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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Architectural Technology

TU Dublin - Dublin City
TU Dublin - Dublin City
Course Code
DT175
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points
358
Points Change
-19

Course Summary

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.

Course Details

College Link > DT175 - 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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QQI FET/FETAC Links

Number of Reserved Places:  3 places

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

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Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
ACADX 5M1940 Computer Aided Design
AGDXX 5M1995 Graphic Design
AFURX 5M2012 Furniture Design and Making
ADESX 5M2208 Design
CCONT 5M5010 Construction Technology
AIDXX 5M5054 Interior Design

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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.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Realist

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

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.

Further Research

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