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- 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.
Watch student Alicia Gurman talk about what it’s like to study this course.
How you learn
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
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
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.
- 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
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'.
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.
|Module: Architectural Design Studio 1||Credits: 40||
|Module: Architectural Technology Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Communication||Credits: 20||
|Module: Environment And Technology 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Technical Studio||Credits: 20||
|Module: Architectural Technology Studio 2||Credits: 40||
|Module: Construction Technology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Environment And Technology 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: History And Conservation||Credits: 20||
|Module: Multidisciplinary Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Architectural Technology Studio 3||Credits: 40||
|Module: Environment And Technology 3||Credits: 20||
|Module: Interdisciplinary Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Technical Report||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
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.
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.
Non-repayable grant of £3,000 per year for three years
Offering four scholarships for undergraduate students joining the department in September 2019 on an eligible course.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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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