DSA Open Day

Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin, Open Day Saturday 9 March 2019: THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE

The Dublin School of Architecture TU Dublin is pleased to invite all CAO applicants to our annual Open Day, which  takes place in the TU Dublin City Campus Linenhall building on Saturday 9 March

The purpose of the Open Day is to enable applicants to visit architecture studios in Linenhall, meet staff and students, attend lecture presentations on application processes, including detailed discussions on suitability test, interview and portfolio. 

We have invited all CAO applicants for the DT101 and DT175 programmes to attend in five groups from 09.30 to 15.30. Each group session will be 90 minutes and will include the following:

  • - Exhibition of DT101 Architecture and DT175 Architectural Technology student work;
  • - Portfolio talk by staff and students with examples of previous portfolios;
  • - Interactive Building Information Modelling (BIM) demonstration;
  • - Studio project experience;
  • - Lecture presentation with questions and answers;


All DT101 and DT175 CAO applicants have been assigned a time slot by email. Click the following links for each group schedule:

If you wish to attend but have not recieved an email from the school, please email aileen.mullane@dit.ie 


For DT101 Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) applicants:

The DT101 Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) admission process requires applicants to sit a suitability test and attend an interview with portfolio prior to the Leaving Certificate examinations. The suitability test will take place in April and the interviews will take place in May. You will receive further details on these in due course.

To help applicants understand the suitability test and to prepare for the interview with portfolio, we invite you to come to an open day in the Dublin School of Architecture, Bolton Street Linenhall building. The open day will provide an opportunity for applicants to meet students and staff and get to know our school. We will explain the suitability test and interview with portfolio, with examples of portfolios of students who were successful in gaining admission to the programme. We will give a tour of the Linenhall building and provide an opportunity to engage in a studio design project to give you a sense of what it is like to study architecture.


For DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology applicants:

Admission to the DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology programme does not require a suitability test or interview with portfolio and is based on Leaving Certificate CAO points only. However we strongly recommend that applicants come to the Dublin School of Architecture where you will have the opportunity to meet students and staff of our DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology programme. We will show some architectural technology student work so that you might understand the difference between the disciplines of architecture and architectural technology which we hope will assist you in making your final choices.


Useful information to read in advance of the Open Day:

We encourage you to inform yourself as part of your CAO application process and recommend that you look at the following web pages in particular:


DT101 Programme webpage

DT101 Student work

DT101 Portfolio Guidance


DT175 Programme webpage

DT175 Student work


You will find the latest up to date details and dates for the Open Day, Suitability Test and Interview with Portfolio on the Study at DSA section of our website: 

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We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 9 March in the Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin City Campus, Bolton Street Linenhall building.


Orna Hanly

Head of School

    DSA Open Day