BSc in Architectural Technology

Bachelor of ScienceArchitectural Technology

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        201 - 555
3 years
180 ECTS

What is Architectural Technology?

Architectural Technology concentrates on the science of building. Architectural Technologists become specialists in preparing detailed drawings and specifications for building projects. They work closely with architects and other members of the design Team.

What is the BSc in Architectural Technology course?CIAT approved programme

This three year course which enables students to become competent in preparing construction drawings and specifications for complex building types. There is a strong emphasis on environmental studies ensuring awareness of energy saving measures in detailing and construction throughout the course.  Students are taught various computer software packages with an emphasis on the latest Building Information Modelling tools such as Autodesk Revit from first year. They explore various graphical presentation techniques, structures and construction systems as well as the principles guiding construction law and professional practice.

Unique Features of the Course:

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural technologist

  • 1st Honours degree programme in Architectural Technology in Ireland

  • Building Information Modelling taught throughout all year

  • Strong International Links; Exchange programmes in France & Denmark

  • International Staff and diversity of student intake

  • Follow on honours degree programme

  • Transfer onto the B. Arch. Programme

  • Following the BSc. (H) programme students can progress onto masters courses or advanced entry on the B. Arch. Programme

  • Wide choice of elective subjects from Languages to athletic performance with sports scholarship available

  • Vibrant Architectural Student Society

  • New city centre location

  • Full time and part time options available

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Architectural & BIM Studio 1 Architectural & BIM Studio 2
Architectural Communication & BIM 1Architectural Communication & BIM 2
Construction Technology 1 Construction Technology 2
Structures & Environment 1 Detailing the External Envelope
Thinking & Learning Skills Structures & Environment 2
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Architectural & BIM Studio 3Architectural & BIM Studio 4
Architectural Communication & BIM 3Architectural Communication & BIM 4
Construction Technology 3Construction Technology 4
Structures & Environment 3Structures & Environment 4
Understanding Architectural DesignPublications 2
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Architectural & BIM Studio 5Architectural & BIM Studio 6
Architectural Communication & BIM 5Construction Technology 6
Construction Technology 5Building Energy Software 1
Professional Practice 1 (Management & Law) Research Methods
Choose one of the following electives: Choose one of the following electives:
*Conservation 1 *Acoustics in the Built Environment
*Entrepreneurship *Introduction to Project Management
* = Elective

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BSc in Architectural Technology

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BSc in Architectural Technology:

Graduates from the BSc in Architectural Technology may find employment in fields such as:

  • Architect’s office

  • Government department or local authorities

  • Commercial firms, for instance manufacturers or suppliers in the building industry

  • Setting up a company in specialist areas

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