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An exhibition of projects by architectural technology students in GMIT will open to the public next Tuesday June 3, featuring the work of over 40 students. This exhibition features a selection of architectural drawings, sketches, and images by students on the four year degree programme.
The latest CAO figures (March 2014) show a bounce back in demand for construction and civil engineering programmes in GMIT. Applications for the honours degree in construction economics and quantity surveying are up 80 per cent this year on last, while applications for the honours degree in architectural technology are up 43 per cent.
Now that the jubilation of the Leaving Certificate results has started to calm down, it is time this week for students across Galway to find out what their next academic step will be with the first round of CAO offers being released on Monday.
The number of honours degree programmes offered by GMIT has increased by 50 per cent in the past year in response to student and industry demand. Information about these FETAC Level 8 programmes will be outlined at a special GMIT open day taking place this Saturday, when hundreds of second-level students will visit the institute’s Galway city campuses.
Some two thousand students will receive awards from GMIT during the institute’s annual graduation ceremonies, which take place in Galway and Mayo this month.
Students coming to Galway for their third level education have made course choices which are in line with national trends with CAO points required for entry to courses in science, engineering, agriculture, technology, computer, and courses with languages increasing, while arts and business courses, which were so popular during the boom years, are experiencing a decline.
Interest in the 2009 Town of Tomorrow competition – which has been extended this year to include a category for students of the GMIT in Castlebar – has been phenomenal, with 49 entries received from budding architects, designers, and planners, and those who simply have wild imaginations.
GMIT Castlebar has announced its student innovation winners. First prize went to Joanne Clarke from Cloonfad, Co Roscommon, a second year student on the BSc in architectural technology. She was awarded a prize of €1,000 cash and incubation space in the GMIT Innovation Centre for two months. Second prize was awarded to Diarmuid Higgins from Rush, Co Dublin, who is a second year student on the BA in outdoor education. He won €600. Both prizes are sponsored by APC and AIB.
The admissions office at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology has received over 600 applications for its new degree programme at the Castlebar campus — the BA in applied social sciences, commencing in September.
Sinn Féin Councillor Thérèse Ruane is deeply concerned about the recent cuts in programmes to the GMIT Castlebar. The bachelor of science in architectural technology is being cut; from this September there will be no intake of first year students to this programme. There had also been a significant reduction in the student intake into general nursing this September, from 40 students to 25.