What will I learn?

Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change.

KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:

RANKINGS: 93% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of this course (National Student Survey 2020).

ACCREDITATION: This course is accredited by the Chartered Institue of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). We are one of only a few CIAT Centres of Excellence in the UK and abroad.

RAISE YOUR PROFILE IN INDUSTRY: Our longstanding links with companies - both locally and overseas - will inspire and enthuse you. Our associations span major names such as Akarstudios, Virgin Atlantic, Interserve, Benoy Architects, Jacobs, Bouygues UK, Pick Everard, Maber, Lathams, WCAC Group and Millar Management. There are regular guest lectures by leading experts from industry too.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Practical architectural design and technology projects will form the basis of your study. This is supported by field trips, placements and industrial guest lectures as well as studies relating to management, procurement, contracts and professional practice. Computer Aided Design, Building Information Modelling, sketching and model making will play an important role in presenting your ideas.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Between stages two and three of the course, we offer you the chance to go on an optional year-long placement in industry. We strongly encourage you to take this rewarding opportunity and we will support you to find a suitable placement. As part of the placement experience, you can also gain an additional qualification for your CV: the Diploma in Professional Practice.

EXPERT TEACHING: Join one of the UK's oldest standing courses accredited by the Chartered Institue of Architectural Technologists (CIAT): we gained our original accreditation back in 1997 and have built an impressive reputation ever since. Our teaching team will ensure you are taught to a high professional standard and that you have all of the relevant skills required when you graduate.

WHAT YOU'LL COVER: Your first year provides an overview of a wide range of areas including design analysis, Architectural CAD, and Environmental Design and Services. In your second year you will cover topics such as Advanced CAD and BIM, Procurement, Contracts and Legal Studies, and Technolgy and Structures. Modules in your third year will give you the opportunity to learn about Professional Practice and Project Management, Advance Technical Design and Detailing, as well as carrying out an Integrated Project.

HOW YOU WILL LEARN: Practical architectural design and technology projects will form the basis of your study. This is supported by field trips, placements and industrial guest lectures as well as studies relating to management, procurement, contracts and professional puter Aided Design, Building Information Modelling, sketching and model making will play an important role in presenting your ideas.

YOUR CAREER: Our graduates work in architectural practices or take on many different types of roles in consultancy and with central and local government, property developers, building contractors, housing associations, banks, retail enterprises and manufacturing companies.

STUDY OPTIONS: This course is available with an Industrial Placement Year.

Which department am I in?

Department of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,045.00 (US$ 18,579) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Kedleston Road,

Derby,

DE22 1GB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

At least a grade B in either Biology, Physics or Chemistry A Level (or equivalent qualification).

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

Pathways options

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