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Common Entry into Engineering (Undenominated Entry)

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On successful completion of a common first year, choose from a number of engineering disciplines.

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BEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE)

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Gain the knowledge and skills to be at the heart of innovation. Choose your major in your fourth year.

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BEng in Mechatronic Engineering (ME)

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Combine mechanical engineering with electronic engineering to create intelligent machines.

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The DCU School of Electronic Engineering runs a four-year Level 8 programme in Electronic and Computer Engineering (DC190), and jointly with the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, a four-year Level 8 programme in Mechatronic Engineering (DC193).

All four DCU undergraduate engineering programmes share a common first year. An optional entry possibility for DC190 and DC193 is to select Common Entry to Engineering (DC200) and defer the choice of which engineering discipline to specialise in until your first year is complete. This option does not entail any extra time to complete whichever programme is chosen subsequently.

The common first year shared by all four engineering programmes means that students get a broad engineering introduction in the first year, including an opportunity to sample the different sub-disciplines that we offer, before going on to specialise in an electronic & computer engineering or mechanical engineering degree option in their second and subsequent years of study.

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  • State-of-the-art facilities.
  • Modern courses integrating emerging technologies.
  • Internationally recognised and professionally accredited programmes.
  • Enthusiastic and accessible team of internationally recognised staff.
  • Emphasis on ‘hands-on’ projects and practical laboratory-based work.
  • Relevant and paid work experience.
  • Strong support in achieving enterprising and entrepreneurial potential.
  • Great employment prospects and flexible career options upon graduation.
  • Strong research profile with a broad range of opportunities for further study.
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Undergraduate Programme Highlights

INTRA

All of our undergraduate programmes include a six-month INTRA (INtegrated TRAining) internship. The INTRA programme has been at the heart of the DCU experience for more than 30 years.  INTRA ensures that our students have the opportunity to apply and further develop the knowledge and skills acquired on our programmes in a practical setting before they graduate. Students build experience, confidence and connections for the future.

Placements are usually paid engineering internships with a business in Ireland, but some of our students go abroad or choose to take up a research position here in the university. Some of the  biggest companies in the world offer DCU Engineering INTRA placements, including IBM, Philips, Google, and Microsoft. Other recent INTRA employers with a global reach included Xilinx, Cisco, Synopsys, AOL, Analog Devices, Mastercard, Deloitte and Touche, Accenture, SAP Ireland, Cypress Semiconductor Ireland, Tektronix Communications and Xerox. DCU engineering students recently completed INTRA abroad with NVIDIA in Santa Clara and Irdeto in The Netherlands, while more local INTRA employers with well-recognised names include Electric Ireland and the Irish Aviation Authority.

Degree-relevant work experience obtained on an INTRA placement can be extremely  beneficial when it comes to finding a position as a graduate engineer.

Robot Wars

All of our programmes place a strong emphasis on project work (both team and individual). Each year, students are given a series of challenging tasks. Our competitive team robotics projects are always a highlight of the academic year.

Explore a selection of projects from previous years.

Project Expo

Each year, the Faculty of Engineering and Computing provides a Year Four project expo as a showcase to bring your expertise to the attention of prospective employers.

The Year Four project provides a capstone to your undergraduate career where you can demonstrate your innovative capabilities, capacity for independent learning, and technical expertise.

Demonstrations at the expo allow students to showcase their their knowledge, skills and talents to the industrial and business communities who attend this exciting event in great numbers – primarily prospective employers keen to hire DCU graduates.

Optional One-Year Masters Programme

An optional fifth year allows you to complete your engineering education to Masters level (NFQ Level 9) if you so wish, thereby broadening and deepening your engineering expertise, and making your engineering education comparable with the European standard of five years of education to professional engineering status. Upon successful completion of a four year Honours Bachelor Engineering Degree with at least a H2.2 award, you will have the option to continue your studies to Masters level under a number of exciting and flexible programme options.

Engineer your career!

Choose the engineering discipline for you.

Common Entry into Engineering (Undenominated Entry)

Find out more >

On successful completion of a common first year, choose from a number of engineering disciplines.

Find out more

BEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Find out more >

Gain the knowledge and skills to be at the heart of innovation. Choose your major in your fourth year.

Find out more

BEng in Mechatronic Engineering (ME)

Find out more >

Combine mechanical engineering with electronic engineering to create intelligent machines.

Find out more