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Programme Code: DK_EARCT_8
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, Modular
 
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Programme Credits:240
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Construction & Surveying
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)On completion of this programme the learner will have a detailed understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to an architectural technologist’s field of learning.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)On completion of this programme the learner will have a detailed knowledge and understanding in Architectural Technology, some of it at the current boundaries of the field.
 (b)Architectural Technology: • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of architectural technology as a profession, the multidisciplinary context for its practice and how contextual change impacts on the ethical practice of architectural technology involving relationships with clients, other professionals and users of the built environment.
 (c)Science and Technology: • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the mathematical, scientific and technological prerequisites for architectural technology practice involving buildings, materials, structures, building services and their performance in the built environment.
 (d)Design Principles, Techniques and Methods: • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the application of architectural technology to design and construction practice addressing topics that include sustainable principles, techniques and methods used in relation to materials, components, services and finishes relative to building design.
 (e)Design Principles, Techniques and Methods: • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the application of technical design principles, techniques and methods to address factors including but not limited to user and market needs, cost and value, quality, environmental impact, universal design, safety, reliability, appearance, life cycle, conservation and refurbishment.
 (f)Design Principles, Techniques and Methods: • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the evolution of architectural design and technology and the relationship between them.
 (g)Design Principles, Techniques and Methods: • Appraise engineering design factors to collaboratively develop and integrate engineering solutions, including but not limited to structural, building services and related engineering design and specialist engineering contracting activities in the building design process.
 (h)Information and Communication: • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the necessary verbal and non-verbal skills to communicate effectively in the context of architectural technology practice.
 (i)Information and Communication: • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of a variety of digital presentation techniques to communicate architectural technology ideas and solutions.
 (j)Professional Practice: • Demonstrate a working knowledge of procurement, health and safety, contract administration and project management techniques relevant to building and buildings.
 (k)Statutory and Regulatory • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements pertaining to building and buildings.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)On completion of this programme the learner will be able to demonstrate mastery of a complex and specialised area of skills and tools; use and modify advanced skills and tools to conduct closely guided research, professional or advanced technical activity.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)On completion of this programme the learner should be able to exercise appropriate judgement in a number of complex planning, design, technical and/or management functions related to products, services, operations or processes, including resourcing.
 (b)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice • Research, evaluate and apply existing, new and innovative technologies and processes to building design and construction.
 (c)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Execute detailed analysis and investigation of construction techniques and materials in existing buildings, presenting the results in appropriate formats.
 (d)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Generate a technical design response that addresses design intent, sustainability and universal design principles, material and component selection and structural and building servicing techniques.
 (e)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Demonstrate an ability to produce the necessary information to effectively procure and construct a building or structure.
 (f)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Formulate and resolve building performance design solutions selecting appropriate tools including recognised building performance and simulation applications.
 (g)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Identify factors affecting project implementation, negotiate and develop documentation and apply management principles relating to procurement and contract, with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of design team members including the client.
 (h)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Demonstrate an understanding of the techniques and processes required to organise the coordination, monitoring and inspection of on-site construction processes and regulatory compliance and quality.
 (i)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Measure and review as-built building performance and evaluate effectiveness of design solutions against original client brief and specification, engaging specialist knowledge as appropriate.
 (j)Information and Communications • Manage, organise and communicate digital data, information and knowledge for multidisciplinary collaborative work practices in a design and construction setting.
 (k)Professional Practice • Demonstrate a capacity to identify, appraise and mitigate hazards and risks during design and construction stages and work with design team peers to develop and maintain safe systems of work in line with relevant legislation and regulatory frameworks.
 (l)Professional Practice• Apply a range of management skills required for professional practice.
 (m)Statutory and Regulatory • Demonstrate ability to research and apply statutory and regulatory requirements pertaining to building and buildings.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)On completion of this programme a learner should able to use advanced skills to conduct research, or advanced technical or professional activity, accepting accountability for all related decision making; transfer and apply diagnostic and creative skills in a range of contexts
 (b)Response to Brief • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of a variety of technical design principles, processes and technologies in the context of complex design briefs.
 (c)Response to Brief• Accept responsibility for decisions and appreciate the impact on potential liabilities.
 (d)Response to Brief• Generate creative technical design solutions that respond to complex environmental, social, contextual and technological design challenges while meeting regulatory requirements.
 (e)Response to Brief• Respond to and address aesthetic and design intent through the application and integration of technological and regulatory design factors in the development of technical design solutions.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)On completion of this programme the learner should be able to act effectively under guidance in a peer relationship with qualified practitioners; lead multiple, complex and heterogeneous groups
 (b)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice • Autonomously plan, manage and perform technical and administrative work in the design and construction processes.
 (c)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Conduct research, professional and advanced technical activity in a wide variety of contexts using specialised skills and tools.
 (d)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Independently participate in multidisciplinary collaboration with a professional approach.
 (e)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Produce efficient and appropriate technical design solutions to satisfy procurement, production, performance and regulatory criteria.
 (f)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Manage and organise multi-disciplinary information from early design stage to achieve quality control of construction and completion of building projects onsite.
 (g)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Act ethically, with honesty, integrity, and impartiality both personally and when supervising others, in all matters arising from the practice of architectural technology.
 (h)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Apply understanding of, and participate in contract administration in the context of building and buildings.
 (i)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice• Apply understanding of construction legislation and statutory responsibilities in the context of building and buildings.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)On completion of this programme a learner will be able to learn to act in variable and unfamiliar contexts; learn to manage learning tasks independently, professionally and ethically.
 (b)Identify own learning needs, professionally and ethically and organise own learning in different learning environments.
 (c)Recognise limitations of own and others knowledge and seek necessary guidance when working independently or providing support to peers.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)On completion of this programme a learner will be able to express a comprehensive internalised, personal world view manifesting solidarity with others
 (b)Act with consciousness that building and buildings have significant impact on individuals, societies and the environment.
 (c)Demonstrate a consciousness of the need to act ethically.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BDLU E7Z01 Building Technology 1 ( Part 1 of 2 )
DESG E7011 Design & Creativity in the Built Environment
BLDS E8003 Measured Surveys 1
ADMN E8001 Report Writing & Communications
ENGR E7031 AutoCAD
MTRL I7001 Materials Technology
 

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
ENGR E7032 BIM 1
BLDS E7009 Measured Surveys 2
BDLU E8001 Building Services 1
BDLU E7002 Building Quantification
BDLU E7Z01 Building Technology 1 ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
CNST E7005 Construction Technology 2 ( Part 1 of 2 )
BDLU E7Z02 Building Regulations ( Part 1 of 2 )
CNST E8004 Structures
BLDS E8021 Building Services 2
ENGR E7036 BIM 2
BLDS E7011 Architectural Technical Design 1
 

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BLDS E7013 Graphics and Visualisation
MTRL E8003 Materials Performance
BLDS E7012 Architectural Technical Design 2
PROJ E7011 Integrated Group Project
CNST E7005 Construction Technology 2 ( Part 2 of 2 )
BDLU E7Z02 Building Regulations ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
PLCE E7004 Work Placement
 

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
CNST E7009 Construction Technology 3
PLAN E8001 Planning & Development Control
COMM I7004 Procedures & Documentation
BLDS E7014 Building Control
ENGR E7037 BIM 3
SAFT E7001 Health, Safety and Environmental
 

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
DISS E8006 Dissertation ( Part 1 of 2 )
BLDS E8032 Architectural Technical Design 3
BLDS E8025 Architectural Conservation
PROJ E8003 Project Management
 

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BLDS E8033 Architectural Design Project
MGMT E8005 BIM Management
ENES E8017 Professional Practice & Entrepreneurship
DISS E8006 Dissertation ( Part 2 of 2 )