Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus


The HNC Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology course offers a unique approach to architectural studies – focusing on the use of CAD and other digital technologies in construction with an emphasis on the role of the Architectural Technologist (AT).

Projects centre around the design and construction of residential projects, with the end of year project and showcase giving you the opportunity to design for a client and present your project along with your peers.

Specialising in the use of various CAD packages, the knowledge and skills you will develop will focus on:

Autodesk Revit; Residential design; Autodesk AutoCAD; Architectural principles; Construction modelling; Architectural design for aesthetics and functional criteria; Model making/3D rapid prototyping; Statutory compliance and administration; Visualisation and rendering; Building services; Use of Microsoft Office suite in the role of the AT; End of year residential project.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, or relevant subjects at National 5, or NQ Computer Aided Design and Technology. Or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5 or 6. You will also be required to attend an interview.

Progression Routes

HND Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


CAD (Computer Aided Design)

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