Why study architectural technology and design?
The evolution of architectural forms is influenced by culture and fashion, society and economics, climate and geography, security and self-preservation.
For architecture to be able to respond to these factors, we need to apply technology.
In the past, technological limitations imposed restrictions on architecture. These days, technology is almost limitless and architectural expression can develop in exciting ways.
Why UWE Bristol?
BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology and Design (with Foundation Year) is accredited by Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
This is one of five courses that cover different specialisms in architecture. We produce sought-after graduates with specialist knowledge and the skill to create exciting buildings.
This course equips you to become a chartered architectural technologist, working at the heart of the contemporary construction industry.
Gain a solid understanding of technological progression in construction, and where it sits within the history of architecture.
Study and apply design concepts and construction technologies to a range of building problems. Sketch and assess buildings that inspire and inform your work on day and residential field trips.
Learn from industry-experienced tutors and work on a series of live briefs for real clients in our well-equipped studios. Collaborate with students across a range of disciplines and build your professional portfolio with practical design projects.
Take a year out to work in a professional practice and gain valuable real-world experience that improves your employability.
Our students become designers who can skilfully communicate ideas and contract managers who can control the procurement process.
You will be eligible to apply for an additional year of study (between years two and three) at one of our partner institutions abroad. Places for the additional year of study are limited and selection is competitive and subject to availability.
Where can it take me?
There’s a wide range of career opportunities for technologists with design skills.
You could go on to work in architectural and engineering practices in the public or private sectors, or for contractors and developers, project managers and systems manufacturers.
Take a look at our online yearbook of student projects from our architecture and product design courses.
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