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Programme Code: DK_EARCT_7
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, Modular
 
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Programme Credits:180
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 specialised knowledge across a variety of areas.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)On completion of this programme the learner will have a recognition of limitations of current knowledge and familiarity with sources of new knowledge; integration of concepts across a variety of areas.
 (b)Architectural Technology: • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of architectural technology as a profession within multidisciplinary environment.
 (c)Science and Technology: • Demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical, scientific and technological prerequisites for architectural technology involving buildings, materials, structures, building services and their performance in the built environment.
 (d)Design Principles, Techniques and Methods: • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of architectural technology to design and construction projects, addressing topics that include sustainable principles, techniques and methods used in relation to materials, components, services and finishes relative to a building design.
 (e)Design Principles, Techniques and Methods:• Demonstrate an understanding of the application of technical design principles, techniques and methods to address factors including but not limited to user needs, environmental impact, universal design, safety, appearance, life cycle, conservation and refurbishment.
 (f)Design Principles, Techniques and Methods:• Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of architectural design and technology and the relationship between them.
 (g)Design Principles, Techniques and Methods:• Demonstrate an understanding of engineering design factors and the development and integration of engineering solutions, including but not limited to structural, building services and related engineering design 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 specialise technical, creative or conceptual skills and tools across an area of study.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)On completion of this programme the learner should be able to exercise appropriate judgement planning, design, technical and/or supervisory functions related to products, services, operations or processes.
 (b)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice: • Evaluate and apply existing, new and innovative technologies and processes to building design and construction.
 (c)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice: • Undertake a measured survey of a building and of a site identifying opportunities and constraints including site history.
 (d)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice: • Develop 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: • Contribute to the production of the necessary information to effectively procure and construct a building or structure.
 (f)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice: • Investigate building performance design solutions applying appropriate tools including statutory performance metrics.
 (g)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice: • Identify factors affecting project implementation, negotiate and develop documentation.
 (h)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice: • Record on-site construction processes with reference to regulatory compliance and quality.
 (i)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice: • Measure as-built building performance and evaluate effectiveness of design solutions.
 (j)Information and Communications • Produce a portfolio of free hand sketches, manual drawings and physical models in the context of a professional practice.
 (k)Information and Communications • Organise and co-ordinate digital data for collaborative work practices in a design and construction setting.
 (l)Professional Practice • Identify hazards and risks during design and construction stages and work under supervision to maintain safe systems of work in line with relevant legislation and regulatory frameworks.
 (m)Professional Practice • Demonstrate the organisational skills required for professional practice.
 (n)Statutory and Regulatory • Demonstrate an ability to apply a focused range of statutory and regulatory requirements pertaining to building and buildings.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)On completion of this programme a learner should able to utilise diagnostic and creative skills in a range of functions in a wide variety of contexts.
 (b)Response to Brief • Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of technical design principles, processes and technologies in the context of design briefs of medium complexity.
 (c)Response to Brief • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of decisions on potential liabilities.
 (d)Response to Brief • Contribute to the development of technical designs that respond to a range of environmental, social and technological design challenges while meeting regulatory requirements.
 (e)Response to Brief • Consider aesthetic and design intent in 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 accept accountability for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes; take significant supervisory responsibility for the work of others in defined areas of work.
 (b)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice • Perform technical and administrative work in the design and construction processes.
 (c)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice • Conduct technical and related research activity in a wide variety of contexts using specialised skills and tools.
 (d)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice • Plan and take responsibility for own and joint work processes and results.
 (e)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice • Generate technical design solutions acting individually, as part of a team and under supervision.
 (f)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice • Work in a multi-disciplinary setting 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 in all matters arising from the practice of architectural technology.
 (h)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice • Apply knowledge of contract administration.
 (i)Applying Architectural Technology In Practice • Apply knowledge 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 take initiative to identify and address learning needs and interact effectively in a learning group.
 (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.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)On completion of this programme a learner will be able to express an internalised personal world view, manifesting solidarity with others.
 (b)Reflect on the influence of the architectural technologist on the design of sustainable development, universally designed buildings and the natural environment.
 (c)Express awareness of social, community and ethical issues.
 

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