Open Day – November 12th 2019

With 28,500 students TU Dublin, Ireland’s first technological University, is the place where the arts, business, science, engineering and technology converge. Practice-based and research-informed, TU Dublin offers an inclusive and open learning experience with pathways to graduation, from Apprenticeship to PhD, to a diverse range of students.

Our open day takes place on Tuesday November 12th from 10am to 12.30pm and is  aimed at school leavers, mature students, part time students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians, and are a great opportunity to learn all about our courses, to meet with fellow students and staff and to see our state of the art campus in Blanchardstown.

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Planning Your Visit

To get the most out of the open day and to fully experience what it is like to study at TU Dublin you should take the time to plan your visit. We recommend reading our prospectus before your visit to get a flavour of the courses we have on offer. On the day we suggest that you:

  • Visit our course specific information stands, where our academic staff and students will be on hand to offer individual advice on a one to one basis and answer your questions about our courses.
  • Join one of our campus tours where you will get to see all we have to offer. Lead by our student ambassadors, campus tours are a great way to see our facilities and will give you a feel for campus life.
  • Attend our course talks and presentations which cover everything from course content, progression routes, career opportunities and the application process.
  • Visit our hands-on demos and workshops to gain insight to what our courses are all about.

Important information for CAO applicants 2019

CAO Points 2019

The listing of the Round One minimum points required for entry to TU Dublin Blanchardstown courses in September 2019, with the 2018 comparison where applicable, is available here

If you have received an offer in Round 1:

Round 1 offers

(available online from 2pm on Thursday 15th August) can be accepted via CAO until 17:15 on Friday 23rd August – please follow all instructions on the CAO website and on the offer notice

Your CAO offer notice constitutes “proof of offer” and should be used where requested by a third party. TU Dublin Blanchardstown cannot issue letters in this regard.

Registration and Orientation

If you have received and accept an offer from TU Dublin Blanchardstown in Round 1 your registration letter will be posted out to you by 31st August. This registration letter will include the following important information: to register online and your user ID for logging in to pay your fees
c.student induction schedule

This information will also be available on our website

Student induction and registration will take place from Monday 9th September to Friday 13th September on campus. Attendance is compulsory.

If you have not received an offer in Round 1 but do meet the minimum entry requirements

TU Dublin Blanchardstown will have six Level 7 programmes and one Level 8 programme listed below on the Available Places course list on the CAO

Level 7 Programmes:

BN013 Computing (Information Technology)
BN015 Engineering (Common 1st Year)
BN016 Business (Common 1st Year)
BN022 Horticulture
BN025 Community & Youth Development
BN049 Design, Technology & Innovation

Level 8 Programmes:

BN113 Horticulture

New applicants can apply for entry to these available place courses from 12 noon on Tuesday 20th August via the CAO website.

Note: Available Places offers will be made in Round Two for 2019, not Round Three as was the case in 2018.

Round Two Offers will be available to view/accept from 10am on Wednesday 28th August, and the reply deadline for Round Two acceptances is 17:15 on Friday 30th August.

You need to make your application before 11am on Friday 23rd August in order to be considered for Available Places offers in Round Two.

Mature applicants for Available Places in Round Two:

For BN013, BN015, BN016, BN025 and BN049 we will only accept applications from mature applicants (i.e. applicants who are over 23 on 01/01/2019) who meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award, copies of which must be sent to the CAO immediately. Applications from mature applicants to BN013, BN015, BN016, BN025 and BN049 who do not meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award cannot be accepted.

For BN022 and BN113 (Level 7 and Level 8 Horticulture) we will accept applications from mature applicants (i.e. applicants who are over 23 on 01/01/2019) who do not meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award, as well as from applicants who do meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award.

Mature applicants to BN022/BN113 Horticulture must provide a 250 word personal statement describing your interest in and preparation for this course to by 11am on Friday 23rd August.

If you have any queries regarding these places please contact our Marketing Team at (01) 885 1530 or Detailed information on Available Place Applications can be found on the CAO website

Round Two & Three offers

Round Two offers will be made by the CAO on Wednesday 28th August , and the deadline for accepting a Round Two offer is 17:15 on Friday 30th August.

TU Dublin Blanchardstown will make Round Two offers on “Available Places” courses (BN013, BN015, BN016, BN022, BN025, BN049 and BN113) as detailed above. Previously published points in an earlier round of offers should not be taken as an indication of the points required for entry to Available Places/Vacant Places.

You need to make your application before 11am on Friday 23rd August in order to be considered for Available Places offers in Round Two.

Existing eligible applicants who had applied before the late application deadline of 1st May 2019, and did not accept/receive a Round 1 offer, may also be considered for Round 2 and later rounds, subject to programme availability and points requirements.

Round Three offers will be available from 6am on Friday 6th September, and the closing date for acceptances is 17:15 on Wednesday 11th September .

If you have any queries relating to acceptance of offers, deferrals, late acceptances or registration please contact the following in the Admissions Office:

Deferrals: Martina Vahey (01) 8851320
General queries: Noeleen Johnson (01) 8851133

Minimum entry requirements

For Level 6/7 courses, Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects; these must include Maths and English or Irish.

For Level 8 courses applicants will require a H5 in any two higher level subjects and a O6/H7 in four other subjects; these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

Foundation level mathematics will meet the minimum entry requirement for Non Computing and Engineering courses where a grade F2 or higher is achieved.

If you have failed Mathematics or English you do not meet the minimum entry requirements. However a grade H7 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics at Higher Level counts as a subject towards the five passes for certain courses at TU Dublin Blanchardstown (please refer to the minimum entry requirements specific to each course you have applied). The Mathematics minimum entry requirement for Engineering and Computing courses is a Grade O6.

Fee payment

Information on Fees and Grants is available on our website or on or

If you have applied for a Student Grant through SUSI you are not required to make payment at this time pending a decision on your application. You are required to submit your SUSI (W…) Reference number when completing your Online Registration.

If you have received notification that you will receive a Grant for the academic year 2019/2020 you are exempt from paying all or part of the Student Contribution fee of 3,000 euros (depending on the level of your award) and you are required to submit your SUSI (W..) Reference number when completing your Online Registration.

If you are not eligible for a grant the Student Contribution fee maybe paid in three instalments:

  • 25% on Registration (September 2019)
  • 25% on or before 31st October 2019
  • 50% on or before 31st January 2020

TU Dublin Blanchardstown Open Evening , Wednesday September 4th, 5pm-7pm


With 28,500 students TU Dublin, Ireland’s first technological University, is the place where the arts, business, science, engineering and technology converge. Practice-based and research-informed, TU Dublin will create an inclusive and open learning experience offering pathways to graduation, from Apprenticeship to PhD, to a diverse range of students.

To learn all about what’s on offer at our Blanchardstown campus, we invite you to come along to our next Open Evening on Wednesday September 4th from 5pm to 7pm. This event will be of particular interest to anybody who intends commencing a Part Time Course or a Springboard Course in September 2019.

Aimed at school leavers, mature students, part time students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians, this event will also be a great opportunity to learn about courses, meet with fellow students and staff and to see our state of the art campus.

Information Session for Parents & Guardians

We know that the parents and guardians of first time college goers can find the transition from 2nd to 3rd level a bit daunting. We have decided to host a special information session at our open evening to better assist parents and guardians as they support a young adult on their 3rd level journey. There will be two information sessions taking place on the evening:

Session 1 – 5:15pm
Session 2 – 6:00pm

To register for our open evening, please click here

For further info, please get in touch with our marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail:

TU Dublin Students Represent Ireland at World University Games 2019


Seven TU Dublin students are competing with Team Ireland in the World University Games which have been take place in Napoli since July 3rd. Overall, 54 Irish students have been selected to represent their country at the competition. From TU Dublin Blanchardstown, four students represent Ireland in Men & Women’s soccer: Michael Scott, Jamie Hollywood, Eleanor Ryan Doyle and Naoisha McAloon.

The women’s side kicked off their campaign first with a very impressive 1-0 win over 2017 Gold Medalists Brazil at the Stadio San Mauro. In their next game against Korea, Ireland enjoyed a 2-1 victory thanks to two goals by Eleanor Ryan Doyle whose two goals ensured Ireland topped their group to qualify for the Quarter finals against China.

Meanwhile the men started their campaign with a 3-2 win against a strong Korea side winning in Stadio San Mauro. Their second game saw Ireland take on Uruguay. Jamie Hollywood was part of the line-up for the Irish, whose strong display saw them draw 1-1 in the Stadio Pinto. The draw meant that Ireland joined the women’s team in the quarter finals by topping their group.

The Ladies Team saw their semi-final end as they were beaten 5-0 by a very strong North Korea in the Stadio Arechi. The ladies battled to the end but were unlucky against a side who are 13th in the FIFA World Rankings. Eleanor Ryan Doyle played the full 90 minutes. The Ladies still have the chance of winning a bronze medal as they take on either Japan or Russia in the Bronze Medal Game in Benvento on Friday 12th July.

The second quarter final saw the men bow out of the World University Games after a 1-0 defeat to Russia in a hot tempered game in Caserta. Russia however had a player sent off as Ireland pushed on for an equalizer but couldn’t fashion any clear cut chances. Ireland will now compete in the 5th-8th placed classifications with a match against Ukraine to come on Thursday 11th July.

The biennial World University Games, organised by FISU (The International University Sports Federation), is considered second only to the Olympics in terms of competing athlete numbers. In Naples, over 9,300 students from 128 countries will compete in 18 sports.

Team Ireland students will compete in the archery, athletics, men’s football, taekwondo and women’s football with the women’s football team first to see competitive action. The seven TU Dublin students selected to represent Ireland are:

Women’s Football

Eleanor Ryan Doyle
Club: Peamount United / TU Dublin
Position: Forward
Republic of Ireland Women’s National Under-19 football player

Naoisha McAloon
Club: Peamount United
Position: Goalkeeper
Republic of Ireland Women’s National Under-19 football player

Men’s Football

Joseph Manley
Club: Longford Town / TU Dublin
Position: Centre Back

Michael Scott
Club: Killester / TU Dublin
Position: Midfield

Jamie Hollywood
Club: Longford Town / TU Dublin
Position: Midfield


Jack Woolley
Irish Carded Athlete – World Class Category


Daniel Foley
Irish Senior Archer – Compound

Making a change to your CAO form? Think TU Dublin

When you completed your CAO form earlier this year, you probably had lots of distractions, but now that your exams are over, you have time to review your course choices with a clear head. TU Dublin has some tips to help you reconsider your choices.

Do Your Research

The main reason that students succeed in University is that they researched their options thoroughly and picked the programme that was right for them. There is still plenty of time, so spend the next couple of days reviewing each of your choices carefully. Don’t rely just on the names of programmes  – you’ll get a better understanding of what a course is about by reading a synopsis, what modules are covered, and what the learning outcomes are. You will find everything you need to know about TU Dublin courses on our website,

Level 8 is great, but don’t forget level 6 and 7!

You may feel confident that you will get the points for your favourite course, but the demand and therefore the points could still go up. Our advice is to look at Level 6/7 programmes in similar subjects so that you have more options available once CAO offers issue in August.  If you do decide to take an offer for Level 6/7, you can use that as your pathway to an honours degree later on.

Check entry requirements again

Double-check the entry requirements for top choices. In some cases, students may have dropped from a Higher to an Ordinary level paper or decided not to sit a subject without realising this could affect their CAO choices.

Don’t be afraid to ask for advice

If you’ve been mulling over whether to change your preferences on the CAO, you might benefit from talking to someone else about it. Your school guidance counsellor or a teacher may be available to speak with you, and your parents and friends are also good people to bounce ideas off. TU Dublin will also be hand this week; you can join us during our live online CAO Chat taking place between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm daily from 26 June to 28 June – see


Riversdale Community College Take Over 92.5 Phoenix FM Supported by TU Dublin


TU Dublin were delighted to support Transition Year and Leaving Cert Applied students from Riversdale Community College who recently participated in the Media Literacy and Interview Skills course at Phoenix FM.

Forty four students attended twenty workshops which ran over 4 hours between April 1st – May 24th. Delivered by industry professionals and radio trainers, the workshops covered a variety of practical and theoretical topics, as well hands-on radio recording. The students gained valuable career skills from the course, such as planning, researching, time management and teamwork and it has sparked a long-term interest in media production and theory for many students.

Participants also had an opportunity to visit the Phoenix FM radio studio, where they met staff and volunteers and witnessed first-hand what goes on behind the scenes at a busy radio studio. The students also took part in a question and answer session, received tuition from station staff and had an opportunity to go ‘on-air’ to talk about the training and the support given by TU Dublin in this endeavour. This experience will stay with the students for years to come.

As part of the course, each student ‘production team’ researched, planned and recorded an interview with people of interest from within their school. These interviews will form the ‘Riversdale Takeover, supported by TU Dublin’ week (broadcasting the week of June 3rd) and will showcase the worked carried out by the students at Phoenix FM.

An award ceremony took place in Blanchardstown Library on May 24th where a cross-section of students were presented with certificates of completion by 92.5 Vice Chairperson Tony Maycock and Mairead Murphy, Marketing & Development Manager at TU Dublin Blanchardstown. Station Manager Lynn Simpson and Tony Maycock offered words of encouragement for the students on their achievements and voiced appreciation to TU Dublin for their continued support. Teacher, Cathal McDaniel stated appreciation to 92.5 Phoenix FM for the delivery of work and to TU Dublin for their continued support on working with local communities and schools.

CAO Important Dates 2019

A list of important CAO dates for your diary:

1st July (17:15): Change of Mind closes

5th July: Round A offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicants – applicants receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text

22nd July (17:15): Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI

1st August: Round 0 offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant – applicants receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text

Mid-August: Current year Leaving Certificate results issued

15th August: Round 1 offers available from 14:00 online – also issued by e-mail and SMS text.
Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a `Statement of Application` e-mail.

20th August: Available Place facility opens (12:00)

23rd August: Round 1 Acceptances closing date (17:15).

28th August: Round 2 offers available from 10:00 online.

30th August: Round 2 Acceptances closing date (17:15).

5th September: Round 3 offers available from 06:00 online.

11th September: Round 3 Acceptances closing date (17:15).

Early September: HEIs begin registration

Mid-September: Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released

25th September (17:15): Offer Season Ends.

“Fingal Bee Positive” Garden Scoops Gold at Bloom 2019


We are delighted to announce that “Fingal Bee Positive”, a show garden developed in partnership with TU Dublin and Fingal County Council, has won a Gold Medal in the Bloom 2019 Large Garden Category.

Designed by Jane McCorkell, Landscape Designer and Horticulture Lecturer at TU Dublin Blanchardstown, and developed in Partnership with Fingal County Council and DDLETB, the “Fingal Bee Positive” garden aims to emphasise the importance of pollinators within rapidly urbanising environments. The garden also demonstrates how to create and protect habitats for pollinators – including bees and many other insect species – within a usable, outdoor recreation space.

“Bee Positive” is a reflection of both TU Dublin and Fingal County Council’s commitment as a Pollinator Partner in the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and our recognition of the importance of Climate Action.

We congratulate all involved in this achievement.

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‘Kaleidoscope’ – Creative Digital Media Showcase, Thursday 23rd of May

On Thursday 23rd of May, we are delighted to host “Kaleidoscope”, the annual End Of Year exhibition for final year Creative Digital Media students at TU Dublin – Blanchardstown campus.

This exhibition will showcase the very best in emerging digital talent and will include a diverse range of creatively crafted interactive design and motion projects, including work in Film-making, Animation, Visual FX, App Design, Installation, Documentary, Game Development, AR and VR.

The exhibitors this year are Aisling Power, Alan Murphy, Amanda Culligan, Andrew Rahaman, Ashley Farrell, Aoife Burke, Aqsa Khalid, Cian Daly, Conor Diggin, Conor Gunn, Diarmuid Costello, Dylan Lewis, Dylan Reilly, Eoghan O’Carroll, Jessica Abhilash, John Braga, Megan Bredin, Milaela Egan, Neil Doughty, Padraig Hawkins, Sarah Mooney, Sayonara Bittencourt, Shauna Sheridan-Donnelly, Stephen Coyle, Tobi Ilori and Zithelo Mthombeni.

An opening reception and preview will commence on Thursday 23rd of May from 6:30pm in Block A on the TU Dublin Blanchardstown campus. The show is also open all day Friday 24th of May and staff and students alike are encouraged to attend.

Course Coordinator, Hugh McCabe, said “The Kaleidoscope show is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work of our students on the Creative Digital Media programme. On show will be a range of projects in areas such as Interactive Storytelling, Short Film, Visual Effects, Digital Design, Installation and Gaming. It’s a great chance for potential employers to meet with the best of emerging digital talent and also a great chance for the general public to enjoy the creativity and innovation of a new generation of digital natives”.

Design,Technology and Innovation – An Exciting New Degree Programme at TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus

This year a brand new full time degree course will commence at TU Dublin-Blanchardstown Campus. The Bachelor of Science in Design,Technology and Innovation is an exciting and innovative course which will prepare graduates for a cutting-edge career in technology design.

Offered over 3-years at Level 7 and 4-years at Level 8, the course has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team of Engineers, Designers, Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. Students can tailor their own journey through the programme with three specialist stream options: Wearable Technologies, Smart Systems or Entrepreneurship. Students will also be given the opportunity to gain deep project design experience for one entire semester within either local industry or internationally through one of our international partner Institutes.

Students will gain hands-on experience of managing, designing, prototyping and testing new technology systems and products. From 3D printing concept designs to developing innovative hardware and software solutions, graduates will have the hands-on practical skills to be able to work at the cutting edge of new technology development. Graduates will be able to work closely with specialist engineering and technology design teams, where they will lead the ideation and conceptualisation of technology solutions to real-world problems, using design thinking and the creative design process.

Applications can be made via the CAO until May 1st.