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Architectural Design and Technology

Course Code(s):  5M2208 DD
QQI Award Code:  5M2208 Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2208 DD
QQI Award Code 5M2208 Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

A one year course in Architectural Design and Technology which will explore the principles of design and construction through studio based projects, drawing and model making. Projects will include spatial studies, the design and construction of a typical house and simple structures. History of Architecture will also be covered including visits to exhibitions and various buildings.

The methods and theory of different building construction techniques and materials will be investigated. The course will result in a comprehensive selection of portfolios which can be used for entry to various third level courses. This course will also appeal to anyone with an interest in architecture.

What will you Study?

Design Skills
Drawing 5N1862
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
History of Architecture
Building Construction 5N1570
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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