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University of Salford

Architectural Design and Technology with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: K194

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

Entry requirements


64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent. Additional AS Levels can be used towards the overall tariff points provided they are not completed in the same subject as the A2.

A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.

64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

Applications will be assessed on an individual basis.

64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Higher Level Subjects.

64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

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

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

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64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Must be completing a minimum of 2 of these or other A Level equivalent qualification.

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

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64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own or with additional AS Levels. Must be doing an additional A2 or equivalent to top up to required points.

64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.

64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

64

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Subject

Architecture

**Behind every grand design is great technical expertise. As our built environment becomes more complex, the BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology with Foundation Year degree at Salford is your gateway to a rewarding career making building concepts a reality.**

Architectural technologists specialise in the science and art of architecture. They apply high-level design skills and sophisticated technology to connect an architect’s concept to its final construction. If you’re fascinated by the technical side of architecture, our Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) accredited course will guide you through the technical, constructional and environmental aspects of building creation.

Salford is a leading centre for architecture - we’re consistently ranked in the World Top 100 universities (QS 2018) for Architecture and Built Environment study. Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing Manchester, recently voted the UK’s most liveable city.* You’ll follow a four-year, modular programme based on industry skills and competencies. You’ll study architectural theory alongside practical design projects, delivered in a collaborative studio culture that reflects how contemporary architecture firms work.

Drawing on our strong industry connections, you’ll develop strong design awareness and a solid understanding of construction processes. You’ll study alongside other architecture students to learn how the built environment works. You’ll manage design information, develop BIM and digital design skills and enhance your design portfolio, drawing on guest lectures and live briefs to present and interact with industry.

The Foundation Year of the four-year programme provides you with understanding of the key subjects in built environment practice to meet the prerequisites for studying a full degree course. Learning focuses on effective communication and study skills combined with built environment specific teaching. You will be introduced to theories and concepts in buildings, construction and surveying. On completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remaining three years of your studies.

The global built environment sector is increasingly reliant on technology to create sustainable urban spaces, placing the skills of our architectural design and technology graduates in great demand. Architectural technologists, working in roles such as BIM specialist or CAD design technician, are highly-sought by architectural and urban design practices, planning consultancies, developers and local government.

**Features**

- Apply modelling and analysis to explore interactions between a building and its internal and external environments

- Study the relationships between shape, material, performance, load, and construction

- Explore the role of nature, people and technology in design, and the environmental dimensions that influence the building design process

- Develop critical awareness and appreciation of architectural design, with the ability to design solutions for new and existing structures

- Understand fabrication, contemporary construction and 3-D conceptions, developing competence in digital construction and BIM

- Build core skills required by a built environment professional, including team working, critical analysis, problem solving and project management

- Acquire the skills and knowledge so you're ready to study for the full BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology degree

*The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018

Modules

IT and Study Skills; Introduction to Built Environment Professional Practice; Introduction to Design Practice; Professional Practice Project

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of 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.

68%
low
Architecture

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

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

71%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
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
93%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
27%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
9%
Engineering 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.

Architecture

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

£30k

£30k

£36k

£36k

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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