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Architectural Technology and Practice BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?Boost your career prospects by studying in a CIAT Centre of Excellence. Through live projects you’ll gain latest industry thinking in design, technology, architecture, sustainability and construction. With an exceptional track record for graduate employability, this course has a longstanding reputation for nurturing high-calibre and forward-thinking architectural technologists. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?Gain a real advantage over other candidates in the job market: this degree equips you with a recognised professional qualification and latest industry thinkingJoin one of the UK’s oldest standing courses accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT): we gained our original accreditation back in 1997 and have built an impressive reputation ever since Reach high professional standards: we are one of only a few CIAT Centres of Excellence in the UK and abroadLearn through practical architectural design and technology projects, field trips and guest lectures delivered by leading professionalsTake the opportunity to gain vital practical experience with an optional year on an industry placementDraw on our links with major names in the sector locally, nationally and internationallyBuild excellent career prospects: 100% of our graduates are in a professional or managerial role within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016) Develop the skills and confidence to take up positions in architectural practice, consultancy, government, property development and building contractingHOW YOU WILL LEARNPractical architectural design and technology projects will form the basis of your study. This is supported by field trips, placements and industrial guest lectures as well as studies relating to management, procurement, contracts and professional practice.Computer Aided Design, Building Information Modelling, sketching and model making will play an important role in presenting your ideas.A variety of assessment methods is used, including a combination of coursework and live project work, assignments, competitions, exams, exhibitions, degree show, portfolios, graphics and oral presentations.OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCESOur longstanding links with companies – both locally and overseas – will inspire and enthuse you. Our associations span major names such as Akarstudios, Virgin Atlantic, Interserve, Benoy Architects, Jacobs, Bouygues UK, Pick Everard, Maber, Lathams, WCAC Group and Millar Management. There are regular guest lectures by leading experts from industry too.Between stages two and three of the course, we offer you the chance to go on an optional year-long placement in industry. We strongly encourage you to take this rewarding opportunity and we will support you to find a suitable placement. As part of the placement experience, you can also gain an additional qualification for your CV: the Diploma in Professional Practice.CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITYOur graduates work in architectural practices or take on many different types of roles in consultancy and with central and local government, property developers, building contractors, housing associations, banks, retail enterprises and manufacturing companies.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 59 2

    27th out of 36 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    110 56%

    45th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    26th

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    104 63%

    27th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    3rd

    2

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