HNC Architectural Technology


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The HNC Architectural Technology has been designed to provide an access and an introduction to the architectural built environment.



Level SCQF 7

Delivery Blended/Face-to-Face | Thursday and Friday


Location Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

Unique to this programme is the availability to study on ‘live’ projects in a large studio environment. You will explore architectural design, 2D and 3D computer aided drafting including building information modelling, physical model making and the elementary components of construction technology and building services.

Units studied on the programme:

• Architectural Subjects:
• Architectural Design Sketching and Drawing Architectural Procedures
• CAD: 2D I & 11
• Design of Building Structures & Statutory Control Architectural Technology: Graded Unit 1 (End of Year Graded Project)

Technology subjects:

• Building Services: An Introduction
• Building Services in Large Buildings
• Construction Materials and Specification Construction Technology: Substructure, Domestic Construction, Industrial/Commercial Superstructure

What next... 

  • BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology (Successful completion of this HNC allows direct entry to Year 2 of the degree with the addition of Architectural Technology 1 Degree Module).
  • Employment as a trainee architectural technician.



Entry requirements

2 Highers at grade C or above and English and Maths National 5. Preference is given to applicants with a Higher in either Graphic Communication, Design & Manufacture or Art & Design but each application is assess under its own merits.

Additional information

There is a fee attached to this course and applicants will need to apply for SAAS funding to cover the delivery cost of this full HNC.