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The following courses are now being offered at TU Dublin - Blanchardstown:

BN772 - Certificate in Digital Enterprise with Work Placement

BN774 - Certificate in Cisco CCNA and Systems Administration with Work Experience

BN775 - Certificate in Low Energy Building Construction (Foundation Energy Skills)

BN311 - BSc in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security

BN420 - BSc (Honours)in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security

BN541 - Master of Arts in Creative Digital Media - UX and Interaction Design

FREE Springboard+ programmes are also being offered in Tallaght and in the city centre. To view a list of programmes being offered, please visit City website and Tallaght website

Eligibility: For eligibility criteria please refer to the Springboard website at Please note that applicants must also meet minimum academic entry requirements for each of our courses.

How to Apply? All applications must be made online on the Springboard+ website at

Application deadline The start date for all the above programmes is September 2019 and the closing date to apply is Thursday 5th September 2019.

For further details please contact our Marketing team on 01 885 1530 or email us at

Springboard+ is managed by the Higher Education Authority on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills.

Thu, 23 May 2019 14:32:22 EST
<![CDATA['Kaleidoscope' - Creative Digital Media Showcase, Thursday 23rd of May ]]>
This exhibition will showcase the very best in emerging digital talent and will include a diverse range of creatively crafted interactive design and motion projects, including work in Film-making, Animation, Visual FX, App Design, Installation, Documentary, Game Development, AR and VR.

The exhibitors this year are Aisling Power, Alan Murphy, Amanda Culligan, Andrew Rahaman, Ashley Farrell, Aoife Burke, Aqsa Khalid, Cian Daly, Conor Diggin, Conor Gunn, Diarmuid Costello, Dylan Lewis, Dylan Reilly, Eoghan O'Carroll, Jessica Abhilash, John Braga, Megan Bredin, Milaela Egan, Neil Doughty, Padraig Hawkins, Sarah Mooney, Sayonara Bittencourt, Shauna Sheridan-Donnelly, Stephen Coyle, Tobi Ilori and Zithelo Mthombeni.

An opening reception and preview will commence on Thursday 23rd of May from 6:30pm in Block A on the TU Dublin Blanchardstown. The show is also open all day Friday 24th of May and staff and students alike are encouraged to attend.

Course Coordinator, Hugh McCabe, said "The Kaleidoscope show is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work of our students on the Creative Digital Media programme. On show will be a range of projects in areas such as Interactive Storytelling, Short Film, Visual Effects, Digital Design, Installation and Gaming. It's a great chance for potential employers to meet with the best of emerging digital talent and also a great chance for the general public to enjoy the creativity and innovation of a new generation of digital natives".

Mon, 20 May 2019 10:24:48 EST
<![CDATA[FREE Entrepreneurship Summer Camp for Secondary School Students ]]> Do you have an entrepreneurial son or daughter?

If so, TU Dublin are running an Entrepreneurship Summer Camp at our Blanchardstown Campus

Camp Details :
Entrepreneurship Summer Camp - Open to Secondary School Students only
Duration : Four Days
Date & Time : Monday 10th June - Thursday 13th June ; 9:30am - 4:00pm

This is a FREE event and lunch will be provided.

There will be several spot-prizes and students will receive a certificate of completion.

This camp will focus on nurturing an interest in entrepreneurship. Students will be assigned to teams to complete a number of collaborative and fun challenges in a range of contexts over the four days.
The camp will be underpinned by well-developed learning activities linked to encouraging entrepreneurial behaviour
Nurture your creativity, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
Design and 3D-print your own products.
Visit entrepreneurial work environments.
Develop your digital media and digital marketing skills.
Learn about social entrepreneurship and interact with students from overseas.
Note for Parents / Guardians:

By making a booking you are giving your express consent for the all the children in your booking form to participate in our camp.

For any queries, please email


Thu, 16 May 2019 17:24:28 EST
<![CDATA[TU Dublin Sports Development Summer Camp 2019 ]]>Athletic Sports Development Camp 2019 at TU Dublin Blanchardstown

July 29th - 2nd August and August 6th - August 9th 2019

9:30am - 3:00pm

*80 Euro for Week 1*

*70 Euro for Week 2*

*130 Euro for 2 Weeks*

TU Dublin Blanchardstown, are now taking bookings for our upcoming Athletic Sports Development Camp 2019.

This is a fantastic opportunity for children to use our indoor and outdoor facilities at TU Dublin BC Sports Centre, under the supervision of our sports coaches.

For anyone interested please email with your child's name and age. We will then respond with the steps for registering your child/children.

For any queries please contact our Sports Office on 01 885 1563

Thu, 16 May 2019 12:12:28 EST
<![CDATA[TU Dublin New York Alumni Annual Gathering, May 23 2019]]>
The guest speaker on the night will be Markham Nolan, Vice President of Media Operations for WWE, with responsibility for the distribution strategy for WWE's content on all digital platforms. A graduate of the MA in Journalism at Aungier St and a native Dubliner, Markham worked in news from 1997 to 2019, starting out via photography after picking up a film camera in his teens. Several years of magazine and newspaper journalism followed, during which Markham was published in national and Sunday titles in Ireland and Australia. He was among the core team who built Storyful, the world's first social media news agency, which sold to NewsCorp for $25million in 2013. A move to New York saw him work at another media start-up before spending 2.5 years growing digital audiences for CBS News.

Refreshments will be served at this event. Spaces are limited so early booking is advised. This event is open to all Alumni of TU Dublin and attendees are welcome to bring a guest.

For further information and to register for this event, please Click Here

Fri, 3 May 2019 17:13:08 EST
<![CDATA[FREE Summer Camps in Coding, Cyber Security, Gaming & Digital Film Making for 2nd Level Students - BOOK NOW ]]>
All the below camps will be held at the TU Dublin-Blanchardstown Campus.
This is a FREE event and no previous experience in IT, coding or film making is required.

Participants are NOT required to bring any devices (laptops, cameras etc.)

Lunch and snacks will be provided free of charge and will be available for all students at set times. These times will be communicated with the students on the day.

Participants will receive a goody bag upon arrival.
Camp Details:

Coding4Girls Camp (Open to FEMALE second level students only ) -
Duration : One Day
Date & Time : Monday 10th June 2019; 9:30am - 3:30pm

Cyber Security Camp (Open to ALL second level students) - BOOK NOW
***(Fully Booked)***
Duration : One Day
Date & Time : Monday 17th June 2019; 9:30am - 3:30pm

Digital Film Maker Camp (Open to ALL second level students ) - BOOK NOW
*** (Fully Booked) ***
Duration : One Day
Date & Time : Tuesday 18th June 2019; 9:30am - 3:30pm

Gamer Camp (Open to ALL second level students ) BOOK NOW
*** ( Fully Booked )***
Duration : Two Days
Date & Time : Tuesday 18th June and Wednesday 19th June 2019; 9:30am - 3:30pm
Note for Parents / Guardians:
By making a booking you are giving your express consent for the all the children in your booking form to participate in our camps.

All the above listed events are FREE but as places are limited, interested parties should register on Eventbrite (see booking links above) early to avoid disappointment.

All queries should be addressed to us via email

**** NOTE : ***
Some camps may be booked out. If you wish your child to be included in our waiting list please email and we'll be in touch if a place becomes available. ]]>Thu, 2 May 2019 16:07:23 EST<![CDATA[TU Dublin Receives NDA Recognition of Excellence Trophy ]]>TU Dublin is the first University to receive an NDA Universal Design Recognition of Excellence trophy

The National Disability Authority has conferred Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) with a Recognition of Excellence trophy in celebration of a decade-long collaboration with its founding Institutions, and the new University's commitment to the application of Universal Design. NDA Chairperson, Helen Guinan and Dr Gerald Craddock, Chief Officer of the NDA's Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) presented the award to TU Dublin President, Professor David FitzPatrick. The announcement was made at a celebratory function attended by the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TU Dublin staff and students, and representatives from the NDA and Grangegorman Development Agency.

The NDA award commends the University's commitment to several pillars of Universal Design, including the design of buildings that are welcoming, accessible, and inclusive such as the CONNECT Student Services Building on the Blanchardstown campus and the ongoing development of the Grangegorman Campus.

Many technical and design programmes in TU Dublin have embedded the principles of Universal Design in modules and project work, while students also regularly participate in the annual Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards. The NDA also acknowledged the co-hosting of two international conferences on Universal Design in Higher Education and the inclusive approach of TU Dublin and its founding organisations to teaching and learning, in line with Universal Design for Learning.

Speaking at the event, National Disability Authority Chairperson, Helen Guinan said, "The NDA is hopeful that the presentation of the "Recognition of Excellence" trophy marks the beginning of another fruitful decade of cooperation. The NDA believes that the partnership is a stepping stone that when scaled up and linked strategically can create larger systems of change, in order to create the first Universal Design University in the world, covering curricula, instruction, services, buildings and information and communication technologies."
Welcoming the announcement, TU Dublin President, Professor David FitzPatrick said, "I am delighted to accept this award from the NDA on behalf of students and staff of TU Dublin. We are committed to providing an open and inclusive learning environment and work hard to remove any barriers that may hinder access to education. Our support structures assist students in adjusting to University life and widen the participation of those experiencing learning and social disadvantages in Higher Education. The core principles of Universal Design are embedded in many of our programmes, and students put this learning into practice through their project work and entering competitions such as the Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards."

"Our commitment to Universal Design is also in evidence when visiting our new and inviting campus buildings such as CONNECT on the Blanchardstown Campus which, with the assistance of the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, was constructed with spaces that can be readily accessed and used by everyone, regardless of age, size or ability. Universal Design is also a vital component of the Grangegorman Campus development plan, the next phase of which will open its doors by September 2020.

Concluding his remarks, Professor David FitzPatrick echoed Helen Guinan's comments and said, "I would like to thank the NDA, and the CEUD for their support in helping TU Dublin provide transformative and inclusive educational experiences; we look forward to our continued cooperation and exploring the possibility of making TU Dublin, a truly Universally Designed University."

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:22:26 EST
<![CDATA[Cyber Security students at TU Dublin compete at the largest one-day CTF event in the World ]]>
The largest one day Capture the Flag event, the Colleges Cyber-Security Challenge, took place on April 5th in Dublin City Centre. The fifth annual flagship event of its kind was brought to Dublin by ZeroDays CTF. ZeroDays started out with a simple aim to promote, develop and encourage participation in capture the flag security events in Ireland with an aim to identify and applaud Europe's brightest IT Security students and encourage them to pursue a career in cyber security.

The event was established to allow third level students come together to compete with highly skilled IT Security personnel to develop their information security skills and techniques in a fun and controlled environment.

According to Mark Cummins, founding member of ZeroDays and lecturer at TU Dublin,

"Our goal was always to create a fun, safe environment for students to explore and enjoy security challenges in a friendly welcoming atmosphere. This formula worked better than we could ever have expected, and in the space of five years the event has grown to become the largest on-site one day CTF event in the world. None of this would have ever started or been possible without the huge support from the Department of Informatics, TU Dublin - Blanchardstown and the infectious support and genuine interest from their cyber security students, whose eagerness and encouragement keep us coming back for more each year".

The Winners of Zero Day's 2019 were:

First place Industry Team: Hack4Craic 3.0 (TU Dublin Graduates)
Joseph Trimble
Thomas O Leary
James Dunne
Eric Barnes

Third place College Team: Chucky Chucklets (TU Dublin)

Daniel Cahill (2nd year Applied Cyber Security)
Ugo Reyne (3rd Year Applied Cyber Security Erasmus)
Emma Heffernan (2nd year Applied Cyber Security)
Alexandre Carra (3rd Year Applied Cyber Security Erasmus)

Second place College Team: Lord of the strings(TU Dublin)

Damian Moore (3rd Year Applied Cyber Security)
Adam Murphy (1st year Applied Cyber Security)
Leo Mulvany (M.Sc in Applied Cyber Security)
Victor Azzam (3rd Year Applied Cyber Security)

First place College Team: Ya Like Jazz 2.0 (TCD)

Eoin Shepherd
Jack O Sullivan
Emmet Leahy
Rory Flynn
It has been a busy and successful time for cyber security students and graduates of TU Dublin as they took the top three spots at the recent BSides security conference at the Convention Centre, Dublin. Top prize went to Eric Barnes, a graduate of cyber security with 3rd year student Victor Azzam taking second place. Third prize went to Rody Quinlan, another graduate of the cyber security degree at the Blanchardstown campus.

Congratulating the winners and wishing the students and organisers well at the Irish Colleges Cyber Challenge 2019, Daniel McSweeney, Head of Department of Informatics at TU Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus said

"The Department is pleased to partner with ZeroDays CTF and its sponsors to support and promote the Irish Colleges Cyber Challenge 2019. This unique event is Ireland's signal Capture the Flag competition and we are proud to encourage students to pursue a career in cyber security. We encourage this, at a time when the pace of technological change requires that we, as educators, empower our students to ensure progress and technology serve society rather than disrupt it. Cyber security is a socially relevant universal challenge and through competitions like this one we show how, with the relevant education, we can embrace and manage the turbulence around us, while preparing our students for life and work".

Created and run by Mark Cummins and Mark Lane, two lecturers on the Digital Forensics & Cyber Security course, one of the few courses of its kind in Ireland, ZeroDays is heavily sponsored by IT Security industry heavyweights such as Integrity360, edgescan, Reliaquest, Ward Solutions, Deloitte, Information Security and Practical Pentest Labs.

For further details on Zero Days, please visit
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:44:20 EST