PAC

The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) is happy to announce the launch of a new platform for assessment and application processing.

This new platform is based on micro-services architecture and offers a REST API designed to enable a full integration with any student registration system.

REST API provides instant access to a fast, reliable and flexible assessment platform. The assessment can be split between different users/groups, at each step. A comprehensive, real-time mode of communication with applicants is embedded in the system. Also embedded is an excellent interview planner for use by clients and applicants. All documentation is now entirely managed by the new system and all convertible to Pdf. This is an excellent, new, development for PAC which will, in turn, deliver an enhanced service to clients and applicants.

  • A complete solution for applications processing
  • Comprehensively managed
  • Pdf file conversion

Our Story

The Postgraduate Applications Office (PAC), was founded in 1998 by the, then, four constituent colleges of the National University of Ireland (NUI) – University College, Cork; University College, Dublin; National University of Ireland, Galway; National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

The purpose of PAC was to accept, process and assess applications, centrally, for the Professional Master of Education (P.M.E.) in the above universities.

The Professional Master of Education is a required qualification for persons wishing to work as post-primary school teachers in the Republic of Ireland and is also a recognised teaching qualification within the European Community. PAC manages this process on behalf of the four NUI universities. PAC, now, also manages the PME process for DCU.

In 2005, PAC began providing a postgraduate applications platform for several other third-level institutions and now caters for a significant number. On behalf of the Health Service Executive, PAC processes applications, annually, for Public Health Nursing and Midwifery.