Architectural Technology BSc (Hons)
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
3 to 5 years part-time depending on entry qualificationsEngineering and Environment
Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus
In recent years, changes to building materials and processes have affected the whole of the building industry. The Architectural Technologist functions at the interface between design and construction to ensure optimum building performance and efficiency.
Architectural Technologists translate conceptual building designs into detailed technical solutions. The practice of Architectural Technology includes the ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate building design factors in order to produce efficient and effective technical design solutions which satisfy performance, production and procurement criteria. Key competences for Architectural Technologists include building design procedures and practice, environmental design, technical specification and presentation.
The programme is structured around these key areas and aims to develop students from a range of professional and industrial backgrounds to develop careers in a management role.
As a professional Architectural Technologist, you will be able to apply technological solutions to the design and building process. You will have the ability to support both the designers and the contractor in the implementation of novel concepts driven by client demands for energy efficient, durable, low maintenance, and cost-effective buildings.
The learning and teaching programme will enable you to develop an understanding of the design process, contractual issues, and professional obligations. It will teach you the skills to translate design into construction, maximising efficiency and satisfaction and to demonstrate a high level of CAD and associated ICT skills.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
All students joining the programme will share in acquiring a broad-based knowledge of the industry before moving on to detailed study of their particular specialism.
The degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), giving full exemption from these Institutes’ professional examinations.
Opportunities exist in areas such as multidisciplinary consultancies; design and build companies; construction companies; housing associations; corporate organisations in commerce; retailing, transport and other service industries, health authorities; government agencies; local authorities; and property development agencies.
The part-time programme requires attendance at the University for 1 full day per week.
The lengh of study depends on qualifications and experience. For instance applicants with an appropriate HNC/HND award will be able to gain direct entry to year 2/3 of the course respectively.
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