Architectural Technology and Design

Level 5 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:

  • Leaving Certificate Established/LCVP
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Relevant Level 4 QQI Award
  • Mature applicants are welcome

Course Modules

  • Architectural Drawing
  • Building Construction
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
  • Design Skills
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Mathematics
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
Module Information

Module Information

Architecture Technology and Design

This full QQI level 5 award meets the needs of learners who wish to develop a portfolio of valuable skills for entry into studies and careers in the construction and architectural technology area. Architectural Design and Technology Level 5 students will focus on the foundation skills involved in  Architectural Drawing, Computer Aided Design 2D, Design Skills and Building Construction.
These skills will equip learners to find employment in the architectural, engineering and design sectors and/or also progression to third level college courses through the Higher education Links Scheme.

Certification

  • Level 5 Award Computer Aided Design (5M1940)

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

BA in Visual Communication (DL862)

Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology

Bachelor of Architecture (DT101)

BSc in Architectural Technology (DT175)

Dublin Institute of Technology

BSc in Building Surveying (DK830)

Dundalk Institute of Technology

BSc in Architectural Technology (CW407)

Institute of Technology Carlow

BSc in Product Design (MH305)

National University of Ireland Maynooth

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

Eoghan Carr

Class of 2017. Now studying for his BSc in Product Design in NUI Maynooth
"The course in DFEi gave me a good grounding for the degree course that I am now doing. I liked the variety of modules. You had the technical modules and then modules…

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Eoghan Carr

Class of 2017. Now studying for his BSc in Product Design in NUI Maynooth
"The course in DFEi gave me a good grounding for the degree course that I am now doing. I liked the variety of modules. You had the technical modules and then modules where you could be more creative."

Department Head

Dave Nicholson

Dave Nicholson

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