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The University of Wolverhampton

HNCArchitectural Studies

Why choose this course?

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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What happens on the course?

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.

Why Wolverhampton?

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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Career path

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.

What skills will you gain?

  • You will become familiar with the main aspects of the discipline including formalised Design Procedures, application of appropriate Design Technology and Professional Practice.
  • Produce design schemes and provide solutions using appropriate methods and materials for given situations with due regard to prevailing regulations and standards.
  • Improved awareness of the social responsibilities of the profession along with the economic factors, human needs and environmental issues that lead to successful construction developments.
  • Familiarity with the use of Computer based Technology and how this can be utilised to underpin the design process in order to add value to design solutions and how other visualisation software can be applied to improve the communication of design data
  • Understanding of the enterprise and organisational issues within the Construction and Architectural Technology specialism including project management, time / cost factors and ethical and legal responsibilities.
  • Experience working in teams and improving own learning and performance through the use of regular self and peer design reviews.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are:

  • A minimum of grade C from one A-Level or equivalent
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above or Key Skills Communication and Application of Number at Level 2
  • A mature person who has worked in a relevant industry but without gaining any formal qualifications (or recent qualifications, or qualifications at A level standard or equivalent) may also apply for entry to the course. They will be interviewed and, if appropriate, asked to complete a piece of work, to assess their suitability to be admitted and undertake the necessary work. We welcome enquiries and/or applications from such candidates

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.

Course fees and finance

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.

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