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Architectural Technology (BSc)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Architectural Technology (BSc)

Architectural technologists are specialists in the science of architecture, building design and construction. They work closely with architects and help to turn the architect's concept into reality in the completed construction. Concerned with the technical side of design, they ensure that an attractive functional building performs successfully.

They ensure the right materials are used and that building regulations are met. They also monitor quality assurance, costs and deadlines and will help to lead projects from conception through to completion.

These programmes in Architectural Technology are concerned with buildings and their performance.

The discipline centres on building design and specification; it also embraces project management, legal, cultural, historic and economic factors as well as environmental issues.

The aims of the awards are to:

Enable you to assess accurately a range of technological problems whilst delivering appropriate pragmatic solutions

Provide an in-depth understanding of the technical, economic, legal and organisational aspects embraced within the Architectural Technology profession

Equip you with a range of skills as required by technologists either whilst working in professional practice or within large organisations.

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Admission requirements

Architectural Technology (BSc)

You will need 96 UCAS Tariff points from A levels or their equivalent (240 UCAS tariff points)

An alternative to A levels

Successful completion of an appropriate Access Course


Professional vocational experience

We particularly welcome mature students with relevant vocational or even voluntary experience in the environment sector. The requirements for entry will vary depending on your background. Sometimes we may ask you to take an Access course to prepare you for study, or we may accept you based on your experience alone.

If you have a passion for the environment but a non-standard educational background please do feel free to contact us to discuss your place.

For more information, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year One

  • Fundamentals of Construction Technology
  • Soft Skills, Contract & Legal Responsibilities within the Built Environment
  • Working with Digital Technologies & BIM
  • Material Science and Building Services
  • Architecture Studio 1A
  • Architecture Studio 1B

Year Two

  • Modern and Traditional Construction: Managing the Design and construction process
  • Architectural Studio 2A
  • Architectural Studio 2C
  • Project Control & Contract Administration
  • BIM
  • Profession and Business 1

Year Three

  • Architecture Studio 3B
  • Individual Research Project
  • Integrated Group Project
  • Advanced Construction & Civil Engineering Technology
  • Advanced Building Services and Environmental Design

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Career paths

These programmes combine academic study with the application of professional skills and competencies. It will expose you to the educational requirements necessary to embrace the very highest industry standards and entails developing your knowledge and skills of conservation and restoration technologies, as well as legal, and management areas relevant to all buildings.

It will prepare you for work as a building conservationist and apply for membership of leading built environment professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology (CIAT), the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and the Chartered Institute of Building. In addition to the professional and technical skills specific to building conservation; presentation, communication and team working skills so essential in everyday business, are covered.

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road Carmarthen
SA31 3EP Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

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