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Nottingham Trent University

Architectural Technology

UCAS Code: K130

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

104 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 GCSE Maths grade C/4

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104
92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Architectural technology

This course is your gateway to a career in the architectural profession, specifically in the role of an architectural technologist. Through live projects with real clients, studio work, guest lectures from industry leaders, and exciting placement opportunities, you'll learn how buildings are created, procured, constructed and managed. Youll develop a practical and imaginative approach, equipped with the skills and knowledge to create efficient design solutions.You'll study in a studio culture that reflects a modern architectural technology practice, preparing you for your graduate career from day one. As a specialist in architectural technology, you'll be the link between concept and reality. You'll learn to identify, assess and challenge client and user requirements, translating ideas and possibilities into effective and practical building solutions.**Key features**- Our course is the only Architectural Technology course in the UK to be triple-accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content.- Benefit from our Building Blocks financial package, supporting you throughout your time at NTU and enabling you to make the most of your studies. As well as money towards the cost of your course materials, youll also benefit from study trips and live projects, included in the cost of your course fees, free personal protective equipment (PPE) and a pre-paid printing allowance.- Benefit from excellent employability prospects. 96% of our BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology sandwich students are in graduate level employment within six months of finishing their studies (DLHE survey 2016-17).- Study on a course with outstanding student satisfaction. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology students are satisfied with their student experience (National Student Survey, 2017).*- Take part in live design projects, with briefs from real clients. Previous clients have included Nottingham City Council, Gedling Country Park, and Nottingham-based charity Emmanuel House.- Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement. The majority of our placement students also receive a salary.- Study abroad, exploring new cultures and gaining design inspiration, through our Erasmus exchange programme.- Gain inspiration with trips in the UK to locations such as the Centre of Alternative Technology in Wales, and have the opportunity to go on a European study trip in your final year.- Work in our inspiring RIBA award-winning buildings, offering industry-standard facilities and studios, including a dedicated model-making studio.- Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Shows, attended by industry experts and prospective employers.- Take part in competitions, sponsored by companies such as Benoy, Saunders and DL Lacey, who return year-on-year due to the high quality of our students.- Network with industry professionals and display your work at our annual Architecture Exchange employability event.

Modules

You’ll study a range of interesting modules throughout the course and all the modules are core. Year One: Technology and Design - This module introduces the concept of a studio-based working environment through project work which explores the technical aspects associated with building environments • Construction Technology – You’ll be introduced to a range of technical, practical and environmental principles involved in the making of structures • Architecture in Context - This module will introduce you to historical and cultural themes within an architectural framework and relates these to the contemporary built environment • Architectural Science and Building Engineering – Explore the underlying operation and functioning of building engineering services associated with domestic buildings • Integrated Design Communication – You’ll be introduced to a range of design communication skills which will give you a basic understanding of Building Information Modelling through the application of drawing, model making and CAD software. Year Two: Technology and Design Studio – Through studio-based work you’ll investigate the technical aspects which are associated with building environments and performance requirements • Construction Technology – You’ll further your understanding of the technical practical and environmental principles of architectural design • Planning, Development and Surveying – Explore the way in which the built environment is planned surveyed and developed through examining the constraints on the creation and management of buildings, spaces and places • Integrated Design Communication – Through this module you’ll develop your design communication skills and understanding of BIM through the application of CAD software, environmental modelling and subsequently, visualisation techniques and challenges of using digital media • Contract Administration: Control and Finance – You’ll enhance your knowledge of this area of architectural technology by investigating key topics related to the administration of construction related contracts. Final Year: Technology Design studio 3 – You’ll study a combination of areas to integrate research, design, technology, resource management and building economics • Construction Technology 3 - You’ll learn how to carry out research effectively and to acknowledge issues such as acoustics, lighting and structure into your studio work • Professionalism and Employability - This module will help you to gain further understanding and appreciation of design character, the way historic and contemporary buildings and spaces are used, and the implications of constraints which apply • Integrated Design and Communication 3 –You’ll critically understand the use of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery within the built environment, you’ll understand how to data share and merge information across various BIM and CAD packages using the UK industry standards • Research Project – You’ll conduct a piece of research on a topic which interests you and is based on a subject area which is appropriate to architectural technology.

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
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Design 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.

77%
med
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

79%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
29%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
3%
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.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£34k

£34k

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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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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