Work Experience and Career Prospects
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.
These 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. Degree-relevant work experience obtained on an INTRA placement can be extremely beneficial when it comes to finding a position as a graduate engineer.
Some of our recent INTRA/graduate employers include: