Work placement is offered as a structured part of the DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology programme.
The Professional Practice Placement module enables the development of classroom learning through experiential learning in the work place. It is designed to give the student an understanding of the role of the professional Architectural Technologist within the construction industry in Ireland.
Professional Practice Placement is the principal module in Year 3 of the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology programme and is supported by the related college-based Professional Development module which runs concurrently.
The Placement module provides for structred work experience of 12 weeks duration in a professionally recognised architectural or building design practice. It provides the vehicle for application and consolidation of the student’s technical knowledge and understanding developed in Semesters 1-5 of the programme in an industry setting. It aims to provide the student with experience in the application of construction technologies in the building design process, including the preparation of the documentation and drawings necessary to meet the requirements of legislation, regulation and industry systems.
With the guidance and support of academic and office mentors, the module aims to support the student in developing a deeper understanding of the role of the Architectural Technologist in responding to and developing an architectural design through the application and integration of materials, technologies, structural and environmental design criteria, building regulations, codes & standards, working both as an individual and as part of a team.