Degree Module: Introduction to Architectural Technology


SCQF Level 7


This module is designed to give you the best possible insight into studying architectural and design-based degrees at first year university level and will help students to develop independent learning skills. You will work with the latest computer applications and equipment in one of Scotland’s most comprehensive architectural education design studios.

Importantly you will have the opportunity to work alongside our degree students.

The module will:

• Provide a basic understanding of architecture and design in construction;
• Explore various sketching, scaled drawing techniques and visual presentation methods using both manual and computer software CAD;
• Develop 3D design and modelling skills using various CAD software packages and create a design model, layouts, renders, visualisations, animations and a 3D physical model.

Entry requirements:

Students should have passed 2 Highers at C or above. Preference will be given to students that have an S5 Higher pass from Graphical Communication, Product Design, Engineering Science, Art & Design, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, History and Geography.

A pass in this module (A to C) is weighted as the equivalent of an Advanced Higher and applications to the full degree from graduates of
this module are encouraged.

Mode of delivery: Face to face, Fridays, 9am to 12.30pm

Duration: Semester 1 only - September to December

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