This program will inspire mechanical and manufacturing engineers to be competent and adaptable in the application of computer science techniques in engineering.
The aspects to highlight are:
- Improve student knowledge, understanding, and skills in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
Specialization 1 – Simulation-based design
Simulation-based design implements advanced computer-aided engineering techniques and software that form the beginning of the product development cycle. Simulation technology can dramatically reduce the time it takes to develop products. Rather than simply analyzing and testing existing products and systems, simulation can pre-validate designs at an early stage. This is a necessary trend in Industry 4.0 enabled design and manufacturing.
Specialization 2 – Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced Manufacturing deals with developments in the field of manufacturing over the past decades. It includes high technology, innovative processes, clean and ecological processes and flexible manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing makes extensive use of specialized computer software and information technology. Advanced manufacturing industries integrate new innovative technologies in both products and processes. This specialization prepares students to design, operate, and manage advanced manufacturing systems and processes.
Specialization 3 – Energy and sustainable systems
Sustainable energy and systems engineering equips graduates with the knowledge and competence to face the changing world of sustainability and the growing global challenge of the transition to energy systems carbonless, environmentally sound, reliable, affordable and sustainable.
There is a growing international market for engineers in the sectors of sustainable energy and development, eco-innovation, resource efficiency and clean technologies. There are many career opportunities in the growing fields of Energy / Renewable Energy (wind, wave, solar, biomass, etc.); a national priority area for Ireland.
Specialization 4 – Biomedical Engineering
This discipline integrates the necessary aspects of biology and medicine with the technical engineering aspects necessary to design medical devices. The world of medicine is rapidly evolving and expanding, with new treatments and new diseases popping up all the time. As Ireland is a major player in bioengineering, this specialization provides graduates with the specialties required by the industry.
The focused nature of large companies, combined with the continued growth of these important and successful Irish industrial sectors, will ensure that you are in a prime position for employment.
Graduates have worked as research and development engineers, product engineers, quality engineers, systems engineers, clinical engineers, and product development engineers.
Others have progressed to PhD research and gained further advancement and recognition.
The increasing harmonization of European standards and US regulations also ensures that graduates are employable worldwide.