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Architectural Design and Technology (Year 1)

Friday, 10 March 2017

Architectural Design and Technology (Year 1)

Course Code: CI061CN
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Certificate in Computer Aided Design
QQI Award Letters: 5M1940
Course Duration: 1 Year

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Architectural Design and Technology (Year 1)
Architectural Design and Technology (Year 1)


Course Description
This course is designed to give students a firm foundation in Computer Aided Design (CAD). CAD technology is used to create graphics and make calculations needed in the production of drawings, three-dimensional simulations, models and other design work. The course enables students to gain a knowledge of architectural design and the built environment, while considering construction materials and the needs of clients. CAD is used in a variety of areas, including aeronautical, automotive and maritime engineering, electronics and architecture. Students gain hands on experience of the latest technologies in use in these industries.

Course Content
Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
Design Skills
Architectural Drawing
Communications
Work Experience
Parametric CAD
Mathematics
Combined Materials
Building Construction
Renewable Energy Systems

Work Experience
A minimum of 10 days work placement must be completed in a relevant vocational area.

Career Opportunities
This course will give students a firm foundation in the skills required for employment in the area of CAD. Graduates with skills in architectural drawing, CAD and Parametric CAD are highly sought after in all areas of the economy.

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to a FETAC/QQI level 6 course in Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2) or in Renewable Energy Technology and Automation, both available at Cavan Institute. 

Elsewhere: Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Higher Education Links Scheme/Progression
Students can progress from this course to Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links Scheme on obtaining a full award.
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