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Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2)

Course Code: CI062AT
Course Level: 6
Award Title: QQI Certificate in Architectural Technology & Design
QQI Award Letters: 6M4989 
Course Duration: 1 Year

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Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2)
Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2)


Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Award or Equivalent in a related discipline, such as CAD, construction or furniture design. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Course Description
This is a follow-on course from any of the following FETAC/QQI level 5 courses available at Cavan Institute (or elsewhere), such as Architectural Technology and Design (Year 1), Sustainable Energy and Construction Technology, Interior Architecture or 3D Design and Graphics. It will enable students to gain advanced architectural technology and design skills. Students gain hands-on experience in the use of the latest technologies, including Autodesk Architectural Desktop and Graphisoft ArchiCAD.

Course Content

  • Architectural Drawing and Presentation
  • Computer Aided Draughting (CAD)
  • Building Technology and Design
  • Surveying
  • Design Skills
  • Architectural Model Making
  • Team Leadership
  • Computer-Aided Design (3D)
  • Critical Studies of the Built Environment
  • Work Experience

    Career Opportunities
    Graduates with skills in ArchiCAD and Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) are highly sought after in all sectors of the economy. Most architectural technicians work for private architectural practices, government departments, local authorities, or semi state agencies. There are also job opportunities in architectural technology, architectural graphics and model making.

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