BSc (Hons)

Architectural Technology

Teaching & Learning

Delivered through lectures, tutorials and studio-based work, each of the modules you study will help to build your identity as an architectural technologist. You will also work closely with other construction students allowing you to experience the professional structures you will be a part of in the workplace. In each year of study, you will take five core modules. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

Designed to prepare you for the following years study, your first year modules will provide you with a base knowledge of the areas associated with the industry. It will also provide you with an introduction to the software packages currently used by architectural technologists. Your assignments and design-related projects will help you develop good research and presentation skills ready for your second year.

What you'll learn

An introduction to building physics and the building services systems found within dwellings, with a particular emphasis on low carbon buildings.
Understanding the properties of materials is essential both in design and construction. You'll look at a range of materials including metals, cements, concrete, engineering soils and clay brick.
An introduction to building physics and the building services systems found within dwellings, with a particular emphasis on low carbon buildings.
Understanding the properties of materials is essential both in design and construction. You'll look at a range of materials including metals, cements, concrete, engineering soils and clay brick.

This year will build on what you learned during your first year of study. You will apply your knowledge to new situations, considering how problems arise and what you might do to solve them. You will work with students from other construction based courses to understand how they approach these problems and what you can do to support each other to achieve your combined goal of answering these problems.

What you'll learn

This course offers the opportunity 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.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

On your return from placement, you will continue to develop your understanding of the industry and the need to deal with problems quickly and accurately. Once again you will join with other students of different professional backgrounds, the majority of which will also have been on placement, to produce a significant piece of work based on a real-life situation.

What you'll learn