Progression from Higher Certificate or Ordinary Degree

Am I eligible?

You must hold an Ordinary Degree (level 7) from an Institute of Technology, with merit or distinction overall award in a relevant area to apply for Engineering (DN150).

How many places are there?

There are usually about 3 places for transfer applicants.

How will I be assessed?

If there are more applicants than places, it will be competitive based on your academic performance in your ordinary degree. 

How do I apply?

Closing date
1 May

Note: registered students may apply up to 22 July

Application is made to CAO and the normal closing date is 1 February for restricted courses and access routes or 1 May otherwiseYou must declare your previous third level attendance on your application.

However, except for restricted application courses and access routes, there is a special late closing date of 22 July for students who are currently registered in a participating higher education institution. To avail of this date, the form must be stamped by your institution to show you are a registered student.

Applications open mid November

Apply to ucd


If you are considering a transfer please check the fees implications at

Some programmes will not normally consider applicants who have been unsuccessful in a similar programme - full details are on the restrictions page.

The above is summary information only. Full regulations are included in the transfer protocol.

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university