MSc Architectural Technology And Building Performance

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc Full-time: 12 Months
    MSc Part-time: 24 Months

Course Description

This course was developed around the core strengths of the Institute for Sustainable Construction and to meet the demands of the industry.

Build on your existing qualifications or experience in this area to develop a good knowledge of architectural technology, building performance and the legislative framework that governs the industry.

The course offers a well-balanced blend of theory and practice informed by our links with industry that prepares you for the workplace.

Through the taught modules you will gain a broad understanding of architectural technology and building performance. This programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and will count towards the Membership of CIAT.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We are looking for an academic background in Architecture or Architectural Technology (RIBA Part 1 accredited).

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If you apply with less than an Honours degree, our Admissions Team will review your application and let you know whether a portfolio is also required.

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Student Destinations

The MSc Architectural Technology & Sustainable Building Performance course offers in-depth knowledge and expertise in architectural technology and sustainable building practices, which are increasingly important in the construction industry. This specialization can help you to build a career in the following roles:

  • Architectural Technologist
  • Building Performance Consultant
  • Sustainable Design Consultant
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Building Code Consultant
  • Researcher/Academic

You will acquire practical skills and experience that are directly applicable to the field of architecture, architectural technology and building performance. Employers value candidates who possess hands-on skills and are equipped to tackle real-world challenges.
You will acquire an understanding of construction methods, materials, and technologies with a focus on sustainable and innovative practices. You will also gain skills in building simulations to effectively design buildings from inception to completion. So, this course can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities needed to excel in a rewarding and impactful career in architecture, architectural technology and sustainable construction.

Module Details

This course is built around the knowledge and current applied research of four of the University’s key research centres that sit within the Institute for Sustainable Construction:

  • Building Performance Centre
  • Scottish Energy Centre
  • Centre for Off-site Construction and Innovative Structures
  • Centre for Timber Engineering

Subjects include:

All modules are worth 20 credits unless stated otherwise.

Trimester 1:

  • Integrated Building Retrofit (BSV11155)
  • Building Acoustic Performance (BSV11151)
  • Sustainable Building Design (BSV11114)

Trimester 2:

  • Architectural Design & Technology (BSV11158)
  • Building Energy Performance (BSV11153) 
  • Health and Safety OR (BSV11142)
  • Building Information Modelling, Management and Evaluation (BSV11159)

Trimester 3:

  • Dissertation (BSV11120) (60 credits)

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