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Anglia Ruskin University

Architectural Technology (with Placement year)

UCAS Code: K238

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

4 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

104

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent)

100%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Architectural technology

Chartered architectural technologists lead on technological design. Our Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) accredited course explores the science of architecture: learn to turn design concept into reality where passive design, innovation and performance are key drivers. You can choose to take a placement year in industry.

Our course focuses on the link between building design and production, and gives you the technical understanding needed to bridge the two.

Architectural technology has four major themes: technology, design, management and practice. Our course will give you the skills you need to practise successfully in each area, along with a thorough understanding of scientific, technological and organisational principles. Explore the principles of practice management, rationalized architectural design and how to lead projects from residential to commercial. You will learn to play a pivotal role in the design and construction process.

Focusing on the relationships between materials, function, production and the environment, our course will help you to think about buildings in terms of ‘buildability’, sustainability and performance. You’ll learn to appreciate detailed design and production information, including regulatory issues, and how they relate to procurement and contract administration. You’ll also explore social, legal and economic considerations.

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You’ll cover business and management, professional practice and contract administration. This will prepare you to contribute to the running of a successful practice.

Site visits and study trips will develop your understanding of the sector and connect you with industry. You’ll also learn to use practical and digital modelling and testing techniques to turn designs into reality. At our end-of-year Architecture and Planning Exhibition, you’ll have the chance to display your work to the public.

Our course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, and is designated as a Construction Industries Board course in the built environment.

Modules

Year one, core modules

History and Theory of Architecture (Introduction)
Architecture and Planning Design Studio A
Architecture and Planning Design Studio B
IT and Communications
Elements of Construction Design
Construction Technology
Building Technology
Elementary Surveying Skills

Year two, core modules

Architectural CAD
Site Studies and Planning
Site Studies and Design
Design Technology 1
Design Procedures
Modelling Sustainable Architecture
Advanced Construction Technology
Environmental Building Performance

Placement year

Year four, core modules

Project Evaluation and Development
Architectural Technologies Research Project
Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings
Technological Building Analysis
Construction Technology and Innovation
Dissertation/Major Design Project

Year four, optional modules

Professionalism, Values and Ethics
Project Management

Assessment methods

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. These reflect the diverse range of skills that a successful architectural technologist needs. Besides exams, they include presentations, reports, portfolios and logbooks.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Engineering and the Built Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

58%
low
Architectural technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
39%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
34%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
34%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Architectural technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£34k

£34k

£45k

£45k

£45k

£45k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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