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Sustainable Architectural Technology

Course Code(s):  5M5010
QQI Award Code:  5M5010 Construction Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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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
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CCONT 5M5010

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Renewable Energy and the Built Environment Castlebar College of Further Education 

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.
Landscape Architect / Designer   Landscape Manager  
Landscape Scientist   Architect  
Architect - Conservation   Metal Fabricator  
Draughtsperson   Cabinet Maker  
Town Planning Support   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Acoustic Consultant  
Engineer   Traffic Engineer  
Engineer - Structural   Production Manager - Engineering  
Surveyor   Facilities Manager  
Site Engineer   Insulation Workers  
Stonemason   Geomatics Surveyor  
Welder   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Building Technician   Gas Fitter  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Industrial Insulator  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Scaffolder   Surveyor - Construction / Building  
Tiler/Fitter   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Carpenter / Joiner   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Engineering Technician - Civil   Engineer - Civil  
Construction Plant Fitter   Electrician  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Engineer - Building Services  
Painter / Decorator   Army Apprentice  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Bricklayer  
Insurance Surveyor   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Field trials officer   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Mathematical Modeller    Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Environmental Chemist   Solar Physicist  
Gas Engineer   Energy Manager/Consultant  
Atmospheric Scientist   Geoscientist  
Hydrologist   Engineer - Water  
Soil Scientist   Engineer - Environmental  
Environmental Consultant   Engineer - Energy  
Geologist   Environmental Technician  
Botanist   Ecologist  
Environmental Scientist   Environmental Officer  
Environmental Health Officer   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.
Building, Construction & Property
Earth Science & Environment
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

source: QQI

Grades Recieved:

source: QQI