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Engineering (General Entry)Innealtóireacht (Iontráil Ghinearálta)

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (General Entry)

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


  • CCONT / 5M5010 Construction Technology
  • CCTXX Control Technology
  • CELTX Electronic Technology
  • CENGT / 5M2061 Engineering Technology
  • CITXX Information Technology
  • CMTXX / 5M2145 Motor Technology
  • 5M0536 / 5M17814 Computer Systems & Networks


Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. 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. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

This is a sample timetable for Year 1, Semester 1 which gives an indication of class contact hours. Timetables are subject to change.  Up to date timetables will be provided on commencement. 


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Course Description

This one-year course provides you with a general access route to engineering courses if you haven’t decided yet which engineering discipline you’d like to study.

If you successfully complete the course, you’ll have laid down the mathematical and scientific foundation to enter the second year of any of seven Level 7 discipline-specific courses. In addition, in a limited number of cases, some students with proven ability may be permitted to progress to the first year of the Level 8 Engineering (General Entry) course TU805.

You’ll study Maths, Science, Engineering Design and Drawing, and will be given a general introduction to the engineering profession.

You will study a combination of maths, science, engineering design, drawing and you will also be given a general introduction to the engineering profession. There is a strong emphasis on group projects within the course.

Semester 1

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Technology
  • Mechanics
  • Design Projects
  • Introduction to the Engineering Profession
  • CAD

Semester 2

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Physics
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Design Projects
  • Elective modules

After completing the first year, you can choose to enter Year 2 of one of the following Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) courses:

If you pass the first year with a high average mark and a high mark in mathematics, you may enter Year 1 of TU805 Engineering (General Entry) Level 8 and may then progress to Year 2 choosing one of the following disciplines; Electrical & Electronic/Computer & Communications Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Manufacturing & Design Engineering; Structural Engineering; Building Engineering, OR Civil Engineering.

Students in TU709 who average over 60 are offered a place in TU805. 

TU Code


CAO Point Range 2023



Level 7


Bachelor of Engineering


1 year

Number of Places



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