The Technical Studies programme offers a coherent technical education that develops a creative collaboration with the material demands of individual unit agendas over a five-year period. The programme continues to evolve from discussions with leading engineer- ing practices and research institutions and is founded on the provision of a substantial knowledge base of contem- porary fabrication processes, con- structed artefacts and buildings. Information acquired here generates a ‘means’, a set of precepts capable of negotiating the technical requirements of construction in unforeseen futures and unpredictable contexts. Lecture courses form a portion of each year’s requirements with a particu- lar emphasis on the First, Second and Fourth Years, when students concen- trate on critical case studies, analysis and material experiments, undertaking two courses in each year. In the Third Year, lecture course- work and workshop experiments are synthesised in a detailed Technical Design. Students conduct research and experiments to explore and resolve the technical issues of the main project of their unit portfolio. Fifth Year students undertake a Technical Design Thesis, contextual- ised as part of a broader dialogue in which the technical and architectural agendas that arise within the unit are synthesised, and its critical develop- ment pursued through case studies, material experiments and extensive research and consultation.