I've always wanted to study a design and technology related course, which could give me a broad education in several areas. So I was thinking of studying architecture, although I had doubts about becoming an architect.
So last year, I've done my Leaving Cert, haven't got anywnere near the minimum points required for UCD architecture course, and so I ended up in "construction studies" in DKIT. I'm doing quite well in most subjects there, but I'm nearly failing at quantity surveying and building-regulations/economics related subjects. I just find it really hard to write proper structured essays and explanations and I also make too many mistakes in quantity surveying :X. Does this mean that I would struggle with studying architecture?
I'm not sure of what course to study in the near future, but I'd really like a course which could combine design/art and technology... I'm equally interested in digital, structural and analogue technology. I'm also interested in conceptual design.
Is it worth studying architecture for the sake of learning principles of 3-d design, materials and principles of engineering/technology? Or is the architecture course mostly about professional practise and the business side of things? Is there some other course out there in Ireland where I could study those principles and subjects?