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Engineering with Management

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What is Engineering with management?

Engineering with Management is an exciting and wide-ranging engineering programme that is broad in scope and aims to develop both the technical and business aspects of engineering. Engineers are problem-solvers. They apply their practical and analytical skills to highly complex and varied problems. In almost every human endeavour, an engineer has been involved somewhere. They have created the designs and systems to make everything from:

  • gliders to space craft
  • ball-point pens to laser printers
  • matchbox cars to F1 racing cars
  • wheelchairs to artificial joints for the human body

Engineering with Management is concerned with the analysis, design, improvement, installation and management of integrated systems of people, finance, materials and equipment. It draws upon specialised knowledge in the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, together with a number of disciplines such as the management of people, finances, production, project management and communications. Our graduates have the technical skills common to all excellent engineers, with this knowledge augmented by an understanding of the commercial and industrial environment and the ability to generate innovative solutions to the problems of the world.

Is this the right course for you?

Do you like the creative, analytical, problem-solving focus of engineering? Do you like the diversity of engineering? Perhaps, though, you see your professional life more involved with running a company, managing projects, or being a consultant? If any of these describes you, then you should consider this course. The diversity and flexibility of this course will give you endless possibilities in your professional life, both in what you do and how you do it. As well as providing the core competencies for employment in research, manufacturing, production, design and engineering consultancy, the breadth of the course equips graduates to compete favourably with general graduates for careers in the business and financial sectors.

Why study Engineering with Management at Trinity?

A key feature of the Engineering with Management programme is that the class size is capped at 20 students. This reflects a core belief in the value of small-group teaching and hands-on exercises, which is delivered through active learning strategies implemented by our world-class staff.

The course is a professional engineering degree, fully accredited by Engineers Ireland, that produces graduate engineers capable of working in the competitive environment of world-class manufacturing. To achieve this, the syllabus integrates management subjects with a proven engineering programme, delivered by one of the elite engineering schools in the world – ranked in the top 200 schools in the world for Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in the 2015 QS subject rankings.

The syllabus is ambitious and diverse and will appeal to students who wish to broaden a traditional engineering degree with business and management skills. Students have the opportunity of studying abroad and have the chance to be chosen for a team which travels to Stanford University and the Silicon Valley area to showcase their product design projects (details below).

What will you study?

The course is structured around themes that are developed over the four years. These themes are:

  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Business and Management
  • Design
  • Manufacturing Engineering

Approximately 80% of the syllabus comprises engineering subjects such as design, automation, computer simulation/modelling, bio-engineering and materials. The remaining 20% comprises management subjects such as marketing, finance, quality systems, supply chain management, and human resources management.

Throughout the course, a strong emphasis is placed on group projects, case studies and teamwork. Many of our 4th years are undertaking the 4E5 (Innovation in Product Development) module. This pairs us in teams with students from the world’s leading universities (e.g. Stanford in the US); each team consisting of 4 students from each university. The course also involves trips to Stanford and the Silicon Valley area. The teams are working with industrial sponsors, recent examples being SAP and Panasonic, with a mission to create innovative solutions to real customer needs.

Students in their first year study the foundational sciences required for engineering (mathematics, computer programming, physics, and chemistry). They are also introduced to management science and manufacturing engineering and design, and to the practice of engineering through our laboratory programme and a group design project.

Students in their second year build on the foundation sciences learned in first year and are introduced to more applied sciences in terms of how materials and structures behave. A major feature of the second year is the emphasis on small group teaching and project work which integrates design, engineering science and business. All students undertake a major group project – designing and building a metal bodied guitar, which includes not just the technical, but also a business and marketing plan for their product.

In third year students develop further their knowledge in the behaviour of materials and the solution of engineering problems, as well as the systems level information systems required in large modern businesses. Students may choose electives in either biomedical or mechanical engineering and specialist options in energy, communications, machine design or broad curriculum. At the end of year three you make a decision to pursue a Bachelor degree (B. Sc.(Ing) or a Masters degree (M.A.I.) depending on achieving the necessary academic standards.

Most of our 4th year students are in the first year of a two year masters-cycle leading to the award of an M.A.I. degree (see below). Students can elect to choose from a very broad range of technical and business modules to best suit their own aptitudes and career preferences. Students electing to conclude their studies with a bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.(Ing)) undertake a project. Those continuing to a 5th year have a number of other options such as the innovation projects (see above), industry-based internships, or study-abroad programmes (see below).

Students in 5th year (studying for an M.A.I. qualification) undertake a major individual research project and range of advanced specialist technical modules.


Students who achieve a satisfactory academic standard in their 3rd year may proceed to a 2-year Master’s cycle, which will lead to the award of an M.A.I. (Masters in Engineering) degree. Those students who choose to graduate after four years with the B.Sc.(Ing) degree will require additional qualifications (e.g. further/alternative post-graduate study) to be eligible for professional accreditation with Engineers Ireland.

3 principal routes are available:

  • The entire 4th year is taken abroad at an approved partner university, after which students return to Trinity and complete their studies with an appropriate range of advanced level modules and a substantial research-based project.
  • An extended period (approximately 6-8 months) in the 4th year is spent at either an approved partner university (e.g. KTH Stockholm, IST Lisbon, UPC Barcelona, EPFL Lausanne, KUL Belgium), or in a formal industrial placement, after which students return to Trinity and complete their studies with an appropriate range of advanced level modules and a substantial research-based project.
  • An integrated 2-year cycle based in Trinity, comprising an approved combination of project work and lectures.


Graduates of the programme will have a wide range of skills that will allow them to excel quickly in both the engineering and engineering management fields. Graduates will be suited to jobs in the high-tech sector (e.g. computer, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronic) as well as traditional manufacturing (e.g. design, fabrication, assembly). They often work as project managers on teams with design and test engineers, managers, financial controllers, marketing and sales people. The qualification is also well suited to those who wish to pursue careers in project management and management consultancy as well as in the broader business and financial sectors.

Graduates will be able to adapt to a wide range of careers and working environments. Career opportunities are extremely broad, but the following list may give some idea of the range of options available. Past graduates are currently working in IBM, Intel, Project Management Group, JP Morgan, Davies Stockbrokers, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Denis Woods Forensic Engineers, PwC Accountancy, Accenture, and Reckitt Benckiser, and many have gone on to create start-up businesses.

Further information


Tel: + 353 1 896 1383

Specific Entry Requirements

Leaving CertificateHC3 Mathematics
Advanced GCE (A-Level)Grade C Mathematics
Other EU examination systemsSee