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Architecture and engineering points drop in second round CAO offers

More than 3,029 students receive offers in the CAO second round today.

Pictured (LtoR) Michaela Kearney (18) from Cabra and Jenney Keogh (18) look at their results.
Pictured (LtoR) Michaela Kearney (18) from Cabra and Jenney Keogh (18) look at their results.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

ROUND TWO OF the CAO offers are out today with 3,029 students receiving an offer.

Offers in Level 8 courses were made to 1,385 students, while 1,818 students received offers in Level 7 and 6 courses.

Level 8 courses are honour degree courses, while Level 6 and 7 courses are higher certificate and ordinary degree courses.

Points drop

There was a drop in points in the second round of offers in a number of courses. One of the biggest points drop was seen at NUI Galway for civil engineering, which fell 60 points to 400.

UCD’s structural engineering with architecture course fell from 435 to 400 points, while their archaeology and geology course fell by 35 points from 340 to 305.

Manufacturing and design engineering at DIT is down 85 points, while law in Letterkenny IT dropped by 55 points. Points for mathematics in Trinity College dropped by 20 points.

The majority of course around the country did not see a major drop in points with most dropping by just five points, such as for courses in psychology in UCD, science in NUI Maynooth and computer games development in the University of Limerick.

The second round offers also see a few places opening up in medicine in Trinity, RCSI and NUIG. A few places in general nursing are available in UCC, Trinity, Letterkenny and NUIG.

The acceptance of an offer must be made by September 4 at 5.15pm.

Read: Round two CAO offers out today: Were you one of the lucky ones?>

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