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Degree - Ordinary Bachelor

Architectural Technology

Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
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3 Years
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
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Course Summary

Architectural Technology CR090
Architectural Technology CR090

The core of the learning experience takes place in the studio through technical design projects and the application and integration of knowledge and skills explored in lecture modules. The focus of the Year 1 studio is the exploration of simple structures in wood, steel, concrete and masonry and construction detailing.

Lectures include Technology Materials and Structure (wood, steel, concrete, and masonry), Environmental Science and Services (sustainability, climate, resources), while skills developed include teamwork, problem solving, communication, drawing, and basic computer graphics.

Course Details

College Link > CR090 - Architectural Technology

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.


Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Career Progression

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.

Further Research

Qualifax Course Page

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