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Architectural Technology Foundation Degree (Validated by Ulster University) FT Millfield

Belfast Metropolitan College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Millfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


Architectural technology focuses on the technical aspects of building design and construction. This includes the need for an innovative and sustainable design approach in terms of environmental, economic and social impacts. Architectural technologists develop the conceptual design through to construction, ensuring buildings are well designed and detailed, whilst being functional and energy efficient. Validated by Ulster University, the course is designed for people who are interested in a career in architectural technology, who require a foundation degree to progress to higher academic qualifications and/or to enhance employment prospects. Assessment is by a combination of coursework, practical and written examination and includes a 400-hour work placement period in the second year of the course.

Career Prospects

Progression is by articulation to the second year of Ulster University’s BSc Hons Architectural Technology and Management, with a further two years of study required. Within Ulster University alternative routes may include the BSc Hons in Building Surveying. Alternatively, you can undertake further study for a degree in another construction-related discipline or progress to employment in the construction industry.

As an Architectural Technology student you will gain a broad range of knowledge within the design and construction of the Built Environment. These skills will integrate building design use of CAD or BIM with aspects of material specification, science of building comfort, economics, estimating, law and contracts. There are a range of potential employment opportunities and roles including Architectural Technology or Architectural practices, contractors, Building Control or other companies in the construction supply chain. BIM skills developed during the course provide another emerging opportunity and role within a number of sectors in recent years.

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A level : C

Grade D or above at GCE/VCE A Level from the following list: Science, Maths, Engineering, Technology (including Environmental Technology/Technology & Design/Design & Technology), Art, Media Studies or Construction; together with a minimum of five passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language (or approved English qualification as per Ulster University requirements)


University information

Belfast Metropolitan College

  • Campus address

    Belfast Metropolitan College, 7 Queens Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland

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