Engineering in Ireland

Duration: 2 - 4 Years

Among the world’s top most colleges for engineering many of the best engineering colleges are in Ireland.

Ireland has very high standard of living. It is also safer to live in Ireland. World’s largest brand names like Hewlett Packard, Google, Amazon etc. have set up their businesses in Ireland, thus, there are lots of job opportunities for engineers in Ireland. There are lots of various types of engineering degrees offered by Top engineering colleges in Ireland. Hence, students can choose any one degree out of these variety of engineering degrees.

Among the world’s top engineering colleges, Trinity college Dublin (TCD) from Ireland stands 117th. Thus, students find engineering at TCD as the best in Ireland.

There are many best universities in Ireland for engineering studies.

Engineering in Ireland: Quick Highlights

Course Level

Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate who have completed 10+2 years of education in Science discipline with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

Duration of Course

3 years/4 years/2 years

Examination Type

Semester Pattern

Course Fees

10000 to 25,000 Euros per year (That is, Rs. 8 Lakhs to 20 Lakhs (approx.)

Course Type

Full time/Distance learning mode

Top Recruiting Companies

Bajaj, Hero, Infosys, Cognizant, TCS, HCL, Tata Motors, DRDO, Hindustan Lever Ltd., Accenture, BHEL, SAIL, NCL, Air India, Indian Airlines etc.

Advance Courses

M.Tech., Ph.D.

Job Positions

Project Engineer, Senior Engineer, Chief Engineer, System Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Researcher, Professor etc.

Starting Salary Offered

25000 to 75000 Euros per year (Rs.21-63 Lakhs INR/Year approx).

Eligibility Criteria

  • The students who have completed 18 years of age can join a degree program.

  • Students must have passed a 10+2 or equivalent exam with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with minimum 60%.

  • Good scores in IELTS or TOEFL are required as a proof of English proficiency.

Engineering Degree: Admission Procedure

Following are some criterias which students should fulfill for Engineering admission in Ireland:

    Step 1: To study in Ireland, students should fit in the given eligibility criteria for education plus any student whose first language is not English need to prove his/her proficiency in English language by giving exams like IELTS or TOEFL.

    Step 2: Students must score above 6.0 in IELTS.

    Step 3: Entry and application requirements for Ireland’s engineering courses are different for each university in Ireland.

    Step 4:Students should also give the HPAT assessment test. This test will measure their logical reasoning skills, problem solving abilities and communication levels.

    Step 5:To determine a student’s eligibility the HPAT score will get combined with the points which they have earned depending upon their previous qualifications.

How Studying Engineering Course in Ireland is Beneficial for Students?

  • The engineering colleges in Ireland are internationally recognized.

  • There are many top universities in the Ireland for engineering which are among world’s topmost universities.

  • The educational programs provided by engineering colleges in Ireland, are not only innovative but also student centered. They also follow best engineering syllabus.

  • There are lots of types available in engineering degrees in Ireland. So, students can get an option to choose from.

  • The medium of education for Engineering in Ireland is English.

  • Excellent education & research opportunities are provided by the top engineering universities in Ireland.

  • Students get the opportunity to apply their knowledge practically as world’s largest names like Amazon, Google, HP, etc. have set up their businesses in Ireland.

  • Engineering in Ireland for Indian students gives them a rich experience as students get best knowledge through it and they can experience cultural diversity.

Scholarships for Students

Government of Ireland, the Irish higher education institution and other organizations are wide variety of sources through which international students can get hundreds of scholarships:
Following are some of the programmes for Engineering Scholarships:

  • DIT Centenary Scholarship Programme

  • Irish Aid funded Fellowship Training Programme

  • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Scholarships

  • Fulbright Scholarships

  • Claddagh Scholarship Programme

The individual organizations that set their own criteria for eligibility, award these scholarships solely to the students.

Is it Safe for Indian Students to Study in Ireland (Engineering Course)?

  • From student’s safety point of view, Ireland is a good place. Travelling in Ireland is not dangerous for anyone including students.

  • There are many Indians who are residing in Ireland. Currently, this number is around 60,000 - 1,00,000 Indians. Dublin, Cork, Galway, Athlone, Limerick are the cities where most of the Indians are residing.

  • The danger is only of pickpockets who can snatch your wallet or bag within fraction of seconds.

  • The risk of pickpockets is not only in the Ireland but it can be anywhere in the world.

  • The country is safe for Indian people including Indian students other than the danger of pickpockets

Required Documents for Student Visa to Ireland

A study visa is needed to study in Ireland. Approximately 5-6 Lakhs rupees is the cost of living for an international student for one year and thus, your parents or you should be able to prove that you will be able to manage this cost of 5.5 every year in addition to the course fee as the living cost in Ireland. Before applying to a study visa students or their parents need to show this amount in their bank account.

Thus, the cost of studying Engineering in Ireland for international students goes up to Rs.18-30 lakhs/year depending upon the engineering college where student would get the admission.

The following documents are required for a study visa:

  • Good scores in either of the IELTS or TOEFL.

  • A latest passport size photograph.

  • Acceptance letter from a recognized Irish university which confirms that the student has been admitted to a full time course.

  • A receipt or something as a proof of the payment of tuition fees.

  • Medical insurance papers from a private medical insurance company.

  • Bank statement of the student’s or his/her parent’s account as a proof of enough funds (at least Rs.5.5 to 6 lakhs), as these funds are required as the cost of living for one year at Ireland.

  • A proof which will show that your parents or sponsor will be able to provide Rs. 5 to 6 lakhs every year for the years of your study.

Accommodation Facilities during Engineering in Ireland

  • Students can get a wide variety for accommodation. Many of the students always prefer on-campus or university managed accommodation, which is available in many colleges, but on campus accommodation can be expensive.

  • There is also an option to live with a host family for the students. This option will provide students home comforts, as well as a family which can help them greatly to settle in a completely new country.

  • In the on campus accommodation, students can get 2 options, catered or self catered. In the catered accommodation, students can get food from mess and it is at a fixed cost. Students have to pay charges of such types of accommodations in 2 installments.

  • Self catering or rented accommodation is also available. Students can rent the houses on a lease period of 9 or 12 months. The rent can be paid per month. Only a deposit amount which is equal to the one month’s rent should be paid to the owner, which will be returned by him when the students leave their houses.

About Ireland

  • This island is world’s 20th largest island.

  • The island Ireland’s climate is influenced mostly by the Atlantic ocean. Thus, like the other countries at the similar latitude, Ireland does not have the extreme temperatures.

  • ‘Euro’ is the currency of Ireland.

  • Ireland is the most beautiful green country and it is located in the Northwest Europe. ‘Dublin’ is the capital of Ireland.

  • The Irish sea separates the Great Britain and Ireland, Ireland which is nothing but an island. The island of Ireland consists of a vast hilly area with number of plains and rivers too.

  • Ireland promotes gender equality.

  • The primary religion followed in the country is Christianity, as there is not any official religion in the country. English and Irish both are the country’s official languages. Many of the Irish families whose generations are living in Ireland from many years can understand and speak Irish.

Climate Conditions

  • The island Ireland’s climate is influenced mostly by the Atlantic ocean. Thus, like the other countries at the similar latitude, Ireland does not have the extreme temperatures.

  • The warm ocean currents help to keep temperatures in the Ireland mild. A protection is given to the island from strong winds coming off the ocean, by the hills and the mountains.

  • In winter season, the average temperature is 2°C to 7°C and in summers, the temperature is 17°C to 20°C. The coldest months are January and February. The warmest months are July and August and there are about 18 hours of daylight during these months so it gets truly dark only after 11 pm at night.

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