Architectural Technology

The HND in Architectural Technology is a brand new qualification that will give you the opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the subject through a mixture of academic and practical sessions. It will enable you to put the knowledge learnt in an academic environment into a practical setting and support you in developing your career in architectural technology.

This qualification is a Higher Technical Qualification which means it has been developed in partnership with industry and professional bodies including: the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), the Chartered Association of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT), the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), Global CAD, The Institute of Business, Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), The Institute of Informatics Studies, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (iStructE), Kier Group, the Ministry of Building Innovation & Education (MOBIE), Vinci Construction and Wates Group.

​This may cover building design, the design of parts of buildings, the presentation of the design and the assembly of its various elements. The field of expertise of Architectural Technologists is mainly construction methods, materials, and the preparation of drawings and graphic presentations.

Start Date

(course and enrollment takes place all year long)


Lisbon Campus 
Estoril Campus 
or Online


2 Year
Full Time or Part Time, Higher Education


Place where students can reside while attending the university
€ 3.500/ year


The intern will receive payment for their work during one month period


Enrolment fee
- The annual tuition fee is set at €4680. 
- This can be settled in 8 installments.
- For every assignment, there is a charge of €80.
Please note: 
Each HNC and HND course requires a total of 8 assignments to be completed annually.

Programme & Aims

This programme provides an all-round training on building environment design that emphasizes not only the knowledge on technologies, sustainable development and legal requirements and also application of the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology to create a better built environment so that the graduates can take up various positions in architectural technology related position to create comfort and pleasure built environment, and be also well-equipped for further development to professional or management levels.

This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Topics studied on the course include:

– Construction Design Project
– Construction Technology
– The Construction Environment
– Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
– Digital Applications for Construction Information
– Building Information Modelling
– Principles of Refurbishment
– Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling
– Group Project
– Personal Professional Development
– Advanced Construction Drawing & Detailing
– Construction Technology for Complex Buildings Projects
– Advanced Building Information Modelling

Professional Recognition

​The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant construction-related courses, for example BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology, BSc (Hons) Construction Technology or BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology & Design.
If you are studying while in employment, you could move up in your career to site management, running your own business or into surveying. You can also apply to join the Chartered Institute of Building, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.