Architectural Technology BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 21-SEP-20
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Course Summary

**1. Course summary*** Examine the technical, constructional, digital and environmental aspects of building design on this useful, applied course.* Turn concepts into reality — applying a wide range of skills to real-life projects.* Join a prestigious and award-winning department that has won the highest number of CIAT Student Awards of any university.* Work towards becoming a fully-trained architectural technologist — a highly respected, well-paid member of an architecture team working on exciting building projects.* On this course, you'll study wide-ranging aspects of building design, and be part of an academically outstanding department. On graduating, you'll be ready to take on a range of rewarding, key roles within architecture.**2. How you learn**Throughout the course, you'll undertake projects that turn your ideas into reality through highly-developed designs and technical drawings.You'll work in state-of-the-art facilities and benefit from a comprehensive approach to teaching. This includes everything from the utilising the latest design software, to working in digital collaboration with built environment colleagues across Sheffield Hallam and elsewhere.You'll also study the professional role of an Architectural Technologist — gaining a thorough appreciation of the current and future state of the construction industry.You learn through* weekly studio-based tutorials* lectures and seminars* taught software classes* practical construction workshops* field trips* visits to building sites* visits to architectural practices* work placementsThere are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.**Applied learning****Project -based learning**Design projects are set on real sites and locations, and engage with current social, economic and environmental issues. On these projects, you will take a brief, create a design, develop a set of technical details and produce complex digital drawings and models ready for construction.The course offers many other hands-on opportunities. For example, workshop classes cover the practical construction techniques used in the conservation of historic buildings.You'll also study digital design in depth. The course covers a range of software that is used for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM), which together allow exploration of the design and the creation of a data-rich environment.**Environmental emphasis**The course emphasises environmental design and introduces fundamental knowledge of environmental science and low-energy design across all three years. We teach software that allows the environmental quality and energy performance of buildings to be simulated and tested, and this is used to inform studio design projects.**Work Placements**The majority of students will go on work placement after second year. This gives you a great experience ready to get a full-time job after graduation.You will receive in-depth preparation for your placement, including mock job interviews with professional architectural technologists.The course is flexible — it is very common to complete the final year as a part-time student, staying on to work in the practice where you went on placement**Networking opportunities**You'll engage with employers and practitioners are invited as studio tutors or visiting lecturers .We have strong connections with regional and national practices, which allow for excellent employment opportunities. This is aided by industry employer events, such as our end of year exhibition preview, and is aided further by a dedicated employability team. Your Year 3 modules also include several practice and building visits.You'll also work with students from our overseas partner universi

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This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, or entry by selection event with an offer of 96 to 104 points based on performance and portfolio. We accept General Studies. For example:•BBC at A Level.•DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.•A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and General Studies.

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£9,250 per year

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Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities, set in the heart of Sheffield where one in ten residents are students. Offering a wide range of courses at all levels, the university prides itself on applied learning – with 24,000 placements a year in over 1,000 organisations like BBC, Sony, NHS and Rolls-Royce. It is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity.


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