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Architecture Programme Information (DN100)

Wednesday, 4 October, 2023

Stage 1 Architecture

UCD Architecture is a two-part programme – the initial degree is a 4-year Level 8 Bachelor of Architectural Science Degree which may lead to entry to the final year of the two-year Level 9 Master of Architecture Degree.

Further Information
Stage One

There are two main elements to the Architecture programme – project work (design, drawing and model making based in your studio) and lecture programmes (historical and theoretical material). Project work is taught in the architecture design studios through a combination of lectures, individual tuition, field trips, group tutorials, large reviews and exhibitions. Lecture-based modules are grouped under the broad headings of Technical (Architectural Technologies, Structures, Environmental Science), and Cultural (Architectural History and Theory, Ecology, Conservation).

Stage 1 Modules
Trimester Module Code Module Title Credits
Autumn ARCT10010 Architectural Design I 15 Credits
Autumn ARCT10030 Architecture & its Environment 5 Credits
Autumn ARCT10070 History and Theory of the Designed Environment II - Survey Course 1 5 Credits
Autumn ARCT10120 Into Practice 5 Credits
Spring ARCT10020 Architectural Design II 15 Credits
Spring ARCT10040 Architectural Technologies I: Introduction to Building Envelope 5 Credits
Spring ARCT10090 History and Theory of the Designed Environment I 5 Credits
Spring CVEN10060 The Engineering and Architecture of Structures 5 Credits

In Stage One Architecture all modules are core so you are not required to make any module choices (Option/Elective modules), all modules have been pre-registered for you.

Registration Assistance

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UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Room 122 & Room 126, UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
T: +353 1 716 1868 | E: eng.arch@ucd.ie