BEng (with Honors) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 15,000 / year

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Mechanical Engineering focuses on the design, manufacture, and operation of products that have moving parts. Airplanes, automobiles, more fuel-efficient systems, and cheaper electricity come to mind. Meanwhile, manufacturing engineering is concentrating on converting materials from one form to another. These are manufacturing processes and systems, ranging from basic assembly (eg car tires) to high-tech manufacturing (jumbo jets).

Program description

This four-year BEng (honors) degree (with the option to complete a fifth year for a master’s degree) has eight academic themes, each addressing a particular aspect of mechanical and manufacturing engineering:

  • Mathematics and computing
  • Layout
  • Professional development
  • Dynamics and control
  • Solid mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Materials
  • Manufacturing processes and sustainable manufacturing systems

The course places a strong emphasis on both academic performance on exams and continuous assessment throughout the five years.

In year three, you will hold an INTRA industrial job for six months. This is usually with a company in Ireland, but opportunities arise abroad. Additionally, there are some research positions within DCU.

  • Latest generation facilities
  • A lot of practical experience in labs
  • Industrial experience as part of the course
  • INTRA work practices
  • Great job prospects upon graduation
  • Option to complete a 5th year and obtain a master’s degree
  • Accredited Engineering Program

Career options

Graduates can find employment in the following career areas:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical Research and Development

As a DCU graduate, you will be in high demand, both in Ireland and abroad, in the following industries:

  • Aerospace: aircraft and spacecraft design, aircraft maintenance, aircraft engine overhaul (Airbus, Lufthansa Airmotive)
  • Automotive – Design, build and test cars, buses, trucks, etc. and components used in the automotive industry (Ford, GKN)
  • Biomedicine: design and manufacture of medical devices and medical equipment (Boston Scientific, Medtronic)
  • Manufacturing: consumer product design, manufacturing process, and machinery to make goods (Hewlett Packard, Intel, Dyson)
  • Power generation: design, operation and control of generation machinery (ESB)
  • Product design
  • Maintenance and management of industrial equipment
  • Academic research work, industrial research and development

Program structure

  • Foundations of Professional Development
  • Project and technical drawing
  • Software development for engineers
  • Mechanical-Static Engineering
  • Introduction to electronics
  • Numerical problem solving for engineers
  • Materials engineering
  • Mathematical engineering I
  • Mathematical Engineering II
  • Basic Engineering Sciences
  • Mathematical Engineering III
  • Mathematical Engineering IV
  • Machine Mechanics I
  • Energy: an introduction to thermodynamics
  • Strength of materials I
  • Strength of materials II
  • Design and modeling of solids
  • Pneumatics and control
  • Thermofluid mechanics
  • Manufacturing processes I
  • Manufacturing processes II
  • Engineering Computing
  • Intra
  • Machine Mechanics II
  • Measurement and signal processing
  • Product design
  • Data analysis for engineers
  • Control fundamentals
  • Lean Manufacturing and 6 Sigma
  • Product development and regulatory compliance
  • Project and quality management
  • Fourth year project
  • Simulation of mechanical engineering systems
  • Materials and manufacturing processes of Adv. Eng
  • Finite element analysis
  • Heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Manufacturing automation
  • Operational research methods
  • Robotics

Optional modules

  • Uaneen non-contributory module

Admission requirements

  • As a general requirement, a Bachelor’s Degree / Baccalaureate Diploma / General Baccalaureate / Professional Degree from a recognized university with, minimum, is required a subject in mathematics.
  • 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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