This programme offers students an introduction into a wide range of engineering disciplines. Our suite of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Robotics & Automation all have common Year 1 modules, giving students a taste of each engineering discipline before having to commit to which area of engineering they wish to specialise in from Year 2.
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 Year 1, students will transfer into Year 2 of the programme of their choice, subject to space availability.
Year 1 focuses on the fundamentals of engineering such as Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Introduction to Engineering and CAD and modelling amongst others.
YEARS 2 TO 4
In the subsequent years, students choose which speciality from Civil Engineering, Robotics and Automation 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 Year 3.
For more detail on the different specialities students can choose from at the end of Year 1, please click on the links below.
Entry requirements for CAO courses at ATU Sligo are available for download below:
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A H5 in Leaving Cert Mathematics is an entry requirement for this programme. Those who do not have a H5 grade in Mathematics may take the ATU Sligo Alternative Maths Exam, which is equivalent to Higher Level Mathematics.
The Alternative Maths Exam takes place in late August/early September each year. To register for the exam and for exact dates please visit our Alternative Maths Exam webpage
ALTERNATIVE MATHS EXAM AND ONLINE RESOURCES
ATU Sligo offers a free online pre-degree Mathematics Open Course MOOC leading to a special Mathematics exam, equivalent to Leaving Certificate Higher Level. The MOOC provides on-line resources including revision notes and sample papers to support students taking the examination.
The MOOC, launched in June 2017, is particularly suitable for CAO Leaving Certificate applicants who may not meet the Mathematics entry requirements for this Honours degree programme (minimum of H5 in LC) following the Leaving Certificate examinations or who are not taking higher level Leaving Certificate Mathematics. A pass in this special exam will be deemed equivalent to meeting the Mathematics entry requirement for this programme.
The Mathematics examination takes place at ATU Sligo and may also be available as an on-line proctored examination.
Current and prospective applicants can access the Mathematics MOOC as follows:
1. Register your name and email address on the Open Course (MOOC) website here: https://opencourses.itsligo.ie/login/signup.php
2. Once registered on the site enrol on the course here: https://opencourses.itsligo.ie/course/view.php?id=27 (the enrolment key is civil2017).
ATU 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 they choose to follow.
These include the high-tech pharmaceutical and electronics sectors to traditional manufacturing with design, fabrication and assembly; or the design, construction and maintenance of the built environment that is essential to our society, graduates have a wide variety of career paths to choose from, including design and project engineering to quantity surveying, consultancy and management.
ATU 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.
Hear what employers have to say about Engineering graduates from ATU Sligo. Plus, see some of the projects our students have worked on.
Did you know?
Our engineering graduates are in high demand to meet the skills shortage across the sector both nationally and internationally.
Students undertake a 12-week work placement in Year 3.
Student projects are presented at The Sligo Engineering & Technology Expo. The Expo is attended by a range of companies including Fortune 500 industry leaders. This allows students to network with potential employers. View the 2023 Expo Catalogue
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 1 students study the fundamentals of Engineering such as Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Introduction to Engineering and CAD and modelling amongst others.
In Year 2, students choose which speciality from AU944 BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, AU941 BEng (Hons) in Robotics and Automation, or AU943 BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering they wish to specialise in. Throughout subsequent years, students engage in more detailed application fo the fundamentals in Engineering in their chosen field.
"The flexibility of the engineering degrees at ATU Sligo is brilliant. I originally planned on studying Mechanical Engineering. However, after studying the different aspects of engineering I changed my specialism to Civil Engineering.”
John Mc Fadden, BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering
“I always had an interest in engineering, but I wasn’t sure which area was right for me. I loved getting to study all areas of engineering in ATU Sligo before deciding. In the end, I chose Mechanical Engineering. I haven’t looked back since!”
Rebecca Staunton, BEng in Mechanical Engineering
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