HND Architectural Technology

Overview

About This Course: 

This is a 2 Year HND which accepts direct entrants to Year 2 of the course. For information on entry to Year 2, click the 'Year 2 Entry' tab above. For information on entry to Year 1 please see below.

The course covers how buildings are planned, designed, constructed and maintained. You’ll also learn about how these buildings exist within their environment. A common first year provides a general grounding before you specialise in the second year. This leads to a named HND in Architectural Technology. Students may confirm or change their specialism (subject to places) prior to commencement of second year studies.

What You Need: 
  • Two Higher Grade passes, preferably including Mathematics or a Science, OR
  • A National Certificate in Built Environment or equivalent qualification at SCQF level 6, OR
  • Relevant personal/work experience.
Location: 

City Campus North Hanover Street.

More Information

What You Study: 

The subjects you’ll study will follow a common programme with other built environment courses and include:

  • Architectural Design Sketching and Drawing
  • Building Science
  • Construction Technology
  • Building Services
  • Construction Site Surveying
  • Mathematics
  • CAD
  • Quantitative Building Studies

Your second-year subjects will reflect your chosen specialism and focus on developing your design, technical and professional knowledge through studio work, tutorials and critiques complemented by specialist lectures.

After The Course: 

Career

Higher architectural technician employment with major companies in the construction and property sectors, by private consultant practices and by local authorities, health trusts and other government organisations.

Continuing study

Successful students can apply for BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology courses at

  • Year 2 or 3 of BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Year 1 or 2 of BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies at the University of Strathclyde.
  • Year 1 or 2 of BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture/ University of Glasgow.
  • Year 1 or 2 of BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies at the Edinburgh ESALA.
  • Year 1 or 2 of BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture/ Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen.
  • Year 1 or 2 of BSc (Hons) Dundee School of Architecture/Duncan of Jordanstone College/University of Dundee.
How Long: 

Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a Higher National Certificate in Construction.

Year 2 Entry

What You Study: 

The subjects you’ll study will follow a common programme with other built environment courses and include Architectural Design Sketching and Drawing, Building Science, Construction Technology, Building Services, Construction Site Surveying, Mathematics, CAD and Quantitative Building Studies.

Your second-year subjects will reflect your chosen specialism and focus on developing your design, technical and professional knowledge through studio work, tutorials and critiques complemented by specialist lectures.

What you need: 

HNC Architectural Technology

After The Course: 

Career

Higher architectural technician employment with major companies in the construction and property sectors, by private consultant practices and by local authorities, health trusts and other government organisations.

Continuing study

Successful students can apply for BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology courses at:

  • Year 2 or 3 of BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Year 1 or 2 of BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies at the University of Strathclyde.
  • Year 1 or 2 of BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture/ University of Glasgow.
  • Year 1 or 2 of BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies at the Edinburgh ESALA.
  • Year 1 or 2 of BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture/ Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen.
  • Year 1 or 2 of BSc (Hons) Dundee School of Architecture/Duncan of Jordanstone College/University of Dundee.
How Long: 

1 Year

Contact: 

Frank Boyle
Contact Number: 0141 566 6222 ext. 4234
Contact email: frank.boyle@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

Contact

Contact Name: 

Frank Boyle

Contact Number: 

0141 566 6222 ext. 4234

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