Schools of Electronic Engineering and Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Orientation
Congratulations on accepting a place to study Engineering at DCU. You are very welcome to the University and in particular to the Faculty of Engineering and Computing.
Engineering is exciting and dynamic and plays a crucial role in addressing the needs of a changing world and improving the lives of people and societies. DCU and colleagues in the Faculty, in particular, are committed to working with and supporting you over the next few years to ensure that you are ready to be successful in whatever path you choose to take after graduation. But first steps first - to help you learn more about your first year as an Engineering student, we’ve put together a list of answers to frequently asked questions. They focus on practical and academic issues which may arise during your initial days and weeks, in your subsequent weeks and semesters in the Faculty and finally, in your broader student life. This hub also provides information about General Orientation and Ignite Activities.
We hope this information helps you to find your way around, to settle in quickly, and to thrive at University. Enjoy the challenge, excitement and adventure of studying Engineering. We and our colleagues look forward to working with you.
We are thrilled to welcome you to the School of Electronic Engineering and the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University. We understand that transitioning to university can be a huge change. In this section, we will provide you with important information on orientation, timetables, learning resources, and navigating your way to and around campus.
This section will cover Orientation and Ignite. Orientation is a crucial time to help you navigate university life, while Ignite activities are designed to promote active student involvement from the start.
As a student at DCU, you will receive a DCU email address. Staff use email for most messages to students and to each other. Class and college-related information will be forwarded to your student email address. This section includes information about Loop - DCU’s online learning environment that allows DCU staff to provide students with access to electronic teaching and learning materials - and your student email.
There are over 150 Clubs & Societies in DCU spread across campuses and they cater to all interests, hobbies, and passions. You can even set up your own! From developing existing skills to trying something completely new, joining a DCU club or society is one of the best decisions you will make at DCU. It is a huge part of the student experience! In this section, you will learn about the Students' Union, Clubs and Socs, and student supports.
Key Links and Contacts for First Year Students
For queries relating to:
Contact the Registry Office. Registry is located in the Henry Grattan Building.
T: (01) 700 5338
Or use the Registry Online Query Form
|General Orientation information
1st year Head Programme Chairs / Lecturers / Student Advice Centre
Questions relating to grant payments or fees issues
Contact the Finance Office.
Personal problems (illness, difficulty settling in etc.)
Student Advice Centre / Students' Union / Tutor / Programme Chair
Contact the Careers Service.
T: +353 1 700 5163
On-campus accommodation issues
Contact DCU Accommodation / Student Advice Centre / Students' Union
|Student Health Service
Contact DCU Health Centre (On Campus GP Clinic)
Glasnevin Campus, Henry Grattan Building
T: 01 700 5143
|Joining Clubs and Societies
|DCU Clubs and Socs
|Student Apps (Loop, Timetables, etc.)
|Student My Page