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Architectural Technology BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.****Course summary:**- Join a prestigious and award-winning department that is recognised by CIAT for its innovative teaching approaches- Study on a course based on the principle of applied learning – with challenging building design projects at the heart of what we do.- Work towards becoming a fully qualified Architectural Technologist- Join a course committed to employability through providing up to date professional-level skills from day one.- Become part of a friendly and inclusive school or architectureOn this course, you'll study building design and construction, all from a professional perspective. Upon graduating, you'll have an impressive and broad portfolio of work and be ready to take on a range of rewarding roles within the architecture and construction industry.**How you learn:**- weekly studio-based tutorials- lectures and seminars- taught software classes- practical construction workshops- field trips- visits to building sites- visits to architectural practices- work placements- Applied learning- Project -based learningThroughout the course, you'll undertake architectural design projects that have a focus on design and technologyProjects are supported through lectures, workshops and seminars covering building technology, structures, environmental science, low-energy design, the contemporary construction sector and professional practice. You’ll fully apply your learning in these subjects to your design projects.The use of computers and digital design are at the core of the course and you will be taught a wide range of professional software packages. Prior to taking a placement you will gain a fully certified Revit qualification. Your final year project will be delivered fully as a Building Information Model (BIM).Design projects are set on real sites and locations, and engage with current social, economic and environmental issues. A client will set the project and provide feedback along the way.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. Lab classes cover materials science, workshops cover structural and construction techniques and site and building surveying is a part of the design projects.**Collaborative Learning**We are proud to be one of three pioneering universities who have worked together for 8 years to deliver an internationally based collaborative project. Final year students from Sheffield, Ireland and Denmark meet once a year to work together on a design project using the most advanced team-working digital methods. The collaborative workshop is a core module on the course and simulates how the majority of important architectural projects are delivered in practice today.**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.**Connection to Industry**We have outstanding links and with and input from AutoDesk, who are the leading industry provider of architectural software, including AutoCAD and Revit. ARUP have acted as structural consultants to our final year students for many years. In 2020 we are excited to be working with MOBIE (Ministry of Building Innovation and Education) on the final year project.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,415per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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UCAS Points : 96 - 112

This must include at least 56 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. 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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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 58 18

    18th out of 37 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    112 53%

    38th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    14th

    34
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    33rd

    23
  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    112 69%

    20th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    12th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    25th

    3

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