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DN150
Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 - 5 Years
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A degree in engineering will help students to develop problem solving and design skills based on maths and physics. This course is ideal for students who have enquiring minds and a desire to innovate and develop solutions to real problems.

This degree programme provides access to a wide range of options in engineering. After a largely common first year, you choose an area of specialisation. Later, you can choose further specialisations and alternative degrees (BSc, BE or ME) – exactly what is available depends on your area of specialisation.

Students choose from: Biomedical Engineering; Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical or Electronic Engineering; Energy Systems Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Structural Engineering with Architecture.

Engineering at UCD
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Length of Course: 4 Years (BE) or 3 Years (BSc) + 2 Years (ME)
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A world of opportunity awaits you as a UCD Engineering graduate and, as our programmes are professionally accredited, they are fully recognised internationally. You’ll be able to establish a career in many sectors, including:

Energy/clean technology; Infrastructure; Healthcare; Food; Information and communications technology; Business; Research; Education.

You will be equipped with a mindset and skills that will make you an asset to any employer. The Engineering education offered by UCD is recognised by the world’s top companies. In addition to our wide range of BE degrees, UCD has numerous graduate degrees including many taught master’s programmes.



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