Architectural Technology (BSc Honours)
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Full-time course duration:
4 years (8 semesters)
For admission to a programme, standard applicants must
• score the necessary CAO points and
• meet the minimum entry requirements
Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects
The six subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.
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Leaving Cert Subjects:
Most helpful subjects are: Art, Mathematics, English, Design and Communication Graphics, and a Science Subject.
The course is delivered over 4 full academic years, with 2 semesters per year. Semester 1 modules are completed between September and January, and Semester 2 modules between February and May.
MSc in Architectural Technical Design.
Further Study Courses
What is Architectural Technology?
The Architectural Technologist is involved with the technical
issues of the architectural design process and plays the role
of a technical designer. S/he is a team player who provides an
expertise in technical design principles and knowledge in the
development of the built environment. S/he is an organiser and
coordinator of the diverse disciplines involved in the design and
About the Course
This is a studio-led course involving working drawings and
other construction related projects, with a range of lectures
and site visits designed to contribute to the student’s
comprehension and to the development of project work.
Students in Year 4 of the programme have the opportunity to pursue specific areas of research critical to the built environment and architectural practice. Students identify individual areas of interest in the architectural process and conduct intensive research leading to expertise. These emerging specialisms are sought by architectural practices and allied disciplines in architecture and construction and provide graduates with competitive skills.
This course is in the process of accreditation review by the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland. This course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree at CIT
> MSc in Architectural Technical Design
How much of my time is devoted to studio and project work?
Approximately 50% of time is devoted to studio and project work.
How helpful is it to have Design & Communication Graphics at Leaving Certificate level?
Design and Communication Graphics would provide a solid foundation for this programme.
What is the difference between Architectural Technology and Architecture?
Architectural Technology can be described as technical design of the building while Architecture focuses on the creative aspects of spatial and aesthetic design in the total building.
After graduation, Michael began work with mEML Architects and from the onset was working on multiple projects, completing construction drawings on residential apartments, submitting planning applications for school extensions and fire stations.
He is now working on a €30 million R&D facility. “Without a doubt, the education I received at CIT has provided me with an amazing start in my career field and is the reason why I have been able to excel at what I do.”
Full details of the modules on this programme of study are available by clicking the following link:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology CR560
A graduate of Architectural Technology is a critical member of the Design Team, as s/he has an excellent appreciation and knowledge of the other Design Team discipline roles, and is involved in the coordination and development of a project at all stages.
Graduates may specialise in certain building typologies or concentrate on a particular area such as technical design, technology, architectural conservation or project management. Graduates may work as part of a team in private practice, or in the architectural section of a commercial organisation or a Government Department or Local Authority.
Potential Areas of Employment
• Private Practice
• Government Organisation
• Local Authority
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