Do you enjoy using CAD programmes? Are you a school leaver who enjoyed Graphical Communications or other design units? Are you interested in how buildings are constructed? Do you enjoy working creatively or on more technical projects?
The HNC Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology course offers a unique approach to architectural studies – focusing on the use of CAD and other digital technologies in construction with an emphasis on the role of the Architectural Technologist (AT). By teaching students the skills that the construction industry is seeking now and in the near future, we have continually placed the majority of our graduating students into employment as an AT. Our second year students are highly sought after by our industry contacts, with 83% of last year’s students obtaining employment as an AT as a direct result of studying this course with the remainder progressing to 3rd year at university to complete their degree. The top students from each year have a guaranteed paid internship with a leading Architectural practice over the summer months.
Our lecturers are expert Architectural Technologists with experience in design, commercial, residential and modular construction. The course has been carefully formulated to give successful candidates the key skills needed for a career in the industry, including 2D draughting and construction detailing, 3D modelling, BIM, digital collaboration knowledge, material and construction technology, sustainability and visualisation.
Successful completion of any of the following NC/NQ courses:
New College Lanarkshire will also review applicants with relevant work experience/prior learning.
All applicants who meet the required entry requirements will also be asked to attend an interview.
Year 1 projects centre around the design and construction of residential projects, with the end of year project and showcase giving you the opportunity to design for a client and present your project along with your peers.
Specialising in the use of various CAD packages, the knowledge and skills you will develop will focus on:
Opportunities are also available to work on real-life projects and take on industry-led qualifications such as Autodesk Certified User exams.
HND Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology (Year 2)