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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**• Study a pioneering course in the field of sustainable architecture and design.• Realise your creative potential to evolve environmental and sustainable architecture for the 21st Century.• Explore social and political issues of architecture through design projects set within a broad range of rural and urban contexts.• Study the culture, history and theory of architecture to inform your design projects.• Learn digital modelling and CAD to the most up-to-date industry standards.On this course, you'll join a highly-regarded and successful department, developing a range of practical and technical skills. You'll learn to think creatively and communicate effectively on a range of exciting projects — preparing you for your future career.**How you learn**Design projects are the core of the course, and a significant part of teaching takes part in the design studio.You will learn to conceptualise, analyse and develop your creative imagination, applying this to design problems which increase in complexity throughout the course. Design projects simulate the real-world skills used in architectural practice.Year 1 has a small-scale and domestic focus with an emphasis on environmental principles and three-dimensional investigation through making and drawing.Year 2 has a larger urban scale and international focus and is designed to expand knowledge, imagination, confidence and skills. The year is centred on a European field trip.Year 3 has a strong social and environmental focus with design projects located in the UK.You learn through:• weekly studio-based design tutorials• lectures and seminars• practical workshops• field trips within the UK and Europe• digital classes• visits to important architecture and places• visits to current architectural practices• lectures and talks from practicing architects• specialist consultants from industryThere are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).**Applied learning****Project-based learning**All three years of the course are structured around applied learning. This links your studies to real-world situations.The course seeks to train architects who care about people and the environment, and who appreciate how architecture can have a positive impact on society. Modules in the history and theory of architecture look deep into social and cultural issues, and help to explain how architecture is connected to them. Design projects then apply this knowledge and understanding.A range of software is used for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM), which together allow exploration of the design and the creation of a data-rich environment.**Environmental emphasis**The curriculum specialises in environmental design and introduces fundamental knowledge of environmental science and low-energy design across all three years.We use software that allows the environmental quality and energy performance of buildings to be simulated and tested — this is then used to inform studio design projects. Environmental simulation tools are also used to test 3D proposals in a variety of ways.**Field trips**Field study trips within the UK and Europe broaden your understanding of architecture within contemporary contexts, and prepare you for a variety of scenarios which you will find in practice.**Networking opportunities**We have strong connections with regional and national practices, which allow for excellent employment opportunities. This is aided by industry employer events, such as our end of year exhibition preview, and is aided further by a dedica

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 128

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. We accept General Studies. For example:ABB at A Level.DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and General Studies.We may make you a lower offer after reviewing your portfolio at a selection event.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • 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

    27th out of 58 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    112 53%

    38th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    14th

    34
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    33rd

    23

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