AM - Active Development Message.


Architectural Technology (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Built Environment, Creative Industries

Apply Now

Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 2 years

26th Aug 2019, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course gives you a technician level qualification, combining a broad first-year curriculum with a specialist second-year curriculum. It'll give you the skills required for employment in this high demand industry sector.

You'll also have the opportunity to go on site visits around the West of Scotland, to give you an understanding of contemporary relevance.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC Built Environment
  • It may also be possible to gain entry with an HNC in Architectural Technology. This will depend on the units that have been covered in the HNC.  Students who gain entry with this qualification will require a bespoke infill programme, so each application will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in the subject.

What you study

Your second-year subjects will reflect your chosen specialism, you can study:

  • Architectural procedures and design.
  • Building services: heating, lighting and acoustics.
  • CAD: 3D Modelling.
  • CAD: Architectural One.
  • Construction technology: industrial and commercial superstructure.
  • Construction technology: specialist systems.
  • Conversion and adaptation of buildings.
  • Design of building structures.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career as an Architectural Technician or Architectural Technologist in a variety of sectors including:

  • Built environment.
  • Construction.
  • Property.
  • Private consultant practices (architects and surveyors).
  • Design and build services divisions of construction contractors.
  • Local authorities.
  • Health Trusts.
  • Housing Associations.
  • Building component manufacturers.
  • Government organisations.

Continuing Study

  • Year two or three of BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Year one or two of BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies at the University of Strathclyde.
  • Year one or two of BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture/University of Glasgow.
  • Year one or two of BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies at the Edinburgh ESALA.
  • Year one or two of BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture/ Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen.
  • Year one or two of BSc (Hons) Dundee School of Architecture/Duncan of Jordanstone College/University of Dundee.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome