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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Architectural Technology

Full-time Architecture

Become an expert in the technical, environmental and digital design of buildings at a leading CIAT Centre of Excellence for Architectural Technology.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? K130
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Examine the technical, constructional, digital and environmental aspects of building design on this useful, applied course.
  • Turn concepts into reality — applying a wide range of skills to real-life projects.
  • Join a prestigious and award-winning department that has won the highest number of CIAT Student Awards of any university.
  • Work towards becoming a fully-trained architectural technologist — a highly respected, well-paid member of an architecture team working on exciting building projects.

On this course, you'll study wide-ranging aspects of building design, and be part of an academically outstanding department. On graduating, you'll be ready to take on a range of rewarding, key roles within architecture.


Student View

Watch student Alicia Gurman talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Catherine Basilio talk about this course.


Throughout the course, you'll undertake projects that turn your ideas into reality through highly-developed designs and technical drawings.

You'll work in state-of-the-art facilities and benefit from a comprehensive approach to teaching. This includes everything from the utilising the latest design software, to working in digital collaboration with built environment colleagues across Sheffield Hallam and elsewhere.

You'll also study the professional role of an Architectural Technologist — gaining a thorough appreciation of the current and future state of the construction industry.

You learn through

  • weekly studio-based tutorials
  • lectures and seminars
  • taught software classes
  • practical construction workshops
  • field trips
  • visits to building sites
  • visits to architectural practices
  • work placements

Course leaders and tutors

Catherine Basilio
Catherine Basilio
Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Cath Basilio has worked as a professional architect in a large multi-disciplinary public sector practice for more than 25 years. Her collaborative approach and commu … Read more

Applied learning

Project -based learning

Design projects are set on real sites and locations, and engage with current social, economic and environmental issues. 

On these projects, you will take a brief, create a design, develop a set of technical details and produce complex digital drawings and models ready for construction.

The course offers many other hands-on opportunities. For example, workshop classes cover the practical construction techniques used in the conservation of historic buildings.

You'll also study digital design in depth. The course covers a range of software that 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 course emphasises environmental design and introduces fundamental knowledge of environmental science and low-energy design across all three years. We teach software that allows the environmental quality and energy performance of buildings to be simulated and tested, and this is used to inform studio design projects.

Work Placements

The majority of students will go on work placement after second year. This gives you a great experience ready to get a full-time job after graduation.

You will receive in-depth preparation for your placement, including mock job interviews with professional architectural technologists.

The course is flexible — it is very common to complete the final year as a part-time student, staying on to work in the practice where you went on placement

Networking opportunities

You'll engage with employers and practitioners are invited as studio tutors or visiting lecturers .

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 dedicated employability team. Your Year 3 modules also include several practice and building visits.

You'll also work with students from our overseas partner universities to work collaboratively on the same project.

Field trips

Field study trips, within the UK and Europe, broaden your understanding of architectural technology within contemporary contexts. 

Extracurricular activities organised with our active student society (SHarc) include hands on workshops and the guest lecture series where students invite practitioners to discuss current issues and concerns.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • your own company as a chartered architectural technologist
  • architecture practices in the private and public sector
  • construction companies
  • digital design and management
  • construction project management or design management
  • property developers
  • construction trades
  • teaching in colleges or universities

Accreditation

The degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). CIAT recognises Sheffield Hallam University as an accredited Centre of Excellence for learning and teaching in architectural technology.

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, or entry by selection event with an offer of 96 to 104 points based on performance and portfolio. We accept General Studies. For example:

  • BBC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and General Studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
  • Mathematics at grade C or 4

We may accept GCSE equivalents.

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open college Network accredited course

• Advanced HND/HNC students may be considered for direct entry to year two

All applicants are invited to attend a selection event. We base our offer of a place on your performance at the selection event and your portfolio and may make a reduced offer.

We also consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience will also be considered.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

Meeting the qualification entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these will also be considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website. We welcome applications from people of any age.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Architectural Design Studio 1A Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Architectural Technology Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Archtectural Design Studio 1B Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Communication Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Environment And Technology 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Technical Studio Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Architectural Technology Studio 2 Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Construction Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Environment And Technology 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: History And Conservation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Multidisciplinary Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Architectural Technology Studio 3 Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Environment And Technology 3 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Interdisciplinary Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Technical Report Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Architecture courses (PDF)

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