Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus


Do you enjoy using CAD programmes? Are you a school leaver who enjoyed Graphical Communications or other design units? Are you interested in how buildings are constructed? Do you enjoy working creatively or on more technical projects?

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). By teaching students the skills that the construction industry is seeking now and in the near future, we have continually placed the majority of our graduating students into employment as an AT. Our second year students are highly sought after by our industry contacts, with 83% of last year’s students obtaining employment as an AT as a direct result of studying this course with the remainder progressing to 3rd year at university to complete their degree. The top students from each year have a guaranteed paid internship with a leading Architectural practice over the summer months.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher; or relevant subjects at National 5; or NQ Computer Aided Design and Technology; or other relevant NC or NQ. 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