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DT175
Architectural Technology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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This course offers project based work and is undertaken against the background of lectures, critiques, one to one tutorials, seminars, group work and construction skills classes.

Technical Design Studio provides a focus for the development of skills in three-dimensional problem solving. These skills include freehand drawing, hard line mechanical drawing and model making.

Studio project work also allows the development of skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) to produce 3D digital models and 2D working drawings.

In studio, students have unrestricted access to a dedicated workspace and work alongside one another for long periods of time, both during timetabled contact hours and beyond. Studios are equipped with both manual drawing facilities and PCs, allowing students to carry out their project work using a variety of media and approaches.

The programme includes work placement in Semester 1 of Year 3.

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DT175 - Architectural Technology
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
CCONT. 5M5010 Construction Technology
AGDXX. 5M1995 Graphic Design
AIDXX. 5M5054 Interior Design
ACADX. 5M1940 Computer Aided Design
ADESX. 5M2208 Design
AFURX. 5M2012 Furniture Design and Making


Essential Module Requirements:
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The Architectural Technologist is a highly skilled technical professional trained to play a leading role in the increasingly complex technical design process which drives contemporary architecture and building.

S/he plays a co-ordinating technical design role at the centre of the building design process and will play a lead role in overseeing and co-ordinating the input to the design process of consultant structural and services engineers, and of specialist sub contractors.

Working in multidisciplinary and collaborative design teams, technologists have the skills to communicate with and coordinate the work of other building design professionals.



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