BSc (hons) Architectural Design & Technology

The way in which buildings are designed is changing rapidly, with innovative new building materials and techniques appearing all the time. Whilst the importance of conserving and upgrading our existing buildings has become increasingly evident, so has the need for new buildings to meet ever more stringent environmental standards.

“I saw the work that was being put out by the students at the time and I was completely blown away by it. I knew I would love to be on this course.” Nicola Murtagh Click here to find out more about Nicola’s first year at CSAD.

At Cardiff School of Art and Design, Architectural Design and Technology concentrates on excellence in technical detailing, coupled with a rigorous approach to sustainability and the minimisation of environmental impact; whether designing new buildings or working with our existing built heritage. You may start the course with a simple desire to design buildings – but we trust you will leave with the knowledge, skills and passion to begin to change our world for the better.

You will learn about different building techniques, materials, and other factors that impact on the technical design of buildings. At the same time, you will be developing an appreciation of the historical context of architectural design and becoming familiar with the values of environmentally responsive building design as you study innovative building techniques. The course will also facilitate you to gain key presentational skills, and to become proficient in the use of processes such as Building Information Modelling and Computer Aided Design.

Course information on this page relates to September 2016 entry.

Key Facts

UCAS code: W290
Course length: Three years full-time
Subject Leader: Tony Whyman;

For course specific enquiries, please contact the Admissions Tutor, Nick Evans: or tel: 029 20201558

Click here to read full course details on the Cardiff Metropolitan University website.

Download a BSc Architectural Design & Technology prospectus here