Automation Engineering / Innealtóireacht

*This course is open for Advanced Entry Applications Only*

For entry to year 1 Level 8 – please go to TU828

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Three subjects including English




Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

*4 year Honours Degree Accredited by Engineers Ireland
*No Honours Maths requirement
*Opportunities to study abroad and work in engineering sector

The Level 8 programme takes 4 years to complete and we ensure that additional tutorials are available for any students who may require additional academic support. The three Engineering disciplines pride themselves on graduating students who are industry-ready after 4 years.

Students experience innovative teaching in modern laboratories and lectures. They can visit engineering companies, travel abroad for a semester or year to our partner Universities in France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, China or seek work placements through our close links with engineering companies and past graduates in industry.

Engineering graduates are trained to be creative and inventive, and to solve difficult problems such as the development of new technologies from jet engines to robots to artificial hip implants to hybrid cars and train components.



Automation Engineers are closely linked to mechanical and software engineers. They automate solutions to physical activities to create faster and more efficient ways of doing things. They automate systems in airports, ferry ports, rail systems and in almost every manufacturing plant through use of vision systems, robotics, sensor measurement and control. With advances in network communications they can often control manufacturing plants remotely. 


Our past graduate engineers are working in exciting roles in Intel, Aer Lingus, Boeing, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Kerry Foods, Coca Cola, BMW, Siemens, Boston Scientific, Amazon, EY, Jones Engineering, Abbvie, Johnson & Johnson, Google and Microsoft. Many graduates also work in medical device companies, hospitals, design companies, power plants and the energy sector. Our graduates often progress to project management roles and senior management within 7 years of graduating.






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Biomedical Design Engineering:
After graduating from TU Dublin, Tallaght, I was extremely happy to achieve a place on the Boston Scientific accelerated graduate development programme working on designing new products for medical use. It’s great to put the skills that I learned in TU Dublin Tallaght to the test and also develop many new skills such as planning, communications and leadership.

Mechanical Engineering:
The site visits and engineers from industry inspired me to continue on with my studies and after only 4 years I graduated with an Engineers Ireland Accredited B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering.

Automation Engineering:
With rapid advances in big data, artificial intelligence and faster mobile communications, employers need  the skills of Automation Engineering graduates who can design systems to think big and react fast.

Many graduates join Graduate Placement Programmes in industry immediately after graduation, others progress to Masters or PhD research or in some cases use their innovative skills to set up their own engineering companies. The opportunities are endless.

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Level 8


B.Eng (Hons) in Automation Engineering


4 years




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