BA (with Honors) in Architecture

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 5 years

  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 10,250 / year

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This is a 5-year honors course designed in accordance with national and international architectural education guidelines. The B.Arch. (Hons) at WIT was the first outside of Dublin to receive full accreditation from 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 program is the first step to becoming a registered professional architect.

Architectural education at WIT is primarily about developing within each student a ‘design mind’ so that they can creatively unite the complex challenges facing the future world of architecture. building. Students are introduced to design methodologies and work in a “learning-by-doing” environment in the studio, where they explore architectural designs that increase in complexity as they progress through the different years. Students learn the importance of culture, climate, and crafts in developing design ideas. These study-based projects feed off the supporting themes grouped under the generic headings of ‘Cultural Context’, ‘Communications’, ‘Technology and Environment’ and a set of electives that include work placements.

International links

Agreements have been signed with architecture schools in France, Mexico and Germany that facilitate study exchange programs. Languages ​​are taught as electives to encourage students to take advantage of these travel opportunities. Annual trips to European capitals are made at all stages of the course.

Professional options

  • Architectural Design Offices
  • UI, UX
  • Urban design,
  • Exterior design,
  • Event creation
  • Graphics
  • Making movies
  • Researcher
  • Conservation architect
  • Give lectures

Follow the study for graduates of Bachelor of Architecture (Hons):

Master / PhD Programs at WIT School of Engineering

Program structure

Semester 1:

  • Architectural Design Studio 1
  • Cultural context 1
  • Structures and environmental sciences 1
  • Techne Study 1
  • Visual communication 1

Semester 2:

  • Architectural Design Studio 2
  • Cultural context 2
  • Research and academic development 1
  • Techne Studio 2
  • Visual communication 2

Semester 3:

  • Architectural Design Studio 3
  • Cultural context 3
  • Structures and environmental science 2
  • Techne Studio 3

Choose one of the following optional subjects (subject to availability):

  • Detailed by model making
  • Posts 1

Semester 4:

  • Architectural Design Studio 4
  • Cultural context 4
  • Research and academic development 2
  • Techne Study 4
  • Visual communication 3

Semester 5:

  • Architectural Design Studio 5
  • Cultural context 5
  • Structures and environmental science 3
  • Techne Studio 5

Choose one of the following optional subjects (subject to availability):

  • Acoustics in the built environment
  • Posts 2

Semester 6:

Choose one of the following optional subjects (subject to availability):

  • Industrial placement
  • Architectural Design Studio 6
  • Cultural context 6
  • Professional Practice 1 – Management
  • Research and academic development 3

Semester 7

  • Architectural Design Studio 5
  • Conservation 2
  • Cultural context 7
  • Techne Studio

Semester 8:

  • Architectural Design Studio 8
  • Cultural context 8
  • Research and academic development 4
  • Techne Studio 7

Semester 9:

  • Architectural Design Studio 9
  • Professional Practice 2 – Law
  • Techne Studio 8
  • Research and academic development 5

Semester 10:

  • Architectural Design Studio 10
  • Professional Practice 3 – Architectural Practice
  • Techne Studio 9

Admission requirements

Applicants who are not citizens of the EU member states, nor have resided for full-time undergraduate study courses in Ireland should apply directly to the International Office at WIT. Applications will be accepted until May 31 of each year for programs that begin the following September. Overdue applications will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

For this Program:

  • 2 subjects: H5
  • 4 subjects: O6 / H7
  • English or Irish: O6 / H7
  • Math: O6 / H7

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