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Architectural Technology

West Lothian College

Content

This course is intended for prospective students who are intent on a career in architecture, architectural design or as an architectural technician.

There is a strong emphasis on developing architecture related skills, appreciation of the design process and implementing design ideas. You will gain a technical understanding of how buildings are put together, how they function and the architect’s role throughout the process.

You will learn contemporary technical roles, currently required by the construction industry:

Architectural Design and Sketching; Architectural Procedures; Computer Aided Draughting 1 & 2; Building Services Introduction; Design Of Structures; Large Building Services; Industrial and Commercial Construction; Substructures; Domestic Construction; Construction Materials Testing and Specification; Standard Forms Of Contract; Statutory Control Of Buildings; Sustainability and Modern Methods Of Construction; Graded Unit Project.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher and relevant subjects at National 5 including Maths and a science or technological subject, or a relevant Foundation Apprenticeship, or relevant SVQ in construction, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview. Aptitude test.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree course.

Start Date

August

Qualification

HNC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Construction

SCQF Level

7

Career Area

Construction

Career Sectors

Architecture

Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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