Architectural Technology BSc (Hons)

This programme focuses on detailed decisions about the design and construction of new and existing buildings and their immediate surroundings. You will look at the technological and engineering aspects, questioning the structure, materials and environment of buildings. This field is central to the communication of design decisions to members of the construction team – translating an architect’s concept into a buildable reality.

Course details

Our course will help you evolve the knowledge and skills required in understanding, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation relative to design, technology, management and practice.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

It will also help advance your architectural management proficiency by bringing together all aspects of the design process, from concept through to completion. 

You will explore methods of sustainability to inform architectural design and develop an awareness of ecological footprints, materials and embodied energy along with processes of achieving sustainable design.


Entry requirements

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds.

Art and Design Foundation or

112 points from at least 2 A ‘levels 

 BTEC Extended Diploma DMM

International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points or

T Levels Merit

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above

We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course.

We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above


During this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. This insight into the professional world will build on your knowledge in a real-world setting, preparing you to progress onto your chosen career.  

Our careers programme DMU Works can help to hone your professional skills with mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and an assigned personal tutor will support you throughout your placement. 

We have excellent industry links, ensuring you work on relevant projects and clients briefs to grow your experience and build your external reputation before you graduate. This experience can enrich student capabilities as well as their final-year projects. Recent placements include Isherwood McCann Architects, David Wilson Homes, YMD Boon, Moss Architecture, Tim Adams Architects and rg+p.


he multidisciplinary programme team presents a range of projects, lecture programmes, seminars, workshops, design studios, field visits, case studies, and directed reading that reflect current procedures and practices in Architectural Technology.

Module assessment strategies have a wide range of methods including portfolio presentations, essays, reports, oral and graphical presentations and continuous assessment regimes, particularly in the studio-based aspects of modules.

  • Block 1: Sustainable Building Principles 
  • Block 2: Architectural Communication and Detailing 1 
  • Block 3: Building Technology 1 
  • Block 4: Building Project 1 
  • Block 1: Project Management Practice 
  • Block 2: Architectural Communication and Detailing 2 
  • Blocks 3 and 4: 
    • Building Technology 2 

    • Building Project 2 

  • Block 1: Contract, Law and Procurement 
  • Block 2: Building Information Technology and Modelling 
  • Blocks 3 and 4: 
    • Dissertation 

    • Integrated Project