Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


The architectural design course takes the learner through a series of architectural projects throughout the two-year course, increasing in scale and complexity from HNC to HND.

The HNC has a micro architecture and residential focus with briefs that include; a garden studio, a bothy, a rural house, and a sustainable community for the hidden homeless at Glasgow Green.

The HND projects are larger in scale and combine urban and landscape design with the design of a community building in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

The course introduces the learner to the design process from precedent research, site analysis, concept sketching, modelmaking, 2d orthographic drawing, construction details and 3d visualisation.

Carbon Literacy is embedded in the curriculum, and all projects address the Climate Emergency with a focus on sustainable architecture.

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