Why study this course?

London Met’s School of the Built Environment has designed this undergraduate course  to develop you into a knowledgeable and versatile architectural technologist. Architectural technology uniquely combines creativity and innovation, as well as the technical skills needed to assess feasibility, functionality and performance of structures.

You’ll turn complex concepts into reality, developing robust designs and assessing the necessary requirements to turn those designs into sustainably sound constructions. 

On this course,  you’ll become well-versed in the make-up of buildings and building structures, systems, materials and components. You’ll get hands on in production techniques, innovative processes, and sustainable solutions that adhere to legal, regulatory, and statutory requirements.

This exciting BSc will provide you with strong foundations in building science, technology, and management, as well as enhance your technical design skills. You will graduate as a well-rounded professional, fast-tracking you into better career and salary prospects.  
 
In addition, you’ll gain experience collaborating with national and international organisations within the construction and real-estate sector, engaging in authentic learning, assessments and real-world projects. 
 
Experience the opportunities, challenges and excitement that this course has to offer as you develop into a next generation science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professional.
 
You’ll explore all architectural technology has to offer whilst studying in our vibrant and cultural Holloway campus, within a 10-minute tube journey of the City and West End.
More about this course

More about this course

Internationally, the demand for expert architectural technologists is growing. Our School of the Built Environment is committed to developing you into an employable graduate, with the necessary skills sought by employers within the field. On this exciting BSc, you’ll become familiar with tackling real-life design and construction challenges head on, developing specialist skills enabling you to manage the design and construction process. 

As a qualified architectural technologist, you will be an integral member of the design and construction team, from inception to completion. You’ll lead on the management of projects, think creatively out-side the box, ensuring that the technical design, planning and delivery of building  projects are achieved within given timescales, budgets and quality requirements, set out by clients.

Using industry standard technology such as 2D and 3D computer aided design (CAD) software, as well as more traditional drawing methods and model making, your studies will push your creative thinking to the next level, enabling you to successfully produce sustainable and innovative building solutions.

As you progress through your programme, you’ll develop the valuable skills needed to confidently advise clients on designs, project feasibility, specifications and contract management. Health and safety, building legislation, business operations and construction technology are just some of the key skills that you’ll become an expert in. This course will also build upon your problem solving, budget management and people skills.

What's more, our campus is located in London, where you’ll be in close proximity to the influential industry professional bodies,  a wide range of architectural styles, numerous property developers and investors, property companies and private clients. Through guest lectures, fieldwork and site visits, our Architectural Technology BSc will provide you with the opportunity to connect with these types of organisations and prestigious projects, keeping you at the forefront of this exciting and dynamic industry.

Assessment

Modules for this course are generally assessed using more than one type of assessment. Assessment is primarily based on coursework, though some modules will rely on testing methods to confirm your understanding and knowledge of core concepts. For modules where enquiry-based learning is used, industry inspired scenarios will provide the basis for your coursework. 

Your coursework will be a combination of reports, essays, presentations and portfolios. For project modules, you’ll carry out your own research or complete a work-based project, which you’ll then be graded on. 

The program places significant importance on robust technical design and several modules are taught in a studio environment that requires students to fulfill a complex brief, taking their ideas from the concept stage to detailed design. The curriculum emphasizes the science of construction, material specification, and construction details, enabling you to comprehend your part in the built environment sector. The program equips you with the necessary skills to interact with all professionals who impact the contemporary built environment.

Assessments for this course are inclusive, accessible and promote both decolonisation and diversification. This is to aid your critical thinking and awareness on issues relating to diversity, ethnicity, culture and nationality. In addition, we’ll highlight how these issues can impact architectural technologists, as well as the design, construction and operation of the built environment.

Inclusive assessment is achieved using a variety of approaches, including:

  • Case study analysis – by looking at case studies from around the world, you’ll assess the challenges that architectural technologists face when working in different countries and with different cultures. 
  • Project choices – you’ll have the option of various project choices, allowing you to choose where in the world you want your projects to be based. This will give you the opportunity to personalise projects and draw upon your own lived experiences. 


In addition, we have various modules that will allow for assessment choice, whereby you’ll have the opportunity to agree upon your presentation format with the module team. You may wish for your presentation to be live and in person, pre-recorded, or even a powerpoint presentation, with commentary. All presentation formats will include a live scheduled Q&A.

All assessments for this course are developed in-line with the University’s new tariff guidelines and policy.

Professional accreditation

We intend to apply for professional body accreditations for our Architectural Technology BSc from the Chartered In Architectural Technologists and Chartered Association of Building Engineers as soon as possible.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code K243
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University’s standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • A minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • English language and mathematics GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

Accelerated study

If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course, it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. Please see our information for students applying for advanced entry.

To discuss specific qualifications that may make you eligible for advanced entry to this course, please contact courseenquiries@londonmet.ac.uk

Advanced entry to Year 2 and 3 as a top up:
If you’ve done a level 4 and/or level 5 equivalent qualification which maps against our own module learning outcomes, and are looking to top up to a full bachelor’s degree, it is possible to join this course from Year 2 or 3.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa (previously Tier 4) you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our standard requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Module details to be agreed

Where this course can take you

As an architectural technologist graduate, your business knowledge, technical design and people skills will be highly sought by employers, in a range of sectors.
 
Major sources of employment can be found in both the public and private sector. Local and central government bodies provide graduate employment opportunities for this line of work. 
 
Typical employers includes:

  • Architectural and design practices
  • Top UK and global construction companies and consultancies
  • Housing associations
  • Public sector organisation 
  • Specialist consultants including engineering, cost consultants, environmental consultancies
  • Construction and civil engineering contractors

Many of the skills taught on this course are transferable and can prepare you for work in other sectors, such as engineering, manufacturing, general project management and general management. 

Once you have completed this course, you may wish to continue your studies at a postgraduate level. Our School of the Build Environment offers a masters course in Construction Project Management.

Who is this course for?

If you’re a creative and critical thinker, with a proactive mindset, then this is the perfect course for you. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, whether you’re completely new to the subject and or have already established a career path within the industry.

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How to apply

If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.

If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.



When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.
 
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