What will I learn?

Overview

Architectural technology focuses on the technical aspects of building design and construction. This includes the need for an innovative and sustainable design approach in terms of environmental, economic and social impacts. Architectural technologists develop the conceptual design through to construction, ensuring buildings are well designed and detailed, whilst being functional and energy efficient. Validated by Ulster University, the course is designed for people who are interested in a career in architectural technology, who require a foundation degree to progress to higher academic qualifications and/or to enhance employment prospects. Assessment is by a combination of coursework, practical and written examination and includes a 400-hour work placement period in the second year of the course.

Career Prospects

Progression is by articulation to the second year of Ulster University’s BSc Hons Architectural Technology and Management, with a further two years of study required. Within Ulster University alternative routes may include the BSc Hons in Building Surveying. Alternatively, you can undertake further study for a degree in another construction-related discipline or progress to employment in the construction industry.

As an Architectural Technology student you will gain a broad range of knowledge within the design and construction of the Built Environment. These skills will integrate building design use of CAD or BIM with aspects of material specification, science of building comfort, economics, estimating, law and contracts. There are a range of potential employment opportunities and roles including Architectural Technology or Architectural practices, contractors, Building Control or other companies in the construction supply chain. BIM skills developed during the course provide another emerging opportunity and role within a number of sectors in recent years.

Which department am I in?

Belfast Metropolitan College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Millfield Campus

Millfield,

Belfast,

Northern Ireland,

BT1 1HS, Northern Ireland

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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