Architectural Technology

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This course is designed to teach you the essential skills necessary for the role of an architectural technician.

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the built environment industry. The course will explore the technical side of design and give you an understanding of how buildings are born; from the early planning stages to its final construction. During this course, you will learn the full architectural process from sketching and computer-aided design to the use of specific industry materials and the latest in construction technologies.

Course includes:
Architectural Design; Sketching and Drawing; Architectural Procedures; Building Services in Large Buildings; Construction Materials and Specifications; Construction Technology: Substructure; Construction Technology: Industrial/Commercial; Superstructure Design of Building Structures; Statutory Control of Buildings; Architectural Technology: Graded Unit 1 CAD 2D I; Health and Safety in Construction; Standard Forms of Construction Contract.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher plus Maths at National 5.

Progression Routes

HND or degree course

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Built Environment

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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