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•MSc Architectural Technology & Building Performance
UCAS code: Duration: 3 years
Study type: Part-Time Distance Learning
Developed to meet the demands of the modern construction industry, this course incorporates current construction techniques and explores the latest regulatory and commercial issues.
You will build on your existing qualifications or experience in this area to develop a good knowledge of architectural technology, building performance and the legislative framework that governs the industry.
Developed to meet the demands of the modern construction industry, this course incorporates current construction techniques and explores the latest regulatory and commercial issues. You'll build on your existing qualifications or experience in this area to develop a good knowledge of architectural technology, building performance and the laws that govern the industry. The course offers a well balanced blend of theory and practice which prepares you for the workplace. So you'll gain a broad understanding of the construction industry but also learn how to apply this to create design solutions.
The course is built around the knowledge and current applied research of three of the University's key research units; the Building Performance Centre, Scottish Energy Centre and the Centre for Timber Engineering. You'll study taught modules which provide you with the knowledge and experience required to complete a major design project and continue on to a successful career in construction.
The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists confirms that this is an approved Masters programme and graduates who gain this award meet the Institute’s requirements for Associate membership for progression to Chartered Membership.
As well as the knowledge base that the course provides you with, you will also gain transferable skills in research, communication, organisation, problem solving and presentation.
Entry to the course
The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in architecture or architectural technology (RIBA Part 1 accredited) in order to be eligible for the programme.
We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. There may also be a portfolio requirement if you apply with less than an Honours degree, this would be confirmed on submission of the application to the Admissions Team.
If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.
This course requires the standard IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent.
Taught per 20credits* £870
This course comprises 180 credits (120 credits taught + 60 credit dissertation).
Fees for taught modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20), where-as the dissertation rate shown is for the complete module.
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