HNC Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology

The HNC Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology course offers a unique approach to architectural studies – aiming to equip students with the understanding and theoretical knowledge required for industry while offering the experience of industry-standard software to develop practical knowledge and skills needed for their career.

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 detailing, 3D modelling, material and construction technology, sustainability and visualisation.  

Full-Time Available at Motherwell
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Course Information

01 Entry

Successful completion of any of the following NC/NQ courses:

  • NC Computer Aided Design and Technology
  • NC Construction
  • NC Fabrication and Welding
  • NC Manufacturing


One Higher or equivalent or relevant Intermediate 2/National 4 or 5 courses and/or other modules/units.

Alternatively, other relevant work experience/prior learning may be considered. You will also be required to attend an interview.

02 Learn

Specialising in the use of various CAD packages, the knowledge and skills you will develop will focus on:

  • Autodesk Revit
  • Residential design
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Architectural principles
  • Construction detailing
  • 3D modeling
  • Architectural design for aesthetics and functional criteria
  • Model making / 3D rapid prototyping
  • Statutory compliance and administration
  • Visualisation and rendering
  • Building services
  • Use of Microsoft Office suite in the role of the AT
  • End of year residential project

Opportunities are also available to work on real-life projects and take on industry-led qualifications such as Autodesk Certified User exams.

Former students have been highly sought after by big names in the industry, with a high percentage going straight into employment or further education.

03 Progress

HND Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology (Year 2)

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  • Cost
  • £1285
  • Days
  • 3 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 27 Aug 2018