The Foundation in Business, Management and Study Skills is run online and provides direct entry to the BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology.
Architectural Technology refers to the technical design and expertise used in the increasingly complex design process required for contemporary architecture. While architects are responsible for creating initial concepts and designs, architectural technologists are more concerned with the technical side of construction. Architectural technologists work closely with architects and other building professionals to resolve any potential design problems before construction starts.
This is a studio-based technical design course that integrates theory with practical application. The course equips students with real-life problem solving and communication skills. The course incorporates an integrated research and design project based on a field study with previous trips to Bilbao, Barcelona and Milan.
“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.” – Charles Eames
The idea of being part of a team thatbrings a building from design to realitywill likely inspire you. You will have amechanical aptitude, and the abilityto think in three dimensions. You alsolikely enjoy teamwork. Ultimately, youwill have an interest in buildings, howthey are built, how they work and how they are used. The course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).
A studio-based technical design course with dedicated studio space for students of each year. Students will acquire proficiency in Graphics, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Revit and Building Information Modelling (BIM). Students complete an integrated research and design project based on a field study. Previous international field trips included visits to Bilbao, Barcelona and Milan. Annual end-of-year industry showcase event for Final Year students. Exit Awards include a Higher Certificate in Science in Architectural Technology (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.