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Saturday 19 January 2019

CAO Guide 2018

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Code Course Points
2018 Final Round 2018 Mid Points
Waterford Institue of Technology
WD173 Hospitality Studies 171 278
WD018 Applied Social Studies in Social Care 188 291
WD162 Quantity Surveying 270 352
WD193 Marketing and Digital Media 295 348
WD091 Hospitality Management 271 297
WD013 Legal Studies 171 338
WD120 Intellectual Disability Nursing 356 375
WD001 Applied Computing 288 369
WD194 Culinary Arts 282 320
WD076 Forestry 215 366
WD212 Recreation and Sport Managament 288 338
WD019 Recreation & Sports Management 180 302
WD182 Electrical Engineering 189 280
WD097 Horticulture (Dublin - National Botanic Gardens) 240 429
WD137 Design Visual Communications 280 343
WD011 Mechanical Engineering 211 289
WD002 Science 308 359
WD192 Social Care Practice 280 319
WD140 Law 290 367
WD177 Science (Options: Agricultural, Biology, Food, and Pharmaceutical) 283 409
WD006 Exercise Scieince 287 337
WD159 Business (Level 7) 206 360
WD207 Mechanical Engineering 182 362
WD151 Software Systems Development 195 320

How to read the table

These tables contain all courses currently available for application through the CAO for 2016, including any changes which have been announced since the publication of the CAO handbook 2016. 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.

This unique chart gathers together information in a format which 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 which they have not yet considered.

Some courses may appear more than once. This is because they are considered to contain a strong element of two subject areas and students may approach these courses from different perspectives. Other courses may have been 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 courses was different to what they expected. One must not presume to understand the content of the course from the title or that courses from with the same name in different colleges have the same content.

The table includes both the final points for 2015 as well as the mid points. This allows students to see the minimum points that were needed to be offered 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.

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

* not all on this score were offered places

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