Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 262*
  • Course Code AU830
  • Award Not Designated
  • Duration 3

Course Summary


ATU Sligo offer a wide range of engineering programmes including Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Precision Engineering and Design. This degree offers students the opportunity to study engineering in a general way for a semester before specialising in an area of their choice.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This general engineering semester gives students exposure to all different types of engineering and equips them with the fundamentals of engineering. This helps students to make an informed choice of what field of engineering to enter based on their aptitude and interest. On successful completion of the Semester 1, students transfer into the Semester 2 of the degree of their choice, subject to space availability.

YEAR 1

Semester 1 focuses on the fundamentals of engineering which includes an Introduction to Engineering, Mechatronics, Design and much more. Students choose which stream of engineering to specialise in from AU835 BEng in Civil EngineeringAU833 BEng in Mechanical EngineeringAU831 BEng in Mechatronic Engineering or AU834 BEng in Precision Engineering and Design in Semester 2.

YEAR 2

Students explore and engage in more detailed applications of the fundamentals of engineering in their chosen field. Students will exit with a Higher Certificate award after Year 2 or may continue on to the Level 7 degree within their chosen area.

YEAR 3

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

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

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.

All our Level 7 engineering degrees come with professional accreditation from Engineers Ireland. This is an internationally recognised accreditation which means graduates have worldwide employment opportunities. A professionally accredited programme gives graduates an advantage when it comes to employment.

Further Study

Level 7 graduates may progress to an honours degree in their chosen area. Please follow the programme links below to see the progression options.

AU831 BEng in Mechatronic Engineering

AU833 BEng in Mechanical Engineering

AU834 BEng in Precision Engineering and Design

AU835 BEng in Civil Engineering

Level 8 graduates may progress to a range of Level 9 and Level 10 postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate studies at ATU Sligo

Testimonials

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?

We also have General Engineering programmes at Level 8 - AU940 BEng (Hons) in Engineering and at Level 6 - AU715 Higher Certificate in Engineering

Our Level 7 and Level 6 Engineering programmes have a common first semester. This gives students a good understanding of the different aspects of the engineering profession. In Semester 2, students choose a field of engineering to specialise in from AU835 BEng in Civil EngineeringAU833 BEng in Mechanical EngineeringAU831 BEng in Mechatronic Engineering or AU834 BEng in Precision Engineering and Design

All our Level 7 engineering degrees come with professional accreditation from Engineers Ireland. This is an internationally recognised accreditation which means graduates have worldwide employment opportunities. A professionally accredited programme gives graduates an advantage when it comes to employment.

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 2022 Expo Catalogue

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

Alumni

"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