Project Description

Architecture and Design


Our Architecture & Design is a skills-based introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD), and the world of Architecture.

If you want to progress to Higher Education studies in Architecture or Built Environment, or to a career as an Architectural Technician, Interior Designer or Draughtsperson, this course will provide a broad range of foundation skills. You will learn to use Industry-standard CAD, design and graphics software, drawing skills and develop a practical understanding of a range of construction techniques.

Students on this programme are supported to build a Design Portfolio for career and progression interviews.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Build your Design Portfolio
  • Use industry standard software SolidWorks® and AutoCAD®
  • Learn practical skills and apply knowledge
  • Work with our CAD experts
  • Great professional links and feld trips
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Architectural Drawing
  • Building Construction
  • Computer Aided Draughting
  • Design Skills
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Architectural Technician
  • Architect
  • BIM
  • CAD Technician
  • Civil Engineering
  • Draughtsperson
  • Industrial Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surveyor

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Computer Aided Design

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)

Additional Costs
PPE/Lab clothing pack required €30 average price

Optional Extra Qualifications
Safe Pass
€75 average price

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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