GMIT Prospectus 2022/23


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?

What are my career opportunities? This course 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 course 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).

An Architectural Technologist is a highly skilled technical design professional. This Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland accredited course 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 course, culminating in the research and analysis of the adaptation and upgrade of existing buildings in the final year.

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

Student experience

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


DURATION 3/4 years

School of Engineering


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


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