Society needs engineers and engineering to maintain and develop critical infrastructure. The ability of an engineer to convert technological advances into useful systems and devices for the benefit of society has impacted hugely on improving the levels of comfort, quality of life, and life expectancy in modern society.
As a UCC Engineering BE (Hons) student you will follow a common first-year programme that provides a broad education in the fundamentals of engineering. At the end of first year you then choose your preferred engineering pathway from one of the following routes:
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Process and Chemical Engineering
In third year you choose whether to continue with the BE (Hons) programme or apply to transfer to the Master of Engineering programme (MEngSc).
UCC is in the top 2% of Universities worldwide and provides a world-class engineering education. We have strong relationships with major employers and offer our students the opportunity of placement, including our MEngSc programme which has an 8-month placement. Our Engineering programmes are variously accredited by Engineers Ireland and IChemE.
Engineers play a key role in seeking to resolve complex issues through technical and non-technical innovations. Engineers are at the forefront in the provision of basic necessities such as food, water and energy, in the design of infrastructure, in health, transportation and communications and in the face of the challenge of climate change. The challenges that engineers meet revolve around creating a sustainable society whereby humans can flourish within natural resource limits.
Our learning approach reflects our commitment to the Connected Curriculum where we emphasise the connection between students, learning, research and leadership through our vision for a Connected University. Our staff are at the forefront of this integrative approach to learning and will support you in making meaningful connections within and between subjects such as engineering, chemistry, physics and maths.
We support our undergraduate community by offering scholarships and bursaries to prospective and current students. Please see the SEFS Scholarships and Funding UG page for more information.