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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

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 - 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 2 - 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.

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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

The normal entry requirement for the MEng programme is an H2.2 level 8 (NFQ level 8 qualification) Honours degree in Mechanical and/or Manufacturing Engineering. Students who do not meet this requirements may enter the programme through alternative routes.

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.


How to Apply and Closing Dates

Make an Application


All Applicants must submit

  • Certified Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study to date with English translation if applicable

Non Native English Speakers

  • Evidence of competency in English which meet DCU entry requirements see link  

 Dates for Submission of Applications September 2018

Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre ( as follows:

DC814 (F/T) 

DC816 (P/T)

EU - 14th August 2018

Non- EU - 10th July 2018

There is no February intake for this programme.

Commencement of Programme

September 2018