Important Info for First Years

Information for Incoming Students

 Information for new students can also be found here


Registration Dates and Timetables

Semester Dates can be found here

Programme timetables can be found here - check back often and ensure your schedule is up to date. 

Steps to ensure success in your study of Sciences / Engineering

‌‌At University, students often find study and teaching methods quite different to those they have experienced at secondary school. Unfortunately, experience has shown that many students find first year to be the most difficult year of all their years at university. To help first year students get off to a good start, a talk to help you prepare for the challenges of studying Science or Engineering or Food/ Nutritional Sciences at UCC is arranged.

This talk will be given by Dr Declan Kennedy, Lecturer in Science Education, UCC. Dr Kennedy has taught science both at second level and third level. In this talk various differences between studying at second level and third level will be outlined and strategies will be suggested to help you succeed in your studies of the sciences or engineering in this university. The talk will last for 50 minutes. Details of this year’s schedule can be found at the following How to succeed in your study 2017 (13kB)

First Year Mentoring Scheme

‌View details of College of SEFS First Year Mentoring Scheme 2016

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme is a student support scheme for first year students taking Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Click here to learn more about PAL.

Undergraduate Student Transfer Policy

Transfer within First Year

UCC makes provision for limited first year transfers once the CAO season closes - details can be found here: Transfers

Please contact Noirin Deady, First Year Co-ordinator, Admissions Office - to discuss this option. 

Information Sessions for First Years


These will be held in February 2017 - Details to follow.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Coláiste na hEolaíochta, na hInnealtóireachta agus na hEolaíochta Bia

Block E, Level 3, Food Science Building, UCC, Cork