Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Architectural Technology

Gain valuable industry experience while learning how to take a building from concept to completion, enhancing your design skills and technical understanding of how buildings work.

Architectural Technology

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    K130
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

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

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).

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. Real-life projects.
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BSc Architectural technology - Eustice john Find out from current student Eunice John and alumni Christian Verril, why they chose to study Architectural Technology and how the course helped them gain hands-on experience to kick-started their careers in Architecture.

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