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Renewable Energy and Sustainable Construction

Course Code(s):  5M5010 6M4989
QQI Award Code:  6M4989 Architectural Technology and Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010 6M4989
QQI Award Code 6M4989 Architectural Technology and Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course prepares graduates for work or further study in the rapidly-developing field of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Construction.

Students on this course will gain fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of a range of renewable energy technologies to include Solar Thermal, Photovoltaic, Wind Power and Heat Pumps. This course also equips students with a practical understanding and workshop experience of domestic Sustainable Construction practices, including Passive House methods.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Building Construction 5N1570
Building Services
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Mathematics (optional) and Thermal Insulation Installation

Year 2:
Renewable Technologies
Physics 5N1460
Building information Modelling (BIM) and Presentation
Surveying
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Building Technology and Design
Environmental studies
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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AATDX 6M4989

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