BEng (Hons) in Engineering

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

Course Summary


IT Sligo offer a wide range of engineering courses such as Civil, Mechanical, Electronic and Self Driving Technologies and Robotics and Automation. This course offers students the opportunity of studying Engineering in a general way for a year before specialising in an area of their choice. 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.

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

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.

Did you know?

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 among others. 

In Year 2, students choose which speciality from Civil, Robotics and Automation, Electronic and Self Driving Technologies or Mechanical to specialise in. Throughout these years students engage in more detailed application fo the fundamentals in Engineering in their chosen field.