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Mechanical Engineering / Innealtóireacht Mheicniúil

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 

2023 CAO Points: 289

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


  • 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.

Course Description

Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies engineering, physics, engineering mathematics, and materials science principles to design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.

This course will open up for you a wide range of opportunities in all industries. It stresses the fundamentals while embracing the changes in advanced technology. It also develops the core transferable skills that will prepare you for a career change.

During Year 1, you’ll develop a wide range of practical skills, including welding, metal fabrication, machining, technical drawing, computing and experimental work. These practical, lifelong learning skills are developed further in Year 3 when you’ll undertake an individual project, combining research, design, mechanical development, testing, analysis, presentation and report writing skills.

We place great emphasis on independent learning, through project work, independent assignments and teamwork activities. You’re encouraged to visit industries as part of your studies and report on your findings to your peers and lecturers.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Under the Erasmus course, students have the option to spend a Semester or a full year studying at a partner University.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by Engineers Ireland and graduates qualify for Associate membership of Engineers Ireland. If you successfully complete the course, you’ll satisfy the academic requirements for Associate Membership of Engineers Ireland.

  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Automation Engineer
  • Biotechnology/Bioengineer
  • CAD Designer/Engineer
  • CAD Technician/Draughtsman
  • Calibration Technician
  • Data Acquisition Engineer
  • Data Logging
  • Design Team
  • Draughtsman/Engineer
  • Electrical Estimator
  • Engineering Maintenance Technologist
  • Engineering Operative
  • Plant maintenance and Inspection
  • Fault Diagnosis and Testing
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Graduate Design Engineer
  • Graduate Manufacturing Technician
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Manufacturing Associate
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technologist
  • Manufacturing Process Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician/Technologist
  • Materials Technologist
  • Mechanical BIM Engineer
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist
  • Motor Vehicle Approval
  • Patent Examiner
  • Process Plant Technologist
  • Production Adviser
  • Production Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Control or Assurance
  • Improvement Engineer
  • Quality Technologist
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Research and Development
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Director
  • Test Engineer
  • Mathematics
  • Energy & Technology
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanics & Materials
  • Workshop Processes
  • Professional Development
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Computer Systems & Applications
  • Employment Experience
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Energy Systems
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Product Design & CAD
  • Mechanical Design & Materials
  • Electrical Technology & Electronics
  • Control Systems & Instrumentation
  • Engineering Management Studies
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Engineering Computing
  • Employment Experience
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics & Materials
  • Electrical Technology & Electronics
  • Control Systems & Instrumentation
  • Engineering Management Studies
  • CAD & FEA
  • Process Systems Analysis
  • Energy Systems Design
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Main Project (Design, Make and Test with Thesis)

Please note, there is no advanced entry to this course.

I chose to study the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree in Mechanical Engineering as I have always had an interest in Engineering and Maths. With this qualification I can enter work in the engineering sector as a technologist or technician involved primarily in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of mechanical systems. Afterwards, I can pursue an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering through the ladder system in TU Dublin to further my qualifications.

On successful completion of this course you can apply for Year 3 of TU822 Mechanical Engineering.

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Engineering


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Bolton Street

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