The course is your gateway to a career in architectural technology – through live projects with real clients, studio work, guest lectures from industry leaders, and exciting placement opportunities, you'll learn how buildings are created, procured, constructed and managed.This course will enable you to develop a practical and imaginative approach, equipped with the skills and knowledge to create efficient design solutions. It's the only Architectural Technology course in the UK to be triple-accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Chartered Institute of Buildings (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content. You'll study in a studio culture that reflects a modern architectural technology practice, preparing you for your graduate career from day one. As a specialist in architectural technology, you'll be the link between concept and reality. You'll learn to identify, assess and challenge client and user requirements, translating ideas and possibilities into effective and practical building solutions. You'll benefit from excellent employability prospects; 96% of our BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology sandwich students are in work or further study, just six months after graduating (DLHE survey 2014-15), whilst 100% of our students are satisfied with their student experience (National Student Survey, 2016). Take part in live design projects, with briefs from real clients. Previous clients have included Nottingham City Council and Gedling Country Park. Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement. The majority of our placement students also receive a salary. Explore local and international architectural technology, with inspiring trips in the UK and abroad included in your course fees. Recently students have travelled to Copenhagen as part of the course. Work in our inspiring RIBA award-winning buildings, offering industry-standard facilities and studios, including a dedicated model making studio. Take part in competitions, sponsored by companies such as Benoy, Saunders and DL Lacey, who return year-on-year due to the high quality of our students. Network with industry professionals and display your work at our annual Architecture Exchange employability event.