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Architectural Technology - Advanced

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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute

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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

This course is designed to provide students with essential skills in environmental design and technology associated with modern day construction. You will study modules as listed below which cover the most up-to-date building regulations, and specifications for buildings. As part of your course work you will be future proofing your designs. The course will be delivered through classroom work and practical hands-on projects.

What will you Study?

Architectural Drawing Presentation 6N3625
Computer Aided Draughting 6N3652
Environmental Studies 6N4969
Building Technology and Design 6N4909
Surveying 6N4986
Communications 6N1950
Work Experience 6N1946
Optional Maths

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Mathematics as an extra module.
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.
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Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Costume Designer  
Sculptor   Taxidermist  
Illustrator   Typographer  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Ceramics Designer   Craft Designer  
Architect - Conservation   Packaging Designer  
Potter / Ceramicist   Photographer  
Film / Video Editor   Graphic Designer  
Dressmaker   Creative Director  
Interior Architect / Designer   Fashion Designer  
Camera Operator   CAD Technician  
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Engineer   Traffic Engineer  
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Radiographer - Industrial    Painter / Decorator  
Engineering Production Manager   Civil / Construction Engineer  
Insurance Surveyor   Electrician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Environmental Engineer  

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
Art, Craft & Design
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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