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:
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:
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:
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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Schedule IELTS
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.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
The following documentation must be submitted within 10 days of applying to CAO
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