| 2.5°C Dublin

CAO Points Guide 2020

Welcome to the Independent.ie CAO points guide, which enables you to search for the first and second round points on all the courses available through the CAO.

Education 2020

Search by Category, College or Code

Code Course
2020 Round 2 2020 Round 1
Trinity College Dublin
TR007 Clinical Speech and Language Studies 529 529
TR093 General Nursing (Adelaide School of Nursing) 429 # 430
TR032 Engineering 509 * 510
TR061 Chemical Sciences 510 517
TR012 History and Political Science 554 555
TR097 Intellectual Disability Nursing 396 396
TR034 Management Science and Information Systems Studies 613 * 613
TU Dublin
TU963 Music 416 # 416
TU712 Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 180 180
TU907 Logistics and Supply Chain Management 300 300
TU794 Early Childhood Care and Education 250 390
TU858 Computer Science (International) 377 377
TU741 Baking and Pastry Arts Management 234 234
TU924 E-Commerce in Retailing 307 307
TU673 Business Management 300 300
TU875 Pharmaceutical Healthcare 400 400
TU771 Business 224 224
TU813 Automation Engineering 218 218
TU992 Community and Youth Development 251 251
TU745 Hospitality Management 245 245
TU966 Languages and English Studies 366 366
TU714 Electronics and Communications Engineering 264 264
TU909 Accounting and Finance 285 285
TU796 Creative Digital Media 225 225
TU601 Electronic Engineering 232 232
TU860 Computing (Information Technology) 260 260
TU935 Sports Management and Coaching 300 300
TU675 Marketing 301 301
TU877 Physics Technology 308 308
TU774 Management 209 195
TU831 Architectural Technology 410 410
TU994 Early Childhood Care and Education 251 321
TU747 Tourism Management 242 242
TU971 Contemporary Visual Culture 290 290
TU716 Networking Technology 241 241
TU911 Accounting and Finance 192 209
TU603 Mechanical Engineering 197 197
TU862 Computing with Data Analytics 226 226
TU941 Botanical Cuisine 249 249
TU701 Automation Engineering 260 260
TU879 Physics with Medical Physics and Bioengineering 351 351
TU776 Accounting and Finance 175 182
TU833 Construction Management 367 367
TU996 Social Care 400 400
TU752 DNA and Forensic Analysis 390 390
TU802 Electrical Services and Energy Management 300 317
TU973 Design - Visual Communication 717 # 717
TU718 Mechanical Engineering 198 198
TU913 Business and Information Technology 252 252
TU642 Culinary Arts 153 153

* Not all on this score were offered a place;
# Test/interview/portfolio/audition;

Understanding the symbols

  • The first column gives the Round 1 cut-off points in 2020.
  • The second column gives the Round 2 cut-off points in 2020.
  • The symbol * after a cut-off point means that not all applicants on this point were offered a place. Random selection was used for those tying on cut-off points.
  • The symbol v after a cut-off point means: New competition for available places
  • Medicine, where entry is based on a HPAT score combined with Leaving Certificate scores (adjusted above 550 points) is an exception. Applicants with the same combined score are ranked in order of their Leaving Certificate pre-adjusted points and random selection employed where applicants are tied on both combined score and pre-adjusted points.
  • The symbol # - with a cut-off point - means that an additional selection mechanism such as a test/interview/portfolio/audition was used. Applicants who are successful in their tests are then ranked in order of their Leaving Cert points or a combination of points and test score.
  • The symbol # - without any points - means that places were offered on the basis of performance in the test or portfolio, usually provided that the applicant met at least the minimum standard necessary in the Leaving Cert.
  • #+matric is used for NCAD portfolio-type courses.
  • Where AQA appears instead of points, it means that all qualified applicants to a course were offered a place.
  • Candidates may count their LCVP Links Modules score as one of their best six subjects.
  • Some colleges award points for foundation-level maths.
  • Points are calculated by adding the scores of a candidate’s best six subjects together.
  • All colleges award 25 bonus points for a minimum H6 in higher-level maths.

Most Read

Privacy