BEd TEG Students

Bachelor of Education in Technology, Engineering and Graphics - (Post-Primary)

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Are you a change-maker, interested in shaping teaching and learning for the future? Do you want to have a positive impact on young people’s lives, by introducing them to knowledge and skills that are transforming our world?  If so, this programme is for you!


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This is a course for people who are interested in becoming post-primary teachers in the areas of Technology, Engineering and Graphics. On this degree, you’ll learn about designing and innovating, and in coming up with creative solutions for the challenges facing society and industry. 

The four-year programme will be delivered through a partnership of DCU and Technological University of the Shannon (TUS).  The first two years of study will take place at the TUS Athlone campus, and the final two years at the DCU Institute of Education in Dublin.

The BEd TEG will qualify you to teach Technology, Engineering, and Design and Communication Graphics subjects at post-primary level. 

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Careers & Further Options

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You will be eligible to register as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) and apply for employment as teachers of Technology, Engineering, and Design and Communication Graphics in post primary schools in Ireland. Teacher education graduates can also gain employment in industry, media, governmental, non-governmental and other settings.

DCU graduates are highly sought after by employers. Our Graduates work in environments ranging from large multinationals to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups across every sector.

DCU Careers Service has a number of learning and development initiatives in place for our students, giving them the skills they need for a successful career path.

Go to our Careers site to find out more about career planning, our mentorship programme, skills development and online resources for students when working on CVs and making applications.

Entry Requirements

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In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply:

Minimum grade O3/H7 in Mathematics required 

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply: 

GCE A Level D or GCE AS Level C or GCSE B in Mathematics.

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International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. Click here for further information on international applications.

Course Structure

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Over the course of the four years, you will develop your professional knowledge and practice in how to teach technology, engineering and design and communication graphics. You will develop important competencies in these subject domains, in areas such as computer-aided design and mechatronics.

In addition to this, you will be provided with the opportunity to engage in international mobility to another country or a STEM industry placement where adaptive expertise will be further developed.

One of the most exciting and rewarding elements of the course is our hands-on approach to school placement. Across the programme you will have an opportunity to gain valuable and extensive experience in a range of teaching and learning environments including engagement in observation of practice, peer-teaching, team-teaching and school-based placement (in the post-primary sector). 

The school placement component of this programme will enable you to learn about and get involved with the wider school community through engaging with activities, initiatives and work outside of classroom teaching. You will be supported throughout your professional development by experienced school placement tutors and school-based cooperating teachers.

In Year 1 of the programme all lectures take place on the Athlone campus of TUS. Modules are focused on developing your expertise in the TEG subjects. These include modules in process technology, design, graphics and electronics and control. You will also study two education focused modules, Education Theories 1 and History of Education in Ireland

Year 1 Module List

  • Graphics 1 – Plane Geometry
  • Materials and Processing Technology
  • Electronics
  • Models and Modeling
  • Applied Control
  • Graphicacy and Modeling
  • Mechanics and Process Technology
  • Graphics 2- Descriptive Geometry
  • Education Theories 1
  • History of Education in Ireland

In year 2 of the programmes, all lectures take place on the Athlone campus of TUS. The modules study in Year 2 build on those from Year one, and you will continue to develop your expertise in the TEG subjects. Ther is also a module in Microteaching, where you will begin to apply your learning in a classroom setting, with opportunities to teach your peers and school students. This module takes place in a dedicated Microteaching lab on TUS Athlone campus. You will also study a module in Technology Subjects pedagogy. 

Year 2 Module List

  • Graphics 3 – Advanced Geometry
  • ICT and Connected Devices
  • Technology Subjects Pedagogy 1
  • Thermal Manufacturing Technology
  • Design Learning
  • Graphics 4 – Applied Geometry
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Design Realisation
  • Microteaching and Teaching Preparation

In year 3 of the programme your studies move to the DCU Institute f Education, on the St. Patricks’ Campus of Dublin City University. The focus in Semester 1 of Year 3 is on developing your pedagogy and education expertise to prepare you to apply your learning from Year 1 and year 2 in the classroom.  Modules include preparation for school placement, technology subject pedagogy. You will also begin to develop your skills as a classroom researcher in a module focusing on developing a research perspective. In Semester 2 of Year 3 you will spend 12 weeks on professional placement in a school setting, where you will plan and teach the TEG subjects to students at Junior and Senior Cycle level. 

Year 3 Module List

  • Education Theories 2
  • Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
  • Technology Subject Pedagogy 2
  • Developing a Research Perspective
  • Process Design 
  • School Placement

In the final year of the programme, study continues in Semester 1 in DCU Institute of Education. Building on your experiences from lectures and professional placement in Year 3, you will study contemporary education modules in greater depth. The modules in Semester 1 of Year 4 aim to further develop your expertise as a teacher of TEG subjects, and to prepare you for your future career as a Technology, Engineering and Design & Communication Graphics teacher. In Semester 2 of Year 4 you will spend 14 weeks on professional placement in a school setting, where you will plan and teach the TEG subjects to students.

Year 4 Module List

  • Curriculum, Policy and Assessment
  • Teacher Studies & Teacher as Professional
  • Technology Teacher Education Capstone Project
  • Extended Research Project
  • Advanced School Placement

For more information on the course structure click here

Fees and Funding

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Student Contribution.
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Non EU Fee.

How To Apply

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Apply through the Central Applications Office ( by 1st February or the 1st May

To apply for this programme:
Candidates should apply directly here. Here's a quick step by step guide if you need help with your application.

Please provide 

  • Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation, if applicable.
  • If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.  Please see link

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.



If you are applying for mature entry to the Bachelor of Education in Technology, Engineering and Graphics, you must apply through the CAO ( by 1st February. 

For further information and for special application procedures for mature students, please click here

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at

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