Technical University of Dublin

Technological University of Dublin

Technological University of Dublin (TU Dublin) is one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative university-level institutions. As a comprehensive, dual-sector doctoral-awarding institution, TU Dublin combines the academic excellence of a traditional university with professional, career-oriented learning, preparing graduates for productive leadership roles. The core values reflected in its mission emphasize student-centred learning, useful knowledge, rigorous processes of discovery and critical enquiry, and support for entrepreneurship and diversity.

TU Dublin, Ireland’s first Technological University, is where career-focused students, dedicated staff and academic excellence in science, the arts, business, engineering and technology converge to create the leaders of tomorrow. We offer an inclusive and open learning experience with pathways to graduation, from Apprenticeship to PhD. Our 28,500 students learn in a practice-based environment informed by the latest research and enabled by technological advances.

TU Dublin hosts a thriving research community engaged in applying innovation and technology to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. We are deeply committed to collaborating with our national and international academic partners and our many networks in industry and civic society to create new learning experiences and develop impactful research.

TU Dublin is an exciting new milestone in Irish Higher Education.  With campuses in Dublin CityTallaght and Blanchardstown, it spans the largest population centres of Ireland’s capital city.  Building on the rich heritage of its founding organisations - DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght – TU Dublin is inclusive and adaptable, creating educational opportunities for students at all stages.  TU Dublin students are socially responsible, open-minded global thinkers who are ambitious to change the world for the better. As graduates, they will be enterprising and daring in all their endeavours, ready to play their part in transforming the future.

Distinctive pedagogic and research approach

Employers need skilled graduates who combine technical expertise with practical knowledge supplemented by excellent communication skills and ability to work in teams. Graduates of today face an international global marketplace where communication and social skills may be as important as the intellectual prowess gained by obtaining a degree itself. To do this, we concentrate not only on the curriculum to be taught, nor on the technical skills in isolation, but a holistic education for our students that combines technical and practical classes along with opportunities to develop interpersonal skills through many different initiatives. However, TU Dublin’s cornerstone is that we provide a teaching driven but research led curriculum and this is particularly true for engineering education.
TU Dublin undertakes research that is nationally relevant, internationally competitive and strategically important. It is strongly focused on problem-solving, and social and technological development and innovation that advances human knowledge and makes a real impact on people’s life experience. 

The TU Dublin CREATE (Contributions to Research in Engineering and Applied Technology Education) Research Group includes over 20 researchers specifically focussed on research in engineering education led by Prof. Brian Bowe. Our close links with industry allow us to identify future skills needs and bring best practice ideas to our teaching pedagogy.