The Thirteenth International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE 2020) will be will be held in the City of Dublin, Ireland from 11 May 2020 until 15 May 2020. .

Symposium location

The Symposium will be held in the College of engineering and Built Environment TU Dublin Bolton Street Dublin

Bolton street first opened its doors in 1908 for what was to be the first building in the country specifically designed and built for technical and technological education. Completed in 1911, the building was opened for classes in the autumn of that year. The first courses were in construction, civil and mechanical engineering. A new course in building construction for architectural students was inaugurated at the request of the Architectural Association of Ireland. Courses in aeroplane construction were introduced in that first academic year, the year that Bleriot first flew a heavier than-air machine across the English Channel. A course in land surveying was initiated and plans made for a course in motor engineering. The Technical Institute Bolton street sought to determine the needs of industry, business and commerce in Dublin and nationally, and developed educational and training courses in disciplines and areas not catered for by the rest of the educational system. Bolton street provided educational opportunities for women from the early days and took measures to deliver educational opportunities to the less privileged in society and the broad layers of working people. These characteristics were to shape the policies and commitments of the colleges that have become TU Dublin, Ireland's first Technological University


Dublin, the capital of Ireland, famous for its easy going charm and cultural heritage. The city is steeped in rich history, starting with the Vikings laying its first streets in the 8th Century through 700 years of Norman occupation, English rule and the formation of the Republic of Ireland in the 1920’s.

Dublin has had a rich and varied history. Evidence of this can be found in every corner of the city. From a cultural point of view, that means plenty for visitors to see, from historic sites and landmarks to famous monuments and thought-provoking museums.

We trust that this venue will provide excellent conditions for a professionally high-level international symposium.