Read what our students have to say about their experiences ...
Structural Engineering with Architecture
“I chose to study Structural Engineering with Architecture in UCD as I have always had a keen interest in the built environment. The course content is varied with modules ranging from mathematical to model making. I particularly enjoyed, and have since found very useful, the case studies module in which we scheme designed the structure of a building every two weeks and then presented
the design as a team. The course can be as international as you make it, in my third year I went to the University of Connecticut for a semester, which was a great experience. The work placement in 4th year is also an excellent part of the course, giving you practical experience as well as being very valuable to potential employers."
Tara Clinton, Graduate
“I have been fascinated by architecture since I was a teenager. It started when I learned to draw in Technical Graphics class in school, and from my first day in UCD I knew I had made the right choice. A typical day is spent in studio where you and your classmates learn the skills to analyse, design, present and critique a design project. Your tutors are practicing architects and academics, whose intellectual and professional knowledge is supported by a lecture series in history, structures, graphic design, 3D modelling etc. After I graduated from UCD I felt I had the skills, confidence and encouragement to take a risk. I moved to Germany, where I now work for Sauerbruch Hutton Architects in the centre of Berlin.”
Jennifer O’Donnell, Graduate
“For as long as I can remember I have loved art and design. During secondary school, I was very interested in Geography and began to develop an interest in land use and the environment. A degree in Landscape Architecture offered me the opportunity to study a subject of great interest to me while allowing me to develop my artistic side. The course required a lot of hard work but the rewards compensated. I found myself with an understanding of environmental conservation and a concern for sympathetic future development, both urban and rural. Also, my design capabilities improved to an extent that I would never have thought possible. Having graduated in 2014, I was delighted to be offered a job with an eminent Dublin ﬁrm called BSLA and have since been working on some very rewarding projects.”
Colin Torpay, Graduate
Planning, Geography & Environment
“I studied Geography and Sociology in Trinity College Dublin, before coming to UCD to complete a Master’s of Regional and Urban Planning. Having spent a short period of time as a practising planner I returned to UCD and completed my PhD in Planning. I undertake research on planning, communities and regeneration, and I am a member of the Irish Planning Institute, which is one of the main professional planning institutes.”
Dr Paula Russell