Architectural technology focuses on the technical aspects of building design and construction. This includes the need for an innovative and sustainable design approach in terms of environment, economic and social impacts. Architectural technologists develop the conceptual design through to construction ensuring buildings are well designed and detailed, whilst functional and energy efficient. Awarded by Ulster University, the course is intended for individuals interested in a career in architectural technology, who require a foundation degree to progress to higher academic qualifications and/or to enhance employment prospects.
Assessment is by a combination of coursework, practical and written examination and includes a six month work placement period in the second year of the course. Subject areas of the course include: Architectural Technology; Architectural Graphics and Project; CADD and BIM; Mathematics; Structures; Surveying; Construction Technology; Design Principles; Law and Construction Contracts; Maintenance and Adaptation.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment modules which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
Progression is by articulation to the second year of the Ulster University’s BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Management, with a further two years of study required. Within Ulster University alternative routes may include, BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying. Alternatively, you can undertake further study for a degree in another construction-related discipline or progress to employment in the construction industry.
Entry requirements for the programme are:
1. A minimum tariff of 160 points to include at least one specified subject at Grade D or above at GCE/VCE A Level from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Technology, Engineering, Technology and Design or Art and Design; together with a minimum of five passes at GCSE Grade C or above, which must include GCSE English Language and Mathematics grade C or approved equivalent.
2. A BTEC National Diploma or Advanced GNVQ in a vocational area relevant to Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Art or Construction discipline with good standing including distinctions and merits in most units.
3. A minimum of four passes at Grade C (Highers) and one at Grade D (Highers) or above in Irish Leaving Certificate.
4. A minimum of two passes at Grade C or above in Scottish Highers.
5. Access course - average of 65% in relevant subject area such as Science and Mathematics or Physics and Engineering.
6. Another qualification deemed to be appropriate by the admissions tutor.
7. Evidence of an ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Attendance at an information session is mandatory in order that candidates can make an informed decision regarding their application for this course.
Andrew Hamilton, Tel: 028 9026 5423 email: [email protected]