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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 or equivalent qualifications.

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 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

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 (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104
92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

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

Year One
- Technology and Design Studio 1 (40 credits)
- Construction Technology 1 (20 credits)
- Architecture in Context (20 credits)
- Architectural Science and Building Engineering (20 credits)
- Integrated Design Communication 1 (20 credits)

Year Two
- Technology and Design Studio 2 (40 credits)
- Construction Technology 2 (20 credits)
- Planning, Development and Surveying (20 credits)
- Integrated Design Communication 2 (20 credits)
- Contract Administration: Control and Finance (20 credits)

Year Three
- Technology Design Studio 3 (40 credits)
- Construction Technology 3 (40 credits)
- Professionalism and Employability (20 credits)
- Integrated Design Communications 3 (20 credits)
- Research Project (20 credits)
- Degree Show exhibition
In your final year, you'll be invited to display your work as part of NTU's Degree Shows. The events are an opportunity for all final year students studying across NTU's Art and Design-based courses to showcase their work to our network of industry professionals and prospective employers, invited specifically for this purpose.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through a mix of coursework, design projects, e-tests, visual essays, exams and practical methods. Coursework includes group and individual projects, reports, presentations, essays and portfolios.

Year One
Coursework 77%
Written 5%
Practical work 18%

Year Two
Coursework 74%
Written 13%
Practical work 13%

Year Three
Coursework 100%
Written 0%
Practical work 0%

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.

81%
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
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

82%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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.

£21,000
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

46%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
41%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
2%
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.

£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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