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3 years

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5 years

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Brayford Pool

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UCAS Code

K130

Course Code

ARCMANUB

BSc (Hons) Architectural Science and Technology

Throughout the programme, there will be opportunities for students to undertake site visits, placements, and internships, providing industry insight and experience.

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Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Part-time

5 years

Typical Offer

View

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

K130

Course Code

ARCMANUB

Dr Özlem Duran - Lecturer in Architectural Technology

Dr Özlem Duran - Lecturer in Architectural Technology

Dr Özlem Duran is a Lecturer in Architectural Technology and the digital lead of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment. After Özlem gained her degree in architecture, she worked for many years in practice - taking on project management roles in large-scale, non-domestic building design. Since 2009, she has been involved in academia in roles at the Applied Sciences University of Stuttgart, Loughborough University, and Nottingham Trent University. Her areas of expertise and research interest include innovative architectural technologies, energy efficiency, retrofit design, BIM, off-site construction, and building performance analysis.

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Welcome to BSc (Hons) Architectural Science and Technology

To meet the global challenges of population growth, rapid urbanisation, and climate change, skilled professionals must produce effective construction and sustainable design solutions that endure over time.

The BSc (Hons) Architectural Science and Technology degree at Lincoln is designed to meet the requirements of accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. It reflects the global and interdisciplinary nature of the built environment professions.

Chartered Architectural Technologists are specialists in the science and technology of building design and construction. They form a strategic link between concept and construction, and ensure compliance with relevant legislation, such as building codes and regulations. Their technical skills are underpinned by knowledge in construction science, building technology, digital engineering, and architectural design.

On this course, students have the opportunity to develop their skills in our dedicated studio spaces with access to specialist equipment and advanced computer software.

The identity of the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment rests on the necessity to design and build tomorrow's buildings and cities that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. Our courses and projects therefore address design and construction challenges in both national and international contexts.

How You Study

Underpinning this course is the commitment to produce graduates who have an appreciation of architectural design. It aims to provide a solid understanding of the science of buildings, including their assembly and environmental performance.

At the core of the programme is the composition and integrity of a structure or building, from design to how it performs through form, function, technology, and fabric. Themes include environmental science, construction technology, construction IT, and architectural design.

Students on this programme may learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in the studio, workshops, practical sessions, seminars, or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some modules offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

This is an industry-guided course and the School has a Professional Advisory Board. It includes representatives from Lindum Group, Henry Boot Construction, Bowmer & Kirkland, and Longhurst Group among others.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Construction ICT (AST) 2022-23AST1006MLevel 42022-23This module aims to provides students with a fundamental understanding of basic CAD drawings for construction/fabrication purposes. Students are expected to be able to manipulate CAD software to produce 2D line drawings, using common draw and edit commands; understand the use of layers, blocks and attributes such as insert text and hatch symbols; in addition to using 3D CAD design development tools including: creation of walls, structural grids, slabs, roofs, windows, doors, and stairsCoreFundamental Science and Technology 2022-23AST1001MLevel 42022-23This module aims to provide students with a fundamental understanding of basic architectural and construction science and construction technology for simple buildings. The module commences with a review of fundamental maths and physics relevant to the built environment and then covers basic theory surrounding the science of heat, light, sound, and air. The module focuses on relatively simple buildings and examines how they are serviced, what structural options are available, and an evaluation of the basic properties of construction materials and their selectionCoreHealth, Safety and Law (AST) 2022-23AST1004MLevel 42022-23This module provides an introduction to the fundamental issues associated with health and safety law. The module addresses the hazards, risks, policies, the organisational and control arrangements, and duties of all persons required to promote and communicate health, safety, and welfare to all parties involved in construction projectsCoreIntroduction to the Built Environment (AST) 2022-23AST1003MLevel 42022-23This module is designed to provide a fundamental understanding and contextual review of the Built Environment. The module delivers a general background to architectural design and constructional techniques together with an overall philosophy as to why buildings are constructed the way they are, and how this impacts on the built environment. The module addresses the basic theory of sustainability within the context of the built environment and how this can affect the management of the processCoreIntroductory Architectural Design and Technology Studio 2022-23AST1002MLevel 42022-23This module introduces students to the concept of a studio-based working environment and studio culture, through project work exploring the design and technical aspects associated with small building projects. The module presents an integrative approach to a range of factors that influence building design from development to detailed drawings, and promotes a critical and reflective appraisal of solutions to architecture and construction problems. Students can learn to recognise and apply an architectural technologist's specific knowledge and practice to solve related design project tasks. Through a series of design projects, students can develop an awareness of fundamental skills and current topics that nurtures their ability to work independently and as a member of a team that inform the discipline of architectural technology.CorePersonal and Professional Skills (AST) 2022-23AST1005MLevel 42022-23This module aims to provide students with an understanding of major professional and ethical issues and challenges in the construction industry.CoreArchitectural Design And Technology Studio 2023-24AST2002MLevel 52023-24In this module, through studio-based projects work, students can build on the discipline based knowledge that they have developed in the Architectural Design and Technology Studio 1 module. They will have the chance to explore the technical and environmental aspects associated with the built environment and building performance requirements for medium size buildings. This is undertaken through a system approach to building design identifying quality control mechanisms, detail analysis and distinguishing between options in the selection of building materials, structure, and construction methods and environmental services. Through a series of individual and group projects students can further extend discipline skills and knowledge appropriate to the architectural technologist.CoreBIM Design and Applications (AST) 2023-24AST2006MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide students with the fundamental professional skills appropriate for project management professionals operating within the context of architectural technology projects that are Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled. The management of the design process and the roles and responsibilities of industry professionals are areas covered.CoreConstruction Contracts and Law (AST) 2023-24AST2005MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide students with an understanding of English Law and relevant statutory requirements for the construction and property practice. The module develops the broader knowledge of contract, property, tort, landlord and tenant law, and building and planning regulations.CoreConstruction Economics (AST) 2023-24AST2003MLevel 52023-24This module aims to develop a critical understanding of economic principles and to introduce students to economic analysis in the private, public, and national sectors in the context of the Built EnvironmentCoreEnvironmental Science and Technology 2023-24AST2001MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide students with a more detailed and specific understanding of construction science and construction technology for framed and more complex buildings.CoreProcurement, Estimating and Measurement (AST) 2023-24AST2004MLevel 52023-24This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of construction procurement and tendering processes. It also aims to develop the fundamental skills and knowledge needed for measuring and estimating construction project works.CoreArchitectural Science and Technology Industrial Placement Year 2024-25AST2007MLevel 52024-25This placement is undertaken between years 2 and 3. The placement forms an optional element to the degree, but in order to gain maximum benefit from the experience, it should generally be of at least 48 weeks duration and involve full-time work within the placement organisation. Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation, and general living expense while undertaking a placement.OptionalAST Professional Practice and Mentoring Scheme 2023-24AST2008MLevel 52023-24This module is aimed at first and second year Architectural Science and Technology students undertaking a 30 hour non-credit bearing professional practice/mentoring scheme outside of formal studies to gain practice work experience. The Professional Practice training/mentoring scheme aims to give students a brief experience during their early years of study, of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. This scheme aims to enable students to experience at first hand the daily workings of an architectural technology practice or a construction industry organisation while setting that experience in the broader context of their studies.OptionalAdvanced Architectural Design and Technology Studio 2024-25AST3002MLevel 62024-25In this module students can consolidate their architectural technology knowledge, systems thinking, and core areas they have learnt throughout the programme through the medium of an integrated design project embracing environmental sustainability characteristics. Students are expected to produce a full set of working drawings, models, and perspectives of their design proposal, considering contextual aspects, environmental sustainability requirements and complying with regulations, for a complex building, either new-build or refurbishment. The project aims to widen students' awareness of the increasing complexity of the architectural design process and its integration with more complex systems and technology delivered across other modules within the programme, which explores innovative and modern methods of construction.CoreAST Dissertation 2024-25AST3005MLevel 62024-25The dissertation module provides the platform for students to explore a research topic in depth using an appropriate research methodology, following academic convention. Students are expected to manage a written piece of research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the conventional principles of research ethics.CoreAST Research Methods 2024-25AST3004MLevel 62024-25This module aims to provide students with the skills required to identify and select appropriate research methodology to prepare and perform a research project in a safe and ethical manner, within an understanding of critical appraisal of previously published research. Students are expected to be able to select and justify an appropriate research question and develop it into a research proposal including a literature review.CoreEnvironmental Science Design Project 2024-25AST3001MLevel 62024-25In this module students can develop an understanding of tectonics and transformation of design, from concept to construction. The module provides students with the opportunity to integrate research and technological issues such as acoustics, lighting, structure, environmental analysis, and material studies into their studio work. This allows students the chance to fully explore issues relating to the realisation of their design project. Students are expected to apply the principles of systems thinking and sustainable design and construction processes, taking into consideration new and emerging technologies and processes to their design proposal.CoreProfessional Context AST 2024-25AST3003MLevel 62024-25In todays ever changing and highly competitive business environment, if an architectural practice is to survive, it is essential that architects have an understanding of the construction industry and the value its contribution can make to the UK economy. Architectural technology and practice can no longer rely upon designing interesting buildings alone, but must do this in an efficient manner. This can only be achieved by being conversant with contemporary business management strategies, coupled with an understanding of project management within the UK construction industry.Core

How you are assessed

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Please note that students are required to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking a placement or internship. There may be additional costs associated with site visits.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

A Level: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels or equivalent qualifications).

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points.

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ, etc.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications. If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/st.../entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/st...port/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/

Can we help?The University of Lincoln offer a dedicated support service for overseas students. If you have any questions about your qualifications, or would like assistance in submitting your application, please contact our https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/contactus/

Facilities

The University is committed to ensuring students have access to specialist equipment and resources to develop the skills they need in their future careers. There is a Construction Science Laboratory which includes science and land surveying equipment. There are modern computer suites with advanced computer hardware and software including building information modelling (BIM).

Dedicated studio spaces create opportunities for Architectural Science and Technology students to work alongside students in Architecture, and Construction Science and Management in order to experience interdisciplinary design projects as they would in the real workplace.

Female student in the Architecture studio with a model of a building

Site Visits

Throughout the programme there will be opportunities for students to undertake site visits, placements, and internships, providing industry insight and experience.

Please note that students are required to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking a placement or internship and there may also be additional costs associated with site visits.

Architecture students in high visibility jackets on a site visit.

Placements

Throughout the programme there will be opportunities for students to undertake placements, providing industry insight and experience. Students are required to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking a placement.

Career Opportunities

As built environment professionals, Chartered Architectural Technologists typically work as private practitioners with their own firms or in architectural firms, as well as in large multi-disciplinary and multinational consulting practices. Graduates could be involved in tasks such as surveying sites, assessing environmental impacts, and analysing architectural plans to identify problems or potential risks.

Chartered Architectural Technologists have the skills to carry out several significant roles in the building design and procurement process. This includes project inception, project planning, construction design, project management, site management, and BIM management.

Architectural technologists play a significant role in the design, documentation, delivery, and management of buildings and related infrastructure. There is a growing demand for technical expertise in both emerging and developed economies around the world.

Professor Stephen Pretlove, Head of the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment

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Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.

Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.