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If it is possible to get some work experience during the summer holidays or weekends, it would be great. Find out if there are any positions (voluntary or otherwise) available in your local IT or University. Get involved in a hobby such as model making, this would be very helpful as it would help with dexterity & impart an understanding of the ways in which different materials interact when assembled together.
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WD144
Architecture

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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Architecture is the art and science of planning, designing, and overseeing the construction of a building which is affordable and functional for the user. This 5-year course is accredited by the RIAI.

The coursework is split between project work in a studio environment, and lectures which cover theoretical.

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An architect brings design into projects. They are design leaders and preferably involved throughout the totality of a building project from the initial ideas to completion on site. A further 2 years study required for B. Architecture professional architectural qualification.



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