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Senior Sophister Engineering with Management

Students in Senior Sophister Engineering with Management can select from one of the following three themes:

1) Energy/Fluids
2) Bioengineering/Manufacturing
3) Mechanical/Manufacturing

Generally only those who have been following a theme through Junior Sophister can pursue that theme through Senior Sophister.

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 postgraduate study) to be eligible for professional accreditation with Engineers Ireland.

4 principal routes are available:

  • An integrated 2-year cycle based in Trinity, comprising an approved combination of project work and lectures.

  • 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.

  • Semester 2 of year 4 is spent in industry on the Engineering project Internship where students carry out project work in one of Trinity’s internship partner Industrial companies based in Ireland or abroad. The engineering project internship is full time from mid January to June. Example companies include; Nokia, DepuySynthes, Ferrari, Glanbia, Deloitte, PWC and many others. If an internship does not proceed students should be aware that they will be required to complete the second semester in TCD by undertaking an MAI theme option. Click here for more information on the Trinity-Internship Partnership Projects in Engineering.

  • 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.



Engineering with Management Progession
  Engineering with Management JS, SS and MAI Progression Options


Students in Senior Sophister Engineering with Management who intend to pursue the MAI in year 5 can select from the following themes:

MAI Theme 1: Energy/Fluids

Semester 1: - Total: 30 credits
ME4B13 Fluid Mechanics II (prerequisite: 3B2 Fluid Mechanics I)  [5 credits]
ME4B04 Heat Transfer (prerequisite: 3B2 Fluid Mechanics I)  [5 credits]
ST3001 Software Applications S1  [5 credits]
ME4B07 Computer Aided Engineering  [5 credits]
ME4MM9 User Centred Design Innovation  [5 credits]

Semester 2: - Total: 30 credits
ME4B21 Thermal Engineering Technology  [5 credits]
ST3001 Software Applications S2   [5 credits]
ME4MM2 Advanced Manufacturing   [5 credits]
ME4B01 Mechanics of Solids  [5 credits]
ME4B09 Control Engineering 1  [5 credits]

MAI Theme 2: Bioengineering/Manufacturing

Semester 1: - Total: 30 credits
ME4BIO6 Biomaterials  [5 credits]
ME4BIO5 Biomechanics   [5 credits]
ST3001 Software Applications S1  [5 credits]
ME4B07 Computer Aided Engineering  [5 credits]
ME4MM9 User Centred Design Innovation  [5 credits]

Semester 2: - Total: 30 credits
ME4MM2 Advanced Manufacturing   [5 credits]
ST3001 Software Applications S2   [5 credits]
ME4B21 Thermal Engineering Technology  [5 credits]
ME4B02 Forensic Materials Engineering   [5 credits]
ME4B01 Mechanics of Solids  [5 credits]
ME4B09 Control Engineering 1   [5 credits]

MAI Theme 3: Mechanical/Manufacturing

Semester 1: - Total: 30 credits
ME4B17 Multibody Dynamics (prerequisite: ME3B5 Mechanics of Machines)   [5 credits]
ST3001 Software Applications S1  [5 credits]
ME4B07 Computer Aided Engineering   [5 credits]
ME4MM9 User Centred Design Innovation  [5 credits]
ME4MM3 Supply Chain Management  [5 credits]

Semester 2: - Total: 30 credits
ME4B01 Mechanics of Solids   [5 credits]
ME4B09 Control Engineering 1   [5 credits]
ME4MM2 Advanced Manufacturing   [5 credits]
ME4B02 Forensic Materials Engineering   [5 credits]
ST3001 Software Applications S2   [5 credits]



Students in Senior Sophister Engineering with Management who intend to finish the programme after year 4 with a BSc can select from the following themes:

BSc Theme 1: Energy/Fluids

Semester 1: - Total: 30 credits
ME4B13 Fluid Mechanics II (prerequisite: 3B2 Fluid Mechanics I)  [5 credits]
ME4B04 Heat Transfer (prerequisite: 3B2 Fluid Mechanics I)   [5 credits]
ST3001 Software Applications S1  [5 credits]
ME4B07 Computer Aided Engineering  [5 credits]
ME4MM9 User Centred Design Innovation  [5 credits]

BSc Theme 2: Bioengineering/Manufacturing

Semester 1: - Total: 30 credits
ME4BIO6 Biomaterials   [5 credits]
ME4BIO5 Biomechanics   [5 credits]
ST3001 Software Applications S1  [5 credits]
ME4B07 Computer Aided Engineering  [5 credits]
ME4MM9 User Centred Design Innovation  [5 credits]

BSc Theme 3: Mechanical/Manufacturing

Semester 1: - Total: 30 credits
ME4B17 Multibody Dynamics (prerequisite: ME3B5 Mechanics of Machines)  [5 credits]
ST3001 Software Applications S1  [5 credits]
ME4B07 Computer Aided Engineering  [5 credits]
ME4MM9 User Centred Design Innovation  [5 credits]
ME4MM3 Supply Chain Management  [5 credits]

For all BSc themes, Semester 2 is the same:

ME4MM1 Engineering with Management Project  [15 credits]
ST3001 Software Applications S2   [5 credits]
ME4MM2 Advanced Manufacturing   [5 credits]




NOTE: The availability of modules (or combinations of modules) is subject to departmental resources, timetabling constraints and sufficient student numbers.

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SS Handbook
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