Building Technology & Design - 5M1940

This course is relevant to students wishing to pursue a career in Architectural Technology / Building Design/ Building Management. Preparation of students for suitability tests and the preparation of portfolios for Architecture Courses are strong features of the course.

This course is designed to

Develop the necessary skills and techniques of Computer Aided Draughting, Building Construction and Design

Course Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent 

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here

Course Content

  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604

  • Design Skills 5N0784

  • Communications 5N0690

  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Architectural Drawing 5N1558

  • Building Construction 5N1570

  • Mathematics 5N1833

  • Safety & Health at Work 5N1794

  • Drawing 5N1862

  • Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975

  • Safepass Course


QQI Level 5 Award in Computer Aided Design (5M1940)

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs.

  • Architectural Technology
  • Construction Architectural Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Construction Studies

Progression to Higher Education

ATU - Sligo

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any ATU Sligo programme through the CAO system.

ATU - Letterkenny

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

TU Dublin


  • There are no fees to study this course


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

For more information

Phone 071-9145480 or email [email protected]

Please Note

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.