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Architectural Technology & Practice with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change.**KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:****RANKINGS:** 93% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of this course (National Student Survey 2020).**ACCREDITATION:** This course is accredited by the Chartered Institue of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). We are one of only a few CIAT Centres of Excellence in the UK and abroad.**RAISE YOUR PROFILE IN INDUSTRY:** Our 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.**LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:** Practical 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.**WORK EXPERIENCE:** 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.**EXPERT TEACHING:** Join one of the UK's oldest standing courses accredited by the Chartered Institue of Architectural Technologists (CIAT): we gained our original accreditation back in 1997 and have built an impressive reputation ever since. Our teaching team will ensure you are taught to a high professional standard and that you have all of the relevant skills required when you graduate.**WHAT YOU'LL COVER:** Your first year provides an overview of a wide range of areas including design analysis, Architectural CAD, and Environmental Design and Services. In your second year you will cover topics such as Advanced CAD and BIM, Procurement, Contracts and Legal Studies, and Technolgy and Structures. Modules in your third year will give you the opportunity to learn about Professional Practice and Project Management, Advance Technical Design and Detailing, as well as carrying out an Integrated Project. **HOW YOU WILL LEARN:**Practical 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.**YOUR CAREER.**Our 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.**STUDY OPTIONS:**This course is available with an Industrial Placement Year.

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

    96th

  • Campus address

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

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 58 21

    34th out of 37 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    101 48%

    48th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    50th

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    30th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    109 67%

    23rd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    35th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    32nd

    29

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