Nottingham Trent University: Digital Architecture and Construction

InstitutionNottingham Trent University View institution profile
Department School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Study type Taught


This course will enable students to challenge current and prevailing digital orthodoxy in the built environment and determine strategies to future-proof design and construction processes. You'll acquire the digital theoretical, multi-disciplinary, technology and design management skills to become leaders in the field of digital architecture and construction.

The course focuses on the knowledge, methodologies and reasoning behind software, preparing you to adapt to any existing or emerging software and technology in the architecture and construction industries. This includes our key specialisms including computational design, parametric modelling, mixed-reality, building information modelling (BIM), building performance analysis, historical building information modelling (HBIM), rapid prototyping, and sustainability.

**Who is this course designed for?**

This course is aimed at graduates or professionals pursuing a career in architectural technology. It's suitable for those from a range of built environment disciplines, including, but not limited to, architecture, architectural technology, interior design, construction, surveying and civil engineering, who are looking to study a technical programme on route to industry or MPhil/PhD study. 

**Why study this course?**

**Inspiring spaces |** Based in our Grade II* listed Gothic Revival Style Arkwright building, you'll work with our industry-standard facilities and studios, including our Creative and Virtual Technologies lab.

**Collaborative environment |** Our studio-based culture provides a dynamic and integrated learning environment that emphasises intellectual development and collaboration between students, academic staff and postgraduate researchers.

**Specialist academics |** Benefit from our team of expert academic staff who specialise in digital design in architecture and have significant experience of working in practice.

**Guest lectures |** Hear from visiting experts and discuss contemporary issues in architecture; recent industry speakers have included a number of RIBA Stirling Awards prize winners.

This course will apply for accreditation with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).


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Nottingham Trent UniversityNottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for our postgraduate students.

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