Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Course Overview

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    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

Mechanical engineering is about putting ideas into action. It is about inventing, designing, developing, manufacturing and maintaining products, equipment and machinery of all kinds. Mechanical engineers use their knowledge of materials, mechanisms, power, energy and manufacturing technology to produce specifications for their designs and to see those designs become a reality.

This programme provides students with a detailed understanding of the fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering. Students will develop their attitudes, skills and knowledge working along side experienced lecturers. The course of study utilises our strong industrial links, whereby our students get to experience the industry that they will be working in, through industrial visits and teaching and learning that is grounded in contemporary industrial best practice.

What will I experience?

Whilst studying on this programme student will:

  • visit some of our industrial partners to experience the role of a mechanical engineer,
  • complete a detailed engineering project working as a member of a team,
  • operate high-end technical engineering equipment in our cutting edge engineering laboratories.

What opportunities might it lead to?

When you graduate with an ordinary level mechanical engineering degree, you may expect to find employment in product and process design, manufacturing, medical device engineering, facilities engineering, maintenance engineering and energy systems.

Course Details

Course Duration:
3 Year
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Course Award:
Bachelor of Engineering
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Dept of Mechanical, Polymer Engineering & Design
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade 06 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

QQI: Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable. Applicants to this programme are required, however, to have one specified mathematics module included in their award either module mathematics (5N1833) or Maths for IT (5N18396) or Maths for STEM (5N0556) or alternatively have Leaving Certificate mathematics.

Course Structure

Year 1

Mathematics, Engineering Science, Mechanics, Materials and Processing, Engineering Workshop, Drawing and CAD, Communications and Computer Applications.

Year 2

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

Year 3

Project, Statistical Process Evaluation and Control, Control & Automation, Mechanical Systems Design, Energy Systems & Thermofluids, Quality and Project Management, Mathematics, Systems Design & Vibrations, Manufacturing Systems and Organisation Management.

Careers & Opportunities

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