Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering

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Course Overview

  • 4

  • New Course

    Points

  • AL818

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

This new course is a result of comprehensive industry engagement defining future needs regionally and nationally. The modern mechanical engineer is responsible for the design, manufacture and operation of the mechanical systems and processes that are all around us. From aeroplane landing gear to robotic assistants for invasive surgery and from electric vehicles to drones, mechanical systems surround us every day. The course will equip learners with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical expertise demanded by leading global employers to work in this constantly evolving field.

What will I experience?

While studying on this course students will:

  • Visit some of our industrial partners to experience the role of a mechanical engineer.
  • Operate high-end technical engineering equipment in our cuttingedge engineering laboratories.
  • Gain valuable work experience by completing an industry-based project.
  • Have access to advanced laboratory equipment and teaching aids.
  • Improve your teamwork and communications skills by working as part of small teams on problem-solving and projects.
  • Engineering education is very practical. Almost 50 % of your time will be spent in state-of-the-art laboratories developing your practical engineering skills, and the other 50% will be spent on engineering theory and its application.
  • You will develop your problem –solving skills and reasoning techniques.
  • You will work on topic-specific problems, both as part pf a team and as an individual and develop your lifelong learning skills.
  • You will develop your ability to effectively communicate within the engineering community and society at large.
  • Upon completion of the course, you will have developed an ability to critically appraise mechanical engineering systems, to identify area of potential improvement, to bring about corrective action and where applicable, to suggest and implement an alternative solution.
  • Gain valuable work experience by completing an industry-based project.

What opportunities might it lead to?

Discussions with leading voices in manufacturing companies such as Boston Scientific, Athlone Extrusions and Mergon have expressed their need for mechanical engineers with practical skills. In designing this course, the TU, have engaged with manufacturing and supply chain companies in the greater midland’s region, who endorsed the need for this course. Additionally, research-active companies, have all identified the skills in this course as necessary for a future workforce.

Course Details

Course Duration:
4
CAO Course Code:
AL818
Cut Off CAO Points:
New Course
Course Award:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Department:
Dept of Mechanical, Polymer Engineering & Design
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

QQI: QQI applicants to this programme must hold the following award: engineering technology (5M2061). They are also required to have the module mathematics (5N1833) or Maths for STEM (5N0556) included in their award or alternatively have Leaving Certificate mathematics. They must also possess distinctions in three modules.

Course Structure

Year 1

Communications for Manufacturing, Mathematics, Engineering Science, Mechanics, Engineering Materials, Engineering Workshop and Graphics, Electronic Technology, Processing of Engineering Materials and Engineering Workshop and Graphics.

Year 2

Mathematics, Sensor Systems, Mechanics, Engineering Practice and CAD, Materials, Energy Systems and Thermofluids, Control and Power Technology, Processes and Operations Management, Process Technology and Design.

Year 3

Statistics and Lean Sigma, Mathematics, Mechanical Systems Design, Control and Automation, Heat Transfer, Energy Systems and Thermofluids, Industrial Placement, Project Evaluation and Management, Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management.

Year 4

Final Year Project, Reg Compliance and Validation, Computer Aided Engineering Design and Analysis, System Dynamics and Vibrations, Electrical Power Systems and Machine, HVAC and Utilities, Operation Management and Sustainability, Industrial Control, Manufacturing Automation, Applied Thermofluids and Advanced Engineering Materials.

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