BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology

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Introduction to our Architectural Technology Degree

Use your creative skills to turn architectural designs into sustainable, liveable buildings – and learn to take the lead on major construction projects.

Student work

See some award-winning work from our Architectural Technology students.

Architectural Technology student work

Architectural technologists are a key part of any construction team, qualified to lead construction projects from design through to completion.

At ARU, our Architectural Technology degree course focuses on the link between building design and production. It gives you the technical understanding to bridge the two – and take the lead on major built environment projects.

In our specialist model-making studios and out on site visits, we’ll explore the technology of architecture. You’ll become adept at fine-tuning the design of buildings so that they’re truly usable, liveable and sustainable.

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Specialist studios

At ARU you’ll be based in our School of Architecture, with use of:

  • Project Design Studio
  • Architecture Studios
  • Digital Model Making Studio
  • Mechanical Engineering Workshop containing laser cutters and model fabrication space
  • 3D printing studio

Our University is renowned for its medical engineering and specialist 3D printers are available to all students. Take a guided tour and meet our students.

Learn outside the classroom

All our Architectural Technology students can take part in:

There’s also the chance to take an optional placement year as part of this course, and gain practical work experience.


Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

Our three-year degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), and designated as a Construction Industries Board course in the built environment.

Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Our three-year degree is accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).


What jobs can I do with a degree in architectural technology?

With a degree in Architectural Technology, you’ll be ready to work in a range of architectural and construction roles.

There are plenty of options to choose from. You might manage building projects, making sure that budgets and deadlines are met, the correct materials are used, and regulations are satisfied. You might pursue opportunities in manufacturing and processing, town planning, management, or Government institutions.

You could set up a practice on your own, join an established architecture or design practice, or take freelance jobs with firms such as property developers.

Graduation doesn't need to be the end of your time with us, of course. If you’d like to continue your studies, we offer a range of postgraduate degrees including our MSc Construction Project Management and MSc Town Planning. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.


"ARU is a great place to learn, which is welcoming and rewarding. [It’s] given me the tools to become the success that I have."


BA (Hons) Architectural Technology graduate and Head of Technical Department, Redrow plc

Brandon's story

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

Your guide to placements