If you are creative and like architecture, design, drawing, IT and problem solving, then a career in architectural technology may be right for you. Architectural technologists are involved in developing some of the world’s most iconic structures. As an expert in the science and technology of architecture, you should be able to bring buildability, durability, sustainability and performance to enhance your designs, then oversee the work to make them become reality.During this course, you will
If you are creative and like architecture, design, drawing, IT and problem solving, then a career in architectural technology may be right for you. Architectural technologists are involved in developing some of the world’s most iconic structures. As an expert in the science and technology of architecture, you should be able to bring buildability, durability, sustainability and performance to enhance your designs, then oversee the work to make them become reality.During this course, you will cover the study of architectural design, construction technology and a range of multidisciplinary integrated projects which aims to to help prepare you for your future which could be in building design and construction.We provide opportunities for you to be inspired by historic and contemporary architectural projects on field trips here in the UK and abroad. Recent students have undertaken fully funded trips to London and Rome, as well as subsidised visits to Cardiff and Barcelona. UK and abroad field trips may be subject to availability, appropriate visa requiements and additional fees.Our facilities include the Coventry University Simulation Centre, which is one of the most advanced interactive people training and development centre’s in the UK, as well as studios and laboratories equipped with the latest versions of 2D, 3D and CAD visualisation software, building information management (BIM) software and building performance analysis programs.We enjoy excellent links with the industry including Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology, TRADA and the BRE, many of whom provide direct input into course development as members of our Building Advisory Board. You could also gain involvement with the construction community through networking and placement opportunities, which may enhance your employment prospects on graduation.You will be taught by staff with academic and professional experience in architectural practice, civil engineering and the construction industry. We also have a strong portfolio of industry-related research, particularly in the areas of low carbon building technology, sustainable construction materials and engineering education, to ensure you stay abreast of new technologies and emerging issues.The course sits together with other built environmental disciplines such as building surveying, construction managers, quantity surveyors, building services engineers and civil engineers. This represents the multi-disciplinary nature of the construction industry and provides students on the course with some context in relation to their role and to other professions that they will interact within throughout their professional careers.**Key Course Benefits*** Ranked 5th in the UK for 'Architecture’ by the Guardian University Guide 2020.* In the most recent 2019 National Student Survey (NSS), 100% said that staff are good at explaining things and that the course was intellectually stimulating.* Collaborative links with universities in 20 countries around the world, including Spain, USA, Denmark, Italy and France, giving you the chance for you to spend part of your studies abroad* Studios and laboratories equipped with the latest versions of CAD software including 2D, 3D and visualisation software, building information management software and building performance analysis programs.* The opportunity to take part in events where you could meet members of the local design and building community, and attend professional development meetings held by the professional institutions on campus.* Primarily common first year makes it possible to transfer to construction management, building surveying, quantity surveying or commercial management in the second year if you wish, after successful completion of first year.
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Established as a university in the 1990s, Coventry University has more than 27,000 students and is one of two universities in Coventry.
Four academic faculties make up the university, with each faculty divided into different schools. These are:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
There are three campuses, including one in the city centre where the majority of university operations take place. There are also a further two campuses outside of Coventry, in Scarborough and London. The Coventry city centre campus has undergone a £160m regeneration and expansion project.
The university ranked 12th in the Guardian University Guide 2018, its highest ranking yet, and received the title of Top New University in the Complete University Guide 2018.