GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology (Level 8) Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology (Level 7)

Code: GA483 Level: 8 Code: GA472 Level: 7

Why study Architectural Technology? An Architectural Technologist is a highly skilled technical design professional. This Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland accredited programme delivers a practical, applied learning experience, encouraging a strong work ethic in all years. A studio environment is used to deliver the practical modules through the use of 2D & 3D modelling to arrive at sustainable design solutions. Student learning is delivered through studio project work to develop the student’s ability to problem-solve. The projects increase in technical complexity as the course progresses through all years of the programme, culminating in the research and analysis of the adaptation and upgrade of existing buildings in the final year.

What are my career opportunities? This programme responds to the rapidly developing technical environment of Architecture worldwide, developing strong analytical and research skills. It equips learners with a strong, flexible and adaptable skill set which is suited to a variety of careers in architectural private practices, industry, research, design and consulting teams or academia. Recognition by Professional Bodies This programme is accredited by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RAI), the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).

What will I study? Year 1: • Detail and Design Studio 1 • Architectural Technology & Services 1 • CAD 1 • Construction Materials • History of Architecture 1 • Architectural Graphics and Communication 1 • Mathematics • Learning and Innovation Skills Year 2: • Detail and Design Studio 2 • Architectural Technologies & Services 2 • CAD2 / BIM • Conservation and History of Architecture 2 • Building Surveying • Structural Element Design • Elective

Year 3: • Detail and Design Studio 3 • Advanced Architectural Technology • Environmental Building Systems • CAD 3/BIM • Professional Practice and Law Year 4: • Detail and Design Studio 4 – Project • Innovative Architectural Technologies • Professional Practice – Contract and Procurement • BIM 4 – Architecture • Technical Design Report • The Next Step – Transitioning to Work

Student experience

School of Engineering

Places 32

Duration 3/4 years

Campus Galway

Talk to us: Emer Maughan, Programme Chair Tel: +353 91 742877 | E-mail:


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