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Sustainable Technology

Course Code(s):  6M4989
QQI Award Code:  6M4989 Architectural Technology and Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4989
QQI Award Code 6M4989 Architectural Technology and Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Overview This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in Engineering, Building Services Management, Industrial Design or Architecture related areas. Students will use the most relevant BIM (Building Information Modelling) software for these industries, including Revit.

The course also aims to develop an understanding of Sustainable/Green Building Technology and Design, introduces Building Energy Rating (BER), the associated software (DEAP) and other related topics.

What will you Study?

Architectural Drawing and Presentation
Computer Aided Draughting
Building Technology and Design
Communications
Work Experience
Environmental Studies
Computer Aided Design- 3D
Surveying
Green Building
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.

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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
AATDX 6M4989

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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.
Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food   Forester - Professional  
Cartographer    Arborist  
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Traffic Engineer   Acoustic Consultant  
Engineer   Engineer - Structural  
Production Manager - Engineering   Surveyor  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Scaffolder   Welder  
Facilities Manager   Stonemason  
Industrial Insulator   Gas Fitter  
Building Technician   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Geomatics Surveyor  
Insulation Workers   Site Engineer  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Electrician   Engineer - Building Services  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Construction Plant Fitter  
Engineer - Civil   Carpenter / Joiner  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Bricklayer  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Insurance Surveyor  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Tiler/Fitter  
Painter / Decorator   Molecular Biologist  
Geochemist   Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Biochemist   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Particle Physicist   Oceanographer  
Marine Scientist   Marine Biologist  
Hydrographic Surveyor   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Solar Physicist   Gas Engineer  
Environmental Chemist   Environmental Consultant  
Atmospheric Scientist   Engineer - Energy  
Geologist   Hydrologist  
Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster   Engineer - Environmental  
Geoscientist   Energy Manager/Consultant  
Engineer - Water   Soil Scientist  
Environmental Technician   Environmental Health Officer  
Environmental Officer   Recycling Officer   
Environmental Scientist   Botanist  
Ecologist   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Timber Technologist   Surveyor - Minerals / Mining  

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.
Earth Science & Environment
Building, Construction & Property
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.