Bachelor in Architectural Science and Technology


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Program Description

The Course

Our BSc (Hons) Architectural Science and Technology degree aims to meet the global challenges of population growth and rapid urbanization, which requires skilled professionals to design and produce tomorrow’s built environments.

Chartered Architectural Technologists are specialists in the science and technology of building design and construction. They form a strategic link between concept and construction and ensure compliance with relevant legislation, such as building codes and regulations. Their technical skills are underpinned by knowledge in construction science, building technology, digital engineering and architectural design.

On this course, students have the opportunity to develop their skills in our dedicated studio spaces with access to specialist equipment and advanced computer software.

The identity of the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment rests on the necessity to design and build tomorrow’s buildings and cities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. Courses and projects, therefore, address design and construction challenges in both national and international contexts.


This programme is being designed to meet the requirements of accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). It reflects the global and interdisciplinary nature of the built environment professions.

How You Study

Underpinning this course is the commitment to produce graduates who have an appreciation of architectural design, and a solid understanding of the science of buildings, including their assembly and environmental performance.

Core themes include environmental science, construction technology, construction IT and architectural design. At the time of print, modules were being finalized.

This is an industry-guided course and the School’s Professional Advisory Board contains representatives from Lindum Group, Henry Boot Construction, Bowmer & Kirkland, and Longhurst Group among others.

It is intended that there will be opportunities for site visits, placements, and internships, although these had not been finalized at the time of publication. Please note that students are required to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking a placement or internship. There may be additional costs associated with site visits; please see our website for more details.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in an independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study.

How You Are Assessed

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.


Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teachings and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Entry Requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: BBC
  • International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element or equivalent

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

If you would like further information about entry requirements or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities. Read less