Dun Laoghaire Further Education InstituteAdvanced Cert in Architectural Technology & Design

Advanced Cert in Architectural Technology & Design

South Dublin County
1 year
Further Education and PLC, Level 6 QQI

Course description

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:

Relevant Level 5 QQI Award
Applications are welcome from students with relevant working CAD experience.

Course Modules
Architectural Drawing
Building Technology
Computer Aided Draughting
Computer Aided Design (3D)
Architectural Model Making
Design Skills
Personal and Professional Development
Environmental Studies
Revit 3D Modelling
Introduction to BIM

Level 6 Award Architectural Technology and Design (6M4989)

Additional Information
Visual Design Exhibition

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.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling techniques are a key focus of this course.  Students will be introduced to software such as Revit to create the building information needs of an entire building project.

Assessment techniques will be used to assess the knowledge and skills that students will have achieved on successful completion of modules:

Student Record
Collection of Work
Examination (Written)
Skills Demonstration

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 Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities.  Please contact the relevant higher education institute for further information.

Career Paths
Graduates will be equipped with the skills for employment opportunities in surveying, construction, 3D design within the architectural, engineering and design sectors

One Year

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