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Faculty of Engineering and Computing

MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  • PAC CodeDC814 (FT) DC816 (PT)
  • Course Type Postgraduate
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Delivery Modes Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Duration Continuous

Course Fees

  • Student Contribution€0
  • EU Status Fee€6,950
  • Non EU Fees€17,000
About fees & requirements

This Masters Level 9 Programme aims at enabling graduates to specialise in the widely established area of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or to broaden their knowledge from their undergraduate studies.

This Programme introduces the use of advanced Computer-Aided Engineering tools and, by experiencing these advanced techniques and software, the graduate will gain a vital edge. It allows the candidate to keep pace with the rapidly changing manufacturing and design sectors. In addition, students can opt for a specialist Major in Sustainable Systems/Energy or Biomedical Engineering.


Major 1 - Simulation Driven Design (subject to approval)

Details on this major to follow.

Major 2 - Sustainable Systems/Energy

There is a growing international market for engineers in Sustainable Energy and Development, Eco-innovation, Resource Efficiency and Cleantech sectors. There are lots of career opportunities in the growing fields of Energy/Renewable Energy (wind, wave, solar, biomass etc.), a national priority area for Ireland.

Major 3 - Biomedical Engineering

This discipline integrates the necessary aspects of biology and medicine with the technical engineering aspects required to engineer medical devices. The world of medicine is evolving and expanding rapidly, with new treatments and new diseases appearing all the time. As Ireland is a major player in Bioengineering, this Major provides graduates with specialisms required by industry.

There are three exit routes: MEng, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate.

The MEng Programme is offered in full- and part-time, on-campus and guided-study modes. 


To inspire mechanical and manufacturing engineers to become competent and adaptable in the application of computer techniques in engineering.

To enhance the student's knowledge, understanding and skills in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

View the current course structure →


You can study part-time and remotely for maximum flexibility.

A modern, state of the art building with excellent teaching, laboratory, workshop and computing facilities.

Completion of the programme will open up improved employment opportunities.

Provides an excellent preparation ground for Ph.D research.


Fee information can be accessed here.

International Students

Students who have completed the Pre-Masters International Foundation Programme (IFP), are guaranteed a place on their target programme in DCU. Visit for further details.


The focused nature of the majors, combined with the continued growth of these important and very successful Irish industrial sectors, will ensure that you are in a pole position to gain employment.

Graduates have worked as Research and Development Engineers, Product Engineers, Quality Engineers, Systems Engineers, Clinical Engineers and Product Development Engineers.

Others have progressed to PhD research and gained further advancement and recognition.

The increasing harmonisation of European standards and US regulations also ensure that graduates will be employable worldwide.


General Entry Requirements

For admission to the M.Eng. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering different entry routes, candidates must hold the following -

  • Direct Entry:                 

an award comparable to a second class honours grade 2, H2.2 from an Irish University with a minimum Pass Grade in Fluid Mechanics, Thermofluid Mechanics or similar module

  • Access Course:             

an award comparable to a second class honours grade 2, H2.2 from an Irish University

  • Qualfier B programme: 

an award comparable to a third class honours, H3 from an Irish University with a minimum Pass Grade in Fluid Mechanics, Thermofluid Mechanics or similar module                    

(The Access and Qualifier B are part-time programmes - visa restrictions apply)

 If applicant has not yet completed their degree, then conditional offer may be made on basis of most recent grades and pending the achievement of the minimum entry requirements.  

International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competancy in the English language.  More information about DCU's English language requirements can be found here.


How to Apply and Closing Dates

Make an Application

  • All applicants should apply through
  • Search for course code DC814 for Full-Time or DC816 for Part-Time.
  • Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.
  • If applicable, evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.  Please see link

Please note if you are a non EU student and require a study visa, you are not eligible to apply for part-time programmes as study visas are only granted for full-time programmes.

Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:

  • Closing date for non EU applicants is 17th July 2020.
  • Closing date for EU applicants is 14th August 2020.

Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.


Queries from EU applicants should be directed to

Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to

Commencement of Programme


The programme commences in September 2020.


Fees & Payments

An Automated Telephone system is available 24 X 7 on the following number 01-253-0219. This number is for Student Fee payments only and you or a third party are required to have your student ID number, date of birth and a card on which the payment is to be made.

International students are advised to use our Pay to Study platform which is an easier and safer way to pay fees.

For complete information about payment methods & Schedules, download the DCU fees booklet and also our Student Fee Protocol Booklet.

For more information, please contact

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Course Fees

Course Student Contribution EU Status Fee Non EU Fees
Full Time €0 €6,950 €17,000