Digital Architecture and ConstructionCity Campus
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Rank: 46 (TCUG)
Location: City Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/25
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £15100
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14.8 : 1
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This course will enable students to challenge current and prevailing digital orthodoxy in the built environment and determine strategies to future-proof design and construction processes. You'll acquire the digital theoretical, multi-disciplinary, technology and design management skills to become leaders in the field of digital architecture and construction.The course focuses on the knowledge, methodologies and reasoning behind software, preparing you to adapt to any existing or emerging software and technology in the architecture and construction industries. This includes our key specialisms including computational design, parametric modelling, mixed-reality, building information modelling (BIM), building performance analysis, historical building information modelling (HBIM), rapid prototyping, and sustainability.Who is this course designed for?This course is aimed at graduates or professionals pursuing a career in architectural technology. It's suitable for those from a range of built environment disciplines, including, but not limited to, architecture, architectural technology, interior design, construction, surveying and civil engineering, who are looking to study a technical programme on route to industry or MPhil/PhD study.Why study this course?
- Inspiring spaces | Based in our Grade II* listed Gothic Revival Style Arkwright building, you'll work with our industry-standard facilities and studios, including our Creative and Virtual Technologies lab.
- Collaborative environment | Our studio-based culture provides a dynamic and integrated learning environment that emphasises intellectual development and collaboration between students, academic staff and postgraduate researchers.
- Specialist academics | Benefit from our team of expert academic staff who specialise in digital design in architecture and have significant experience of working in practice.
- Guest lectures | Hear from visiting experts and discuss contemporary issues in architecture; recent industry speakers have included a number of RIBA Stirling Awards prize winners.
2:2 honours degree in a relevant architecture or construction-related subject including, but not limited to, architecture, architectural technology, interior design, construction management, surveying and civil engineering. If your initial application is successful, you'll be asked to submit a digital portfolio of your work to the University. If your portfolio is accepted, you'll be asked to hold an interview with the academic team. For EU and International students, you'll hold an interview via telephone. Your interview will help us to decide whether we feel you are suitable for the course, and will help you to decide if this is the right course for you. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience.
IELTS: 6.5 (6.5, All in 5.5)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The Nottingham Trent University.
About this university
Students travel from around the world to study at Nottingham Trent and there is plenty of help of assistance on hand for them. There are representatives for international students on hand to help with matters including immigration and visas, travelling to the city and adapting to life in Nottingham. There is also country specific information available through the website. Nottingham Trent Students Union organises the student activities and events outside the classroom as well as offering leisure and retail services and representing students across the three campuses. There are various student run media including a magazine, TV station and radio station while the union also operates the RAG fundraising department. The student union is based in the Byron building and runs a nightclub, sports centre, gymnasium, bars and cafes in the city campus while at Clifton, it is based in the Benenson and DH Lawrence Buildings. Finally, at Brackenhurst, it runs the Brack Bar as well as a cafe and organises weekly student nights. There are some 130 societies and clubs to become involved with. Sports are particularly prominent with former students completing in recent winter and summer Olympic Games as well as various other international level sports. It ranks in the 20% of institutions for its sports around the country and has regular annual events against local rival, the University of Nottingham.