B.Sc. On Campus

Architectural Technology (Hons)

Atlantic Technological University

48 months
6950 EUR/year
819 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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As a student of Architectural Technology (Hons) degree at the Atlantic Technological University you will be encouraged to appreciate the concepts of architectural design and apply technical design principles in the development of a building to meet the project brief, the regulatory requirements for the building and the performance requirements for environmental and energy efficiency.


The Architectural Technologist is a highly skilled technical professional within the construction industry. As contemporary building design evolves, the role of the Architectural Technologist has become central to the construction process. Buildings are constructed within a changing technical environment requiring ever increasing specialisation.

The central mechanism to deliver this skill and knowledge is through studio project work to develop the student’s ability to problem-solve. The projects increase in technical complexity as the course progresses through the first three years of the Architectural Technology (Hons) programme at the Atlantic Technological University, concentrating on newly constructed buildings.

In fourth year the emphasis of the project work shifts to adaptation of existing buildings. This includes research and analysis of the building and proposals for its future adaptation and upgrade. The analysis of the building will be assisted through the use of 2D & 3D modelling and simulation packages to arrive at a sustainable and cost-effective solution.

Students will also be encouraged to apply and test their dissertation research to their project work, creating an integrated and personal approach to the area of sustainable building upgrades.

In recognition of the practical nature of the course, GMIT provides students of Architectural Technology with dedicated studio spaces for each course year equipped with manual and PC drawing facilities, the latest IT software and plotting facilities.    

Career Opportunities

BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology is a programme which responds to the rapidly developing technical environment of architecture worldwide.

This course equips students with a strong skill set which is flexible and adaptable to a variety of careers.

BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology is a programme which develops strong analytical and research skills and gives graduates the opportunity to pursue a career in private practice, industry, research or academia.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Construction Materials
  • History of Architecture
  • Detail and Design Studio
  • Architectural Technologies & Services
  • Architectural Graphics and Communication
  • Mathematics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is a Grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics, two of which must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 819 EUR per year during 48 months.

Student Contribution: €3,000/year

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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