Edinburgh Napier University Architectural Technology

Edinburgh Napier University Architectural Technology

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BSc/BSc (Hons)Architectural Technology

Undergraduate, Full-Time

This industry-focused course provides you with the skills required for employment in this specialist and high-demand industry sector.

Course introduction

An architectural technologist is a specialist in the technological aspects of building design and construction, bridging the gap between design theory and construction practice.

You’ll be responsible for the development and completion of projects, learn to advise on appropriate technology and bring a creative attitude and detail to design, using both graphic and computer-aided drafting techniques.

This course is very creative with plenty of practical experience allowing you to develop your design skills.

Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000
Overseas £13,740 £13,900

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  • Duration:

    4 years for honours degree

  • Award:

    BSc/BSc (Hons)

  • Location:

    Merchiston campus

Edinburgh Napier University Architectural Technology

MScArchitectural Technology & Building Performance

Postgraduate, Distance Learning

Developed to meet the demands of the modern construction industry, this course incorporates current construction techniques and explores the latest regulatory and commercial issues.

Course introduction

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 Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists confirms that this is a recognised Masters programme and graduates will meet the Institute’s requirements for Associate Membership, for progression to Chartered Membership.

Identical in duration and content to a part-time course, this option replaces campus attendance with specially developed printed and online learning materials. You can study at your own pace, in your own time.

What you’ll learn

The course offers a well-balanced blend of theory and practice which prepares you for the workplace. You’ll gain a broad understanding of the construction industry and learn how to apply this to create design solutions.

This course is built around the knowledge and current applied research of three of the University’s key research units:

  • Building Performance Centre
  • Scottish Energy Centre
  • Centre for Timber Engineering

You will gain the knowledge and experience required to complete a major design project that should enhance your career prospects.

Subjects include

  • Concrete form and construction
  • Sustainable building design
  • Timber form and construction
  • Building performance – acoustics
  • Building performance  – energy & microrenewables
  • Advanced digital media
  • Design project and technical report


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Home/EU-Taught modules *£570 *£570
Home/EU- Dissertation £350 £350
Overseas-Taught modules *£870 *£870
Overseas- Dissertation £580 £580
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
This course comprises of 180 credits from taught modules and a dissertation. The total fee you will pay is dependant upon the exit award you wish to achieve.

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