Architectural Technology BSc (Hons) (K130)


Coventry University

Architectural Technology BSc (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 60%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury 55% 55%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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An Architectural Technology degree requires a creative, insightful mind and can help you progress to a stimulating and fulfilling career.

Architectural technology brings together the disciplines of architectural design and construction technology – creating, planning and managing manage building projects that not only look aesthetically pleasing, but also incorporate sound structural, environmental and construction aspects within their design.

This course, accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), prepares you to play a pivotal role in the construction industry – one of the world’s largest and most influential industries – as an architectural or building technologist.

Ranked among the 15 best universities in the country for ‘Architecture’ in the Guardian University Guide 2018, Coventry has been educating construction professionals for over half a century. We enjoy outstanding levels of student satisfaction – 100% overall in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) 2016. 

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.


Course information

This course aims to prepare you to provide technical and aesthetic contributions to building projects, making sure that designs are buildable, durable, sustainable, economical and easy to maintain.

As such, you will cover a broad range of topics and develop skills and expertise important to all construction professions: architectural design, technical knowledge and understanding, communication, problem solving and personal development.

We place an emphasis on the architectural design process, the cultural and economic environment in which development takes place, building performance analysis and the construction technologies available to achieve sustainable building solutions. You will also be given a solid grounding in the drawing and modelling of architectural forms, together with the research techniques to assess materials and components.

Year one:

In the first year, primarily common to other building disciplines, you will be introduced to the fundamental topics of building design and the construction process, which are essential to practitioners in all construction professions, such as what constitutes good building design and what causes damage to buildings.


  • Design Studies (Building)
  • Construction Technology and Building Materials
  • Group Project 1
  • Academic and Professional Development Skills
  • Construction Technology and Building Science
  • Building Practice – Architectural Technology
Year two:

In the second year, you will focus on more advanced methods of architectural technology; you will examine the design approaches for a complete building, taking into consideration factors such as the relationship between user requirements, spatial layouts and the built form. We will look at current practice in the use of 3D modelling software and evaluate the role of 3D software in the design of buildings, the production drawing process and digital visualisation techniques.

Touching on examples of contemporary practice, we will explore the broader issues affecting building design, including building regulations, law of land and property, relevant health and safety legislation, together with the economics of land and property development. You should learn to compare and assess development options available for differing sites, for example within the context of the town and country planning process in the United Kingdom. We will examine the processes of physical development in cities, towns and the countryside, focusing on the drivers behind land development and how and how town and country planning influences this.


  • Law for Construction Professionals
  • Group Project 2
  • Academic and Professional Development in Practice
  • Construction Technology
  • Architectural Development and Planning
  • Domestic Construction Methods and Detailing
  • Commercial Construction and Design Development 
Placement year:

Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution. Past students have undertaken placements working within architecture practices all over the UK.


  • Professional Training
  • Study Abroad
Final year:

In your final year, you should deepen your knowledge of the role of professional practitioners in the construction industry, as an independent practitioner or as an employee in a design office. We will cover professionalism and codes of behaviour, as well as skills relating to setting up in private practice, commercial development and management of a professional practice in the built environment sector.

The course culminates in a research-informed design project and an integrated design and construction planning project in collaboration with other students from our construction courses.


  • Contract Management
  • Group Project 3
  • Technical Project
  • Design Project
  • Professional Practice and Management 

Why choose this course?

If you are creative and like architecture, design, drawing, IT and problem solving, then a career in architectural technology may be right for you.

Architectural technologists are involved in developing some of the world’s most iconic structures. As an expert in the science and technology of architecture, you should be able to bring buildability, durability, sustainability and performance to enhance your designs, then oversee the work to make them become reality.

During this professionally accredited course, we will cover the study of architectural design, construction technology and a range of multidisciplinary integrated projects to help prepare you for your future as a specialist in building design and construction.

We provide opportunities for you to be inspired by historic and contemporary architectural projects on fieldtrips here in the UK and abroad. Recent students have undertaken fully funded trips to London and Rome, as well as subsidised visits to Cardiff and Barcelona.

Our facilities include the Coventry University Simulation Centre, which is the most advanced interactive people training and development centre in the UK, as well as studios and laboratories equipped with the latest versions of 2D, 3D and CAD visualisation software, building information management (BIM) software and building performance analysis programs,

We enjoy excellent links with the industry including Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologist, Chartered Institute of Building, TRADA and the BRE many of whom provide direct input into course development as members of our Building Advisory Board. You could also gain involvement with the construction community through networking and placement opportunities, which can enhance your employment prospects on graduation.

You will be taught by staff with academic and professional experience in architectural practice, civil engineering and the construction industry. We also have a strong portfolio of industry-related research, particularly in the areas of low carbon building technology, sustainable construction materials and engineering education, which ensures you stay abreast of new technologies and emerging issues.  

International experience opportunities

Construction is a global industry with the demand for building professionals overseas set to rise dramatically. The United Nations has identified nine countries, which will account for half the world’s population growth between now and 2050: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, the US, Indonesia and Uganda.

The content of the course continuously refers to the international context in which architecture takes place, which gives an international perspective to your studies and future career. For example, we draw on case studies such as the ancient and modern architecture of Rome or Gaudi in Barcelona.

You will have the opportunity to go on at least one fully university funded study trip overseas to look at architecture and building design outside the UK. Recent destinations have included Rome in Italy and Barcelona in Spain.

If you opt for a sandwich year, you can spend time studying abroad; we currently have links with other universities in Malaysia, Oman, Canada, France, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands, which provide opportunities for student and staff exchanges and joint student projects. 


How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: 

September 2018

  • £9,250 (per year)

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