Architectural Technology HNC

UCAS code 732K

What is special about this course?

This course has been designed to provide an additional access route to degree study in the built environment. 

Taught in the same culture and environment as the architectural technology degree, you will become immersed in practical design studio work, with projects allowing you to build a strong portfolio of work to take on to degree level study.  

Successful completion of the course will give you direct entry to year two of the degree programme. 

Inverness College UHI also has a limited number of places on this course for local senior phase pupils to study in their sixth year at school. Students taking this option can go on to complete the honours degree with us in three years and potentially start earning a graduate salary a year early.  

Special features

  • Access to degree study
  • Access to digital design studios
  • Practical focus and project work

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Highers at C or above preferably in Maths, Physics, Graphic Communication, Design and Manufacture, Art and Design, Geography or English
  • NC Built Environment
  • Alternatively, the completion of a Foundation Apprenticeship Civil Engineering

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units:

  • Architectural design sketching and drawing
  • Construction technology: substructure
  • Construction technology: industrial/commercial superstructure
  • CAD: 2D1
  • Architectural procedures
  • Building services in large building
  • Construction materials and specification
  • Design of building structures
  • Statutory control of buildings
  • Architectural technology: graded unit

Option units include:

  • Building services: an introduction
  • Construction technology: domestics construction

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We continue to review government guidance and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities and practical sessions will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing, most likely in semester two (from January 2021), where this is not possible alternative options will be available.
  • Full-time: 1 year, attending two days per week
  • S6 pupils will attend on campus two days per week. Any pupils interested in this option should contact their guidance teacher in the first instance
  • You will study in the classroom and design studio and online through the university's virtual learning environment

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 1 year 

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI

Start date

  • September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285

Note: The Scottish Government set this fee which has not yet been confirmed for 2021-22 so may be subject to change.

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,915

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £7,020 £7,230

 

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the HNC, you may wish to consider a career as a:

  • Computer aided design technician
  • Architectural technician
  • Or continue to degree level study or graduate level apprenticeship

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to the second year of BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology

Is there more information available online?

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