IES Abroad’s mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with Dublin City University.
Dublin City University (DCU)
Founded in 1980, Dublin City University (DCU) has made its mark as a leader in Ireland’s educational system. Ireland’s Sunday Times named DCU University of the Year for 2010. It hosts approximately 10,000 students and boasts a number of research centers which collaborate with domestic and international universities. The Helix, Ireland’s largest art center, is based on campus.
DCU’s main objective is to provide a lively educational and social environment, while encouraging a holistic approach to student development.
DCU courses are generally worth 5 ECTS credits each (2.5 IES Abroad credits); the conversion is 1 IES Abroad credit for every 2 ECTS credits. You register for 15-19 IES Abroad credits.
You can view a sample list of available modules here:
DCU Module List: 2017-2018
Most modules are linked to more complete course information online. Lab courses are not available to visiting students, including IES Abroad students. Course codes are as follows:
- Humanities (HMSAO)
- Business (BSSAO)
- Engineering and Computing (ECSAO)
- Science and Health (SHSAO)
Courses are available within the following departments:
- DCU Business School
- Faculty of Engineering and Computing
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Science and Health
Located in north Dublin, DCU occupies an expansive 85-acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities. Because it is served by several bus routes between north Dublin and south Dublin, the campus is very accessible.