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Middlesex University

Architectural Technology

UCAS Code: W245

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

Entry requirements


Including 40 points or above in both Mathematics and a Science subject

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher) in a Science based subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

In a Science based subject.

UCAS Tariff

112
70%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Architectural technology

This course presents architectural technology as a discrete discipline and brings together aspects of architecture, civil engineering, services engineering, environmental science and building information modelling in a practical and industry-focused degree.

**Why study BSc Architectural Technology at Middlesex University?**

Designed to provide a range of skills increasingly in demand in the technical arenas of construction, urban planning and architecture, this Architectural Technology degree provides an alternative route into high-end roles within these industries.

The degree focuses on both creating architectural form/function, and also understanding how modern buildings work - turning conceptual designs and drawings into a practical building project. Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques are used in all aspects of the programme, and you will be introduced to new, efficient and lean methodologies in construction technologies, processes, people, policies and standards.

You will develop sought-after workplace skills in project management – including costing, scheduling, resourcing, quality and risk assessment, legislations and legal issues, facilities maintenance and operations. These skills are enhanced through real-life projects with our partnerships in industry in UK and abroad.

The course teaches skills in creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, communication, and state-of-the-art technologies. Complementary modules cover structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering; plumbing, audio systems, heating and lighting, and analysing sustainable energy and environmental solutions.

**Course highlights**
Learn from University staff who are industry professionals and practitioners in architecture, engineering disciplines, sustainability and managerial positions, as well as guest lecturers who are gurus in their respective fields
Work with university and industry lecturers on real-world construction and infrastructure projects
Use the latest architectural, engineering and graphic design software
Enter national and international design competitions to build your personal portfolio
Showcase your work in our final-year degree show, sharing your designs and ideas with industry employers
One-on-one supervision throughout the whole programme from lecturers and specialist technicians
Study full-time over three years, over four years with a sandwich work placement year, or part-time over six years.
Continue your studies with our MSc BIM course is available for postgraduate study, with bursaries worth up to 50% available for graduates

Modules

Year 1:
Building Technology & Architecture Design 1 (CAD) - (30 credits), Architectural Theory, History & Communication - (30 credits), Structural Design, Building Pathology and Electro-Mechanical Engineering Services - (30 credits), Engineering Skills Development, Ethics and Regulation - (30 credits).
Year 2: Building Technology & Architecture Design 2 (BIM) - (30 credits), Design Analysis & Sustainability - (30 credits), Technical Specification, Surveying & Information Management - (30 credits), Business Processes & Procurement Management - (30 credits).
Year 3: Research Dissertation - (30 credits), Collaborative practices and Health & Safety Management - (30 credits), Advanced Materials and Building Adaptation - (30 credits), Project Management and Performance Evaluation - (30 credits).

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Design Engineering and Mathematics

TEF rating:

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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?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
C

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.

89%
low
Employed or in further education
69%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

72%
Design occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Other elementary services 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.

£28k

£28k

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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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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