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.

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Be prepared for hard work.
Be a team player.
Have a good sense of humour.
Learn from your mistakes.

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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.

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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.

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3 - 5 Years
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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.

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Length of Course: 3 Years (BSc) (Hons) + 2 Years (March)

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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.

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