Cork Centre for Architectural Education, Douglas Street, Cork T23 AD7R
EU Applicants fee €6,500*
Non-EU Applicants: €22,000*
*The course involves an overseas field trip which incurs an additional costing of approximately €450 (flights and accommodation).
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Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.
The Master of Architecture Degree is a joint course between Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork and operates as a full-time course extending over 12 months. The course has been designed to provide a qualification in architecture under Article 46 of Directive 2005/36/EC, the Building Control Act 2007 and is required by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) before starting a minimum period of post-qualification, supervised practical experience in preparation for the RIAI Examination in Professional Practice, Registration, and/or RIAI Membership.
The established philosophy of CCAE is defined by a commitment to excellence in design, and consideration of wider cultural and theoretical phenomena. This framework is extended into the Masters Programme, where students will pose certain questions on the spaces and cities we inhabit, through a process of critical questioning and the dual acts of text and assemblage. Central to enabling these investigations and explorations - will be the series of prominent academics and architectural practitioners contributing to this programme. With their involvement, you will be encouraged to participate in a challenging academic environment. You will be required to address problematic and uncertain questions raised by changes in contemporary society, and aim to provide convincing new and innovative design propositions that suggest how we might operate in such evolving environments.
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to
- Analyse the context for an architectural project and select the most appropriate factors, whether they be occupant studies, functional requirements, socio-cultural, historical, landscape and/or economic issues on which to base an architectural response;
- Select and rigorously analyse appropriate technological precedents to inform the development of a technological framework for the major design project;
- Synthesise architectural solutions to identified design problems, with a high level of skill and inventiveness;
- Plan and implement an independent programme of work to generate designs and reports related to those designs;
- Design with respect to regulatory constraints and official guidelines.
Accreditation by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland has been awarded to the combined 4-year BSc (Honours) in Architecture plus the 1-year Master of Architecture.
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours week: 10 - 15
Which days: Variable
Duration: Three semesters