Before deciding what, and how, to study, it is recommended that you decide if your future career will be as a Chartered Architectural Technologist or as a professionally qualified Architectural Technician. You can choose to qualify as either, or both, during your career.

Why Architectural Technology?

If you like architecture, design, drawing, IT, problem solving and you are creative and inquisitive then this could be the career for you.

I’m choosing my GCSE subjects or equivalent, what are my options?

Along with your core subjects of maths, English and science you should opt for any of the following subjects: art, graphics, resistant materials, information technology and design technology.

I’m going to college, what should I study?

A/AS levels, Highers in Scotland, Learning Certificate in Ireland or equivalent should be relevant to Architectural Technology such as science, technology, construction or building services engineering.

I’m going to university, what should I study?

To become a Chartered Architectural Technologist, you should enrol on a CIAT Accredited Honours degree or equivalent in Architectural Technology. Alternatively, you can progress with an equivalent Honours degree in a built environment subject.

To become a professionally qualified Architectural Technician, you can enrol on a Higher Diploma (HND) or Foundation degree or equivalent in Architectural Technology or built environment subject.

Entry onto any of these programmes will be subject to the individual college/university requirements.

Where to study

The Institute Accredits Honours degree level programmes, Accredits Masters degree level programmes and Approves Foundation degree level programmes.

To find an Accredited Honours or Masters degree click here.

To find an Approved programme click here.

The Accreditation, Masters Accreditation and Approval processes ensure that the programmes have been assessed for their content, structure and resources against standards set by the Institute and the processes are an assurance that you will develop your academic, analytical, communication and employability skills required for a career in the industry.