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The UCD College of Engineering and Architecture offers four undergraduate degrees to prospective students in the areas of Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Environmental policy. We invite you to explore the four courses on offer and to contact us if you have any queries.

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At UCD, we offer the widest possible choice of engineering disciplines and are committed to the on-going development of both discipline specific and interdisciplinary teaching and research. We provide a rigorous education in the fundamental engineering subjects and help you to develop problem-solving and design skills, based on maths and physics. As a UCD Engineering student, you will enrol in a common first year, which allows you to gain an understanding of the many different engineering disciplines available, before being offered an unrestricted choice of specialisation, subject to health and safety based capacity constraints. 

UCD Architecture is at the forefront of architectural and urban design, both in Ireland and internationally. It plays a central role in society, leading innovation and development on every scale. The Architecture course at UCD offers a means to engage creatively and constructively with society. If you have a capacity and passion for creativity, for making things through technological invention or artistic experimentation, and you’re excited by the idea of designing buildings, urban environments and landscapes, then this course is for you. The design process is central to Architecture, harnessing the mind’s analytical and creative powers to produce innovative solutions to everyday and future challenges.

If you love design, nature and the outdoors, are interested in society and the ways that we live, and want to make a better, more sustainable future for our towns and countrysides, then Landscape Architecture is for you. This exciting programme teaches you how to design with nature to improve our environment and the quality of our lives.

Landscape architects work on all sorts of projects, all over the world, designing habitats for humans and non-humans: homes for city birds, playgrounds for children, rooftop gardens, streetscapes, city parks and even cities themselves. They transform urban and rural land, and water-bodies, and advise on countryside matters. Landscape design engages environmentalism, urbanism and culture, teaching important transferable skills that you’ll use wherever you are, whatever you do in the future.

Our degree in City Planning & Environmental Policy is about solving complex issues that we experience in our everyday lives. How can we provide housing for everyone? How can we reduce our climate impact and conserve our natural environment? Where should we build our schools and shops?

This unique degree brings together a focus on the city, the environment and design and links them with clear routes to professions and careers. So, if you are considering a career as a qualified planner, urban designer or environmental policy analyst this degree is for you. These professions allow you to visualise new patterns and ideas for cities and to bring this vision to reality by activating social change and promoting sustainable development. This course gives you the skills to enable real world change.

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