Architectural Design and Technology (FdSc)

University of West London the United Kingdom

For more information about Architectural Design and Technology at University of West London, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 6935

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 11500

All study options

About Architectural Design and Technology at University of West London

Course summary

This vocationally focused technology and design course has been designed specifically for people with experience of working in the building and design industry. The course aims to prepare you for a professional role through developing skills transferable to other design areas of the built environment.

Why choose this course?

On this course you will learn about the inter-relationships and multidisciplinary nature of the built environment, and gain a broad understanding of the work of fellow professionals in neighbouring disciplines.

You will examine how architectural technologists use their knowledge to make sure domestic, commercial and industrial building designs work as intended in real life. You will also look at the role of design and development, which are increasingly complex processes, where reconciling the needs of the client, community and environment means design proposals and detailed decisions are challenging and need expert judgement.

The skills you will learn include:
  • Design Procedures and Procurement
  • CAD and BIM
  • Building Surveying and Adaptation
  • Design Technology.
During the course, we will arrange visits to construction sites and the manufacturers of construction materials. 
A seminar is organised every week during term time, where professionals, academics and people from professional accreditation organisations will be invited to speak. This will help the students to widen their knowledge and gain a greater understanding of the industry and industry practice. The school also organises some research seminars, which are open to the undergraduate students.
We occasionally organise for students to participate in competitions held by some professional bodies. 
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). By completing it, you will be on a path to a career as a chartered architectural technologist or a similar career, such as a consultant, teacher or industrial trainer.

Career and study progression

This course will equip you for a career as an architectural technologist in construction. You will learn the knowledge and skills required for this role, as well as for other design roles within the field of built environment.

You may wish to go on to further study, eg our BSc Architectural Design and Technology, to specialise in a subject you've already explored, or learn something new. 
For more details, please see the Career and study progression section.

Other options available for FdSc Architectural Design and Technology

  • Part time - September 2018, Ealing site


Fees for home and EU students

Main fee£6,935

Fees for overseas students

Main fee£11,500Find out if you are a home or overseas student.


Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:

  • Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
  • Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year. 

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardFdScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 6935International course feesGBP 11500

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

This course is designed only for the applicants who are currently employed in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry, and intend to study this course on a part-time basis.

You will need:

  • 72 UCAS tariff points or equivalent qualifications at Level 3
  • Level 2 maths and English.

This course particularly welcomes applicants with the following qualifications:

  • Progression or Advanced Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Progression or Advanced Diploma in Engineering
  • Courses in a related subject area such as National Certificate/Diploma in Construction/Civil Engineering/Engineering.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

Join Our Newsletter


Sign up to today for free and be the first to hear about any new study abroad opportunities

Subscribe Now