MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 17,000 / year

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This Master’s program enables students to specialize in the widely established area of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or to expand their knowledge of their undergraduate studies. This program introduces the use of advanced computer-aided engineering tools, and by experiencing these advanced techniques and software, the graduate will gain a vital advantage. It enables the candidate to keep up with the rapidly changing manufacturing and design industries. Additionally, students may choose to pursue a specialized specialization in one of four areas: Simulation-Driven Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Energy and Systems, or Biomedical Engineering.

Program description

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.

Career options

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.

Program structure

  • Research practice and methodology


  • Entrepreneurship for engineers
  • Decarbonization of the energy system
  • Finite element analysis
  • Heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Design, development and analysis of product value
  • Advanced FEA
  • Surface engineering and tribology
  • Computational thermo-fluid dynamics
  • Energy audit and energy management
  • Advanced sustainable energy systems
  • Full life cycle analysis
  • Project (Master)
  • Sustainable energy and systems project
  • Biomedical project
  • Advanced Manufacturing Project
  • Project simulation: design driven
  • Analysis of manufacturing processes and tool design
  • Simulation of manufacturing systems

Admission requirements

  • A college degree or higher in any discipline related to fluid mechanics, thermo-fluid mechanics, or a similar module.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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