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Architectural Technical Design

The intention of this programme is to develop advanced technical, analytical, assessment, appraisal and research skills in architectural technical design. The structure of the programme facilitates the development of a self-directed technical specialist focus with expertise in the specific areas of sustainable, performance-based, energy-efficient technical design developed through studio exploration and research investigations supported by elective modules.

The programme includes theoretical and practical content aimed to predict future best-practice in environmental responsibility.

A minor focus in interdisciplinary themes can be integrated through elective modules.

Graduates of this programme will be well equipped to meet the challenges of contemporary sustainable, performance-based, energy-efficient architectural technology practice and provide leadership through innovative expertise in technical design with advanced understanding, detailed factual knowledge and specialist skills.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Option 1: BSc (Honours) in Architectural Technology, 50% average pass.

Option 2: BSc (Honours) in Architecture, BSc (Honours) in Interior Architecture, 50% average pass.

Please note: portfolio review and interview, additional credits beyond the 90 credit programme may be required for option 2.


Full-time: 1 Year (12 months continuous, 3 Semesters, September - August).

No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours week: 10 - 15
Which days: Variable

Part-time Delivery
Part-time students may take modules on a phased basis and
complete the programme over a number of years;
45 credits per year approximately over 2 years or 30 credits
per year approximately over 3 years. All module delivery is
scheduled between 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Katherine Keane, Deirdre Ryan
Department of Architecture
T: +353 21 433 5970

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted. The elective modules afford the learner the opportunity to broaden his/her skills set in other disciplines or to deepen his/her skills set in the selected area of focus. The elective modules offered in any given year are delivered subject to demand and resource availability.

Semester 1
• Research Skills and Practice
• Technical Design Strategy (15 credits)

Elective (Choose 2)
• M&E Cost Planning
• Building Services Evaluation
• Energy Systems Modelling
• Building Thermal Dynamic Analysis
• Passive House Design 1
• Revit and BIM
• Contract Admin/Dispute Resolve
• Const. Project Management
• Commercial BER
• Strategic Management 1
• Multimedia Production
• Free Choice Module

Semester 2
• Research Project Development
• Technical Design Development (20 ECTS)

Elective (Choose 1)
• M&E Measurement
• Building Energy Calculations
• Adaptation and Reuse 2
• New Media Production
• Eng. Project Management
• Global Project Management
• Intl Strategies & Org
• Managing Innovation
• Passive House Design 2
• Building Information Modeling
• Free Choice Module

Semester 3
• Research Documentation & Dissemination (20 ECTS)
• Technical Design Dissemination (10 ECTS)


Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

Application date

Closing date: 1st June 2017

Course fee

EU Applicants: €5,000
Non EU Students: €12,000

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