CAO Points for Architecture & advice… Part 1

With everyone heading back to school in Ireland this week I thought I’d give some advice to those considering a career in architecture.

We have a lad starting his Leaving Cert year today and it won’t be long before he (and countless others) have to start filling in the boxes to choose their next step on CAO courses.

So let’s look first at the courses and what points you had to get this year for entry (these are the RIAI accredited Architecture courses):

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) – 635 Points (100 max points for the Suitability Test and 100 points max for the Interview)
https://www.dit.ie/catalogue/Programmes/Details/DT101

Details on the Test & Interview

University College Dublin (UCD) – 492 Points

https://www.myucd.ie/courses/architecture/architecture/

University of Limerick (UL) – 420 points (includes marks for Portfolio)

http://www3.ul.ie/courses/Architecture.php

Details on Portfolio requirements

University College Cork & Cork Institute of Technology (Joint Programme) – 444 Points

https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck606/

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) – 287 Points

https://www.wit.ie/courses/school/engineering/department_of_architecture/bachelor_of_architecture_hons

The RIAI has an excellent page on these courses & how to become an architect HERE

This is Part 1 of the post – Part 2 on other architecture related courses to follow…

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