University of Limerick
School of Architecture
Limerick, Ireland
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University of Limerick
School of Architecture
Limerick
Ireland
Ireland

N 52° 39' 49.25'', E 52° 39' 49.25''

http://www.ul.ie/
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Degree programmes
Bachelor of Science
Faculty profile

Profile of the faculty

The School of Architecture at the University of Limerick offers a 5-year undergraduate degree in architecture.The objective of the School is to educate architects with a strong set of integrated skills, balanced with a clear understanding of the environment - built, existing and imagined - and vital to professional practice.The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is the professional accreditation body for architecture degree programmes in the Republic of Ireland.

The School of Architecture embraces all parts of an architect’s education; it is a place where the study of architecture is undertaken with passion and inventiveness, an open and transparent society of mobile thinkers. The School of Architecture teaches an architecture that is integrated with Environmental and Structural engineering, as disciplines that set us free from the limitations of our own knowledge and help us to achieve a balance with the environment by focusing human abilities.

The School of Architecture at UL is located in a rural and beautiful landscape along the banks of the Shannon River. As a School of Architecture located in Ireland, PLACE is very important; the place is not in an urban setting; it is part of a landscape. Most architecture schools are located in cities. As the school at UL is not in a city, the environment will play a strong role in the pedagogical approach of the school, and in particular give a holistic understanding of the problems posed by the use of that environment. Fundamentally the school will explore architecture as an element of a broader environment, and the understanding of those disciplines necessary to be able to work within it. The School seeks to become a leader in thought on environmental issues by situating these issues within a strong philosophical, technological, cultural, and historical context.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with at least Grade C3 in two Higher Level subjects and Grade D3 in four Ordinary or Higher Level subjects (including Mathematics; Irish or another language; and English).

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Tuition fees

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Application Deadline

April 2nd

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor programme, 5-year programme, Bachelor,

5-year course for training as an architect.


The syllabus is organized over a 5-year course. Training as an architect is engaging in a process of learning by doing with the course curriculum structured around the design studio. The design studio is a creative laboratory where learning is developed through experimentation and reflection.Woven into the design studio will be courses of study in structures (structural engineering), environmental science (environmental engineering), history (of architecture, society, technology), and philosophy, sociology, law and management (professional practice).

The course is designed to equip students with a broad range of skills fundamental to becoming an architect. These skills include hand drawing, sketching, modelmaking, photography, computer-aided drawing, audiovisual and verbal presentation, as well as core skills including problem solving and working with other people.

Architecture is a high creative endeavour, and it requires a student to be creative as well as achieving a high academic standing.The study of architecture is rigorous, challenging and requires that students are firmly committed to the discipline.

The syllabus is organized over a 5-year course. Training as an architect is engaging in a process of learning by doing with the course curriculum structured around the design studio. The design studio is a creative laboratory where learning is developed through experimentation and reflection.Woven into the design studio will be courses of study in structures (structural engineering), environmental science (environmental engineering), history (of architecture, society, technology), and philosophy, sociology, law and management (professional practice).

The course is designed to equip students with a broad range of skills fundamental to becoming an architect. These skills include hand drawing, sketching, modelmaking, photography, computer-aided drawing, audiovisual and verbal presentation, as well as core skills including problem solving and working with other people.

Architecture is a high creative endeavour, and it requires a student to be creative as well as achieving a high academic standing.The study of architecture is rigorous, challenging and requires that students are firmly committed to the discipline.

 
Year 1  Semester 1   Semester 2  Summer 
AR4001  Design Studio 1a  AR4002  Design Studio 1b  
AR4011  Gravity & Reaction 1  AR4012  Gravity & Reaction 2  
AR4021  Representation / Drawing 1  AR4022  Representation / Drawing 2  
AR4031  History & Theory of Architecture 1  AR4032  History & Theory of Architecture 2  
AR4041  Assembly & Techniques 1  AR4042  Assembly & Techniques 2  
AR4051  Environmental Systems and Forces 1  AR4052  Environmental Systems and Forces 2  

Year 2  Semester 3   Semester 4  Summer 
AR4073  Design Studio 2a  AR4004  Design Studio 2b  
AR4013  Gravity & Reaction 3  AR4014  Gravity & Reaction 4  
AR4023  Representation / Drawing 3  AR4024  Representation / Drawing 4  
AR4033  History & Theory of Architecture 3  AR4034  History & Theory of Architecture 4  
AR4043  Assembly and Techniques 3  AR4044  Materials 1  
AR4053  Environmental Systems and Forces 3  AR4054  Environmental Systems and Forces 4  

Year 3  Semester 5   Semester 6  Summer 
AR4005  Design Studio 3a  AR4006  Design Studio 3b  
AR4015  Gravity & Reaction 5  AR4016  Gravity & Reaction 6  
AR4025  Representation / Drawing 5  AR4026  Representation / Drawing 6  
AR4035  History & Theory of Architecture 5  AR4036  History & Theory of Architecture 6  
AR4045  Assembly & Techniques 4  AR4046  Assembly & Techniques 5  
AR4055  Culture, Place & Environment 1  AR4056  Environmental Systems & Forces 5  

Year 4  Semester 7   Semester 8  Summer 
AR4007  Design Studio 4a  AR4008  Design Studio 4b  
AR4017  Representation Theory 1  AR4018  Representation Theory 2  
AR4027  Culture, Place & Environment 2  AR4028  Culture, Place & Environment 3  
AR4037  Seminar in History & Theory 1  AR4038  Seminar in History & Theory 2  
AR4047  Profession & Society 1  AR4048  Profession & Society 2  

Year 5  Semester 9   Semester 10  Summer 
AR4009  Design Studio 5a  AR4010  Design Studio 5b -Thesis  
AR4019  Professional Practice: Contracts  AR4110  Seminar in History & Theory 3  
AR4029  Culture, Place & Environment 4  AR4210  Culture, Place & Environment 5  
AR4039  Pre Thesis