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BSc - Education (Design Graphics and Construction)

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Why study a BSc in Education? - If you enjoy Construction Studies or Design and Communication Graphics and are thinkingGMIT about post-primary teaching as a career option, then this programme is custom made to satisfy your interests. This highly specialised course provides you with a unique learning opportunity with an excellent balance between in-class theory and carefully designed projects and assignments, ensuring that you can engage with the subject matter in a meaningful and comprehensive way. Small group sizes as well as the use of innovative teaching techniques will make for a varied and stimulating learning experience. In first and second year there is a strong focus on construction studies skills with students undertaking a range of design-led projects using a range of interesting hardwoods and other materials. Equally, drawing skills, design process and CAD all incorporated into the programme at an early stage.

School Placements each year provide students with real-life experience of the classroom and an understanding of the role of the teacher in a structured and supportive way. Lesson plans, critical reflections and classroom management techniques are developed and students prepare their ePortfolio as they progress through the programme. In years three and four students undertake extended School Placement blocks supported by GMIT lecturers and staff in the school.


What are my career opportunities?

Graduates are qualified to teach Construction Studies and Design & Communication Graphics to Leaving Certificate honours standard and to teach Materials Technology (Wood) and Technical Graphics to Junior Certificate honours standard in all Irish second-level schools. Graduates also choose to teach overseas and this qualification is recognised in many countries worldwide. The balance of technical skills, subject knowledge, professional studies and pedagogy ensure that make graduates are equipped to become excellent teachers.


CAO Code                           GA980

Level     8                              Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Education (Design Graphics and Construction)


Talk to us:

Programme Chair:               Kevin Maye, [email protected]; 091 742657

Administration:                    Samantha Flaherty; [email protected]; 091 742653

Head of Campus:                 Dermot O’Donovan; [email protected]; 091 742651

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