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  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Location

    SA1 Waterfront Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Architectural technologists are specialists in the science of architecture, building design and construction. They work closely with architects and help to turn the architect's concept into reality in the completed construction. Concerned with the technical side of design, they ensure that an attractive functional building performs successfully.

Course Overview

These programmes in Architectural Technology are concerned with buildings and their performance. The discipline centres on building design and specification; it also embraces project management, legal, cultural, historic and economic factors as well as environmental issues. The aims of the awards are to; enable you to assess accurately a range of technological problems whilst delivering appropriate pragmatic solutions; provide an in-depth understanding of the technical, economic, legal and organisational aspects embraced within the Architectural Technology profession; equip you with a range of skills as required by technologists either whilst working in professional practice or within large organisations.

These programmes contains certain modules that are delivered in common with other related programmes within the School i.e. Architecture, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Property Management, Project and Construction Management etc, but only where these provide the essential foundations or there is a need for an inter-disciplinary approach to be taken as is common within the built environment professional discipline areas.

Assessment

Assessments used within these Programmes are normally formative or summative. In the former assessment is designed to ensure students become aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Typically, such assessment will take the form of practical exercises where a more hands-on approach shows student’s ability on a range of activities. Traditional formal time-constrained assessment is by means of tests and examinations, normally of two-hour duration. Examinations are a traditional method of verifying that the work produced is the students’ own work.

Career Opportunities

These programmes combine academic study with the application of professional skills and competencies. It will expose you to the educational requirements necessary to embrace the very highest industry standards and entails developing your knowledge and skills of conservation and restoration technologies, as well as legal, and management areas relevant to all buildings.

It will prepare you for work as a building conservationist and apply for membership of leading built environment professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology (CIAT), the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and the Chartered Institute of Building. In addition to the professional and technical skills specific to building conservation; presentation, communication and team working skills so essential in everyday business, are covered.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 11,500per 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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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 48

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

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University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 59 8

    36th out of 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    148 75%

    20th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.30 66%

    58th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    100 60%

    31st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.42 68%

    34th

    27

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