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BSc (Hons)Architectural Technology

Tuition fee £12,500.00 per year
Course code K130
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westminster.ac.uk/..technology-bsc-honours 

Overview

Architectural technologists help to bring projects to fruition through making the technical decisions necessary to solve design problems. They need a sound understanding of the processes of design and construction and the management tools, particularly CAD, for the communication of design information. The skills they require are wide ranging, from design and architectural composition, technical analysis and presentation, to the business and management skills necessary for contract procurement and administration. Design and development is an increasingly complex issue, where the formation of design proposals and detailed decision making require expert and professional judgement.

This course is structured so that you will learn to appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of the built environment, and gain a broad understanding of neighbouring disciplines. You will acquire the skills and knowledge to develop your career in an architectural design setting alongside architects, engineers, surveyors and other professionals, practice privately, or run a business either as a partner or a co-director with other professionals in the architectural and construction industries. You will also develop the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Our construction courses share a common Year 1, so students interact with those studying different pathways, gain some knowledge of the work of all professionals working in the construction industry, promoting the interdisciplinary nature of the modern construction industry. Throughout the course, construction technology and management remain central, the issue of health and safety is addressed, and the importance of sustainability is considered.

All of our courses are delivered using an enquiry-based blended learning approach involving workshops, lectures, tutorials and independent study. Our technology-enhanced learning supports independent study via synchronous online lectures, tutorials and seminars, which are captured and stored to enable you to revisit sessions online after the event. We assess your learning through a variety of methods including project work, essays and exams.

Programme structure

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

Technology 1 – Construction Technology and Surveying
Technology 2 – Building Design & Environmental Engineering
Technology 3 – Building Science and Structures
Management 1 – Built Environment and Graduate Attributes
Management 2 – Project, Commercial and Organisational Environment
Design 1 – Design Principles

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

Technology 4 – Fabric and Performance
Technology 5 – Building Services Engineering
Technology 6 – Structures Principles
Management 3 – Legal, Economical and Organisational Management
Management 4 – Construction Project Based Learning
Design 2 – Design Project 1

Year 3

Subjects of study may include:

Technology 7 – Sustainable Design for Construction
Technology 8 – Refurbishment and Maintenance
Design 3 – Design Project & Fire Safety
Management 6 – Professional Practice
Design 4 – Design Project 2
Management 10 – Sustainable Development and Lean Construction

Career opportunities

The course’s professional accreditation will enhance your employment prospects, and our graduates have developed careers with contractors, consultancies, commercial companies, local authorities, housing associations and many other types of organisation. Others have also pursued further studies at Master’s level, either on a full-time or part-time basis, typically in areas such as construction or project management.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.