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Engineering Orientation and Ignite Activities

What is Orientation?

In the week before the start of semester, DCU provides a series of activities, information sessions and other Ignite activities designed to help you familiarise yourself with how the university operates and provides you with information to start university life. You can visit the Orientation Hub for general orientation information. It is really important that you attend orientation, and that includes the MY DCU and IGNITE activities.

First year undergraduate Orientation starts online on the week of Monday, 11th September. On-campus activities for Orientation start on the week of Monday, 18th September.


What is Ignite?

IGNITE is a first year Faculty of Engineering and Computing programme that starts with Orientation and continues throughout the year across a number of modules and activities. The aim of IGNITE is to ensure that positive active engagement is fostered from the day you join the Faculty and through the crucial early stages of University, so that positive learner behaviours are established, and you are empowered to be successful. It focuses on improving and enhancing your learning experience, behaviours and mind-set and your sense of belonging, confidence, trust and the connection among each other and with staff. Orientation days are part of the IGNITE programme. Details of IGNITE will be emailed to all students in advance of Orientation and will also be disseminated via Loop (Programme Pages).

Ignite activities will take place on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 of September.


Ignite Activities for BMED1/ CAM1/CE1/ ECE1/ ME1/ SSE1

Thursday 21 September


9.00 - 9.30

All students arrive on campus to the Stokes (Engineering) Building – SG14, 22, 23, 24, and 25

9:30 - 10:00 Engineering Introduction
10:00 - 11:00 Engineering DCU and ME 
11:00 - 12:00 Programme Chair Introduction
12:00 - 14:00

DCU Central Activities and Lunch Break

*Card Collection for CE Students Only

14:00 - 16:00 Maths Vibes


Friday 22 September


9.00 - 9.30

All students arrive on campus to the Stokes (Engineering) Building – SG14, 22, 23, 24, and 25

9.30 - 10.00 Smart Vehicle Project
10.00 - 11.00

ELEVATE Mentor Programme and Campus Walk

11.00 - 13.00 DCU Central Activities and Lunch Break
13.00 - 14.00

Engineering Challenge with Engineering Society

** Card Collection for BMED, CAM, ECE, ME and SSE Students 


Card Collection 

* Card Collection for Common Entry into Engineering (CE) students ONLY - Thursday 21st 12-1 pm

** Card Collection for BMED, CAM, ECE, ME and SSE students ONLY – Friday 22nd 2-3 pm