801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
The Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, United Kingdom

Architectural Design and Technology (Accelerated Day-Release) - University of Salford

**Behind every grand design is great technical expertise. As our built environment becomes more complex, the BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology Accelerated Day Release degree at Salford is your gateway to a rewarding career making building concepts a reality.** Architectural technologists specialise in the science and art of architecture. They apply high-level design skills and sophisticated technology to connect an architect’s concept to its final construction. If you’re fascinated by the technical side of architecture, our Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) accredited course will guide you through the technical, constructional and environmental aspects of building creation. Salford is a leading centre for architecture - we’re consistently ranked in the World Top 100 universities (QS 2018) for Architecture and Built Environment study. Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing Manchester, recently voted the UK’s most liveable city.* You’ll follow a three-year, modular programme based on industry skills and competencies. You’ll study architectural theory alongside practical design projects, delivered in a collaborative studio culture that reflects how contemporary architecture firms work. Drawing on our strong industry connections, you’ll develop strong design awareness and a solid understanding of construction processes. You’ll study alongside other architecture students to learn how the built environment works. You’ll manage design information, develop BIM and digital design skills and enhance your design portfolio, drawing on guest lectures and live briefs to present and interact with industry. The global built environment sector is increasingly reliant on technology to create sustainable urban spaces, placing the skills of our architectural design and technology graduates in great demand. Architectural technologists, working in roles such as BIM specialist or CAD design technician, are highly-sought by architectural and urban design practices, planning consultancies, developers and local government. Covering the same content as a standard undergraduate degree, the accelerated degree is taught over three trimesters rather than two semesters. This more intense mode of study means that you can complete your degree in a shorter period of time, so you progress more quickly into work or further study. If you choose to study Architectural Design and Technology as a day-release accelerated degree, you will complete it in three years rather than five. **Features** - Apply modelling and analysis to explore interactions between a building and its internal and external environments - Study the relationships between shape, material, performance, load, and construction - Explore the role of nature, people and technology in design, and the environmental dimensions that influence the building design process - Develop critical awareness and appreciation of architectural design, with the ability to design solutions for new and existing structures - Understand fabrication, contemporary construction and 3-D conceptions, developing competence in digital construction and BIM - Build core skills required by a built environment professional, including team working, critical analysis, problem solving and project management - Fit your studies around your employment and complete them more quickly than a standard part-time degree *The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018