Centre for Architectural Education


The BSc (Honours) Degree in Architecture is jointly offered by Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and University College Cork (UCC) through the Cork Centre for Architectural Education. This exciting and innovative honours degree programme provides an opportunity for architectural students to develop within a rich and supportive educational environment. A partnership between UCC and CIT led to the formation of the Cork Centre for Architectural Education in 2006.  In addition to providing educational programmes preparing candidates for registration as professional architects, the Centre aims to be at the forefront of developing the ideas that will drive the development of Architecture in the 21st Century, and the role of the profession in society.

Our goal is to re-open the Cork Centre for Architectural Education on 28 September 2020, and create the best possible environment to increase our understanding of architecture, and to practise design. As much as possible the familiar techniques of the design studio will be adopted. Students will work individually and together on shared design briefs and consult with more experienced designers and consultants. Studio will be underpinned with weekly lectures which will be held online for the first two weeks in line with government regulations.  Delivery methods will be reviewed and adapted depending on the latest government and university recommendations.

We are fortunate that the CCAE building in Douglas Street provides us with large, well ventilated spaces in which we can achieve the required 2-metre social distancing requirements both in lectures and in studios by adjusting the timetable, rather than changing the building fabric.

Prof. Kevin McCartney

Centre Director

The CAO  course code for the BSc (Hons) Architecture course is CK606.

Centre for Architectural Education

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Douglas Street, Cork , T12 AD7R