Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

​A Mechanical Engineer has a working knowledge of computer applications, electricity, structures, mathematics, physics, computer aided design and drafting and materials science. For this reason, a degree in Mechanical Engineering can be used to gain well paid employment anywhere in the world that an engineer is needed. This programme is a one year add on, open to Level 7 graduates in Mechanical Engineering disciplines. It uniquely provides the student with option of specialising in one of the following core areas as part of their studies: Polymer Engineering, Manufacturing/Automation, and Energy Management.

In addition, the programme offers the student a year long industrial project based in a company which gives the student valuable work experience. These industrial links are further enhanced by experienced lecturing staff combined with industrial visits and industrially based case studies. Mechanical Engineering is a rewarding career in which graduates can and do make a difference to society by applying their skills and knowledge.

What will I experience?

​On this course you can:

  • Gain valuable work experience by completing an industry based project
  • Choose to specialise in one of the following areas - Polymer Engineering, Manufacturing/ Automation, Energy Management
  • 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

What opportunities might it lead to?

​Your specific and specialist knowledge and skills will lead to proven career opportunities in such areas as:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Facilities Design and Management
  • Manufacturing Process and Product Design
  • Manufacturing / Automation
  • Design and Manufacturing of Plastics
  • Energy Management
  • Project Management

In recent years, all of the graduates of this programme have obtained employment within 6 months of graduating, in a variety of companies both in Ireland and globally.

Course Details

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

Entry to the programme is restricted to holders of an appropriate Level 7 degree awarded at Merit 2 or equivalent. Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy or the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or a degree in any relevant engineering discipline or an equivalent Level 7.

Course Structure

Year 4

Final Year Project, Computer Aided Engineering Design & Analysis, Electrical Power Systems and Machines, System Dynamics and Vibrations, Advanced Engineering Materials, Heat Transfer, Industrial Control, Applied Thermofluids,Operations Management. Electives: Lean and Six Sigma, Integrated Energy Systems, Polymer Processing and Mould Design, Energy & Environmental Management, Materials for the Polymer Industry, Manufacturing Automation.

Careers & Opportunities

Work Placement

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

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