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Sustainable Architectural Technology

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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code 5M5010 Construction Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Through this course you will learn the essential skills of environmental construction and civil engineering, which may allow you to progress to construction, architecture and engineering courses in Higher Education or go directly to employment. The course is designed to give learners a firm foundation in the skills required in the Green Architecture/Sustainable Technology sector. It covers a range of topics which are both interesting and relevant in todays market. Elements of the course will contain both theory and practical sessions.

What will you Study?

Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Wood Fabrication 5N1999
Building Construction 5N1570
Mathematics
Materials Science 5N1637
Computer Aided
Draughting (2D)
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Progression to CAO Courses

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CCONT 5M5010

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Structural Engineer   Engineer  
Traffic Engineer   Site Forman  
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Stonemason   Steeplejack  
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Facilities Manager   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Building Technician   Construction Planner  
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Gas Fitter   Radiographer - Industrial   
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Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers   Industrial Insulator  
Building Engineer   Plasterer  
Painter / Decorator   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Insurance Surveyor   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Tiler / Tile Fitter   Electrician  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Construction Plant Fitter  
Concrete Finisher   Civil / Construction Engineer  
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Plumber   Bricklayer  
Scaffolder   Engineering Production Manager  
Building Labourer / Construction Worker   Site Technician  
Sheet Metal Worker / Plater   Surveyor  
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Hydrologist   Environmental Engineer  
Solar Physicist    Environmental Chemist  
Energy Engineer   Atmospheric Scientist  
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Environmental Consultant   Soil Scientist  
Water Engineer   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Energy Manager / Consultant   Mathematical Modeller   
Geoscientist   Geologist  
Gas Engineer   Ecologist  
Environmental Officer   Environmental Health Officer  
Environmental Technician   Botanist  
Environmental Scientist   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.
Building, Construction & Property
Earth Science & Environment
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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