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Architectural Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
An Architectural Technology student at Dublin Institute Of Technology is a technical designer skilled in the application and integration of architectural and construction technologies in the building design process.
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Career Opportunities

The Architectural Technologist is a highly skilled technical professional trained to play a leading role in the increasingly complex technical design process which drives contemporary architecture and building. 

With the rapid development of digital information technologies, DIT Architectural Technologists have emerged as leaders in the creation, integration and management of technical information through the medium of Building Information Modelling (BIM). 

Working in multidisciplinary and collaborative design teams, technologists have the skills to communicate with and coordinate the work of other building design professionals. DIT architectural technologists are technical professionals and are highly sought after in the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry in Ireland and abroad.

What will I Study?

The DT175 BSc (Honours) Architectural Technology at Dublin Institute Of Technology is an immersive full time studio programme which prepares students for practice and requires attendance five days a week. Studio provides a structured setting in which students work alongside one another and are exposed to a variety of teaching and learning experiences. Project work is of a practical, hands on nature and is supported by lectures, critiques, one to one tutorials, group work and construction skills classes.

Technical Design Studio provides a focus for the development of skills in three-dimensional problem solving. These skills include freehand drawing and model making. Studio projects develop skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) to produce 3D digital models and 2D working drawings. The presentation of studio projects in critiques encourages the development of the student’s verbal communication skills.

The studio format offers flexibility for students to attend project related site visits and field trips away from the college environment. These experiences are supplemented by industry and professional presentations, specialist structural engineering and building services workshops.

Students have unrestricted access to a dedicated workspace in studio and work alongside one another for long periods of time, both during timetabled contact hours and beyond. Studios are equipped to enable manual drawing and use of PCs and personal laptops, allowing students to carry out their project work using a variety of media and approaches. Incoming students find studio learning to be intensive and demanding with a workload regularly requiring in excess of 40 hours per week.

Students are guided to purchase laptops to a minimum performance specification required to operate BIM software which is available for free under academic licence.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technical Design Studio 1-5
  • Building Technology 1-5
  • Building Performance 1-6
  • Building Information Modelling 1-5
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Practice Placement - Architectural Technology
  • Technical Design Dissertation 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3819 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 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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