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Architectural Technology (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Built Environment, Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 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.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

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 employment in related industry sectors.

Continuing Study

Depending on the grade of your qualification, successful students could progress onto:-

  • First year of Architectural Studies at universities throughout Scotland.
  • Second or third year of Architectural Technology at universities throughout Scotland.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome