Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in General Engineering

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Points Required NEW*
  • Course Code SG341
  • Award Honours Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 4

Course Summary


This programme offers students an introduction into a wide range of engineering disciplines. Our suite of Civil, Mechanical, Electronics and Self Driving Technologies and Robotics and Automation all have common first year modules, giving the students a taste of each engineering discipline before having to commit  to which area of engineering they wish to specialise in from Year Two.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This general engineering year gives students exposure to all the different types of engineering that are on offer and equips them with the fundamentals of engineering. It will help to make an informed choice of what field of engineering to enter based on aptitude and interest. On successful completion of the first year, students will transfer into second year of the course of their choice.

YEAR ONE

The first year focuses on the fundamentals of engineering such as Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Introduction to Engineering and CAD and modelling among others.

YEARS TWO TO FOUR

In the subsequent year, students choose which speciality from Civil Engineering, Robotics and Automation, Electronic and Self Driving Technologies or Mechanical Engineering to explore. In these years students engage in more detailed application fo the fundamentals in engineering in their chosen field.

Students undertake a 12-week work placement in semester two of their third year.

SPECIALITY OPTIONS

For more detail on the different specialities students can choose from at the end of year one, please click on the links below.

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

BEng (Hons) in Robotics and Automation

BEng (Hons) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies

BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at IT Sligo are available for download below:

H5 in Higher Level Maths

Or

Special Entrance Exam in Maths 

Career Opportunities

IT Sligo Engineering graduates are in high demand to meet the skills shortage across the sector both nationally and internationally.. The career opportunities vary for graduates depending on which stream of Engineering students choose to follow from the high-tech pharmaceutical and electronics sectors to traditional manufacturing with design, fabrication and assembly. Graduates have a wide variety of career paths from design and project engineers to quantity surveying, consultancy or management to name a few.

Further Study

IT Sligo offers a comprehensive suite of Level 9 and Level 10 postgraduate qualifications both on campus and online to further develop and enhance career prospects of our students.

Postgraduate studies at IT Sligo

Testimonials

Hear what employers have to say about Engineering graduates from IT Sligo. Plus, see some of the projects our students have worked on.

Did you know?

We also have General Engineering programmes at Level 6 and Level 7 - Higher Certificate in Engineering and BEng in Engineering

Our engineering graduates are in high demand to meet the skills shortage across the sector both nationally and internationally.

Our engineering programmes are hands-on, with a big emphasis on developing practical skills. This means our students graduate with the skills employers want.

Students undertake a 12-week work placement in semester two of their third year.

The nature of this programme allows any student that may not be decided on what field of engineering they wish to pursue the chance to try them all. In year one students study the fundamentals of Engineering such as Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Introduction to Engineering and CAD and modelling among others. 

In year two, students choose which speciality from Civil Engineering, Robotics and Automation, Electronic and Self Driving Technologies or Mechanical Engineering to specialise in. Throughout these years students engage in more detailed application fo the fundamentals in Engineering in their chosen field.

The Institute will seek accreditation from Engineers Ireland for Chartered Engineer after the first cohort of graduates.