BSc in Architectural Technology

Bachelor of ScienceArchitectural Technology

Code:
WD094
Delivery:
Full Time
2016 CAO range:
        215 - 300
Level:
7
Campus:
Granary
Duration:
3 years
Credits:
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?

It is a 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 Royal Institute of Architects Ireland

  • 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
Introduction to House DesignTechnical House Design
Introduction to House Construction TechnologyHouse Construction- Building Regulations
Introduction to GraphicsEnvironmental Science (1)
Maths and Linear SurveyingIntroduction to Architecture
Introduction to ICTIntroduction to CAD
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Framed Construction ProjectsSmall Commercial Buildings
Framed Construction - Building RegulationsFramed Construction - Cladding
Architectural Communication (1)Materials and Detailing (1)
Design and DesignersEnvironmental Science (2)
European Language (1) / LevellingEuropean Language (2) / International Studies
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Materials and Detailing (2)Urban Development Projects
Environmental Science (3)Environmental Science (3)
Architectural Communication (2)Management and Law
Conservation (1)European Language (4) / Site Surveying
European Language (3) / Business Project

Leaving Certificate 2017:

Minimum entry requirements

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


Advanced and Equivalent Entry:

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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WD094 - BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology

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