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Bachelor of Technology (Education) in Materials and Architectural Technology

University of Limerick
Limerick, Ireland
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Contact the university / college
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 32,568
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 17,219

About this course

Learn how to effectively conduct education in design-based activities in technological subjects such as Materials Technology (Wood), Design and Communication Graphics and Construction Studies, and have fun collaborating with people in the educational industry.

This course prepares for education by subject matter relevant to requirements of the Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate syllabuses in the Technology subjects of Ireland. Graduates will specialise in education in the syllabus of

Junior Certificate (lower secondary/junior high)

  • Materials Technology (Wood)
  • Technology
  • Technical Graphics

Leaving Certificate (higher secondary/senior high)

  • Construction Studies (Architectural Technology)
  • Design & Communication Graphics

Entry Requirements

CAO Minimum Points Entry 2017: 424

  • Leaving certificate (or approved equivalent): min 6 subjects
    • Two H5 (Higher level) grades*
    • Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades*; OR
    • Four H7 (Higher level) grades*
    • O3/H7 grade in Mathematics
    • O4/H7 grade in Applied Mathematics; OR Biology; OR Physics; OR Chemistry; OR Construction Studies; OR Engineering; OR Physics with Chemistry; OR Agricultural Science; OR Technology; OR Design & Communication Graphics /Technical Drawing

*Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English


Year 1

Semester 1

  • Design and Communication Graphics 1
  • Process Technology 1
  • Technological Maths 1
  • Electro Technology (Ed)
  • Contemporary Understandings and Thinkings of Education

Semester 2

  • Design and Communication Graphics 2
  • Wood Technology and Design 1
  • Wood Science 1
  • Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning
  • Understaning Young People and How They Learn

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Design and Communication Graphics 3
  • Subject Pedagogies 1
  • Wood Processing Practice and Safety
  • Understanding Classroom Practices
  • Planning for Learning

Semester 2

  • Preperation and Planning for Technology Learning
  • School Placement
  • Preparation for School Placement

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Design and Communication Graphics 4
  • Architectural Technology 1
  • Wood and Design Technology 2
  • Curriculum and Policy Studies
  • Inclusive Education 1: Contemporary Perspectives

Semester 2

  • Design and Communication Graphics 5
  • Subject Pedagogies 2
  • Architectural Technology 2
  • Architectural Technology 3
  • Inclusive Education 2: Special Educational Needs
  • OPTIONAL - An Ghaeilge Ghairmiuil

Year 4

Semester 1

  • School Placement
  • Understanding Schools

Semester 2

  • Design and Communications Graphics 6
  • Technology Teacher as Innovator
  • Wood Technology and Design 3
  • Health and Safety
  • Teacher as Professional

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