Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


If you are interested in starting a career in architecture this is the course for you! This SQA accredited architectural design and technology course introduces the learner to the role of an architect or architectural designer/technician in contemporary architectural practice through project-based learning and is led by architects.

HNC units: Architecture: form, order and composition; Architectural CADT: Principles and practice; Architectural CADT: Residential design; Architectural professional practice: design management; Architectural CADT: construction detailing; CAD: visualisation, rendering and presentation; CAD user systems; HNC computer aided architectural design and technology graded unit; Modelmaking; History of architecture; Building information modelling (BIM) principles; Statutory control of buildings.

HND units: Architectural CADT: commercial building systems; Building information modelling (BIM): building science; CAD: digital collaboration practices; Architectural CADT: structural design and detailing; Conversion and adaptation of buildings; Fire safety in buildings; Architectural CADT: Advanced digital media; Site admin; and HND computer aided architectural design and technology graded unit.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

Year 2 or 3 of a related degree programme.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Built Environment

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy