Welcome to the Department of Architecture in SETU Waterford - home to over 300 students and 16 staff with international design qualifications and experiences. The Department offers programmes in Architecture and Architectural Technology & Building Information Modelling.(BIM)
Our philosophy as educators is to provide ‘a learning through doing’ environment using the studio classrooms as design & technical ‘workshops’ where ideas are explored and theoretical subjects integrated. Our approach also reflects the new paradigm in education by being student orientated and promoting the ethos of ‘life long learning’. We are committed to Climate Change Action and are in the process of embedding the Universal Sustainable Goals in our programmes.
Programmes are accessible to a diverse range of students through the modular part time and full time mode. Interdisciplinary links are an important ingredient strengthening links within the college community and the wider community as a whole. Elective modules are offered within the schools of humanities, business, engineering, and adult education. We also have a new Work Placement module.
Our department hosts many events for the college and the wider community including the annual Waterford Festival of Architecture. We have an active architectural student and alumni society. Combined with a dedicated and motivated staff, there is within the department a strong sense of community and purpose. Please contact us if you would like to visit our Department or have any queries. We look forward to hearing from you.
Máire Henry, B.Arch. MBA, MRIAI Head of Department of Architecture