Introduction

The evolution of architectural forms is influenced by culture and fashion, society and economics, climate and geography, security and self-preservation. For architecture to be able to respond to these factors, we need to apply technology. In the past, technological limitations imposed restrictions on architecture. These days, technology is almost limitless and architectural expression can develop in exciting ways.

Apply Nowapply for exemption

Awarding Body

The University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK

Mode of Study

Full-Time, Part-Time and Flexible.

Duration

Four Academic Years Full Time, 8 Years Part Time or Flexible.

Fees

OMR 3,500 per Year (Full Time) - Discount Policy may apply.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Successful completion of GCET Foundation Studies Programme with a minimum of 60% in each component. Diploma Holders are encouraged to apply for advanced entry.

General Education Diploma – Science and Art/ Humanities Track (Pure or Applied Math), or equivalent, with a minimum overall average of 55%

Contact Person

Email : hod4@gcet.edu.om or  Tel: 24227999 – 91789204

Why Study our Programme?

This programme equips you to become Architectural Technologist, working at the heart of the contemporary construction industry. Gain a solid understanding of technological progression in construction, and where it sits within the history of architecture. Study and apply design concepts and construction technologies to a range of building problems. Sketch and assess buildings that inspire and inform your work on day and residential field trips. Learn from industry-experienced tutors and work on a series of live briefs for real clients in well-equipped studios. One of the main distinctive features of this programme is that you will get a British award from the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, (recognised worldwide) while studying in Muscat.

What you will be studying?

At the begininning of the programme, you will study several modules enabling you to understand the Construction Technology and Services as well as building Science As you progress, you will study more specialised topics including Commercial Development, Procurement and Contract Practice, Conservation of Buildings and Places, Technology Innovation and Life Cycles, Energy Management and Performance Evaluation. Throughout your study, you will discover design concepts through studio work and computer modelling, and develop technologies from basic scientific principles. Build on techniques learned in year one, practicing and applying all aspects of design to a range of building problems. In your final year, combine the range of your knowledge to large-scale building projects. Produce detailed appraisals and new build design solutions. Create conceptual designs, working drawings and documentation.

Where can it take you?

There’s a wide range of career opportunities for technologists with design skills within Oman, the MENA region and around the Globe. You could go on to work in architectural and engineering practices in the public or private sectors, or for contractors and developers, project managers and systems manufacturers. If you are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies after successfully completing the degree, then having a British qualification will facilitate admission to top universities in the world.

Programme Structure

Level 0

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UBLMPA-30-0 Foundation Year Project UBGMNR-15-0 Challenges, Data and Solutions
UBGMPR-30-0 Environment and Sustainability UBLMWM-15-0 Foundation Engineering for Designers
UFCFGK-30-0 Professional and Academic Skills

Level 1

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UBLLYC-60-1 Design Studio 1 UBLLWH-30-1 Investigating Structures
UBLMSB-30-1 Building Physics and Services

Level 2

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UBPMTV-15-2 Design Representation UBLMUS-30-2 Commercial Development
UBLMTE-15-2 History of Architecture UBLMRT-30-2 Procurement and Contract Practice
UBLMGG-30-2 Technology & Design Studio 2

Level 3

Semester 1 (Oct-Jan)

Semester 2 (Feb-May)

UBLMJM-45-3 Technology & Design Studio 3 UBLMN5-30-3 Collaborative Practices in Building Information Management & Modelling
UBLMXB-15-3 Conserving Buildings and Places UBLMGP-15-3 Energy Management and Performance Evaluation
UBLMNE-15-3 Collaborative Practice
UBLMN7-30-3 Work based Research Project
UBLMQL-15-3 Procurement and Contract Law

* Omani Culture GCET-15-0 is a college required module.