The HNC Architectural Studies course is designed to provide students with a broad technical understanding of the architectural design process including the application of management and technology.
The course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to take on vocational roles such as architectural technicians, providing technical support to Architects and Architectural Technologists. Current industry practice is studied as part of the course which will allow you to examine issues relating to construction regulations, methods and environmental impact.
You will acquire and utilise skills associated with the collation, organisation and investigation of technical information and witness its impact on the design process and final design solution. These skills will enable you to provide, co-ordinate and communicate innovative solutions through the preparation of drawings and specifications.
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During the course you will examine the process of design, the factors that affect it and the communication methods available including how to produce accurate and professional 2D drawings. You will also learn the process of creating professional-quality 2D and 3D digital models using industry standard software tools such as AutoCAD and Revit. You will have the opportunity to put these skills into practice and use various communication methods to assess the impact of architectural solutions on existing settings.
The course has both a theoretical and practical content that brings together a range of skills and subjects including design, new technology, construction methods and sustainability. Consequently the course should be of interest to existing skilled technicians and those interested in furthering their career opportunities.
The course is taught by staff with industry experience using a combination of methods that match professional practice, including studio and drawing office sessions and using the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to communicate design schemes. We have developed this course with input from industry professionals to ensure that it is up to date and meets industry needs.
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Completion of the HNC Architectural Studies course will provide students with the opportunity to work as technicians within the architectural practice. These roles are sought after by professional practice, developers and local authorities.
Successful completion of the course will allow students to progress onto a range of architectural design based BSc degree courses including Architectural Design Technology, Interior Architecture and Property Development, CAD and Construction. The HNC also potentially provides the first stage towards attaining CIAT professional membership as an Architectural Technician.
Entry requirements for this course are:
You will be required to attend an interview, where a sample of your work will be reviewed and you will have the opportunity to visit our excellent facilities.
An Access to HE Diploma full award will be accepted.
2018/9 fees for this course have not yet been agreed.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2013/4. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.