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Study architectural technology abroad

An in-depth guide to studying architectural technology as an international student.

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Architectural technology degrees abroad

Architectural technology programs arm students with the skills required to plan architectural design projects and carry them through to completion.

You’ll develop a detailed understanding of design principles and processes, as well as an impressive knowledge of construction methods, materials, and technologies. You’ll have the chance to apply what you’ve learned to real client briefs, and will be forced to consider the challenges faced by the sector, like sustainability, legislation, and efficiency.

Studying overseas is a priceless opportunity to see how architectural designs across the world have been influenced by culture, religion, climate, and geography. Learning about new architectural technologies and methods will transform you into a well-rounded professional who’s ready to lead a design team in any corner of the globe.

Architectural technology program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in architectural technology are normally offered as three-year programs or four-year sandwich courses. Completing a placement in your third year is an unbeatable way to gather industry knowledge and hands-on experience.

In the US, undergraduate degrees work a little differently because they follow the liberal arts model. After completing two years of general education classes, you’ll choose to major in architectural technology for the remaining two years of your degree.

Students looking to extend their knowledge can pursue a postgraduate qualification. MSc programs can be studied over one or two years, with doctoral degrees adding a further four to six years on top.

Alongside attending lectures, seminars, and tutorials, you’ll spend a lot of time designing in the studio and participating in practical workshops. Most students will also hold meetings with clients and industry professionals, and visit construction sites to discuss design plans.

Due to the range of elective modules offered by each university, no two architectural technology programs look the same. However, most institutions make it mandatory for students to take classes in the following areas:

  • Introduction to the built environment
  • Construction materials
  • Principles of technical design in architecture
  • Construction technology and services
  • Building information modeling
  • Sustainable building principles
  • Building economics and project management
  • Architectural ethics and legislation

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Architectural technology study abroad programs

Architectural technology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in architectural technology

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    Technology (Education) in Materials and Architectural Technology - BTech University of Limerick, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,986 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Architectural Technology and Management - BSc (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,480 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Architectural Technology and Design - BSc (Hons) University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,000 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Architectural Technology - BSc (Hons) London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,780 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Architectural Technology - BSc (Hons) University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    12,900 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Pathway in architectural technology

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    Architectural Technology (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,900 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in architectural technology

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    Architectural Technology - AdvDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,840 CAD
    Start date
    January
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    Architectural Technology - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    September
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    Landscape Architectural Technology - UGDip Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,655 CAD
    Start date
    September
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    Architectural Technology - OCADip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,334 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Architectural Technology - OCADip Durham College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,077 CAD
    Start date
    September
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Future architectural technology careers

As an architectural technology graduate, you’ll have the tools needed to build a fast-paced and exciting career.

Your creativity, logic, and problem-solving skills will be attractive to a range of employers, including architectural design offices, construction firms, housing associations, and government departments. Here are some of the career paths followed by recent graduates:

  • Architectural technologist
  • Architectural design manager
  • Building information modeling (BIM) coordinator
  • Project manager
  • Urban designer
  • Building surveyor
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Computer-aided design technician

Participating in relevant work experience is one of the best ways to boost your employability. Most universities have a careers office that can help with placement applications, CV writing, and interview techniques, so it’s worth dropping by when you’re on campus.