http://www.irishtimes.com/polopoly_fs/1.1320251.1362775718!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_300_250/image.jpgOne in five students now choosing technology as first preference. There has been a 51 per cent increase in applications to technology courses at third level over the last five years, a new study by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has found.
Significant increases in first preference applications to science and engineering courses were also recorded.
A detailed analysis of CAO preferences carried out by the HEA revealed that applications to technology courses constituted more than 20 per cent of all first preference applications this year.
Applications to programmes in engineering and science constituted 4.6 per cent and 7.5 per cent of overall first preference applications, both increases from 2012. Read more...