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Ireland - Academic Qualifications (08/04/2013)

Academic Qualifications

The qualifications awarded by the institutions listed below qualify for the points indicated:

Qualification

Abbreviation*

Level in NZ terms

Points under SMC

Baccalaureus in Arte Ingeniaria with or without Honours

BAI

7

50

Baccalaureatus in Medicina, in Chirurgia, in Arte Obstetricia

with or without Honours**

BM

7

50

Bachelor of Architecture with or without Honours

BArch

7

50

Bachelor of Arts with Honours (a speciality may be stated)

BA

7

50

Bachelor of Business and Law with Honours

BBL

7

50

Bachelor of Civil Law with Honours

BCL

7

50

Bachelor of Commerce with Honours

BC

7

50

Bachelor of Corporate Law with Honours

BCOL

7

50

Bachelor of Dental Surgery / Bachelor of Dental Science with or without Honours

BDS

7

50

Bachelor of Engineering with or without Honours (until 2004)

BE

7

50

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (2005 onwards)

BEH

7

50

Bachelor of Laws with Honours

LLB

7

50

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours

BPharm

7

50

Bachelor of Science with Honours (a speciality may be stated)

BSc

7

50

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine with or without Honours

BVM

7

50

Bachelor of Divinity with or without Honours

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Bachelor of Education with or without Honours

Bachelor with ‘Ordinary’ in the qualification title

Master of Arts

MA

9

60

Master of Letters

MLE

9

60

Master of Literature

MLit

9

60

Master of Philosophy

MPhil

9

60

Master degrees other than those specified above

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Doctor of Philosophy / Philosophiae doctor

PhD

10

60

* Abbreviations used are for the purposes of this list and may not be stated on the award certificates.

** Baccalaureatus in Medicina, Chirurgia, in Arte Obstetricia awarded bv NUI in conjunction with study at Penang Medical College Malaysia, or in conjunction with study at the Medical University of Bahrain, should be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.

If an applicant believes their qualification may be higher than the level stated they should apply to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.

Note:
- Award certificates must be provided in their original language for all qualifications. The award certificates from the National University of Ireland and the University of Dublin are issued in Latin. English translations are also issued by these universities. The original award certificate and a translated copy issued by the University should be provided. Other institutions’ award certificates are issued in English, or in English and Irish.
- All honorary degrees must be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- If any courses leading to the award of one of the qualifications listed above were studied at any institution outside of Ireland, including any Irish overseas campuses, or courses which have been cross-credited towards the listed qualifications, please refer to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- All qualifications awarded after 2012 should be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- From 1978 - 2004 ‘honours’ may be indicated by a class of Honours, for example ‘First’, or ‘Second’ Class Honours.
- From 2005 all award certificates for Bachelor degrees with Honours should state either ‘Honours’, or ‘with Honours’, or may be awarded with a class of Honours, as above.

Awarding Institutions

National University of Ireland

The National University of Ireland and its constituent Universities and recognised Colleges may award the qualifications specified from the dates shown.

National University of Ireland

Qualification awarded from

Universitas Hiberniae Nationalis

The award certificate will also state one of the following constituent colleges:

  • Collegio Corcagiensi (University College Cork)
  • Collegio Dublinense (University College Dublin)
  • Collegio Galviensi (University College Galway)

BM, BArch, BA, BC, BCL, BDS, BE, LLB, BPharm, BSc, BVM and PhD: 1978 - 1997

 

National University of Ireland constituent universities

The award certificate will state ‘Universitas Hiberniae Nationalis’ and also the name of any one of the following constituent universities:

 

Universitate Hiberniae Nationali apud Galviam (National University of Ireland, Galway) (NUI Galway) (OÉ Gaillimh)

 

BM, BA, BC, BCOL, LLB, BSc and PhD: 1997

BCL: 2004

BE: 1997 - 2004

BEH: 2005

MLit: 2002

Universitas Hiberniae Nationalis apud Manutium (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) (Oilscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad) (NUI Maynooth)

 

 

BA, BSc and PhD: 1997

BBL and BCL: 2011

BE: 2003 - 2004

BEH: 2005

Universitate Hiberniae Nationali apud Corcagium (University College Cork-National University of Ireland) (Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh) (UCC)

 

BM, BA, BC, BCL, BDS, LLB, BSc, MPhil and PhD: 1997

BE: 1997 - 2004

BEH: 2005

BPharm: 2008

Universitate Hiberniae Nationali apud Dublinum (University College Dublin-National University of Ireland) (Coláiste Ollscoile Baile Átha Cliath) (UCD)

 

BM, BA, BBL, BC, BCL, BSc, BVM, and PhD: 1997

BArch:1997 - 2009

BE: 1997 - 2004

BEH: 2005

National University of Ireland recognised Colleges

The award certificate will state ‘Universitas Hiberniae Nationalis’ and also the name of any one of the following recognised colleges:

 

Colegio Nationali Artis et Designationis (National College of Art and Design)

 

BA, MA and PhD: 2003

MLE: 2007 - 2010

MLit: 2012

Collegio Regali Chirurgorum in Hibernia / Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Coláise Ríoga na Máinleá ain Éirinn)

BM: 1978

BSc: 2006

Other Universities and Higher Educational Institutions

The other Universities and Higher Education Institutions may award the qualifications specified from the dates shown.

Other Universities and Higher Education Institutions

Qualifications awarded from

DCU (Dublin City University) (Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath)

BA and BSc 2003

BE: 1998 - 2004

BEH: 2005

PhD: 1998

DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) (Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Átha Cliath)

BArch, BA and BSc: 2001

BE: 2001 - 2004

BEH: 2005

Universitas Dubliniensis (The University of Dublin) (Trinity College Dublin) (Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath)

 

BAI, BM, BA, BDS, LLB, BSc and PhD: 1978

MLit: 1983

University of Limerick (Ollscoil Luimnigh)

 

BArch: 2010

BA and BSc: 2003

BE: 2000 - 2004

BEH: 2005 - 2012

LLB and PhD: 2000

Higher Education and Training Awards Council

The Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) may award the qualifications issued by the institutions listed below from the specified dates.

Higher Education and Training Awards Council, Ireland / Comhairle na nDámhachtainí Ardoideachais agus Oiliúna, Éire

The award certificate will state study at any one of the following Institutes of Technology or Colleges:

Qualifications awarded from

Athlone Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Átha Luain (AIT)

BE and BSc: 2001 - 2004

Cork Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Chorcaí (CIT)

BE: 2004 only

BEH: 2005 only

BSc: 2001 - 2005

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology / Institiúid Ealaíne, Deartha and Teicneolaíochta Dhún Laoghaire (IADT)

BA: 2001 - 2006

Dundalk Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Dhún Dealgan

BE and BSc: 2001 - 2004

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta na Gaillimhe-Maigh Eo (GMIT)

BSc: 2001 - 2004

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Baile Bhlainséir (ITB)

BE: 2004 only

BEH: 2005 - 2006

BSc: 2003 - 2006

Institute of Technology Carlow / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Ceatharlach (IT Carlow)

BSc: 2001 - 2005

Institute of Technology, Sligo / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Sligeach (IT Sligo)

BE: 2004 only

BEH: 2005 only

BSc: 2001 - 2005

Institute of Technology Tallaght / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Tamhlacht (ITT Dublin)

BE: 2001 - 2004

BEH: 2005 - 2006

BSc: 2001 - 2006

Institute of Technology Tralee / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Trá Li

BSc: 2001 - 2004

Letterkenny Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Leitir Ceanainn (lyit)

BSc: 2001 - 2004

Limerick Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Luimnigh (LIT)

BSc: 2001 - 2005

National College of Art and Design / Coláiste Náisiúnta Ealaíne agus Dearaidh

BA: 2001 - 2003

Waterford Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Phort Láirge

BSc: 2001 - 2003

Institutes of Technology (with delegated authority from the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC))

Institutes of Technology with delegated authority may award the qualifications listed below from the specified dates.

Institutes of Technology with delegated authority

The name of any one of the following institutes will appear at the top of the award certificate. The award certificate will state "The Institute by virtue of the authority delegated to it by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council under Section 29 of the Qualification (Education and Training) Act 1999 has conferred on [name of applicant]."

Qualifications awarded from

Athlone Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Átha Luain (AIT)

BE: 2004 only

BEH: 2005

BSc: 2004

Cork Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Chorcaí (CIT)

BE: 2004 only

BEH: 2005

BSc: 2005

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology / Institiúid Ealaíne, Deartha and Teicneolaíochta Dhún Laoghaire (IADT)

BA: 2006

Dundalk Institute of Technology/ Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Dhún Dealgan

BE: 2004 only

BEH: 2005

BSc: 2004

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta na Gaillimhe-Maigh Eo (GMIT)

BE: 2004 only

BEH: 2005

BSc: 2004

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Baile Bhlainséir (ITB)

BEH and BSc: 2006

Institute of Technology Carlow / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Ceatharlach (IT Carlow)

BEH and BSc: 2005

Institute of Technology, Sligo / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Sligeach (IT Sligo)

BEH and BSc: 2005

Institute of Technology Tallaght / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Tamhlacht (ITT Dublin)

BEH and BSc: 2006

Institute of Technology Tralee / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Trá Li

BSc: 2004

Letterkenny Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Leitir Ceanainn (LYIT)

BA (Law speciality): 2009

BSc: 2004

Limerick Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Luimnigh (LIT)

BSc: 2005

Waterford Institute of Technology / Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Phort Láirge

BArch and BSc: 2004

BE: 2004 only

BEH: 2005

Effective 08/04/2013

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