Business, Education, Liberal Arts & STEM

Dublin City University
Dublin, Ireland
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business, Education, Liberal Arts & STEM

  • Location

    Dublin

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

    Founded in 1975 with an early focus on science and technology, Dublin City University (DCU) is one of the leading Ireland universities in research. With its origins in science and technology, the university has since expanded to include the following faculties: DCU Business School; Faculty of Engineering & Computing; Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences; DCU Institute of Education; Faculty of Science & Health. ISA participants studying at DCU have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses with local and international students. The main campus is located a short distance north of Dublin's city center.

  • Term

    Academic Year 7 2020

  • Program Dates

    Mid Sep, 2020 - Early May, 2021

  • Program Length

    Academic Year

  • Application Deadline

    May 01, 2020

  • Credit

    40 - 60 ECTS Credits

  • Eligibility

    3.00 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    TBA

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Program Description

The Business, Education, Liberal Arts & STEM program is offered through Dublin City University (DCU). This program offers a wide variety of courses from five faculties: Education, Humanities, Engineering, Science & Health, and Business. Popular subject areas include Business, Science, and Engineering. Courses are taught in English by DCU faculty with local and international students.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

You must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at your home university at the time of participation.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

ECTS Credits

40 - 60

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

24 - 36

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

36 - 54

Academic Information

Course Selection

  • You are required to take 4-6 courses per semester.
  • Consult the course list below and identify the school that identifies most closely to your major or course interests:
    • Education
    • Humanities
    • Engineering
    • Science and Health
    • Business
  • Dublin City University's course list is divided into these academic schools. Once you identify your primary school, view the DCU course catalog to view the course options that are available in your selected school. Please note that courses outside the primary subject area are available in each DCU school.
  • If you are studying abroad during the Fall semester, you may only select courses listed as "100% Continous Assessment Classes (CA)" courses on DCU's course catalogs.
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change. 
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or prerequisites. 
  • Certain courses listed below may only be only available during either the fall or the spring semester. Please consult the fall and spring sessions of this program to view courses available during a specific term.  
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Ireland Site Specialist.
  • The courses listed below are only a sampling of what Dublin City University offers. Please see the course catalog, linked below, for additional course options. 

Course Credit

  • You are required to take 20-30 ECTS credits per semester.
  • Transfer credits earned will be decided entirely by your home university. It is important to be in touch with your university about course approvals and transfer credit pre-departure. 
  • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home university.
  • Per Dublin City University, 5 ECTS credits is equivalent to 2.5 or 3 U.S. semester credits / 3.75 or 4.5 quarter units. Credit transfer is ultimately determined your home university.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the modules listed in the Dublin City University (DCU) module catalogue. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the host university module codes. The structure of a module code at DCU is made up of a sequence of 5 alphanumeric characters. The module code starts with two letters which denote the departmental prefix. The remainder of the module code is made up of three numbers. The first number in the sequence typically indicates the year the module is delivered: 1 for first year, 2 for second year, 3 for third year and 4 for forth year. Based on this information, ISA recommends that modules starting with the numbers 1 and 2 be classified as lower division courses, while modules starting with the numbers 3 and 4 be classified as upper division courses. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from Dublin City University will reflect ECTS credits. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Courses

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Course Options
Business
DCU Business School
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Education
Arts Education & Movement
Human Development
5 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
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Institute of Education
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
7.5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
STEM Ed & Global Studies
Engineering and Computing
Computing
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
7.5 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
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7.5 ECTS Credits
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Electronic Engineering
7.5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
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7.5 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
Systems
EE207
5 ECTS Credits
7.5 ECTS Credits
Mechanical Engineering
5 ECTS Credits
7.5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
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10 ECTS Credits
15 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Robotics
MM459
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Humanities
Communications
5 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
English
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Irish Theatre
EL304X
5 ECTS Credits
Irish Writing
EL303X
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
History and Geography
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
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10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
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Law and Government
5 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Criminal Law
LG325X
5 ECTS Credits
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Equity
LG324X
5 ECTS Credits
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School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS)
10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
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10 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
Theology, Philosophy and Music
5 ECTS Credits
7.5 ECTS Credits
7.5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
7.5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
7.5 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
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Science and Health
Biotechnology
5 ECTS Credits
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Chemical Sciences
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Health & Human Performance
5 ECTS Credits
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7.5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
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10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
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Mathematical Sciences
7.5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
7.5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
Nursing and Human Sciences
5 ECTS Credits
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Epidemiology
NS270
5 ECTS Credits
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Physical Sciences
5 ECTS Credits
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The Universe
PS108
5 ECTS Credits

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Johanna Alvarado

Program Manager, Ireland

DUBLIN TEAM

Antonio Santana

Resident Director, Ireland

James Goodman

Internships and CP Coordinator, Ireland

Sydne Cook

CP & Students Services Coordinator, Ireland

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

View all Funding Options

Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Irish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Dublin. Uncovering the uniqueness of your neighborhood in Dublin and the surrounding areas will help you to feel right at home. You will commute to class as most local students do: by walking or by bus. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Dorm

If studying at Dublin College University (DCU), you will be placed in on-campus dorms that are located about a five minute walk to the center of campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm is assigned to you by the university. Dorms are apartment-style dorms, typically housing four to six students in each apartment. You will be placed in dorms with international students from around the world. Dorms include a single-occupancy room, en-suite bathroom, a shared kitchen, and a shared living room. Free, unlimited internet access is available in each bedroom; laundry facilities are available in dorm. A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged if you are living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Belfast * Optional

Belfast is the second largest city on the island of Ireland. Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland; one of the six countries of Ireland that remain part of the United Kingdom. A “Black Taxi Tour” will take place that accumulates a tour around the Protestant and Catholic sections of the city; the tour will also stop at the Peace Wall. You will have lunch at St. George's Market and will visit the city hall. You will, then, have free time to explore.

Galway & the Cliffs of Moher

Galway (Gaillimh) lies in the heart of the West of Ireland, clinging to the outer edge of Europe. A walking tour will take play along Salthill;then, you will have the opportunity to have lunch at Galway’s farmers Market, partake in a walking tour of Galway's City and listen to some traditional Irish music.

The Burren, derived from the Gaelic 'Boireann,' meaning ‘Great Rock’, is a vast region comprised of limestone slabs. This region is one of the finest examples of a glacio-karst landscape in the world. Standing 214 meters above the Wild Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher are the jewel in the crown of the Burren Region. Step on to the edge of the world and into an awe-inspiring view that dreams are made of!

Glendalough

Glendalough is a glacial valley set in the stunning surroundings of County Wicklow. Wicklow is renowned internationally for its striking natural beauty, earning it the reputation of being the “Garden of Ireland.” A scenic drive will take place through Wicklow Mountains National Park, stopping in Guinness Lake, Sally Gap, and Powerscourt Waterfall. You will walk around the monastic settlement, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century, as well as enjoy a scenic stroll along Glendalough's stunning lakes.

Howth

Howth is a village and outer suburb of Dublin, Ireland. The district occupies the greater part of the peninsula of Howth Head, forming the northern boundary of Dublin Bay. You will have the opportunity to explore Howth town and part of their Cliffs with a spirited guide. Make sure to bring your hiking boots!

Kilkenny

You have the opportunity to partake in a guided tour to explore the intricate history of Kilkenny Castle, enjoying the captivating views of Kilkenny City and its surrounding countryside from the top of St Canice’s Cathedral round tower, as well as enjoying a visit to The National Craft Gallery.