BSc in Architectural Technology

Course Points
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
20 Places

Course Summary

This 3-year degree course aims to provide each student with the education and training necessary for entry into the construction and property industry at Architectural Technologist level.

This technical design programme integrates theory with practical application to equip students with real life problem solving and  communication skills and a broad understanding of construction technology and detailing, building regulations, health and safety legislation and the theory and integration of environmental and sustainable design.

In particular the programme aims to develop each student’s architectural technologist knowledge, skill and competence to begin in the role of architectural technologist.
The programme includes:

  •  The history, context and design of buildings including new buildings, extension and conversion of existing buildings
  • The link between design and the technological, environmental, cultural, economic and social parameters
  • Technology of architectural forms, functions, concepts and contexts
  • Accessibility and inclusive design reflecting how all people perceive, experience and use all aspects of the built environment
  • The design and construction process and systems efficiency, effectiveness, economic and environmental sustainability, quality, safety, reliability and appearance
  • Legal and regulatory requirements including building regulations, planning and development legislation, building control and health and safety
  • Science and engineering of materials and components related to design
  • Building services engineering, environmental science and structural engineering
  • Computer-aided design, 3D modelling, ICT and BIM.

Career opportunities for Architectural Technology graduates are excellent. Typically employers include architectural firms, public and private bodies, planning departments and local authorities, private construction firms and material manufacturers. The architectural technologist is a key member of the design team and collaborates closely with the architect to provide objective technical advice. Demand from local, national and international companies is exceeding current supply of suitably qualified graduates.

Graduates who obtain an overall  award average of 40% or higher are eligible to transfer onto the B.Sc. Hons. in Architectural Technology (level 8) programme in DkIT. Upon completion of this it is anticipated graduates will be eligible to apply for Architectural Technologist membership of the relevantprofessional bodies including CIAT, RIAI and CABE.

Please find information on fees and funding here:

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: 

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate including: 

  • At least one H5 Grades
  • AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
  • AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
  • PLUS minimum points score of 200

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements: 

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include:  

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better 
  • English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better 
  • One subjects at either: 
    • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - E) 
    • AND/OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E) 
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction). 
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma. Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction) 
  • The remaining subjects must be different from those presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at: 
    • GCSE (Grade A* - C) 
    • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E) 
    • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E) 
    • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E) 
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction). 
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).


Eamon Cushnahan (Programme Director)
Phone: +353(0)42 9370200

Noel McKenna (Head of Department of the Built Environment)
Phone: +353 429370200

The first year of this programme will be delivered to a combined group of Architectural Technology and Construction Management students. At the end of first year students can request to transfer to the Construction Management programme.

Course ID DK731
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 200
Places 20
School School of Engineering
Department Built Environment
Recognition Information

The Institute of Engineers of Ireland (EI) accredits this programme as satisfying the academic requirements for Associate grade of membership of the IEI.

Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Apply to CAO

How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID

Apply On

Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.

Follow us on social media