Mechanical Engineering (BE) From University College Dublin

Program Overview

Mechanical engineers help to improve our world. We face unprecedented challenges, from understanding climate change, to managing global mobility, to finding sustainable growth pathways for the burgeoning population in the developing world. Mechanical Engineering in UCD provides you with the education, skills and knowledge you’ll need to understand the challenges, and help to develop the new solutions we need. Working in areas ranging from energy to aerospace, biomedicine or manufacturing, mechanical engineers are changing our world for the better. They create new solutions, integrate disparate technologies, increase energy efficiency, reduce our consumption of natural resources and minimise our impact on the local and global environment. If you want to help forge a path to a brighter future, Mechanical Engineering at UCD is the place for you.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 58,600


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90


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First Year

Engineering students follow a common first year. Modules include:

  • Calculus

  • Chemistry

  • Creativity in Design

  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering

  • Energy Engineering

  • Engineering Computing

  • Linear Algebra Mathematics

  • Mechanics

  • Physics

Second to Fifth Year

Sample modules for Mechanical Engineering students include:

  • Advanced Metals Processing

  • Mechanical Engineering Design

  • Mechanics of Fluids

  • Materials Science & Engineering

  • Heat Transfer

  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits

  • Manufacturing Engineering

  • Mechanics of Solids

  • Professional Engineering

  • Engineering Thermodynamics

  • Applied Dynamics

  • Biomechanics

  • Measurement & Instrumentation

  • Control Theory

A student’s week includes attending lectures and tutorials as well as participating in laboratory-based workshops and undertaking independent study.

A combination of end-of-trimester written examinations and continuous assessment is used. In your final year, you’ll also submit a report of your research project.

Leaving Certificate:

  • H4 in Mathematics

  • H6 in a laboratory science and

  • O6/H7 in English, Irish and two other recognised subjects

Special Entry Recommendations

It is recommended that the Laboratory Science subject should be one of Chemistry, Physics or Biology


An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version. 

In 2022 and 2023 we will accept IELTS indicator. It may not be recognised after that depending on the outcome of a review.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 

A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with no less than 21 in writing and at least 19 in every other section.

General Requirements

  • Standard XII

  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

  • Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

  • Intermediate Exam (some state boards)

  • Higher/Senior School Certificate/Examination (most state boards)

  • Average is calculated on best 5 recognised subjects

  • CBSE/AISSCE/CUSCE/ISC - English Language 80% OR IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent


The fees for Mechanical Engineering (BE) may vary from  €25,600 to €30,000 anually for tuition fees. The fee's prices may get higher for international students.

Opportunities are extraordinarily diverse, making graduates highly resilient to changing economic circumstances. Recent graduates are currently employed in:

  • Energy, Biomedical, Aeronautical, Automotive and Manufacturing Sectors

  • IT companies

  • Management and Project Management.

Graduates can pursue taught or research Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Engineering with Business or Biomedical Engineering in UCD or elsewhere. Those with a strong interest in research also have the opportunity to pursue a PhD.


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