• Code:DH 
  • Certification BTEC Higher National Certificate in  Construction in the Build Environment  (Construction) Level 6+ equivalence on  the NFQ (603/04650/0)
  • Duration One Year


Architectural Technologists work with Architects and Engineers to produce detailed  building construction information. This one-year Higher National Certificate will  cover construction fundamentals including Design, Materials, CAD, Surveying  and Construction Technology. Studio work will be based on realistic construction  projects from inception to completion. Using the latest software, the projects will  be fully visualised. The learner will be expected to attend study trips to various  buildings of interest.

Programme of Study

  • Construction Technology
  • Science & Materials
  • Construction Practice & Management
  • Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in  Construction
  • Drawing, Detailing Specification
  • Surveying, Measuring & Setting Out
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Principles of Alternative Energy

Modules subject to change

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent with some higher papers
  • QQI Level 5 award in a related discipline
  • Mature Applicants – experience  will be considered in lieu of formal  qualifications
  • Places are offered following a  successful interview. Learners should  be computer literate. Applicants must  bring a portfolio/collection of work to  the interview.
Career Opportunities
  • Construction Management
  • Architectural Technology
  • Building Conservation & Restoration
Higher Education Progression*

  • Carlow IT:

BSc Architectural Technology (Year 2) - CW407

BSc Hons Architectural Technology  (Year 2) - CW468

BSc in Building Construction and  Services Management (Year 2) - CW417

  • Waterford IT:

BSc in Architectural Technology &  Building Information (BIM) (Year 2) -  WD195

BSc Hons Architecture (Year 2) -  WD144

  • Tallaght IT:

Higher Certificate in Mechanical  Engineering (Year 2) (TA203)

BEng in Mechanical Engineering (Year  2) (TA213)

BEng in Energy & Environmental  Engineering (Year 2) (TA215)

Course Co-Ordinator

Bernadette Walsh

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