• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Are you a creative thinker with a passion for technology and architecture? The Architectural Design and Technology (Hons) programme at Solent University explores three branches of the fascinating architectural technology industry: design, technology and professional practice. This is complemented by units in sustainable environmental design and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
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Overview

The Architectural Design and Technology (Hons) programme at Solent University equips students with a strong grounding in architectural design, construction technology, technical design and professional practice.

Solent architectural design and technology students have the opportunity to showcase their final-year projects to employers and the public at our end-of-year Summer Show, and in the past students have secured graduate employment as a result.

Students also have the opportunity to work in our architectural technology studio. Fully-equipped with the latest version of industry standard software, this modern studio space was developed to give a sense of the feel and atmosphere of a working professional studio, bringing students together from various built environment courses to collaborate as they would in the real-world workplace. 

Solent students will study in the heart of an exciting city undergoing significant development, from the royal pier project, the new cultural quarter and Watermark West Quay to Solent University’s own Spark building. 

Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for a range of careers within a number of organisations, such as architectural and architectural technology practices, local authorities and building contractors.

The majority of our graduates find employment as architectural technologists within architectural practices, such as ADAM Architecture, HPW, Stride Treglown, HGP Architects and even as far afield as Spain and Australia. Some graduates work for local government, such as Hampshire County Council and Dorset County Council.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architectural Design Principles
  • Introduction to Architectural Technology
  • Science of the Built Environment
  • Construction and Sustainable Technology
  • Principles of Business Environment
  • Management in the Built Environment

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    56

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A minimum of two completed A-levels in an appropriate subject, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DM.
  • A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered in conjunction with other qualifications.
  • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered, for more information on entry points click here.
  • Applications from mature students and non-standard applicants may also be considered – contact the admissions office for further information.
  • Direct entry to year two may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject.
  • Alternative entry to this course is available through the Design Foundation Year. 

TOEFL IBT;

  • Approx. Cost £170
  • Undergraduate 80 (min. 19 in each component)

 Pearson Versant;

  • Approx. Cost £40-50
  • Undergraduate 56 (51 in each component)

   IELTS Indicator

  • Approx. Cost $145
  • Undergraduate 6.0 (5.5 in each component)

Duolingo

  •  Approx. Cost $49/£40
  • Undergraduate Overall 100

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13260 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Southampton

  • 697 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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