BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology (part-time)

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BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology (part-time)

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those individuals who wish to pursue a professional career and/or a Higher Technician level career within the Construction Industry and covers many construction career pathways but specifically in Architectural Technology.

The translation of building design intentions into feasible development proposals has been one of the many exciting challenges of the architectural technologist’s profession.  The use of technology to satisfy the environmental and sustainability needs, human demand for shelter, social interation, and culture and integral functions is crucial in addressing current issues relating to our built environment.

This course prepares you with design, technical and management skills, and teaches you to apply scientific principles and practical knowledge in constructing buildings to meeting building performance criteria.  You will gain a sound understanding of advanced computer technology in 3D Computer Aided Design and visualisation in the production of design details, and knowledge of administering contracts and projects in fulfilling client and current regulation needs.

As a course participant you will have the opportunity to learn and work with students from other disciplines, and to develop team working skills as well as working as a practitioner.

 

What are the entry requirements for the course?

The candidates must preferably be working in an appropriate section of the Construction Industry at the time of application.  All candidates will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the programme, but it is expected that as a minimum they would have one or more of the following qualifications:

 

  • BTEC National diploma DMM or HNC in Building Studies or Construction with a Merit profile or
  • Access to HE qualifications with 45 Merits or;
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 112 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including maths and English
  • We also consider applications from those who have gained relevant skills through a wide range of vocational qualifications or relevant industrial experience
  • All candidates will be interviewed by the University to assess suitability for the programme

 

How long is this course?

The programme will be a minimum of two years duration on a Block Week Release and evening class basis commencing September/October 2017.  Candidates will need approval and support from their employers to attend on the relevant days/evenings.

The course is run at Highlands College and a Block Week away at the end of the first year at London South Bank University.

 

What will I study on this course?

Year 1

  •    3D computer aided design and building information modeling
  •    Architectural design procedures
  •    Construction contract law
  •    Measurement, cost planning and tender process for architects and building surveyors
  •    Property inspection, repair and maintenance
  •    Theory of architecture, design and conservation

Year 2

  •    Research project
  •    Contract administration
  •    Sustainable construction and the environment
  •    Architectural design project
  •    Architectural design and technology 2
  •    Architectural practice management

 

What Qualification will I gain?

BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology.  This course is accredited by the following professional bodies:

  •    Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
  •    Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

 

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is varied and will differ from module to module but will contain some of the following elements:

Formal examination / MCT; Formal coursework; Project work; Multiple-choice tests; Field-work; Personal Inspection Report and Presentation and Project Portfolio.

 

What does this course lead on to?

Graduates can further their studies in MSc Construction Project Management or seek to gain professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and/or the Chartered Institute of Building

 

How much will it cost?

To be advised

 

How can I find out more?

For further information please contact Tony Bechelet on 608612 or email: tony.bechelet@highlands.ac.uk