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Computer Aided Design & Architectural Technology

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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1940
QQI Award Code 5M1940 Computer Aided Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is particularly relevant to students wishing to pursue a career in Architectural Technology / Architecture / Architectural Draughting. Preparation of students for suitability tests and the preparation of portfolios for Architecture Courses is a strong feature of the course. This course is designed to Develop the necessary skills and techniques of Computer Aided Draughting and Design

What will you Study?

Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Design 5N2208
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Building Construction 5N1570
Mathematics 5N1833
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Wood Fabrication 5N1999
Renewable Energy

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as extra module.
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ACADX 5M1940

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Photographic Technician / Processing Assistant  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Artist  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Typographer  
Costume Designer   Sculptor  
Potter / Ceramicist   Photographer  
Textile Designer   Industrial Designer  
Architect - Conservation   Taxidermist  
Packaging Designer   Craft Designer  
Ceramics Designer   Arts Administrator  
Digital Media Designer   Screen Printer  
Illustrator   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Interior Architect / Designer   Creative Director  
Camera Operator   CAD Technician  
Fashion Designer   Film / Video Editor  
Graphic Designer   Dressmaker  
Animator   Architect  
Ceramics Technologist   Draughtsperson  
Textile Machinery Technician   Textile Dyeing Technician  
Textile & Fabric Operative   Musical Instrument Technician  
Cabinet Maker   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Shoe Repairer / Cobbler  
French Polisher   Metal Engraver  
Ergonomist   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Instrument Craftsperson  
Glassmaker   Printer  
Modelmaker   Toolmaker  
Upholsterer   Metal Fabricator  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Carpenter / Joiner   Data Entry Operator  
Information Architect - IT   Multimedia Producer  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Technical Manager  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Games Designer  
Web / Scrum Master   Computer Systems Sales Manager  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer Hardware Engineer  
Computer Scientist   IT Security Specialist  
Software Engineer   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Computer System Administrator   Software Developer / Architect  
Multimedia Writer   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Data Change Agent  
Computer Assembly Technician   Cartoonist  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Theatre / Television Designer  
Milliner   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Tattoo Artist   Blacksmith  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Locksmith  
Horologist   Visual Merchandiser / Window Dresser  
Transport Design Engineer   Boat Builder  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
Computers & ICT
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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