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Engineering (Common Entry)

University of Limerick

48 months
16465 EUR/year
7354 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Are you the type of person that has an inquiring mind and is good at mathematics and science? Do you want to know how and why things work? Do you like to solve problems? Engineering requires each of these personal characteristics, is interesting and varied and has excellent career prospects. The Engineering (Common Entry) program is offered by University of Limerick.


Engineers are concerned with developing economical and safe solutions to practical problems, by applying mathematics and scientific knowledge while considering technical constraints. 

Having selected LM116 Engineering you will be given time to understand and ask questions about the various options and engineering paths available. During Year 1 you will be requested to rank the various engineering degree programmes in order of your preference. In the event that a programme is over-subscribed, places will be allocated based on UL exam performance.

Students who choose this Engineering (Common Entry) program offered by University of Limerick 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 4 options; topics such as computing, maths, mechanics and materials are covered across Year 1.

There are a number of introductory modules such as Introduction to Engineering, where guest speakers and practising engineers will be invited in to explain potential career prospects and job requirements. In Semester 2, to help make informed decision students will have an elective option where students will choose from either Structural Engineering Design or Design and Manufacture Engineering Design. These modules are designed to be project based.

Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate modules also feature where students work collaboratively to form solutions to engineering problems in either a structural or production-based setting. Picking one of these options does not restrict your potential degree option - for example, if you pick the structural module you will still be able to choose mechanical or biomedical.

The career opportunities will depend primarily on the BE course chosen by you. 

Typical career areas include:

Biomedical Engineering

  • Medical Device Design, Manufacture of Medical Devices. Design of New Products including medical implants and surgical instruments, Biomaterials Development.

Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering component design, Design and Control of Energy Utilisation Equipment, Safety and Reliability, Automobile Design, Materials Development, Mechanical Design in Aerospace, Biomedical, ICT, Process, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing Industries, Gas turbine design.

Civil Engineering

  • Civil/Structural Engineer, Design Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Traffic/Motorway Engineer.

Design and Manufacture Engineering

  • Mechanical Design for Biomedical, ICT Process, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing Industries, Project Management, Materials and Structural Analysis, Consultancy, Design Engineering, Quality Engineer, Automation Engineer, Computer Aided Engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structural Engineering Design 
  • Design and Manufacture Engineering Design. 
  • Conceive
  • Design, 
  • Implement and Operate

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CAO points history: 476

Minimum grades
  • Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.
Subject requirements
  • In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade H4 in Mathematics and grade O6/H7 in one of the following:
  • Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Chemistry, Engineering, Technology, Design & Communication Graphics/Technical Drawing, Computer Science, Biology, Agricultural Science, Applied Maths, Construction Studies.
Additional considerations
  • Mature applicants must apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1 February.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16465 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16465 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7354 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7354 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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