What is DCU Placement?

Placement encompasses the coordination and management of DCU student placements with third party organisations, along with placements facilitated in DCU for students of partner institutions.

The placement facilitates learning which is accredited or recognised by DCU, or a partner institution.

Placement includes workplace-based learning, which may be discipline specific, and learning in partner academic institutions, both nationally and globally.


DCU Placement has been created to bring together the professional staff who support DCU students undertaking any recognised placement related activities such as internships or academic mobility. We aim to empower students to be the best they can be, by delivering a transformative educational and life enhancing experience.


  • Faculties have responsibility for quality, monitoring and assessment of placements.
  • INTRA has central management responsibility for national and international work-based learning. 
  • Professional nursing and education placements are the responsibility of the relevant academic School or Institute.