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Engineering (Hons) / ME, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #193 (QS) ,
At University College Dublin, the Engineering (Hons) / ME programme provides a rigorous education in the fundamental engineering subjects and help you to develop problemsolving and design skills based on maths and physics.


University College Dublin offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Hons) / ME degree. As a UCD Engineering student you will enrol in a common first year, which allows you to gain an understanding of the many different engineering disciplines available, before being offered an unrestricted choice of specialisation*, subject to health and safety based capacity constraints.

We have the widest range of degree choices in the country and, after completing this common first year, you can choose your second year pathway from one of the following:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical or Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Your chosen area of specialisation in second year will also offer routes to further branches of engineering at a Masters level. The range of study and career opportunities that can be accessed through our bachelor’s and master’s degree options is illustrated on the diagram. You can choose a Bachelor of Engineering Science – BSc (three years) – leading to a Master of Engineering – ME (two years). You can also pursue a Bachelor of Engineering – BE degree (four years).

Since 2013, the educational standard for the professional title of Chartered Engineer (Engineers Ireland) has been an accredited master’s degree programme in engineering or equivalent. The BE degree (four years) in Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering is accredited at the master’s level by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and satisfies the educational standard for the professional title of Chartered Engineer (IChemE).

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

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 taught master’s with specialisations in:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosystems & Food Engineering
  • Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Energy Engineering
  • Electronic & Computer Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Engineering with Business
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Structural Engineering with Architecture

There are also research programmes available to students at both master’s and PhD level.

Key Fact: All of the ME Programmes have an embedded internship element.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Creativity in Design
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering I
  • Introduction to Calculus for Engineers
  • Linear Algebra for Engineers
  • Mechanics for Engineers
  • Energy Engineering
  • Physics for Engineers I
  • Physics for Engineers II
For more information, please visit programme website.

                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:


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                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                • Minimum required score (Grade C):


                  C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

                  Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                Academic Requirements

                The following documentation must be submitted within 10 days of applying to CAO

                • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results. 
                • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
                • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
                • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
                • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

                Tuition Fee

                • International Applies to you

                  22400 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 22400 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
                • EU/EEA Applies to you

                  7567 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 7567 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                Living costs for Dublin

                • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
                  Living Costs

                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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