Entry from QQI-FET awards

Students with the relevant and appropriate QQI-FET (formerly known as FETAC) Level 5/6* awards and modules, with a minimum of distinctions in five modules, may be admitted on a competitive basis to the UCD courses listed below.

To apply for entry to UCD via the QQI-FET entry pathway, you must apply to the Central Applications Office (CAO). Detailed information about the application process and important dates is available on the CAO website. When entering your course choices in the application, it is important that you list them in your genuine order of preference.

Offers on the basis of QQI-FET qualifications normally issue in early August each year. Please visit the CAO website for offer round dates.

Applicants are offered the quota of places reserved for QQI-FET applicants. Places are limited and will be allocated based on the applicant’s score only. Please click here to visit the CAO website for details of the scoring scheme. The best 8 Modules in a single award will be used for the calculation of points. Where more than one student has the same score, students will be ranked by the CAO on a random basis.

For all courses (except Nursing and Veterinary Nursing courses), the required modules can be completed over multiple sittings leading to an appropriate award. Due to the competitive nature of the Nursing and Veterinary Nursing courses, scores will only be calculated where the appropriate award is presented in a single sitting, together with all the required modules and grades.
* Currently, only DN201 Computer Science has a Level 6 QQI-FET entry pathway


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CAO Code Title QQI-FET places 2016 Minimum QQI-FET points 2016 Entry Requirements
Science
DN200

Science  

30

All qualified applicants offered

Requirements DN200

DN201

Computer Science

10

400* FET points. It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 400 points so random selection was applied

Requirements DN201

Agriculture and Food Science
DN250

Agricultural Science

12

All qualified applicants offered

Requirements DN250

DN252

Dairy Business

1

All qualified applicants offered

Requirements DN252

DN253

Agri-Environmental Sciences

1

All qualified applicants offered

Requirements DN253

DN261

Food Science

2

400 FET points

Requirements DN261

DN271

Forestry

1

All qualified applicants offered

Requirements DN271

DN272

Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management

3

All qualified applicants offered

Requirements DN272

Veterinary Medicine
DN310

Veterinary Nursing

9

400* FET points. It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 400 points so random selection was applied

Requirements DN310

Nursing
DN450

General Nursing 

6

400* FET points. It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 400 points so random selection was applied

Requirements DN450

DN451

Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated)

2

400* FET points. It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 400 points so random selection was applied

Requirements DN451

DN452

Midwifery  

1

400* FET points. It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 400 points so random selection was applied

Requirements DN452

DN453

Mental Health Nursing 

1

400* FET points. It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 400 points so random selection was applied

Requirements DN453

Arts

DN500

Bachelor of Arts Joint Honours

25

All qualified applicants offered

Requirements DN500

Social Science

DN550

Social Science  

5

400* FET points. It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 400 points so random selection was applied

Requirements DN550

Business

DN650

Commerce 

5

400* FET points. It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 400 points so random selection was applied

Requirements DN650