Engineering (Common Entry) / Innealtóireacht (Comhiontráil)

2020 CAO Points: 271

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If you’re not sure which area of engineering to go for, this course is probably the right one for you. It’s designed to enable students to sample core engineering modules in first year and help them decide which area of engineering they most enjoy. They can then choose the area they want to pursue in subsequent years. In your first year, you’ll study subjects such as Algebra and Geometry, Digital Electronics, Engineering Science, Fundamentals of Calculus, Electrical Science, Introduction to Electronic Communications and Professional Development for Engineers, and gain experience in Workshop Practice. In the following three years, you can then specialise in the subjects that most interest you."

How it Works: You apply for TU804: Bachelor of Engineering (Common Entry) on your CAO application. In first year, you complete the core modules. You can then choose to enter into the second year of either Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering, in Mobile Systems, OR Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering.

Postgraduate Study: On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.

Depending on the stream of study chosen, graduates may find a range of career opportunities in the fields of Mechatronic Engineering and Computer Engineering.

IT Requirements:

A HIGH spec computer is recommended (i.e. able to run Win 10, Linux virtual machines, VLSI design packages etc. comfortably, should be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, needs high RAM, larger SSD,). MS Windows 10 based laptops are recommended.

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Semester 1

  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Professional Development for Engineers
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Science
  • Circuit Theory
  • Workshop Practice 1

Semester 2

  • Fundamentals of Calculus
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Programming 1
  • Electrical Science
  • Introduction to Electronic Communications
  • Workshop Practice 2
TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


4 years

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