BEng(Hons) in Manufacturing Technology

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Manufacturing Technology

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

The BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Technology has been developed in close alliance with industry, in order to identify the core requirements for engineering graduates. The main aim is to produce graduates with skills in manufacturing automation, electro-technology, manufacturing with polymers and management skills to support process optimization, control and management of processes, machines and systems.

The course incorporates an industrial based project which is relevant to industry needs in providing solutions to engineering problems,regulatory and management needs. An Industrial
placement further enhances the student experience in participating in an engineering team within a broad range of manufacturing industries.

The course is constantly reviewed by the school and industry to ensure its relevance, and to ensure that you as a graduate can be confident in the skills and knowledge that you gain.

What will I experience?

• You will work in state-of-the-art laboratories developing your practical engineering skills.

• You will complete a project in industry, supervised by both industrial and college supervisors.

• You will complete an industrial placement, participating both individually and in engineering teams and develop your lifelong learning skills.

• You will develop your problem solving skills and reasoning techniques.

• You will develop your ability to effectively communicate within the engineering community and society at large.

• You will develop an ethical awareness with regard to the engineering profession and environment.

• Upon completion of the programme you will have developed an ability to critically appraise manufacturing technologies and systems, to identify areas of potential
improvement, to bring about corrective action and where applicable, to suggest and implement alternative solutions.

What opportunities might it lead to?

With a BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Technology, you will have career choices for positions such as:

· Manufacturing engineering,

· Process engineering,

· Quality engineering,

With progression you may advance into management fields such as:

· Production manager,

· Operations manager,

· Project manager.

Your industrial choices, both in Ireland and abroad, include:

· Automotive: design and manufacture of cars and associated components used in the automotive industry.

· Bio-medical and pharmaceutical: design and manufacture of medical devices, pharmaceutical products and packaging.

· Manufacturing: design and manufacture of machinery, consumer goods, electrical/electronic products.

Course Details

Course Duration:
1 Year
Course Award:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Dept of Mechanical/Polymer Engineering
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent Level 7 qualification.

Course Structure

Year 4

Final Year Project, Computer Aided Engineering Design & Analysis, Lean and Six Sigma, Manufacturing Automation, Electrical Power Systems and Machines, Polymer Processing and Mould Design, Materials for the Polymer Industry, Industrial Control, Operations Management, Industrial Placement.

Careers & Opportunities

Work Placement

The student will undertake an industrial-based project for one day per week.

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