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Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Padraig Parle from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:
|It is essential to be a very patient and organised person. Also you must have a sense of humour, be easy going and not take yourself too seriously.|
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|►||The Irish Education System|
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|Crumlin College of Further Education|
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|Saturday 3 December|
|DIT - DIT Conservatory Open Day|
|Saturday 3 December|
|Royal College of Surgeons - Graduate Entry Medicine Open Day|
|Saturday 10 December|
|The Lir Academy - Open Day|
|Monday 12 December|
|Ballyfermot College of Further Education - Applications Open 12th December|
|Wednesday 4 January|
|Royal College of Surgeons - School Leavers Open Day|
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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).
Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.
Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.
Architecture is the art and science of planning, designing, and overseeing the construction of a building which is affordable and functional for the user. Architecture is now a 3-year B.Sc degree, followed by an additional 2-year Masters (M.Arch). This programme is accredited by the RIAI and RIBA UK.
The coursework is split between project work in a studio environment, and lectures which cover theoretical areas including technological, cultural and managerial.
A period of study abroad is encouraged during the course.
|To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
The BSc (Architectural Science) degree programme leads to the Master of Architecture (MArch) degree programme and is geared primarily towards the architectural profession. Most MArch graduates go into architectural practice or go on to further academic study in architecture or related subjects.
There are numerous options including setting up independently or working as part of a team in a small or large practice. There are also opportunities within the architectural sections of a government department or semi-state body or commercial organisations.
Specialist areas include: design, technology, architectural conservation or project management. The skills of an architecture graduate are transferable and portable and many architects also become involved in projects or work abroad. Some architects also work in other areas such as planning, heritage site management, landscape, art and culture, or academic research and education.
After two years of approved postgraduate practical experience, holders of the Master of Architecture Degree may take the examination for the Certificate in Professional Practice and Practical Experience. Graduates who have passed this exam are entitled to exemption from the examinations in Professional Competence of the RIAI and the RIBA Part 3 and qualify for membership of these institutes.
For those who not continue with the MArch programme, the BSc qualification provides an opportunity to pursue associated professions such as landscape architecture, planning or research, and also an option to transfer into other areas of study.
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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