BA Architectural Technology and the Environment - Careers

Do you want to design and construct new buildings? Or conserve ancient structures? Whatever your aspirations, we’ll work closely with you throughout your degree to give you the support you need – so you’re ready to play a lead role in our planet’s future. 

Over 75 per cent of our graduates are either in work or further study within six months of finishing their degree. Our top priority is making sure that you graduate with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to tackle not only today’s construction demands, but also the pressing issues faced by tomorrow’s construction professionals. Which is why we've carefully structured our Architectural Technology and the Environment (ATE) degree to do just that.

Ready and prepared

Our focus is getting you ready for the career of your choice. Which is why we introduce you to a wide range of subjects and disciplines. Our course is well rounded, giving you an in-depth understanding of design and sustainability, as well as the chance to collaborate regularly with students from other disciplines on key projects. It’s these professional and personal skills that will help you succeed in the construction industry.

You’ll also have the chance to do a significant work placement. Spending a year working in a real architectural technology practice in the real world, you’ll apply the skills you've learnt in real-life situations. This invaluable experience will not only help your CV stand out, it will give you the confidence and insight to excel in your first job.

Where could it lead?

Plymouth ATE graduates are highly skilled and highly employable. You’ll find them in a diverse range of architecture-related roles, and graduates from our programme:

  • continue training to obtain chartered status from the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
  • work within architectural technology and architectural practices
  • work within local councils
  • work within construction companies
  • apply their skills and experience to work in related careers such as surveying, landscape architecture, sustainability and energy assessment and architectural conservation.