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Awards

TU Dublin is a publicly-funded, autonomous Higher Education Institution and is a member of the European University Association. TU Dublin (formally DIT) was granted degree awarding powers in 1998 and makes awards at Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degree, Honours Degree, Masters and PhD levels.

Honours Degrees are awarded with grades of Pass, Lower Second Class Honours, Upper Second Class Honours or First Class Honours.

Ordinary Degrees are awarded with grades of Pass, Merit Lower Division, Merit Upper Division or Distinction.

Higher Certificates are awarded with grades of Pass, Merit Lower Division, Merit Upper Division or Distinction.

Within the structure of the new National Framework of Qualifications each award now has a specific level as follows:

  • Honours Degrees Level 8
  • Ordinary Degrees Level 7
  • Higher Certificates Level 6
  • Foundation Certificates Level 6

The level of TU Dublin programmes is shown at the beginning of each entry in our prospectus. These levels are now used on the CAO application form and web-site.