Taught course

Architectural Technology & Building Performance

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

You should already hold an undergraduate degree in Architectural Technology or Architecture. However, the course is also suitable if you are already working in the construction industry (for example as an architectural technician) and are seeking to improve your formal qualifications. You will be required to submit a portfolio of work and attend an interview.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is studied full-time over one year; part-time over two yearhs. You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and through independent study. The course is split up into three trimesters.

Trimester 1

  • Concrete Form & Construction, Sustainable Building Design, a choice of either: Building Performance 1 (Acoustics & Sound Insulation) or Building Performance 2 (Lifetime Homes)

Trimester 2

  • Building Performance 3, Timber Form & Construction, a choice of either: Advanced Digital Media or Regulation, Certification & Compliance (Scotland)

Trimester 3

  • Dissertation

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550/213 Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

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08452 60 60 40