Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Architectural Technology

Gain industry experience as you learn how to take a building from concept to completion. You’ll enhance your design skills and technical understanding of how buildings work.

Architectural Technology

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Design and detail buildings to bring ideas to life
  • Enhance your understanding of working in the field through site visits and live projects
  • Work on a wide range of design projects, from small domestic to large-scale commercial buildings
  • Study a variety of subjects to become proficient in construction technology, materials, legislation and management
  • Spend time in the design studio, using industry-standard design suites to develop and apply your skills on building design projects

Explore student work

Visit the architectural technology showcase to explore a range of projects and work from students studying this course.

Work in industry

You’ll have the chance to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry, which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total. A sandwich year can help with your studies and make it easier to get a job after graduation. It can also build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV.

We advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Build professional contacts

You’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work to visiting professionals from industry and to make contacts in the industry through professional development sessions. This is where we invite experts to review and feedback on your work, as well as showcase presentations from CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists).

Professional qualification

Successful completion of this course provides exemption from the educational requirements of the CIAT professional qualification. Graduates of the course are eligible to apply for associate membership of CIAT and begin the professional qualification.

Software used

The dedicated Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite and specialist software, such as REVIT, will allow you to develop skills in 3D design and building information modelling.

Why study Architectural Technology at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Fantastic placements and sandwich year opportunities
  2. Industry standard specialist facilities/software and regional site visits
  3. Opportunity to network with industry professionals
  4. Industry experienced expert teaching team
  5. Live projects, including construction site visits offer an insight to construction processes and the workings of building sites 

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