HND/BSc (hons) Architectural Design & Technology
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March 2013 | Graduate Joanne Hopper is awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the CIAT 2012 Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Technical Project). Details and the submitted paper can be viewed on the CIAT website.
Architectural Studies at CSAD
The Architectural Studies Department here at Cardiff School of Art and Design, UWIC, offer two routes into careers in Architectural Technology.
The HND lasts for two years (full time) and those completing the course will be able to pursue careers as Architectural Technicians, gaining Technician membership of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (TCIAT) and working as part of an architectural design team. We are able to offer the HND qualification on a part time basis for students who are already employed or have employment experience as architectural technicians or technologists.
“It is obvious to me now that all the classes that I took whilst in UWIC were most important. Even the ‘little’ chats with the tutors as they passed helped immensely. All staff, without exception, taught me the skills to use outside the University and to this day I am grateful of that.” Martin Long, ADT graduate
The BSc (Hons) takes three years (full time) and graduates are eligible for associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (ACIAT) upon completion of the course. We are able to offer the BSc qualification on a part time basis for students who are already employed or have employment experience as architectural technicians or technologists.
“Whilst at University I had the benefit of a wide range of experienced staff on the course from various backgrounds within the construction industry; also the course touched on areas of construction that I would have not learned at my place of work therefore giving myself a broader band of knowledge and benefiting myself when it came to applying for jobs.” Peter Evans, ADT graduate
A period of professional development following graduation leads to full membership (MCIAT), and status as a Chartered Architectural Technologist. Architectural Technologists are integral to the design team, and may gain responsibility for design or management, or even set up practice on their own.
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and graduates will be eligible, after a period of relevant experience, for full membership.