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Engineering (General Entry)Innealtóireacht (Iontráil Ghinearálta)

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics)

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of




2 H5's

Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award

3 Distinctions 

Must also have 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

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 6.0 overall (or equivalent).

Course Description

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 TU807 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering, in Mobile Systems OR TU810 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering.

Work Placement

Students will have the opportunity to gain work experience through an industry placement in Year 3.

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.

Please search for the TU Dublin offer on the HEA website www.heanet.ie/store

Our graduates work in a rage of roles including:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Automation
  • Electronics
  • Food Processing
  • Manufacturing

Please note, this course is not open for advanced entry applications.

Upon successful completion of Year 1, you can then choose to enter into the second year of either TU807 Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems OR TU810 Mechatronic Engineering.

TU Code


CAO Point Range 2023



Level 8


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


4 years

Number of Places




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EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Progression Options

Year 1
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) allowing specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering (Level 7)
Years 2, 3 & 4
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems (Level 8)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering (Level 8)