Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology CW407

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW407
  • 15
  • 186
  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

While architects are responsible for creating initial concepts and designs, architectural technologists are more concerned with the technical side of construction. Architectural technologists work closely with architects as part of the architect’s team, preparing working drawings, schedules and specifications. They also work with other building professionals on site surveys, building regulations, fire safety certificates and planning applications.

The course equips students with real-life problem solving and communication skills and a broad understanding of relevant building regulations, health and safety welfare legislation and the theory and practice of environmental design.

Special Features:

  • Accredited by Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).
  • A studio-based technical design course with dedicated studio space for students of each year.
  • Students will acquire proficiency in Graphics, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Revit and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
  • Institute of Technology Carlow has well-established international industry links, providing students with the opportunity to study abroad through Erasmus and summer work placements (Year 3) programmes.
  • Exit Award: Higher Certificate in Science in Architectural Technology (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may progress to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology (CW468) in Institute of Technology Carlow.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates of Architectural Technology will have the skills to:

  • Select the right materials and processes for a project
  • Use BIM technology
  • Support the architect in the preparation of plans and drawings
  • Liaise with other construction professionals.

Typical employers include: private construction firms and contractors; property developers; planning departments and local authorities.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Margaret Doyle-Hughes
BA Arch (Hons), PG Dip Arch, PG Cert Prof Arch, PG Dip Arch, MSc Arch, MRIAI