Architectural Technology and Construction Management

For you who want to work with construction projects from an idea and drawing to finishing the building project. You will be the connecting link between idea and action in the building project.
University: UCL University College - Campus Odense
Location Odense, Denmark
Duration: 3.5 years
Degree Bachelor
ECTS ECTS
Study start Summer (Apply)
Tuition fee (EU/EEA/CH): € 0
Tuition fee (Non-EU): € 6 385
The architect works with aesthetics, the engineer with the physics, whereas the graduate in Architectural Technology and Construction Management works with the organisational part. 

The programme may look a little like the architect or the engineer, but the difference can be described as organisational skills.

During the programme you will use the computer a great deal. We emphasise that our graduates have excellent skills using up-to-date computer technology in their work.  We have no demands concerning your computer skills before applying, we will teach you everything you need to know. You will get your own computer in the class room.

Most of the teaching will be in class with your classmates, but now and then there will be lectures together with the other classes.

In class you will find many different students who have worked either primarily with books and theory or mostly in the field as craftsmen. Due to this mix of backgrounds in class the work groups are strong and dynamic with a wide spectrum of competences. The students help each other using their skills the best way possible.

ABOUT EDUCATION


It takes 3½ years (7 semesters) to graduate as Bachelor in Architectural Technology and Construction Management. It is a full time study, giving you 210 points in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS points).

During the education you will learn to solve technical, administrative and documentation like assignments, theoretically as well as practically.

The education will give you the qualifications to plan, control and administer structural assignments as well as controlling the production process and taking part in quality assessments.

Construction, projecting and project control are therefore important subjects.

To be a good project manager you will deal with the following subjects during your education:

  • Communication
  • Working methods
  • Organization and collaboration
  • Information technology
  • Numerical understanding, math. and physics
  • Foreign language
  • Management, legal matter and law

International possibilities

As a student at UCL University College you can get an international profile during your study. Depending on your chosen study programme you can go on short international modules, study a semester or do your internship abroad, and participate in international projects.  

International knowledge and experience is very useful for you and our society. You will get important insights into other countries’ culture, which will make you very attractive on the Danish and international job market. 

Going abroad is an adventure, which will equip you with skills and experiences for life. You will develop your self both professionally and personally, and you will get friends and a network abroad.

INTERNSHIP


The internship on 6th semester

All students at the programme have to get practical experience during their study. 

The internship will help the you to turn your career in the preferred direction, e.g. primarily drawing and sketching or managing the activities at a building site.

The internship will always take place on the 6th semester and will last 10 weeks. At this time so close to graduation students are at a very advanced level and therefore has a good chance of being closely involved in serious and interesting projects in the chosen company. The practical work in a company may also help you as a student to choose the subject for the final project which the students will work with during the 7th and last semester.

UCL has to approve the chosen company in order to assure the company’s ability to host you as a student, and to guarantee a high quality placement.

All three involved parties, the student, the company, and UCL, will gain a positive outcome from the student’s work experience. 

As a student on internship you will learn about the labour market and what kind of tasks and demands you will face upon graduation. 

The company will benefit from having a student who is almost graduated and therefore may show what skills a newly graduated constructing architect possesses. 

From the evaluation of the internship, UCL will learn: what current needs the labour market have, and are newly graduated constructing architects able to fulfill these needs?

Practical experience

One of the things that characterises the study programmes at UCL University College is that you will get a very practice-oriented education. You will e.g. work on practical cases in class, and work on projects with real businesses. However the most practice-oriented factor during the study is the internship, which is an integrated part on all studies at UCL.

The internship is your chance to use and test your knowledge and theory ‘in the real world’. The internship also gives you the opportunity to test what exactly you want to do with your education when you graduate. 

When you need to find your first job as a graduate you will not only have theoretical knowledge, but also important experience on how it is to work in your specific field of interest. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


You are taught to be generalist within the fields of architectural technology, construction management, building surveying and facilities management:

  • Projection/planning: You are responsible of the practical and technical planning regarding the choice of materials and constructions.
  • Project management: You have a general knowledge of all parts of the building project – from the initial rough design to the completed building. You are aware of the legislation and it is your responsibility to accomplish the project within the known budgets and time limits.
  • Structural construction: You will be able to analyze the requirements concerning each individual construction element.
  • Co-ordination and planning: You will be coordinating and planning the structural project in cooperation with all the involved parties as architects, engineers and public authorities.
  • Communication: You will be able to communicate with both architects at the drawing office as well as with the craftspeople and the contractors at the building site – you are the connecting link between idea and action!

You will have the qualifications to work within the contracting business, in architect’s drawing offices, with consulting engineering companies or within the public authorities. International organisations are gradually using constructing architects as well. Finally you may want to establish your own company!

All students at the programme have to get practical experience during their study period. 

This practical placement is well organized between college and a company. The practical experience will help the student to turn his/her career in the preferred direction, e.g. primarily drawing and sketching or managing the activities at a building site.

The practical placement in a company will always take place in the 6th semester and will last 10 weeks. At this time so close to graduation the student is at a very advanced level and therefore has a good chance of being closely involved in serious and interesting projects in the chosen company. The practical work in a company may also help the student to choose the subject for the final project which the student will work with during the 7th and last semester.

The academy has to approve the chosen company in order to assure the company’s ability to host a student and to guarantee a high quality placement.

All three involved parties, the student, the company and the academy, will gain a positive outcome from the student’s work experience. 

The student will learn about the labor market and what kind of tasks and demands he/she will face upon graduation. 

The company will benefit from a student who is almost graduated and therefore may show what skills a newly graduated constructing architect possesses. 

The academy will learn from the evaluation of the practical placement: what needs do the labour market have and are newly graduated constructing architects able to fulfill these needs?

FURTHER EDUCATION


You can continue to study to become an Academic Engineer. You will be granted a transfer of credits for your bachelor degree from the academy. You can choose continue studies in Denmark or abroad.

If you want to go abroad, you can take a Master Degree/Master of Science in Great Britain.

Read more: www.ucl.dk