Event Management / Bainistíocht Imeachtaí

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

2019 CAO Points - 356

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

If English is not your first language

Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 5.5 in each component.

Event managers are needed to generate event ideas and facilitate them professionally. From a global event like the St Patrick’s Festival to regional food and sports weekends, public celebrations and festivals, event management has evolved into big business. This growth nationally and internationally has been fuelled by the increase in the number, size and sophistication of events.

Ireland has a thriving events sector which hosts exciting and varied events and festivals throughout the year.

In this four-year course, you’ll acquire practical and theoretical skills in all aspects of event management. You’ll become knowledgeable in areas such as event planning and design, marketing, sponsorship, staging and health and safety.

You’ll be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and professional management skills you need. As well as event-specific subjects such as Event Industry Studies and Event Planning and Production, you’ll also follow a broad business course with subjects such as Management, Marketing, Finance and Law.

European languages are increasingly important in the world of work. You can choose to study one European language.

Subjects include business communications, digital fundamentals, event industry studies, event operations (with 150 hours’ work experience), intercultural awareness in HTLE (hospitality, tourism, leisure & events) or language, management, financial accounting, fundraising and sponsorship, event planning and production, conference management; events, leisure and tourism enterprise development, event industry law, event safety and health, strategic management, and entrepreneurship.

There’s a six-month work placement in Year 3.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

You’ll graduate with the knowledge and confidence to work in the events sector. Many graduates have established their own event management companies. Opportunities are also available in consultancy, research and postgraduate education. The range of transferrable skills and competencies that we teach lead to jobs in areas such as

  • Event and Entertainment Enterprises
  • Conference Organisation
  • National and Regional Tourism Organisations
  • Hotels
  • Public Relations
  • Self-Employment
  • Project Management
  • Venue Management
  • Conventions
  • Sports Tourism
  • Community Development and Arts and Music Sectors
  • Convention Centre Manager
  • Event Coordination
  • Event Manager
  • Events Conference Manager
  • Festival Director
  • Event Project Officer
  • Exhibition Organiser
  • Account Executive
  • Events Coordinator
  • Administrator
  • Conference Organiser
  • Charity Fundraiser
  • Wedding Coordinator/Planner
  • PA
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Account Executive
  • Assistant Bar Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Events Assistant
  • Market Research
  • Market Analyst
  • Administrator
  • Professional Business Communications 1 and 2
  • Digital 1 Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Accountancy
  • Event industry Studies
  • Event Operations (150 hours work experience)
  • Intercultural Awareness in HTLE or Language
  • Management 1 HTLE
  • Event Industry Impacts
  • Intercultural Competence in HTLE or Language



  • Introduction to HRM
  • Financial Accounting for Companies
  • Digital 2 Literacy
  • Fund Raising and Sponsorship
  • Event Planning and Production
  • Option 1 or 2 or Language
  • Economics for HTLE
  • Conference Management
  • Management 2
  • Meetings
  • Incentives
  • Conference and Event Marketin
  • Option 1 or 2 or Language
  • Events
  • Leisure and Tourism Enterprise Development
  • Management Accounting
  • Digital 3 Channel Competency
  • Event Industry Law
  • Management of Event Safety and Health,
  • Option 1 or 2 or language
  • Professional Work Placement
  • Undergraduate Dissertation
  • Research Methods for Undergraduate Thesis and Internship Report
  • Data Analysis
  • Event Risk Management
  • Management Accounting Cost and Control

Strategic Management:

  • An Applied Approach
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Responsible Events Management
  • Option 1 or 2 or Language.
What I took from my time spent in college was much more than a great qualification but a life-changing experience of one of the most memorable times of my life.
The course itself is extremely interesting and unlike other courses available it is largely focused practically on the event industry, not just academically. One of the modules requires 200 hours of work experience to be completed in first year. The experience gained from this part of the course is invaluable to learning about the event industry and puts you at a clear advantage over graduates from other courses that don’t get to experience the extent of events that we do. Putting this course as number one on my CAO was one of the best decisions I’ve made and I look forward to finishing my next three years.
TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Hons)


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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Contact Us

Programme Chair - Dr. Ruth Craggs