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Ulster University

Architectural Technology and Management

UCAS Code: K235 J
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Subjects
  • Building
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A minimum of BCC to include one from: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Science, Geography, ICT or a Technology or Engineering subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

A minimum of CCCCC with one from: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Science, Geography, ICT or a Technology or Engineering subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£4,030

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Management course is based on a modular structure across two semesters and is available as a four year sandwich course (although students with the necessary industrial experience may be exempted from placement). The DPP (Diploma in Professional Practice) is awarded on successful completion of an approved industrial placement year. Modules that students currently take include Architectural Graphics, Introduction to Architecture, IT, Communications and Surveying, Architectural Technology A, Introduction to CAD, Form and Structure of Buildings, Comfort, Architectural CAD, Building Design, CAD Applications, Architectural Technology B, Building Physics, Building Information Modelling, Project Design, Dissertation, Conversion, Adaptation and Maintenance and Environmental Conservation and Energy Studies (note these modules are subject to change as the course develops).

Modules

All years: Computer-aided design (CAD) is developed through interdisciplinary studies with an intense programme leading to the variety of skills and knowledge that the architectural profession will need in the future; these studies are extended further in the final year where environmental conservation; energy conservation; conservation of materials and the mortality of buildings will be considered as tactical issues in design; satisfactory completion of the year of placement leads to the award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) upon graduation; content includes: building science and materials; design procedures; mathematics; architectural technology; architectural graphics; introduction to computer-aided design (CAD); construction technology; building structures; surveying; design technology and cost; architectural computer-aided design; construction law and professional practice; computer-aided design applications; building environmental engineering; building design and practice; conversion adaption and maintenance; advanced computer design; management theory; environmental conservation and energy studies.

Ulster University

Ulster University

Located in Northern Ireland, Ulster University is spread across four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The university has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates finding work within six months of finishing their studies. The University has been named as a top UK institute for providing internships, all programmes offering the opportunity of work based learning, placement and study abroad opportunities.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
9% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
305 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

57%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

16%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for graduates in related subjects. Building graduates haven't had as difficult a time as other construction grads, though. Most graduates get jobs quickly, with quantity building surveyors, construction engineering and site management roles amongst the most common. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.
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