Full-time: Three years, Part-time: One day a week for five years, Sandwich: Two years full-time study, one year in industry, final year in full-time study
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
K130; Short form: BSc/ADT
Preston (Campus code: U)
If you are interested in the technical side of architecture, rather than the creative, then our fully accredited degree will develop your expertise in the technology, management and legal aspects of construction. The course covers the range of design problems that architectural technologists work on, including commercial, industrial, retail, leisure and residential projects and these may involve new-build, adaptation, restoration maintenance or interiors. You will be set a number of design projects throughout the course and may undertake these in groups or on an individual basis, to gain the knowledge and skills which enable you to find efficient and effective solutions to the design and construction of buildings.
112points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma : Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma : Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access To HE with 112P
International Baccalaureate Diploma : 28P
IELTS : grade 6 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSEs : 5 at grade C including Maths and English or equivalent
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
All applicants are invited to an interview.
Our BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology course offers a broad education focusing on the key areas of technology, design, procedures and practice and procurement and contracts. Having studied Architectural Technology at UCLan you will gain the knowledge and skills which enable you to enter professional practice of architectural technology.
The Architectural Technology degree has been running successfully for a number of years at Preston, offering both full, part-time and sandwich modes of study. The course is fully accredited by the CIAT and there is recognition in the wider community and within industry of the quality of the course and its progression to career pathways and number students over the years winning regional and national awards.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions. This course combines the academic expertise of industry active staff with visiting lectures form practice and professional bodies.
You will be taught by highly experienced tutors.
The five main areas of study are:
Some of UCLan’s brightest, creative talents have been recognised for their outstanding achievements at the University’s Creative Focus Awards 2014.
Creative Focus Award Winner - Sally Archibald
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The course is well linked with numerous companies and organisations, ranging from local companies to national organisations and we work with them to develop live projects, site visit and work placements. These links also allow us to embed employability within the teaching and learning environments in terms of having current and up-to-date industry input into the course and the development of the curriculum over time.
The course is fully accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and the Chartered Institute of Building.
Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, tutorials, seminars, site visits, design projects, project simulation exercises and most projects culminate in students presenting their work in design reviews or ‘crits’. Lectures and projects are further supported by a programme of visiting lecturers, industry professionals and professional bodies.
Fit part-time study into your working life
Flexible delivery of this course allows you to study whilst in employment – our part-time teaching is delivered just one day per week.
You will be encouraged to undertake work placements and internships during your studies. These can range from work experience as a result of a live project through to undertaking sandwich placements between second and third year.
There is also the opportunity for international study, through the Erasmus scheme to KEA in Copenhagen and through yearly overseas field trips.
Our Architectural Technology degree is held in high regard by the wider architectural community for the quality of teaching and the number of graduates who go on to enjoy successful careers within the industry, regionally and nationally.
The Architectural Technology course is supported by excellent facilities and you will have access to studio and architectural IT hardware and software as used in industry. We are one of the few courses to have an in-School design resource room centre containing an array of support material such as a fully updated RIBA technical library and National Building Specification directories.