The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering provides training in advanced topics in Mechanical Engineering. The programme has been tailored to meet the needs of the mechanical engineering sector, which requires graduates with high-level skills in design, analysis and testing. In addition, the course fulfils the requirements of Engineers Ireland for a Master’s degree in an engineering discipline as the minimum educational standard for Chartered Engineer status. Graduates of the programme are highly sought-after by major Irish and multinational companies across a wide range of sectors –automotive, aerospace, biomedical, manufacturing, energy, construction, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
This programme provides detailed knowledge of advanced methods in Mechanical Engineering including theoretical foundations, computational and experimental methods and engineering applications.
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The programme spans a single academic year (three semesters) and requires full-time attendance on campus. The programme outline is provided below. For the first two semesters, students will study a mandatory set of core subjects and a suite of optional advanced subjects (electives). Students will engage in a single research project over all three semesters with the submission of a research project (thesis) at the end of semester 3. Students will also be provided with training in technical communications and project planning.
Research in the School covers a wide range of topics -the School has strong links with the Bernal Institute which is a leading research institute. The School also houses research centres in Automation, Biomedical Engineering, Biofuels, Composite Materials and Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics.
To graduate from the programme, a student must accumulate 90 credits, comprising 51 credits of taught modules and 39 credits of research work, as outlined in the table below. Credit may be given for prior learning, in agreement with the Course Director.
Four Specialist Electives (each 6 credits) to be chosen from:-
Three Specialist Electives (each 6 credits) to be chosen from:-
The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field. For international students, the entry equivalent will be accepted as determined by the Course Director in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where applicants are non-native English language speakers, certified achievement in TOEFL or IELTS Standard English Language Competency Test will be required. An interview may be part of the admission process.
Those with degrees from programmes not accredited by Engineers Ireland will be reviewed on an individual basis.
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Prospective careers for graduates are very broad including the energy, biomedical, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, construction and pharmaceutical/chemical industries.
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