This Masters programme allows the students to specialise in the widely established area of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or to widen their knowledge from their undergraduate studies. It enables graduates to apply MEng Level 9 learning outcomes using computer–based technology to solve mechanical and manufacturing engineering problems. 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 up with the rapidly changing manufacturing and design sectors. In addition, students can opt for a specialist Major in one of four areas: Simulation-driven Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Systems and Energy, or Biomedical Engineering.
Depending on the student’s entry qualification, a number of entry routes to the MEng programme are possible: Direct entry, through an Access Course, through Qualifier Programmes, through the International Foundation Programme.
Major 1 - Simulation-driven Design
Simulation-driven design implements advanced computer aided engineering software and techniques form the very beginning of the product development cycle. The simulation technology can drastically lower the time that product development takes. Instead of simply analysing and testing existing products and systems, simulation can pre-validate designs at an early stage. This is a required trend in Industry 4.0-enabled manufacturing and design.
Major 2 - Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced manufacturing deals with the developments in the manufacturing field during the last decades. It includes high tech, innovative processes, clean and green processes, and flexible manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing makes extensive use of specialised computer software and information technologies. Advanced manufacturing industries integrate new innovative technologies in both products and processes. This major prepares students to design, operate, and manage advanced manufacturing processes and systems.
Major 3 - Sustainable Systems and Energy
Sustainable systems and energy engineering prepares graduates with the knowledge and competence to meet the changing world of sustainability and the growing global challenge of transitioning to zero carbon, environmentally sound, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy systems.
There is a growing international market for Engineers in sustainable energy and development, eco–innovation, resource efficiency and clean–tech 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 4 - 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.
About this Course
This course aims to inspire mechanical and manufacturing engineers to become competent and adaptable in the application of computer techniques in engineering. It will enhance the student's knowledge, understanding and skills in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
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Why do this course?
- 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.
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 in a wide range of industries in Ireland and overseas. Graduates of this course have worked as:
- Research and Development Engineers
- Product Engineers
- Quality Engineers
- Systems Engineers
- Clinical Engineers
- Aerospace Engineers
- renewable energy Engineers.
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in leading companies including NASA, Boeing, Jacobs, Intel, Mercury, Medtronic, Google, ESB and MSD.
Others have progressed to PhD research and gained further advancement and recognition.
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.