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?
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.
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.
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.
Career and study progression
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 studentsMain fee£6,935
Fees for overseas studentsMain 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.