Course Description

Architectural Technology and Design

Dunboyne College of Further Education

Architectural Technology and Design

Computer Aided Design 5M1940


This one-year course is designed to provide learners with the valuable skills needed to work in the architecture and design sectors or to progress to third level options. Learners will gain a firm foundation in Computer Aided Design (CAD), which is used to create graphics and make calculations needed in the production of drawings, three-dimensional simulations, models and other design work. Students will be given the opportunity to prepare a portfolio in architecture or architectural technology to further aid their progression. Learners will gain skills in the areas of building design and sustainability.


• Architectural Drawing • Computer Aided Draughting (2D) • Design Skills • Safety and Health at Work • Mathematics • Combined materials • Drawing • Communications • Work Experience

CERTIFICATION: • QQI Level 5 in Computer Aided Design 5M1940

Course Code 5M1940
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Science & the Built Environment
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Meath, UK
Course Start Date 20th September 2021
Course End Date 20th May 2022
Course Duration One Year
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates may pursue degree courses such as Architectural Technology or Architecture at TU Dublin, Waterford Institute of Technology, Sligo IT, Carlow IT and Galway Mayo IT. Students can progress onto the Level 6 QQI award in Architectural Technology and Design. Graduates may also progress onto many other degrees at Level 7 and 8 in Universities and IT or private colleges around the country, along with progression options to the UK. Alternatively, students may progress directly into employment. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: TU Dublin – City Campus: TU832 Architecture (Level 8, 4 Years) Waterford Institute of Technology: WD144: Architecture (Level 8, 4 Years) TU Dublin – City Campus: TU831 Architectural Technology (Level 8, 4 Years) TU Dublin – City Campus: TU811 Product Design (Level 8, 4 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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