Program Overview

Aims
 

  • To provide a competence in automated hardware and software systems and the ability to apply them to specific cases in a manufacturing setting.
  • To provide a knowledge of trends and current approaches in manufacturing such e.g. Industry 4.0 and how these provide a competitive advantage in a global manufacturing context.
  • To provide an insight to how automated manufacturing systems function in a global economy and to develop some management skills in this area.
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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 16,900

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IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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The M.Eng in Mechatronics is a one year, full-time programme and the mode of operation is based on the modular system.  It consist of a taught component extending over two semesters, with a Mechatronics project taken over a third semester.  The project presents a piece of significant original work with high analytical content. The programme comprises core and optional modules which allow one of two pathways to be taken through the programme. One pathway has an emphasis on mechanical design, the other pathway concentrates on software and control. The course comprises 12 modules in total.

Autumn Semester
 

  • Low Cost Automated Systems
  • Automated System Design
  • Project Management in Practice
  • Advanced & Emerging Manufacturing Technologies
  • Automation and Control


Spring Semester
 

  • Mechatronics Project 1
  • Digital Control
  • Global Business Strategy
  • Machine Vision
  • 3D CAD Modelling and Machine Design
  • System Integration


Summer
 

  • Mechatronics Project 2

Applicants for a Master’s programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning* that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

*Completion of 240 ECTS/four years of a relevant five year undergraduate programme consisting of 300 ECTS from an European University or equivalent institution.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered under the University of Limerick policy that allows for the recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning; non-accredited personal and professional education; work based training and employment experience.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

The programme will equip graduates for careers manufacturing and automated manufacturing systems.

Typical careers include:
 

  • Automation Engineer,
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing systems group leaders, junior project managers, manufacturing line managers
  • Research and Development Engineers
  • Doctorate Postgraduate Studies

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