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Edinburgh Napier University

Architectural Technology

UCAS Code: K236

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Including GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 45 Credits at Merit. Maths and English required at Level 2 or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Award of Diploma with 26 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 5, 5, 5. SL Maths and English at 4 points.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

Pre-2017 Grading System: B3, B3, B3, B3 at HL + OL Maths and English at C2 New Grading System: H3, H3, H3, H3 at HL + OL Maths and English at O4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

DD (Distinction, Distinction) in a related subject. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C

Including National 5 C in Maths and English. The grades listed above are our standard entry requirements. You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. An adjusted offer will be lower than our standard entry requirements. For further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies please see our website.

UCAS Tariff

88-96

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Architectural technology

This course will teach you the skills required for a successful career in industry, including the fundamentals in building design requirements from development through to completion.

You will learn key skills in areas of design and development so that you are proficient in advising on appropriate technology. On completion of this course, you will gain a creative attitude and be skilled in detailing to design, using both graphic and computer-aided drafting techniques.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and host the CIAT Centre of Excellence, and is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIB).

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£14,925
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Merchiston Campus

Department:

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

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What students say


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

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

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.

£22,500
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
12%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
8%
Design occupations
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.

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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