BEng in Engineering

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 243*
  • Course Code SG330
  • Award Not Designated
  • Duration 3

Course Summary

IT Sligo offer a wide range of Engineering programmes including Civil, Mechanical, Electronic, Mechatronic and Precision Engineering and Design. This course offers students the opportunity to study Engineering in a general way for one semester before specialising in an area of their choice. Students get exposure to all the different types of Engineering that are on offer and will be equipped 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.


Year One: The first semester focuses on the fundamentals of Engineering such as Introduction to Engineering, Mechatronics, Electronics, Design and much more. Students then choose which stream of engineering to specialise in from Civil, Electronic, Mechatronic, Mechanical or Precision Engineering and Design in semester two.

Year Two: Students explore and engage in more detailed applications of the fundamentals of engineering in their chosen field. 

Year Three: Students undertake a project to develop and display their technical skills, as well as conducting more advanced analysis and developing practical skills relevant to their discipline.

Entry Requirements

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Career Opportunities

Our Engineering Graduates are in high demand to meet the skills shortage across the sector both nationally and internationally. Engineering has a very diverse application in both private and public sector from the design and construction of buildings, bridges and roads to working with innovative technology within the aerospace and automotive industries as well as taking lead roles in the manufacturing and medical device sector. The possibilities are endless.

Further Study

Graduates may progress to an Honours Degree after which we offer a wide range of Level 9 and Level 10 postgraduate programmes.

Did you know?

This programme allows students that may not be decided on what field of Engineering they wish to pursue, the chance to try them all for a full semester in year one. They can then decide whether to specialise in Civil, Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics or Precision Engineering and Design. Along with this, students have the ability to join the Engineers Ireland Association.