Course Information

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Architectural Technology with Sustainable Design

Ulster University

Level 5


This course is designed for those who are interested in a career in architectural technology where you require a foundation degree to progress to a higher-level academic qualification or where seeking to enhance employment prospects. As such, the programme provides the cutting edge design skills and knowledge necessary for the construction industry. It will provide you with specific practical and professional skills, analysis, organisation, design, teamwork and communication. The course aims to leave you equally prepared to progress to complete your Honours Degree, to directly enter employment as a highly skilled employee, or to start your own business.


Duration: Session dependent
Hours per Week: Session dependent
Total Hours: Session dependent
Day(s): Session dependent
Start Time: Session dependent
End Time: Session dependent

Additional Information

During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

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Course Content

During the course you will have the opportunity to study: Sustainable Construction 1 Construction Surveying Digital Surveying Emerging Technologies & CADD 1 Environmental Science & Materials Mathematics & Structures Emerging Technologies & CADD 2 Measurement & Construction Economics Building Services and Renewable Energy Sustainable Construction 2 Maintenance & Adaptation Law & Construction Contract Supervised Work Based Learning Design Principals & Procedures Computer Applications and Graphics Modules are subject to change under revalidation. Many of your specialist design activities will be conducted in the newly created IDEA Centre in the Omagh Campus, one of our award winning innovation centres. The course also involves site visits, guest speakers, specialist design workshops and field surveys.

Assessment Method

Assessment will be carried out by a variety of methods. These will include the use of coursework assignments and end of module examinations as well as group activities and professional presentations. You will also be assessed in the workplace as part of your six month industrial placement.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree you may progress to Year 2 of the Honours Degree in Architectural Technology and Management at Ulster University with exemption from the placement year. You can, therefore, complete an honours degree within the same length of time as a Learner who enrols directly to university at the beginning of Year 1. You may also transfer to other universities to complete your degree or undertake employment in a design practice.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 48 UCAS points (120 in old UCAS points); GCSE English at Grade C or above; GCSE Maths at Grade C or approved equivalent. In the event of over subscription, entry criteria may be enhanced. Refer to general entry requirements.

Further Information

Students are required to: / Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE). / Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted. / Pass* all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. / The minimum overall pass* mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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Course Costs

Total Fee Session dependent
Reduced Fee Session dependent

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Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2018
Day: TBC
Time: 00:00–00:00
Fee: £0.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 25
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