Rigorously trained and creative, engineers, architects and landscape architects are vital to achieve a knowledge-based, sustainable future. The UCD College of Engineering and Architecture is a key player in this future.
In collaboration with industry, the College carries out research, training and technology transfer. Our courses at undergraduate and graduate level are developing constantly to reflect our changing environment; offering students and researchers diverse and exciting opportunities to fulfil their study and career ambitions. The UCD Bachelor of Engineering and the UCD Bachelor of Architecture are consistently the first choice for Irish Leaving certificate students. The contributory factors to this popularity are as follows: World Rankings, Accreditation, Research and Internships.
First round points on 26 of the degree courses (54%) at University College Dublin have increased over final round points in 2014 with the largest increases occurring in engineering and technology-related courses, as well as in financial, business and law degrees.
The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges.
Flexibility of wood was demonstrated by students throughout Ireland at the 2015 Third Level Student Wood Awards organised by the Wood Marketing Federation (WMF). Presented by Minister of State Tom Hayes early in July in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, wood was researched for large-scale multi-storey buildings down to fashion accessories such as bow ties.
Technical Communications lecturer Barry Brophy guested on Newstalk’s Down to Business to discuss the good and bad of pitch presentations with Bobby Kerr. The importance of designing an audience-centred, rather than a presenter-centred, communication was a key message.
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