Dublin, Ireland

Engineering, Technology + Society

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Application Deadline

June 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Dates: Sep 17 – Dec 15, 2018 (13 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 21 – May 19, 2019 (17 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

June 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Overview

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Electrical engineering, software development, manufacturing processes, wireless/mobile communications – you’ll find all the robust engineering and tech courses you’re looking for at Dublin City University. Beyond the lively, modern campus, you’ll gain insights of a different nature, as you explore thousands of years of Irish culture and heritage in this welcoming, high-spirited city.

Unique Experiences

  • Study at a high-tech university

    founded to arm the workforce with skills in science, computer technology, business, and electronics. (It also has 27 research centers.)

  • Take advantage

    of easy access to downtown Dublin – a youthful city where more than half the residents are under age 25.

  • Get to know Irish students

    with shared on-campus dorms, and by joining student clubs, volunteering, and more.

  • pubs

    1K
  • treasured books in Old Library’s Long Room

    200K
  • acres of public green space

    3,700

Location & Culture

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With a young, vibrant population of more than one million people, Dublin is a city on the move and an emerging high-tech European hub. Still, the charm and culture of old Dublin shine through, and the echoes of literary giants like Joyce, Shaw, Swift, Wilde, and Beckett remain. Since the late 1990s, a multicultural Dublin has emerged with immigration from around the world. Today the city is a dynamic, lively multicultural space between the jewel green landscape and the Irish Sea. 

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Get to know Dublin with guided visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites.
  • See traditional Irish culture at its best in Ireland’s medieval city of Kilkenny.
  • Travel back centuries in time in Ireland’s National Heritage Park in Co. Wexford. See how the ancient and medieval Irish lived in this re-creation of life through the ages.
  • Engage in campus life by joining a campus society or club – from drama to travel, there’s something for everyone.
  • Take advantage of the University’s state-of-the-art swimming complex.

PROJECTS

Volunteering. . Gain practical experience teaching, working with teens, or pitching in at an organization like North Dublin Cooperative, Fighting Words or the Writers Museum.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Campus Apartments: Students share dorms on the Dublin City University campus, where residences house 1,000 undergraduate students on three campuses. Each student has a private room with bathroom. There are five individual rooms per dorm with a shared common area.

  • MEALS

    Students are responsible for all meals. There are dining facilities and a small grocery store on campus, and a shopping mall is adjacent to the university.

Dublin, Ireland

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE STUDY CENTER

    Dublin

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    DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

    A 20- to 30-minute bus ride from downtown Dublin.

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    Getting Around

    Students walk or use easily accessed public transportation.

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What you need to know

The program details

This program combines Irish and European studies with coursework in engineering and technology. Students take direct enrollment degree courses in their academic field along with CIEE courses.

Dublin City University (DCU). Established in the early 1980s, DCU hosts 16,000 students. The university was established to produce a highly-trained workforce with skills in business, science and electronics, computer technology, and communications and languages, and is recognized internationally for academic excellence. DCU offers a wide range of engineering degrees and is home to more than 25 national research centers.

A 20- to 30-minute bus ride from downtown, the 85-acre campus has central green areas, cafés, a theater, a sports center, and library. The modern campus buzzes with 100-plus clubs and societies, an active student union, an overflowing student social events calendar, and a social center in the heart of campus.

Classes are held on the Glasnevin, St Patrick’s, and All Hallow’s campuses where CIEE offices are located. 

DCU courses are taught by faculty from Dublin City University. CIEE classes are taught by CIEE adjunct lecturers.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE courses are open only to CIEE students. DCU courses include students from CIEE, Irish students, and international students.

  • GRADING

    Professors give numerical grades, which are converted to U.S. letter grades. Assessment is based on overall performance, including essays, coursework, and final exams or papers. In many courses, students are graded on class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, exams, papers, and oral presentations.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    The Irish educational system requires students to take greater responsibility for learning in a less-structured environment than in the U.S. Students are provided with a syllabus and a broad reading list, but are not told what to read for each class, and are expected to show initiative regarding research and critical analysis. Courses – called “modules” in Ireland – are academically challenging, dynamic, and involve daily reading and homework assignments. Attendance is mandatory. Classes combine lectures, group seminars, and practical work. A tutorial system provides academic support. Many DCU courses are not continuously assessed and have a final exam which takes place in January. Unless students can stay into late January for exams (CIEE covers housing costs for this), they have limited course options in the fall semester. Students get complete course information upon acceptance.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Total credit, academic year: 30-36 semester/45-54 quarter hours
  • Contact hours for CIEE courses: 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course
  • Contact hours at DCU: 30; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise noted

Students choose from two CIEE courses and a range of direct enrollment courses at Dublin City University (DCU), including one required DCU engineering or technology-related class. 

Please note: The DCU fall semester runs from the middle of September to the middle of December; spring runs from late January to late May. CIEE fall students must take DCU courses that are graded through continuous assessment to complete the semester mid-December because finals are not held until January. Fall course options are therefore limited unless students can stay in Dublin for exams during the month of January (CIEE covers housing costs in this case). CIEE provides complete course information upon students’ acceptance into to the program.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Spring 2019 Courses

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CIEE COURSES

  • COMM 3301 IREL: Intercultural Communication and Leadership
  • SOCI 3001 IREL: History and Culture of Modern Ireland

Dublin City University Sample Course List

Below is a list of DCU sample courses from which CIEE students may choose. Please note this list is subject to change. Within the areas below, students have course options (courses are called “modules” in Ireland). Availability is based on course schedule, subject level, limitations of resources, and all course choices are dependent on approval from the sending university.

Students can only select courses from their discipline (called “stream” at DCU) and may not mix disciplines. Students will receive all relevant course information upon acceptance into the program. The disciplines are the following:

  • Engineering and Computing
  • Science and Health


DCU Engineering and Technology Course Areas

Spring 2019 Sample Course List

  • Digital Innovation Management & Enterprise
  • Operating Systems
  • Intellectual Property law
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Strength of Materials II
  • Design and CADD
  • Microbiology and Genetics
  • Financial Accounting for Decision Making
  • Perspectives on the Information Society
  • Risk Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Psychopathology
  • Comparative Health Systems
  • Thermal & Physical Properties of Matter
  • Policy & Structures in Education & Training
  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Citizenship
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Sustainable Aviation
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Creativity and Discovery

FALL 2018 COURSES

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CIEE COURSES

Dublin City University Sample Course List

Below is a list of DCU sample courses from which CIEE students may choose. Please note this list is subject to change. Within the areas below, students have course options (courses are called “modules” in Ireland). Availability is based on course schedule, subject level, limitations of resources, and all choices are dependent on approval from the sending university.

Students can only select courses from their discipline (called “stream” at DCU) and may not mix disciplines. Students will receive all relevant course information upon acceptance into the program. The disciplines are the following:

  • Engineering and Computing
  • Science and Health
     

DCU Engineering and Technology Course Areas

Fall 2018 Sample Course List

  • Drugs in Society
  • Children & Intellectual Disability
  • Epidemiology
  • Human Development - Power and Politics
  • Psychology of Individual Difference & Diversity
  • Biomolecules and Metabolism
  • Pollution & Biosphere
  • Fundamental and Applied Immunology
  • Health & Fitness 1: Theory & Practice
  • Wellbeing, Health and Nutrition 1 - Babies
  • Biomolecules and Metabolism
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Visualization & Validation of Laboratory Data
  • Anatomy & Functional Anatomy
  • Sport Psychology
  • Coaching Studies
  • Coaching and Sports Policy and Planning

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to Irish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 13 weeks Jun 1, 2018 Sep 17, 2018 Dec 15, 2018
$16,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $12,963 **

Housing = $3,420

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,250

International Airfare = $1,050

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $250

Personal expenses = $2,750 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $6,700

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Irish immigration regulations require all students to open a bank account with a minimum of €1,000 (Euros) in order to file registration. After registering with the immigration authorities, students have ready access to these funds to pay their living/personal expenses. More details will be provided to students with their acceptance materials.

Spring 2019 17 weeks Nov 15, 2018 Jan 21, 2019* May 19, 2019*
$17,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $13,563 **

Housing = $3,420

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $17,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,250

International Airfare = $1,050

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $250

Personal expenses = $2,750

Other = $390

Total Estimated Costs = $7,090

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Academic year 2018-2019 17 weeks Jun 1, 2018 Sep 17, 2018 TBD
$32,585
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $25,278 **

Housing = $6,840

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $32,585

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $4,500

International Airfare = $1,050

Local Transportation = $800

Books & Supplies = $500

Personal expenses = $5,500 ††

Other = $390

Expenses during break = $1,800

Total Estimated Costs = $14,540

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Irish immigration regulations require all students to open a bank account with a minimum of €1,000 (Euros) in order to file registration. After registering with the immigration authorities, students have ready access to these funds to pay their living/personal expenses. More details will be provided to students with their acceptance materials.

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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