Architecture (Hons) from Waterford Institute of Technology is a 5 year honours degree course, designed in accordance with national and international guidelines on architectural education. The B.Arch.(hons) in WIT was the first outside of Dublin to receive full accreditation by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) in 2005. It is also recognized under European Directive 2005/36/EC. Studying architecture in an accredited programme is the first step towards becoming a registered professional architect.
Architectural education at WIT is primarily about developing within each student a ‘design mind’ so that they can bring together in a creative way the complex challenges facing the future world of construction. Students are introduced to design methodologies and work in a ‘learning through doing’ environment in the studio where they explore architectural designs growing in complexity as they progress through the various years.
Students learn the importance of culture, climate and craft in developing design ideas. Feeding into these studio based projects are the supporting subjects grouped under the generic headings of ‘Cultural Context’, ‘Communications’, ‘Technology & the Environment’ and a suite of electives including Work Placement.
Graduates from Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) may find employment in fields such as:
- Architectural Design Offices
- UI, UX
- Urban Design,
- Landscape Design,
- Events Creation
- Film making
- Conservation Architect
- Architectural Design Studio
- Cultural Context
- Structures & Environmental Science
- Techne Studio
- Visual Communication
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesArchitecture Civil Engineering & Construction Visual Arts View 59 other Bachelors in Civil Engineering & Construction in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- 2 subjects: H5
- 4 subjects: O6/H7
- English or Irish: O6/H7
- Mathematics: O6/H7
- If English is not your first language, students should present evidence of competence.
- You should be at least 17 years of age in January of the year of entry.
- You must have a Secondary/High School Diploma, with good grades in English and Mathematics and at least 4 other subjects, on average + 60%.
International10250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 60 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 60 months.
Student Contribution €3,000
Living costs for Waterford
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