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Cavan Institute

Architectural Technology and Design


Architectural Technology and Design

Entry Requirements

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

Career Opportunities

This course in Architectural Technology and Design (Year 1) 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.


At Cavan Institute: 

Upon successful completion of the Architectural Technology and Design course (Year 1), you may progress to a level 6 course in Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2) or in Renewable Energy Technology and Automation, both available at Cavan Institute. 


Graduates of this course in Architectural Technology and Design (Year 1) 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.

  • Architecture - TUD   

  • Architectural Technology - TUD 

  • Architecture - SETU 

  • Architecture - ATU Sligo 

  • Interior Architecture & Design - ATU Sligo

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer-Aided Design

  • Architectural Drawing 

  • Computer-Aided Draughting (2D) 

  • Communications

  • Parametric 3D CAD 

  • Image Processing

  • Building Construction 

  • Design Skills 

  • Mathematics

  • Work Experience 

  • Combined Materials

About This Course

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 Architectural Technology and Design course (Year 1) enables students to gain a knowledge of architectural design and the built environment, while considering construction materials and the needs of clients. Students gain hands- on experience of the latest technologies in use in the architectural industry, which includes Autodesk software such as Autocad and Revit.

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