Institute of Education

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

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CAO Code:
DC015
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
- Please see www.qqi.ie for further information
Delivery Modes
Full-Time
Duration
4 Years
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The Bachelor of Education in Technology, Engineering and Graphics (BEd TEG) is a four year ‘concurrent’ post-primary teacher education course – meaning that the academic and professional formation of the teacher is integrated into all four years. The programme will be delivered through an innovative partnership across two Irish Universities, Dublin City University (DCU) and Technological University of the Shannon (TUS). You will undertake the first two years of study at the TUS Athlone campus, and the final two years at the DCU Institute of Education in Dublin, a nationally recognised centre of excellence in teacher education.

Subject to accreditation of this programme by The Teaching Council, this Bachelor of Education programme will qualify you to teach Technology, Engineering, and Design and Communication Graphics subjects in post-primary schools. Currently, there is a shortage of educators in these subject areas so graduates of this course will be highly sought after. The unique approach taken in this course will enable you to become a confident and innovative technology education teacher.

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, micro-teaching, 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.

View the current course structure

Life on Campus

We have three academic campuses close to Dublin City centre - they are located in Glasnevin and Drumcondra, and can be reached by public transport (Dublin Bus).

Each campus has libraries, study spaces, restaurants, and on-campus residencies. Sports facilities are located on two of the academic campuses. We also have a dedicated sports campus in the form of St Claire’s. 

Exceptional facilities

DCU students have access to exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our three academic campuses. 

These include modern learning theatres, research centres, new media and TV studio, radio/podcast studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced labs in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and training hospital ward. In 2021, we opened our first virtual reality ‘Leadership Lab’, which is located in our Business School.

Construction on our FutureTech building on the Glasnevin campus will get underway in 2022. Once completed, this facility will advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science and health, computing and engineering disciplines. It will have the capacity to accommodate an additional 3,000 STEM students on the university’s Glasnevin campus.

Campus life

DCU student facilities boast a fully equipped sports complex with a 25-metre pool, three libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre.

Our purpose built, state-of-the-art new student centre known as 'The U' serves the needs of a rapidly growing student body of 18,500. It is home to the Student Leadership and Lifeskills Centre, performing arts and cultural spaces for students and the wider community, and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub.

DCU Students' Union and the Office of Student Life are also based in the U. The centre is a space for students where they can meet, with lots of charging points and isolation booths. Clubs and socs avail of meeting rooms here and it's also home to DCUFM. NuBar, Londis and the Venue are also located here.

There are more than 140 clubs and societies for students in DCU, with ‘Clubs & Socs’ days taking place on both the Glasnevin and Drumcondra campuses at the start of the academic year.

Student Supports

We have a number of academic, professional and social supports for students.

Student Advice Centre: Offers a wide range of supports and services to students and advice.

The Writing Centre - drop-in writing workshops for students through the academic year.

Maths Learning Centre - provides maths support for students of all ability levels with maths modules.

Student Learning: facilitate the transition from passive to active learning for students at DCU, by teaching study skills, nurturing critical thinking and building student confidence. 

Careers work with students to help them on their professional journey into graduate employment.

Our student support team offers a comprehensive support programme, helping students make that all important transition into university life and focusing on building confidence and skills which are key to success at third level.

Subject to accreditation of this programme by The Teaching Council, 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.

Requirements

General Entry Requirements
Leaving Cert

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

Minimum of 03 or H7 in Mathematics.

GCE A Level

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.

FET Level 5

For details of QQI requirements and relevant codes please click here. Simply enter the DC code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code enter DC in the Select by Institution option, then click on Go. 

Qualification
BEDTEG
Recognition of Prior Learning

N/A

EU Transfer Applications

No Entry Path

International Applications

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. For further information on international applications click here.

Next Steps

Mature Applicants

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

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

Applicants presenting EU school Leaving Examinations

Apply through the Central Applications Office (www.cao.ie) by 1st February or the 1st May

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

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.  For further information on international applications click here.

https://www.dcu.ie/international/index.shtml

EU Transfer Applicants

No Entry path

Make an Application

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at www.cao.ie