Monday 19 August 2019

CAO Guide 2019

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Code Course Points
2019 Round 1 2018 Final Round
American College
AC120 International Business 234 269
AC137 Liberal Arts 275 219
Athlone IT
AL763 Design (Communications) (Restricted) 626 # 783
AL801 Software Design (Common Entry 304 295
AL851 Business and Law 301 300
AL701 ICT Engineeirng: Electronics and Wireless, Network Mgt, Computer Eng 235 210
AL765 Applied Social Studies in Socail Care 281 278
AL803 Software Design (Cloud Computing) 309 n.a.
AL853 Accounting and Law 305 377
AL705 Softwear Development (Mobile Apps and Connected Devices) 206 207
AL810 Quantity Surveying 307 300
AL857 Digital Marketing 299 n.a.
AL711 Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy 231 252
AL601 Electronics and Computer Engineering 196 240
AL830 General Nursing 410 418
AL713 Engineering Common Entry 245 223
AL861 Animation and Illustration 615 # 789
AL604 Civil Engineering 252 243
AL836 Health Science and Nutrition 352 354
AL730 Biotechnology 206 206
AL864 Early Years Care and Education 306 n.a.
AL838 Biotechnology 303 301
AL631 Dental Nursing 326 307
AL734 Pharmacutical Science (Drug Design and Development) 225 214
AL840 Pharmaceutical Science 328 312
AL650 Business 210 200
AL751 Digital Marketing 226 222
AL842 Bioveterinary Science 310 304
AL660 Culinary Arts - 0
AL761 Hotel & Leisure Management 219 208
AL850 Business 307 308
AL663 Business (Sport & Recreation) 183 181
AL764 Early Years Care and Education 270 270
AL802 Software Design (Games Development) 301 n.a.
AL852 Accounting 305 306
AL704 Computer Engineering 205 205
AL805 Network Management and Cloud Infrastructure 329 n.a.
AL855 Hospitality Management (with International Placement) 312 310
AL710 Mechanical Engineering 242 218
AL600 Software Design 205 n.a.
AL820 Mechanical and Polymer Engineering 300 299
AL860 Social Care Practice 310 300
AL712 Mechatronics 253 283
AL602 Mechanical Engineering 258 201
AL832 Psychiatric Nursing 387 * 377
AL721 Civil Engineering 217 245
AL863 Graphic and Digital Design (portfolio) 703 # n.a.
AL837 Sports Science and Exercise Physiology 351 346
AL630 Pharmacy Technician 306 306
AL731 Veterinary Nursing 410 398

How to read the tables...

These tables contain all courses currently available for application through the CAO, including changes that have been announced since the publication of the CAO handbook 2019.

Further changes may occur in the months ahead. Students should keep an eye on the college alert lists, which can be found in the student resource section of the CAO website. Applications can be made for these courses during the 'Change of Mind' period.

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) was established in law last week. It was formed through a merger of DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght. TU Dublin will award its first degrees in 2019.

For the purpose of these tables, TU Dublin courses are credited to the individual colleges that make up the new technological university, as they appear in the CAO Handbook for 2019.

Trinity College Dublin has revised its arts and humanities offering . There are new subject combinations and codes for 2019, which explains the absence of 2018 points for these courses.

This unique chart gathers together information in a format that is not available in any other single location.

Courses are listed by subject area, allowing applicants to review easily all the courses relevant to their area of interest. It will also assist applicants in reviewing similar courses that they have not yet considered.

Some courses may appear more than once because they are considered to contain a strong element of two subject areas and students may approach these courses from different perspectives. Other courses are included only once, even though they contain elements which could be included in another subject area.

However, these elements are not the main focus of this course. It is essential that applicants research all courses in which they are interested. Those who drop out of college in first year most commonly report that their reason for doing so was that the content of the course was different from what they expected.

One must not presume to understand the content of the course from its title or that courses with the same name in different colleges have the same content.

The table includes both the final points for 2018 as well as the mid points. This allows students to see the minimum points that were needed for a place last year, as well as providing an indication of the points other applicants attained by giving the mid-way between the highest and lowest points attained by those who were offered a place.

A new Common Points Scale was introduced in 2017, linked to changes in the Leaving Certificate grading system. The new scale is not directly comparable with the scale in existence from 1992 to 2016. In the previous scale, points were awarded only in multiples of five, up to 625, but now any score, up to 625, is possible.

In some cases, there are no points listed as these courses are appearing on the CAO for the first time.

Key to symbols/initials as follows:

* Not all on this score were offered a place;

# Test/interview/portfolio/audition;

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