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Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Master Engineering Qualifier A - Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

  • PAC CodeDC832
  • Course Type Postgraduate
  • Delivery Modes Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration Continuous

Course Fees

  • Student Contribution€0
  • EU Status Fee€2,550
  • Non EU Fees€5,712
About fees & requirements

For those students who do not meet the normal Masters entry requirements, but have a level 7 degree in in Mechanical and / or Manufacturing Engineering plus 3 years relevant experience, this course offers an alternative entry route to the MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering programme. Successful completion of the Qualifier A programme allows the student to progress to the MEng programme, from which Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate exit awards are also possible. The credits from the qualifier are carried forward to the MEng programme.

This is a one year, part-time course. Areas covered include Finite Element Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Mechanical Engineering System Simulation, Design for Manufacture and Assembly and Operations Research.


To give students the knowledge, experience and skills required to enter our Masters programme in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering.

The Qualifier course itself does not carry an award, but it offers you the opportunity to advance your knowledge and career aspirations and the credits from the Qualifier can be transferred to the MEng programme.

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You can study part-time and remotely for maximum flexibility. It offers an opportunity to change your career path.


It is a unique programme not available anywhere else in Ireland. Located in a modern, state of the art building with excellent teaching, laboratory and computing facilities.


Candidates who successfully complete the Masters Qualifier may transfer to the MEng in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering programme.


General Entry Requirements




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.

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Course Fees

Course Student Contribution EU Status Fee Non EU Fees
Full Time €0 €2,550 €5,712