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Architectural Technology

Coventry University
On campus
 1073 Points
3 Years

Program Description

Architectural Technology brings together the disciplines of architectural design and construction technology – creating, planning and managing building projects that not only look aesthetically pleasing, but also incorporate sound structural, environmental and construction aspects within their design.

This course, currently accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) for the 2021/2022 intake, aims to prepare you to play a pivotal role in the construction industry – one of the world’s largest and most influential industries – as an architectural or building technologist.

Ranked as the 5th best university in the country for ‘Architecture’ in the Guardian University Guide 2020, Coventry has been educating construction professionals for over half a century.

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Program Benefits

  • Ranked 5th in the UK for 'Architecture’ by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
  • Teaching from current fully qualified and experienced staff who have a high level of design and technical experience in the construction industry and some of whom are still involved in research projects.
  • Collaborative links with universities currently 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 (subject to availability).
  • Full accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) for the 2021/2022 intake, aiming to set you on the path to becoming a chartered builder, chartered construction manager or chartered architectural technologist.
  • 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 Year 1.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.



In the first year, primarily common to other building disciplines, you will be introduced to the fundamental topics of building design and the construction process, which are essential to practitioners in all construction professions, such as what constitutes good building design and what causes damage to buildings.

In the second year, you will be introduced to more complex issues surrounding the profession such as adaptation of buildings and urban planning which aims to further explore your design and construction knowledge from the previous year.

In your final year, you should deepen your knowledge of the role of professional practitioners in the construction industry, as an independent practitioner or as an employee in a design office. You will cover professionalism and codes of behaviour, as well as skills relating to setting up in private practice, commercial development and management of a professional practice in the built environment sector.

The course culminates in a research-informed design project and an integrated design and construction planning project in collaboration with other students from our construction courses.



Year 1

Project Design Skills

Domestic Building Science and Services

Domestic Construction Technology

Construction Materials

Construction Industry Practice 1

Land and Building Surveying

Building Project 1

Group Project


Year 2

Law for Construction Professionals

Commercial Construction Technology

Construction Industry Practice 2

Commercial Building Science and Services

Building Adaptation

Urban Planning & Design

Building Project 2

Group Project 2


Year 3

Group Project 3

Professional Practice and Management

Sustainability and Innovation in Construction

Technical Project

Design Project A

Design Project B



Recent graduates have found employment with all levels of companies at national level, such as:

  • HOK
  • local companies
  • IDP Partnership and Corstorphine and Wright

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