Design Technology with Foundation Year
by Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
to meet specialists in industry
in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
UCAS code: 28L4
Year of entry: 2019
UCAS Tariff: 48
Duration: 4 YRS (FT)
Institution code: G53
Why choose this course?
Our Architectural Design Technology degree explores how design and technology work together, giving you a practical working knowledge of both areas - crucial to successful conception, evaluation, design, construction and eventual use of buildings and built environment schemes. Your projects can be based on local projects, will include real schemes with real clients, as well as involvement with European partners. (Check out one of our real schemes in the Career Prospects tab below)
You will develop knowledge of how designs evolve from the initial idea to the construction stage, and beyond. This will include the implications of your choices of structure and materials in order to lead the way with cutting-edge design solutions for all scenarios. You will do this within a learning environment where your design experience is personal and focused on you developing your skills, discovering new ones, and becoming a confident and convincing Architectural Technologist.
The course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) the professional body you will join as students, be eligible for Associate Membership (ACIAT) on graduation, and can progress to full Chartered status with appropriate experience. Being a Chartered Architectural Technologists will give you all the same powers as an Architect but in considerably less time.
Our students have a great track record of gaining relevant architectural employment during their second and third years of study, through our acting as a source for local and regional employment advertising, and the delivery of our full-time course over 2 days during term time (1 day for part-time). Being able to hit the ground running thanks to the course and how we deliver is a means of potentially accelerating your path to Chartered status.
This course is also available to study as a three-year programme without a foundation year BSc (Hons) Architectural Design Technology UCAS Code: K100
My favourite part of the course was the eagerness and willingness of the lecturers to help us and see us achieve our potential - no problem was too big and no question too small!