 required by a built environment professional, including team working, critical analysis, problem solving and project management

*The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018

Course details

Modules

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.


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!

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
A level 96 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma 96 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma to contain a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2 to total 60 credits overall for the full award.
Scottish Higher 96 UCAS Tariff Points from Higher Level
AS 96 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent. Additional AS Levels can be used towards the overall tariff points provided they are not completed in the same subject as the A2.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 96 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
Extended Project 96 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills Level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points Including a grade 5 in Standard Level Maths and grade 5 in Standard Level English.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 96 UCAS Tariff Points from Higher Level
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 96 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) MMM 96 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Must be completing a minimum of 2 of these or other A Level equivalent qualification.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 96 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own or with additional AS Levels. Must be doing an additional A2 or equivalent to top up to required points.
Scottish Advanced Higher 96 UCAS Tariff Points from Higher Level
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 96 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.


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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


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