Architecture & Building Information Modelling

Course Aim

Are you practically minded? Do you enjoy being creative or do you have a vision for building design. The course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of construction techniques, drawing and specification development, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and architectural detailing necessary to work as part of a design team. The course focuses on both progression into employment or on to degree-level study.


Course Modules

  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Design Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Mathematics
  • Materials Science
  • Spreadsheets Methods
  • Parametric CAD
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Building Construction



5M1940 QQI Level 5 Computer Aided Design


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Higher Education

TU Dublin | Architecture | Level 8

DkIT | Architectural Technology | Level 8

Griffith College | Interior Architecture & Design | Level 8

Waterford IT | Architecture & Building Modelling Technology | Level 8

TU Dublin | Architectural Technology | Level 8

GMIT | Architectural Technology | Level 8


Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

The course will allow successful candidates to seek employment in various roles including:

Architectural Assistant | Draftsperson | Architectural Technician | CAD Technician |BIM Assistant Technician  | Planning Technician | Building Services Engineer | Project Manager


Successful completion of construction projects in terms of achieving client's objectives on time, within budget and as specified should be the first priority of any design team. Many architectural practices now are multi-disciplinary practices with architects, technicians, engineers, interior designers, quantity surveyors, project managers all working together to deliver on successful projects. Why not take the first step in becoming an integral element of this modern approach and contribute to this dynamic industry. 


Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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