Engineers are concerned with developing economical and safe solutions to practical problems, by applying mathematics and scientific knowledge while considering technical constraints. LM116 Engineering common entry is designed to provide you with a gateway to your preferred engineering discipline. You will complete a broad first year which will introduce you to various topics in engineering. Having gained a better understanding of each subject area, you then choose your preferred pathway to specialise for the remaining years of your degree programme. At UL, you get to try before you decide.
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Students who choose this programme will experience a common first year which will ensure a broad learning experience and offer the possibility to make an informed decision at the end of Year 1. The first year is designed to ensure that you are well informed and well prepared to enter one of the possible 4 options; topics such as computing, maths, mechanics and materials are covered across Year 1.
There are a number of introductory modules such as Introduction to Engineering, where guest speakers and practising engineers will be invited in to explain potential career prospects and job requirements. In Semester 2, to help make informed decision students will have an elective option where students will choose from either Structural Engineering Design or Introduction to Design and Manufacture. These modules are designed to be project based.
A number of modules uses student-centred approaches such as problem-based learning (PBL) or Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate (CDIO) where students work collaboratively to form solutions to engineering problems. Selecting to study one of these options does not restrict your potential degree option - for example, if you select Structural Engineering Design, you will still be able to choose mechanical or biomedical engineering.
Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.
In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade H4 in Mathematics and grade O6/H7 in one of the following:
Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Chemistry, Engineering, Technology, Design & Communication Graphics/Technical Drawing, Computer Science, Biology, Agricultural Science, Applied Maths, Construction Studies.
These are based on Residency, Citizenship, Course requirements.
Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
The career opportunities will depend primarily on the BE course chosen by you. Typical career areas include:
Medical Device Design, Manufacture of Medical Devices. Design of New Products including medical implants and surgical instruments, Biomaterials Development.
Engineering component design, Design and Control of Energy Utilisation Equipment, Safety and Reliability, Automobile Design, Materials Development, Mechanical Design in Aerospace, Biomedical, ICT, Process, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing Industries, Gas turbine design.
Civil/Structural Engineer, Design Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Traffic/Motorway Engineer.
Design and Manufacture Engineering
Mechanical Design for Biomedical, ICT Process, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing Industries, Project Management, Materials and Structural Analysis, Consultancy, Design Engineering, Quality Engineer, Automation Engineer, Computer Aided Engineering.
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