I've have recently being looking at the new BSc in Architecture in UCC and CIT. I am a little confused regarding the length of the course, which is four years. I'm currently trying to compare this versus courses in DIT and UCD, which seem to be three years for something equivalent. However, I have seen courses in the past which are four years but this includes a year's worth of external work, generally undertaken in the Easter term of 2nd, 3rd and 4th years.
Lastly, I am also curious as to whether the course in UCC/CIT is recognised by any significant body. On the website, it indicates that the course has been designed with the Southern Office of the RIAI. However, it does not reference any exemptions from entrance examinations to the same body. This could be rectified by the time the course is completed but is there any guarantee of this?
Any help is greatly appreciated.