9th Mar 2016

Business and Technology surge in popularity on CAO

Business and Technology are amongst a few courses that have surged in popularity as course choice trends reflect a growing confidence in the economy, the Irish Independent has reported.

Applications to the CAO have hit a new record of 76,081, with more people going to college than ever. There will be a heated points race this summer as thousands of students clamour to get into the courses they believe will provide future job prospects.

Against a general 2pc rise in applications, demand for both engineering/technology and architecture courses soared 13pc.

Business- and construction-related courses are also on a strong upward trajectory with 8pc growth, while law has seen a 6pc surge.

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