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Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip)

1 year full-time, 2 – 3 years part-time ; P.Grad.Cert. – 8P.Grad.Dip. – 12M.Sc. (PT/FT)  – 30 places

Course Description

The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering addresses advanced topics over a wide range of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering subjects. Within the M.Sc., there is a wide range of module options and an excellent opportunity to engage in topical research with leading research groups within the School of Engineering. An important part of the MSc programme is a research dissertation, which directly builds on some of the content of the modules. Themed areas include advanced manufacturing, materials, fluid mechanics and automation design. Students may also follow the “Zero Carbon Technology” option with a focus on technology to achieve the transformation to low-carbon energy and transport. The Zero Carbon Technology strand will cover power, transport and resources with related business and planning options.

Course Organisation

The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering consists of taught modules and a research project totalling 90 ECTS. The taught component comprises modules (60 ECTS), while the research project and dissertation contribute 30 ECTS. This M.Sc. course can be taken as either a full-time one year or a part-time two or three year postgraduate course. Alternatively, candidates may choose to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (60 ECTS) or a Postgraduate Certificate (30 ECTS) by selecting from various taught module options. The Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate awards do not include a research project. Part-time students may follow the staged award path over 3 years of study with a possible gap of up to one year in between.

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Course Details


1 year full-time, 2 – 3 years part-time

Number of Places

P.Grad.Cert. – 8P.Grad.Dip. – 12M.Sc. (PT/FT)  – 30

Course Coordinator

Stephen Spence - Strand Co-ordinator for Zero Carbon Technology

Next Intake

September 2021

Closing Date

18th August 2021

Admission is normally restricted to graduates who have achieved an upper second class honours degree (2.1), or better, in engineering, science, computing, statistics, mathematics or a related discipline. Well-qualified candidates or industry professionals from other numerate disciplines who have sufficient knowledge of engineering and science, may also be considered.

Course Fees

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Get In Touch

Course Director

Kevin O’Kelly

Telephone Number

+353 1 896 1383