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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

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

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)

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