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BEng (Hons) in Engineering (Common Entry)

Course Points
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8

Course Summary

This four-year honours degree in Engineering trains students for entry into Engineering practice and industry. Students entering the programme study a range of topics in the common entry first year before selecting their preferred option of Civil, Mechanical or Electronic / Electrical Engineering. Engineers design , develop and ensure the smooth operation of the systems, processes and infrastructure which power, enable and house modern life.

Students who choose this Honours Degree Engineering programme will experience a common first year which will ensure a broad learning experience and offer the possibility to make an informed decision at the end of Year 1. The first year is designed to ensure that you are well informed and well prepared to enter one of the possible 3 options of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Systems or Civil Engineering.

In year 1 topics such as computing, mathematics, mechanics and materials will be covered as well as a number of introductory modules such as Introduction to Engineering.

Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering covers all industry sectors including power generation such as wind turbines or major power plants, aerospace, heating, transport, engine manufacture, pharmaceuticals, food processing plants, design and research.

Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Electronic and electrical engineers are employed in many industries, with the main areas being in electronics, IT, manufacturing, power, transport, construction and building services. Opportunities are also found in telecommunications, research and development, and petrochemicals. This new course aims to produce well-rounded engineers with a high level of analytical and engineering design skills.

Honours Degree in Civil Engineering

  • Civil engineering is about protecting, creating and improving our everyday environment. It involves the planning, design and construction of facilities that we require for living, for industry and for transport. Roads, bridges, harbours, buildings, wastewater treatment systems, dams and sustainable energy schemes such as wind farms or hydroelectric stations.


Demand for our graduates in a wide range of engineering industries has been strong with many having job offers from both local and national companies shortly after sitting their final exams including:

  • Combilift Ltd
  • Intel
  • Hiab MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts
  • OpenHydro Suretank Ltd.
  • Glen Dimplex; Kingspan Group
  • Xtratherm
  • MultiHog

Follow On Programmes:

  • MSc in Renewable Energy Systems

Progression Opportunities:
Post Graduate Study and Research in DkIT or other Instiitutions. There are opportunities for students to follow a research career with the Schoolof Engineering research centre to Masters or PhD level.

Please find information on fees and funding here

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate including:

  • At least two H5 Grades
  • AND Mathematics Grade H5
  • AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
  • PLUS Minimum Points Score of 300.

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 6 different subjects which must include: 

  • Mathematics at A Level Grade E or better
  • English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • Two subjects at either:
        • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
        • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma (Grade min: MMP)
  • The remaining subjects must be different from that presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:
        • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
        • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
        • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
  • And a minimum score of 300 points

DkIT hope to offer an entrance examination in mathematics which may be used to satisfy the mathematics entry requirement.

Kimmitt Sayers (Programme Director)
Phone: +353(0)429370200

Colman Ledwith (Head of Department of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering)
Phone: +353(0)429370274

Course ID DK843
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 325
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Recognition Information

Graduates are eligible for Engineer’s Ireland Associate Member grade.

Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.

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