Architectural Design and Technology with Foundation Year, Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

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About Architectural Design and Technology with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University

This course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of the architectural design process, and opportunity to acquire the necessary skills required to become a professional architectural technologist.

Focusing on these three core areas; design, technology and management of building projects. By the time you graduate you will be able to ensure buildings function as they intend too, making you a key candidate for employers.

What will I study?

This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme. 

Whilst delving into the three core themes; design, technology and management of building projects, you’ll gain skills in design, using both manual and digital methods, as well as emerging technologies used in the construction of buildings and structures.

This course focuses on practical, in-demand skills. Your time spent experiencing studio practices will mirror the professional practices so not only can you ensure buildings function as they are intended to, but you also understand how business within the sector functions.

Central to your learning will be the time you will spend in the design studio using industry-standard design suites to develop and apply your skills on building design projects. You will study a variety of subjects to become proficient in construction technology, materials, legislation and management. You’ll learn how to negotiate and manage the design process, whilst also understanding how to implement technical knowledge in developing practical and creative solutions, which meet existing working practices and legislation.

You will develop the valuable ability to plan and design buildings embracing social, technological, environmental, ethical and cultural perspectives, meeting the client’s requirements and expectations.

This course will prepare you to work as part of a project team, administering procurement strategies and contract procedures, providing support and co-ordination to turn the design into reality.

Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules in both your first and second year from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers.

On completion of the course, you will know how to design and detail many kinds of buildings and communicate your designs effectively using the latest industry-standard software. You will learn to specify materials, components and assemblies to satisfy agreed briefs and standards in terms of time, cost and quality.

For further details please visit our website.

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  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

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0330 123 2023

Entry requirements

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