Architectural Technology

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This two year full time course is designed to teach you the essential skills you need for the role of architectural technician within the Built Environment Sector. You will explore the technical and scientific side of design developing an understanding of how buildings work.

You will also gain an essential knowledge of the full architectural process from sketching and computer aided design to material specification and the very latest construction technologies. Successful completion of the course could provide the opportunity for further studies relating to architectural technology at degree level.

Subjects include:
Architectural Design, Sketching and Drawing; Structural Mechanics; Construction Materials and Specification; Construction Technology; Construction Site Surveying; Building Measurement and Cost Studies; Sustainability and Modern Methods of Construction; Mathematics for Construction; Architectural Procedures; Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings; Statutory Control of Buildings; Health and Safety in Construction; CAD.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers plus National 5 Maths. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

On successful completion of this course you may progress to a range of degree level courses.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Built Environment

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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