Architectural Technology BSc (Hons)

Architectural technologists are a key part of any construction team, qualified to lead construction projects from design through to completion.

Course details

At ARU, our Architectural Technology degree course focuses on the link between building design and production. It gives you the technical understanding to bridge the two – and take the lead on major built environment projects.

  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

Architectural Technology is the link between design and construction to achieve the optimisation of production and long-term performance, with the use of technology for managing, assessing and evaluating projects. It needs to keep pace with changing social, economic, legal, cultural, environmental, technological, business and political frameworks on the built and natural environment relating to design, within a national and international context. This course focuses on employability and skills development to enable you to contribute significantly to industry challenges. It provides integration between construction technology and low environmental impact design that addresses the urgent need to decarbonise, with equal attention to new and existing buildings.


Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent). 4 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


With a degree in Architectural Technology, you’ll be ready to work in a range of architectural and construction roles. There are plenty of options to choose from. You might manage building projects, making sure that budgets and deadlines are met, the correct materials are used, and regulations are satisfied. You might pursue opportunities in manufacturing and processing, town planning, management, or Government institutions. You could set up a practice on your own, join an established architecture or design practice, or take freelance jobs with firms such as property developers.


We’ll assess your work in a number of ways including exams, coursework, essays and activity-based assignments. Expect, for example, problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations, computer-based exams, a trading simulation portfolio, and group or individual reports. You’ll also be able to access support materials through our learning management system, Canvas.

  • BIM and Dimensional Control
  • Technology and Structures
  • Construction Technology
  • Sustainable Design Studio 1
  • Health & Safety
  • Advanced Technology and Environmental Impact
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • Design Procedures
  • Digital Design Technology
  • Sustainable Design Studio 2
  • Building Inspection and Analysis
  • Construction Technology and Innovation
  • Project Evaluation and Development
  • Building Pathology
  • Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings
  • Comprehensive Major Project (Dissertation)