Northumbria University Newcastle

Architecture and Built Environment Foundation Year

At Northumbria you will experience first hand knowledge of the built environment and the wider environmental context. The programme will focus on all the appropriate elements for the initial stages of developing you as a Northumbria Graduate and ultimately as an undergraduate degree student. The learning outcomes for the Built Environment programme and the modules have been mapped against the professional development requirements and the competencies required by this industry.

Northumbria foundation year students have a mature, intellectual curiosity through an examination and understanding of professional practice,current theories, policy and real-life practice. As a result, you will be able to develop and apply your academic knowledge and experience of research skills to your chosen degree programme.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry:

80 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

As a foundation student you’ll gain the intellectual and practical skills to place you in a great position to go forward to further study or employment.

By understanding current theories, policy and real-life professional practice, you’ll be able to develop and apply your academic knowledge and research skills to your chosen degree course.
The Faculty has a dedicated support team to help you gain placements in relevant industries and connect you to employers promoting graduate vacancies. You may go on to work in planning, surveying or careers in sustainability, greening business, environmental management, and conservation, and fields as diverse as housing, cartography, pollution control, urban regeneration, local government, overseas development and teaching. 

Course Details

This course gives you the technical skills, subject knowledge and experience necessary for you to progress onto a choice of undergraduate degrees.

You’ll learn through a variety of methods including lectures and seminars, practical use of tools and equipment, laboratory work, professional speakers as well as guided and self-study. You’ll get the chance to work as an individual and learn with others in group situations.

Assessments are designed to help you develop both general and discipline specific knowledge as well as developing transferable skills including communication, research and team work that will prepare you for progression onto your chosen undergraduate degree.

Foundation Year

The Context of the Built Environment (Core,20 Credits)
Building Pathology (Core,20 Credits)
Building Use (Core,20 Credits)
Architectural Design and Technology (Core,20 Credits)
Quantity Surveying (Core,20 Credits)
ABE Final Project (Core,20 Credits)

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