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Design, Technology and Innovation / Dearadh, Teicneolaíocht agus Nuálaíocht

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Design, Technology & Innovation

2022 CAO Points: 281

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award
A distinction in 3 modules is required.
Must also include a Pass in 1 of the following:
  • Mathematics (C20139)
  • Mathematics (5N1833)
  • Mathematics for Computing (C20175)
  • Mathematics for Engineering (C20174)
  • Mathematics 6N3395
  • Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
  • LC Maths

Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements:

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

Course Description

This new and innovative course, developed by a team of engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and business leaders, offers a truly unique learning experience and opens up the path to an exciting career in technology design. You’ll come to understand the design process from concept through to market, and study business as well as design and technology modules. You don’t need prior technical skills but should have an interest in technology and how it can be applied creatively in the design process.

You’ll gain hands-on experience of managing, designing, prototyping and testing new technology systems and products. Your learning will be project-based, with learning blocks in design methodologies, maker technologies, digital fabrication & project design. You can tailor your own journey, with three specialist stream options: Wearable Technologies, Smart Systems or Entrepreneurship.

You’ll have access to ideation spaces, technical labs and prototyping hubs to develop ideas and create designs, with access to 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC machining. You’ll have opportunities throughout for industry collaboration and feedback, with learning based on real-world scenarios.

Work Placement

You’ll gain deep project design experience throughout the course, which offers an opportunity for industry placement either locally or through one of our international partner institutes.

IT Requirements

A HIGH spec is recommended (i.e. able to run Win 10, Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, design packages such as Solid Works etc. should be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes. Needs high RAM, larger SSD, Graphics acceleration, etc.). MS Windows 10 based laptops are recommended. Apple (OSX) are not suitable due to software package installation requirements.

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Our graduates work in a rage of roles including:

  • Design Technology
  • Technology Innovation
  • Creative Concept Design
  • Digital Fabrication Technologies
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Smart Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Development
  • Technology Project Management

Semester 1

  • Principles of Electronics and Digital Systems
  • UX Design
  • Science Technology and Society
  • Maker Studio

Semester 2

  • Web Technologies and Databases
  • Software Design and Introduction to Python
  • Digital Fabrication Portfolio

Semester 1

  • Algebra, Geometry and Calculus
  • Microcontrollers and Embedded Technology
  • Information Systems and Applications
  • Design Thinking and Ideation Portfolio

Semester 2

  • Matrices and Differential Equations
  • Mechanical Design
  • Materials Science and Sustainable Design
  • Creative Product Design Project

Semester 1

  • Applications of Wireless Communications
  • Sensor Technology
  • Object-Oriented Analyses and Design
  • Production and the Market
  • Statistics and Probability

Semester 2

  • Design Experience
  • Sales and Digital Marketing
  • Research Methods and Technical Writing


  • Biosignals and Systems
  • Tools for Machine Learning
  • Enterprise and Operations

You must select one elective.

Semester 1

  • Technology Project Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Capstone Design Project 1

Semester 2

  • Capstone Design Project 2
  • Business Innovation and the Law


  • Wearable Devices
  • Internet of Things Technologies
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Smart Technologies
  • New Venture Finance

The electives listed are indicative since they depend on learner demand and resource availability, and may vary from year to year.

On graduation you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

Number of Places





EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Progression Options

Years 1 - 4
Bachelor of Science in Design, Technology and Innovation (Level 8)
On graduation you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin, or elsewhere.