Architectural Design Technology

Course Introduction

Architectural Design Technology is an interdisciplinary course that blends architecture with building engineering, building technology and construction management. Our team of architects, architectural technologists, and engineers will equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need for a rewarding career in this growing field. You will benefit from the contribution of architects and professionals from world-renown practices such as Foster and Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Make Architects, SOM, Rogers Stirk Harbour, ARUP, and Atkins.

The course has a strong grounding in design projects and is particularly recognisable by its ‘hands-on’ approach to architectural design. There is a strong focus on technical studies as well as computer software for Computer Aided Drawing (AutoCAD, Revit, BIM, Adobe Illustrator, Rhino), and building design and energy performance simulations (Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), and Design Builder). We have world class laboratories and workshops including digital and robotic manufacture (laser cutters, 3D pronters, robotic arm).

The programme can be studied in either full-time (3 years or 4 years if you choose to do a placement year) or part-time mode (6 years). Apprenticeship routes have also been introduced in 16/17, in which employers within the construction sector have approached the University to offer Construction Design Management as an apprenticeship route on a part-time basis.

Course Modules

Year One: Introduction to the Built Environment (core) Building Technology & Materials (core) Architectural Design Resolution 1 (core) Technical Studies, Computing and Representation 1 (core)

Year two: Legal and Regulatory Framework (core) Contract Law in Construction (core) Tendering, Estimating & Cost Control (core) Architectural Design Resolution 2 (core) Technical Studies, Computing and Representation 2 (core)

Year three: Professional & Corporate Studies (core) Built Asset Management & Development (core) Architectural Design Investigation (core) Architectural Design Resolution 3 (core) Technical and Professional Studies and Professional Studies (core)

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees