• » Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology
    CAO Code  LY547
    LYIT internal code  LY_CARCH_D
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  30
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Ireland's construction boom has led to a greater appreciation of the role of the Architectural Technologist for a variety of reasons; there have been significant changes in the standards and techniques used in modern construction; the vast bulk of architectural drawings are produced using computer aided design; building legislation has been enacted to ensure the protection of the environment and the public have become more discerning in their appreciation of architecture. Architectural education is at a point of change. Architects are still primarily designers but their relationships with the other architectural professions have become more intricate with an increasing complexity of building and design technologies.
    The aim of this Programme is to produce graduates capable of demonstrating an in-depth knowledge and a range of high level skills and competencies necessary for employment as architectural technologists.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Cert Entry Requirements
      • 5 subjects at O6/H7
      • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
      • Math at O6/H7
    • FETAC applicants click FETAC
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Architectural Project 1 Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Physics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Technical Writing & Communication Elective  5  3
     Land Surveying Elective  5  4
     1/2  Architectural Project 2 Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Building Services 1 Mandatory  5  4
     BIM Graphic Communications Mandatory  5  4
     Technical Writing & Communication Elective  5  3
     Land Surveying Elective  5  4
     2/3  Architectural Project 3 Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Structural Design & Materials Mandatory  5  4
     Architectural History & Conservation Mandatory  5  4
     Applied Graphic Communications Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Architectural Project 4 Mandatory  15  10
     Construction Technology 4 Mandatory  5  4
     Site Organisation Mandatory  5  4
     Building Services 2 Mandatory  5  4
     3/5  Architectural Project 5 Mandatory  15  10
     Construction Technology 5 Mandatory  5  4
     Building Regeneration and Energy Performance Mandatory  5  4
     Fire Engineering Mandatory  5  4
     3/6  Architectural Project 6 Mandatory  15  10
     Construction Technology 6 Mandatory  5  4
     Specification and Tendering Procedures Mandatory  5  4
     Professional Practice Elective  5  4
    Learning Outcomes
    Graduates will have knowledge of the scientific principles that apply in the theory and concepts of:
    • Architectural Design
    • History of Architecture
    • Construction Technology
    • Building Surveying
    • Sustainable Development
    On successful completion of the programme the graduate will be able to:
    • Apply current building technologies in design.
    • Effectively detail a complexity of building types
    • Identify and distinguish design team responsibilities and relevant contract procurement methods
    • Produce and assemble drawings for planning application
    • Apply the current Building Regulations
    • Conduct basic land surveys and measure buildings
    • Produce construction drawings
    • Demonstrate time management skills
    • Demonstrate communication & IT skills
    • Interpret building contract documents
    • Work independently and as part of a team
    • Adopt a professional approach to work related activities
    • Generate passivhaus details
    • Use Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes
    Follow on Courses and Professional Accreditation
    • BSc (Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering at LYIT
    • BSc (Hons) in Sustainable Construction Management at LYIT
    • Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies to Honours and Masters Degree level at other Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    • The programme is accredited by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI).
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates of the programme may be employed as Architectural Technicians or Architectural Technologists in diverse capacities in Ireland, UK and Europe including:-
    • Professional practice
    • Local and central government
    • Property developers
    • Housing associations
    • Industrialists
    Companies seeking to employ Architectural Technology graduates range from multidisciplinary companies providing engineering, quantity surveying and architecture services to architectural practices which offer services such as project management, site selection and acquisition appraisal, client brief development, masterplanning, architecture, interior and project supervisor design.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    • Contact Anne Boner, Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403