Design Technology with Foundation Year
Why choose this course?
Those students who may not have traditional academic qualifications but have either experience of, or a keen interest in, the design and construction of buildings will find that this course is an ideal entry into the huge and very varied profession of Architectural Technologist.
You will work with a likeminded group of students to build basic skills that are directly applicable to design in the construction industry before moving on to Undergraduate degree levels. Graduates from this course have moved on to a wide variety of positions with volume house builders, local authorities and architectural practices. Some have taken posts abroad and over 90% of all graduates go into directly related jobs.
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.
You will develop knowledge of how designs will be developed and built and the implications of choices in structure and materials in order to lead the way with cutting edge design.
The industry emphasis throughout the course prepares you for employment. Previous graduates from this degree have followed careers as CAD and BIM technicians, project managers, property developers and product designers, as well as running their own architectural technology practice.
The course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Successful completion will enable you to become an associate member of the CIAT with the opportunity to progress to full Chartered Membership once you have gained an appropriate level of professional experience in the field.
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!