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Agricultural Engineering - BEng

Course Code: US769




3 Years


Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

CAO Points

New for 2024

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO



This course provides students with education and training to work within the area of Agricultural Technology. The focus of this course is firmly on the provision of skilled technicians for the farm machinery industry in Ireland. Course content includes tractor engineering and workshop process, machinery operation, electrical and electronic technology, administration and management, engineering science and mathematics, engineering drawing and CAD and computer studies, project and industrial placement together with a high degree of personal and practical skills. Students will be taught a mix of technology, practical, academic, administrative and managerial modules which will prepare them to carry out complex diagnostics and repairs of modern machinery and to be receptive to future technological developments to take advantage of vacancies that will arise within the industry.


The course has a high practical content with the inclusion of a 30-week work placement in approved training locations such as main garages, contractors and fabricators. Students will also have the opportunity to complete the work placement in the United States with large scale combine or forage crews. The placement will give students the job skills necessary for today’s employment market.

Successful graduates with also receive the Green Certificate in agriculture from Teagasc.


This course is run in conjunction with the Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick. In Year 1, 4 days are delivered in Pallaskenry with 1 day attendance at TUS Moylish campus in Limerick. In Year 2, 3 days are delivered in Pallaskenry and 2 days in TUS. In Year 3, 2 days are delivered in Pallaskenry and 3 days in TUS.


NOTE: Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co Limerick (SACP) charge a separate additional fee to students on course US651 to cover the cost of Food, Materials (and if availed of Accommodation) at Pallaskenry. For details please contact SACP at 061 393100 or see:

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. Applicants are advised that those with a grade less than O4 in Ordinary level Mathematics may have difficulty coping with the Mathematics content of this course.


Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

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What modules will I study?

Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates may continue on to suitable Level 8 Bachelor of Engineering/Science honours degree course in TUS such as Mechanical Engineering.

What are the career prospects?

Employment opportunities for graduates include Technical/Engineering Drafting, Field Technician, Service and Diagnostic Technician, Agricultural Engineering Manufacturing, Agricultural Engineering System Maintenance and Management, Agricultural Engineering Sales, Service, etc.

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Why take this course?

The course is suited to those with an interest in understanding and learning about agricultural machinery. It has a good balance of theory and practical work and is suited to those people who prefer ‘hands-on’ work and who want to be able to maintain and operate farm machinery.