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BSc (Hons) Architectural Science and Technology 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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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.

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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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.

Find out More

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of School of Architecture and the Built Envirinment

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, studio, specialist workshop and CAD lab teaching. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

Your programme will follow an on-campus, blended-learning model. This will involve a range of different learning styles where you will be able to engage with your tutors and peers in physical and virtual environments.

We are planning the majority of your teaching to be delivered face to face. This means that you will be on campus for sessions like seminars, tutorials, workshops, and studio classes. We will also be using the benefits of online learning and teaching, particularly for large lectures, which may be delivered as live sessions in which you can interact with others, and/or recorded sessions that you can access whenever you want.

Our efforts to develop your employability within and outside of the curriculum will remain a key focus during your time at Lincoln. As your course progresses, you will be assessed in various ways, including coursework, presentations, and examinations for some students, which may be online.

The spaces on campus where your teaching will take place (including the dedicated architectural studio spaces, student workrooms, and CAD laboratories) will be managed in ways that maximise your learning experience while also safeguarding your health and wellbeing in line with the latest Government guidance.

Should a change in Government guidance require a return to lockdown, we are ready to move fully online for the required period. We did this twice last year and managed to successfully deliver our curriculum and maintain our sense of community. Any changes of this kind will be communicated by email from myself and/or the university. We will continue to work with relevant professional bodies so that the accreditation of your degree is not impacted.

To complete your assignments, you will need a laptop or desktop computer capable of running certain software, details of which will be provided by your programme team as part of your Welcome Pack. For programmes that require it, we will provide an Adobe Creative Cloud license so that you can access this software at the start of your studies. All students will be provided with full access to Microsoft Office 365.

To support you in your studies, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. You will meet with them regularly in person and/or online. It is important to remember that independent learning is an essential aspect of your programme. Guided reading and other independent engagement remain key to performing well in your studies.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on campus in October for your induction events and supporting you as you embark on this new and exciting chapter in your life.

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To start off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at spretlove@lincoln.ac.uk.

Professor Stephen Pretlove

Head of School of Architecture and the Built Envirinment

† 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

† 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) 2021-22AST1006MLevel 42021-22This 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 2021-22AST1001MLevel 42021-22This 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) 2021-22AST1004MLevel 42021-22This 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) 2021-22AST1003MLevel 42021-22This 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 2021-22AST1002MLevel 42021-22This 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) 2021-22AST1005MLevel 42021-22This 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 2022-23AST2002MLevel 52022-23In 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) 2022-23AST2006MLevel 52022-23This 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) 2022-23AST2005MLevel 52022-23This 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) 2022-23AST2003MLevel 52022-23This 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 2022-23AST2001MLevel 52022-23This 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) 2022-23AST2004MLevel 52022-23This 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 2023-24AST2007MLevel 52023-24This 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 2022-23AST2008MLevel 52022-23This 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 2023-24AST3002MLevel 62023-24In 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 2023-24AST3005MLevel 62023-24The 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 2023-24AST3004MLevel 62023-24This 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 2023-24AST3001MLevel 62023-24In 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 2023-24AST3003MLevel 62023-24In 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.

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

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

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

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.

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/

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

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.

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.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page 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.

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

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

Visit Us in Person

The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.

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Related Courses

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.
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