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Architectural Technology
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BSc (Hons)
Architectural Technology

Undergraduate course
Surveying & Planning

Take an architect's ideas and bring them to life - we will give you the skills to take a building from concept to completion.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Northern Terrace, City Campus

Your Course

    CIAT
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Our architecture student Matt Riley was shortlisted in a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) competition for his work with local firm, Edward Architecture.
Entry Requirements
120 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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Careers

  • Chris Quaile

Careers

Chris Quaile
Graduate Building Surveyor, Jones Lang LaSalle

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

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“From building surveying and quantity surveying to project management, planning and law, my course gave me the diverse knowledge I require in my current role. My tutors inspired me to learn more about this industry and introduced me to AutoCAD software, which has been invaluable for my job. The hands-on experience I gained gave me that extra step up the career ladder to help me succeed.

MODULES & LEARNING

Understanding the properties of materials is essential both in design and construction. You'll look at a range of materials including metals, cements, concrete, engineering soils and clay brick.

An introduction to building physics and the building services systems found within dwellings, with a particular emphasis on low carbon buildings.

Develop your skills in the design of a small scale building appropriate to a conceptual stage, studying drawing techniques and the use of a range of construction-related software.

Build your understanding of the principles, techniques and processes involved in the design and construction of dwellings. You'll examine how functional requirements of building elements are met, keeping in line with the most recent building regulations.

An insight into the aspects of law which will affect you in your future as a construction professional. It will cover contract law, environmental issues, torts and health and safety.

You will work individually, collating and reflecting on evidence from your workplace in selected areas of performance. We'll prepare you for lifelong professional development.

Enhance your practical skills by performing within in a team environment. You will have the opportunity to engage with and evaluate complex problems within the built environment and provide an opportunity to identify and present development based solutions.

Acquire expertise in the design of a large scale building appropriate to the planning stage, looking at areas such as sustainability, architectural drawing, access and low energy design.

We'll take you through the basic principles of construction law, both in common law and through the selection of standard forms of construction contracts which embrace a range of procurement routes.

Explore the theories behind why we construct buildings the way we do, why certain construction materials are married together and how to apply building regulations to the process.

Increase your knowledge, understanding and application of the principles and techniques used in the erection, maintenance and use of non-domestic buildings such as high-rise buildings and structures.

We will provide you with a close link between academic study and professional practice - you will look at the integration of a wide range of material producing solutions to design problems.

Learn the financial and commercial aspects of architectural practice and develop an appreciation of professional ethics.

Develop an appreciation for line weights, how to layout details, presentation skills and an appreciation of your future role in the industry.

We will show you the techniques and processes involved in the adaptation, refurbishment and retrofit of existing buildings. You'll look at challenges in ensuring refurbishment is sustainable, meeting statutory and functional requirements.

Utilising industry and profession recognised standards and competencies, this module credits you with experiential learning gained in the workplace.

Take on a group project centred on solving problems of a compound and complex nature which require an interdisciplinary approach.

Our dedicated Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite and specialist software, such as REVIT, will allow you to develop skills in 3D design and building information modelling. You will make contacts in the industry through professional development sessions, presentations from CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists) and visiting professionals.

You are strongly encouraged to join CIAT and undertake a placement year - it is an opportunity for invaluable industry experience, helping you in gaining employment on graduation. Site visits and live projects, running in conjunction with other courses in the built environment, will further enhance your understanding of working in the field.
  • Mohammad Dastbaz
    Professor Mohammad Dastbaz Professor Mohammad Dastbaz
    Dean & Pro Vice Chancellor

    We aim to provide innovation in curriculum, engagement with current industry practices and standards, and to give our students the experience of working with staff whose research has national and international reputation.

    Mohammad is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology,having joined our University in June 2011 from the University of East London. A well published researcher, with over 50 refereed conference and Journal publications, his research profile includes many funded research programmes including JISC and EU FP7 projects. Mohammad’s first degree was in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He then went on to complete a PhD in the 'Design, Development and Evaluation of Multimedia Based Learning Systems' at Kingston University. In 1989 he set up one of the UK's first multimedia PC companies, 'Systems 2000'.
  • BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology - Tahira Hamid, Senior Lecturer

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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Facilities

  • Design Studios
    Design Studios

    Our modern multi-media studios include a dedicated CAD suite and specialist software, such as REVIT, allowing students to develop skills in 3D design and building information modelling.

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24/7, every day of the year. However you like to work, we have got you covered with group and silent study areas, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    Broadcasting Place provides students with creative and contemporary learning environments, is packed with the latest technology and is a focal point for new and innovative thinking in the city.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

  • Architecture and Art Studio
    Architecture and Art Studio

    Architecture students gain access to our extensive studio facilities – including workshop and computer modelling software – to design and build projects.

  • Northern Terrace
    Northern Terrace

    Based at our City Campus, only a short walk from Leeds city centre, Northern Terrace is home to our School of Built Environment & Engineering.

Northern Terrace, City Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
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    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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