Workshop Facility | Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

DCU School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Workshop Facility

In DCU we have a modern workshop facility which supports the teaching and research activities of the school. The workshop covers an area of approx 440 sq m and has a dedicated staff of 4 workshop technicians. The primary function in this area is the manufacture of engineering components from student/staff designs.

Equipment in our workshop includes, milling and machining centres with full CAD/CAM designing facilities, manual milling and turning, Laser cutting, welding, spark erosion, surface grinding, metrology (CMM) equipment and general fabrication facilities.

The workshop supports teaching activities in the school by providing demonstrations of machining and other manufacturing processes and by manufacturing equipment used in teaching and research laboratories. Our workshop facility plays an important role in the design phase of nearly all work that passes through this area. Workshop staff assist both undergraduate and postgraduate students with all aspects of their designs, including material selection, design optimisation etc.

The workshop manufactures fixtures and apparatus for the following groups/areas:

  • Undergraduate laboratory activities and development.
  • 4th year undergraduate projects.
  • Postgraduate research projects.
  • Staff research projects.


Along with work from the above areas our workshop is occasionally requested to manufacture components for staff researchers of other schools and research centres.