Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design

Level 6 QQI Award

Duration

One Year

Overview

This course meets the needs of students who wish to develop a portfolio of valuable skills, for example: Architectural Drawing, CAD2D and 3D, Architectural Model Making and Design. These skills will equip students to find employment in the architectural, engineering and design sectors and/or also to progress to third level colleges. Students achieve a level of competence and confidence in their skills in order to maximise their abilities and potential for the future.

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Relevant Level 5 QQI Award
  • Applications are welcome from learners with relevant working CAD experience.

Course Modules

  • Architectural Drawing and Presentation
  • Building Technology and Design
  • Computer Aided Draughting
  • Computer Aided Design (3D)
  • Architectural Model Making
  • Design Skills
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Surveying
  • Environmental Studies
  • Communications
Module Information

Module Information

Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design

This full QQI level 6 award  is aimed at students who have achieved a level 5 award or equivalent, in this or a related construction or design area. The Level 6 in Architectural design and Technology is intended to develop further and enhance prior learning. It will build on the level 5 skills through: Architectural Drawing, Computer Aided Design 3D, Architectural Model Making, Environmental Studies, Surveying and Computer Aided Draughting. These skills will equip graduating students with the skills to find employment in the architectural, engineering and design sectors and/or also progress to third level colleges through both standard and advanced entry.

Certification

  • Level 6 Award Architectural Technology and Design (6M4989)

Additional Information

A Visual Design Exhibition of students' work from this course is held annually in DFEi in May, providing an opportunity for students to showcase the skills and knowledge they have acquired.

Progression Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at both Universities and Institutes of Technology.

Progression Examples

BSc in Architectural Technology (CW468)

Institute of Technology Carlow

BSc in Building Surveying (DK830) - Advanced entry into 2nd Year

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Career Paths

Graduates will be equipped with the skills for employment opportunities in surveying, construction, 3D design within the architectural, engineering and design sectors

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Accreditations

Keiran Travers

Keiran Travers, 2015 Graduate. Currently studying for his BSc in Architectural Technology in Bolton Street If I had not done the course in DFEi I wouldn’t be able for the degree course now. I had been a chef before coming to DFEi so this was…

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Keiran Travers

Keiran Travers, 2015 Graduate. Currently studying for his BSc in Architectural Technology in Bolton Street If I had not done the course in DFEi I wouldn’t be able for the degree course now. I had been a chef before coming to DFEi so this was a major career change. The course prepared me well for 3rd level.

Department Head

Dave Nicholson

Dave Nicholson

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