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UCD Engineering & Architecture

  • 21-09-2016 12:32pm
    Registered Users Posts: 26 ✭✭✭ JimmyJabber

    I have completed a level 8 degree this year in Mechanical Engineering. However, Architecture has always interested me, and is quickly becoming a passion.

    I have noticed there is a post-grad course available in UCD, Engineering & Architecture. The course basically is there to support people looking to pursue architecture as a career, who do not have the initial 3 year bachelor in Architecture, but an 'equivalent' degree. There is not however any specific courses listed which would make one eligible for this. I have the minimum GPA needed.

    Has anyone had any experience with this course directly? Can anyone recommend some tips on following this up? I have already emailed to inquire but no response. Any help or advice would be welcome!


  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭✭ PaperArchitect

    JimmyJabber - As far as I'm aware UCD offers a Structural Engineering with Architecture Degree. It is a 5 year, 3 + 2 degree ending in a Masters. It might be possible to enter into year 4 with your degree.
    However, this will not exempt you from the RIAI requirements for a sufficient undergraduate degree nor will it allow you to progress to your Professional Diploma for registration as an Architect. Perhaps there is a new course I am not aware of? I am certain however, that any Architecture course in Ireland will not allow you to progress beyond year 2 of a 5 year degree, regardless of your previous education/experience.