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  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Location

    University of Wolverhampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Why choose this course?

The construction and built environment industry is the UK’s largest industry, employing circa 2.35 million people and accounting for typically 8% of UK GDP. This HND course is designed to provide you with sound technical understanding of a range of Architectural Design principles. You will gain knowledge of and apply design theories, develop practical skills and understand current legislation, which will allow to solve real world problems.

Studying this course will equip you with a technical understanding of the fundamentals of construction technology, environmental and sustainable issues, modern methods of construction and construction project management. In addition you will develop practical skills in implementing emerging design techniques such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) to support your projects.

This highly vocational qualification will provide you with the knowledge required to take up a position in the construction industry and will also provide a progression route onto professionally accredited courses within the Department including the BSc (Hons) Architectural Design Technology and BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture and Property Development.

Potential Career Paths

Design technicians are employed by Architects, Contractors as well as commissioning client organisations such as commercial clients, local authorities, public bodies and government departments concerned with the Built Environment provision.

Successful completion of the HND in Architectural Design will also enable you to progress onto one of our accredited and recognised degree qualifications which will form the basis for excellent career prospects as an architectural technologist throughout the world. The architectural technologist works closely with architects and other building professionals in both the public and private sectors.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Wolverhampton

  • University League Table

    121st

  • Campus address

    University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, England

The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) has a 45-year track record of working in almost 140 countries.
Each year the university welcomes students from over 130 nations, studying at one of its UK campuses or partner institutions overseas.
The university works with TNE partners around the world: China, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Oman, Greece, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Ireland and France.

Subject rankings

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    29th out of 36

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    83 42%

    56th

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  • Graduate prospects

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    60 60%

    51st

  • Student satisfaction

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    4.20 84%

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    86 86%

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    4.10 82%

    14th

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