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Mechanical and manufacturing engineering

B.A.I., M.A.I. Optional: B.A.I. only; ; 165 places

What is Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering?

This is often seen as the broadest of all engineering qualifications as the skills required range from mathematics and electronics to metal fatigue and fluid mechanics. Nearly all machines used in everyday life – from the car or washing machine to the most complex aircraft or electricity supply plant to the tiniest surgical instrument – have required the skills of a mechanical engineer. Every industrial plant or manufacturing operation relies on a mechanical engineer for its smooth running and efficiency.

Mechanical engineers are involved in design, testing, inspection and manufacture of mechanical devices and components. As a mechanical engineer you will work as a professional using technology to make the world a better, safer place.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

Our graduates have taken jobs in companies such as: High tech manufacturing (Intel, Pfizer, Depuy, National Instruments, Seagate, Siemens); Automotive (Jaguar, Rover, BMW, Dromone); Engineering and Business Consultancy (Arup, Deloitte, Accenture); Energy (OpenHydro, ESB, Eirgrid, EDF, Vattenfall); and Process engineering (Cameron Flow Control, Procter and Gamble, Syngenta, Glanbia, Kerry)

Our graduates went on to Masters and PhD in Universities such as: RCSI; Edinburgh, Imperial College London, Brunel, Cambridge, Cranfield University, UK; ETH Zurich; KTH, Sweden; Grenoble, France; and MIT, US.

As well as the potential for a career in mainstream mechanical or manufacturing engineering, graduates have found work in industries as diverse as film production, financial services and airlines. There is also a demand for specialist research and development work in industry, research organisations and universities. Opportunities exist for graduates in mechanical and manufacturing engineering to find employment in Ireland and elsewhere in engineering consultancies, public utilities (transport, power generation) and manufacturing industries in the mechanical, electronic and biomedical sectors.

Your degree and what you’ll study:

  • Mechanics - how things like cars, wind turbines and rugby players move, deform and break.
  • How to design new machines and technology, for example a phone charger for developing countries
  • Advanced manufacturing techniques such as rapid prototyping
  • How heat and energy can be captured, used and managed (how to keep electronics cool as they become more powerful and more compact)

Course topics include: Energy; Solid Mechanics; Engineering Materials; Fluid Mechanics; Manufacturing Technology and Systems; Dynamics; Mechatronics; and Engineering Design.

In the Junior Sophister (third) year you will study eight technical modules. In the Senior Sophister (fourth) year and optional Masters (fifth) year you will choose from a wide range of technical and non-technical subjects, tailoring your degree to suit your own interests.

Project work is an important aspect of this degree and there is an extensive research facility available to students. You will carry out several projects, including a major research project in your final year. Some examples of final-year projects include:

  • Study of jet engine exhaust noise
  • Design and build an entry for ‘Robot Wars’
  • Design and construction of energy storage devices for the developing world
  • Pedestrian car impact simulation
  • Bamboo: study of structure and mechanical properties

GET IN TOUCH!

www.tcd.ie/mecheng

Email: julee@tcd.ie

Tel: +353 1 896 1383

 

What our graduates say

James Redmond, 2015 graduate of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

“I decided to complete my BAI and masters degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Trinity College Dublin due to its reputation for academic excellence, impressive industrial contacts and international recognition but this College gave me so much more. It welcomed me in and quickly turned prestigious but daunting buildings into a prestigious and welcoming home as I found myself surrounded by fun, ambitious, like minded and supportive friends and teaching staff. Trinity gave me all the resources, academic and sporting challenge I needed to develop. I reached levels I didn’t think I was capable of and attained the balance I needed to secure my dream job as a Mechanical Engineer with the BMW Group.”

Course Options

Award

B.A.I., M.A.I. Optional: B.A.I. only

Number of Places

165

CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

TR032

Options

Students who wish to study Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering apply to the Engineering degree (TR032). The first two years are common to all Engineering students and at the end of the second-year students select Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering as their specialist area.

See TR032: Engineering (common entry programme) for details of the Freshman (first two) years.


Admission Requirements

For general admission requirements please click here

Leaving Certificate H4 Mathematics Advanced GCE (A-Level) Grade C Mathematics


Apply

To apply to this course, click on the relevant Apply Link below

EU Applicants

Read the information about how to apply, then apply directly to CAO.

Mature Student – Supplementary Application Form

Read the information about how to apply as a mature student then select the link below to complete the TCD Supplementary Application Form for mature students.

Engineering, 5 years full-time Closing Date: 01/FEB/2017

Non-EU Applicants

  • Engineering, 5 years full-time Closing Date: 30/JUN/2017
  • CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

    TR032

    Options

    Students who wish to study Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering apply to the Engineering degree (TR032). The first two years are common to all Engineering students and at the end of the second-year students select Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering as their specialist area.

    See TR032: Engineering (common entry programme) for details of the Freshman (first two) years.