Courses at DCU
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Access Course for the MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Programme

PAC Code:
DC812
Course Type:
Postgraduate
NFQ Level:
9
Delivery Modes
Part-Time
Minimum Points:
Duration:
C
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Deadline for all EU Applications extended to 30th September 2020

This Access Course is for Honours students whose primary degree is not in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, but who wish to join the MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing programme. It is a bridge between your existing knowledge and the knowledge you need to enter one of these courses. It is a one-year, part-time course.

To provide relevant fundamental Mechanical and Manufacturing knowledge in preparation for the MEng programme.

To be a skills conversion programme.

View the current course structure

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.

Fees Reduction

This programme is supported by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) under their Graduate Skills Conversion Programme, resulting in a reduced fee for European Union citizens. This is subject to review each year and you can see the latest fees schedule here.

The Access programme offers an entry route to the Postgraduate programmes in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, which opens up many opportunities to its graduates.

Some students have launched a new career in design and manufacturing, often based on new skills they have developed and nurtured during the Masters project. Part-time students have found that their career progression has been more rapid, or that new roles have opened up with their employers. Others have progressed to PhD research and gained further advancement and recognition.

In a competitive time for positions, the extra qualifications provided by this programme are a valuable addition to your CV.

Fees

Requirements

General Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for the Access Course are: A level 8 (NFQ level 8 qualification) Honours degree in a Science/Technology based degree (Applied Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, etc.), OR A level 8 (NFQ level 8 qualification) Honours degree in other areas of engineering (Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Civil Engineering, etc.) Both cases are subject to an interview if deemed necessary by the Chair of the Programme or Head of School.

EU Applicants Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) by 14th August 2020. 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 languageFor further information on international applications click here. Non-EU Applicants This programme is not available to non-EU students.

There is no February intake for this programme. Commencement of Programme September 2020.

Make an Application

Dates for Submission of Applications for October 2020

EU Applicants Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) by 30th September 2020.

All Applicants Must Submit

  • Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study

Non Native English speakers

 This programme is not available to non-EU students.

There is no February intake for this programme. Commencement of Programme October 2020.