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. The Department has over 20 professors who are leaders in their respective fields, active in research, providing advice to industry and running their own companies to promote innovations arising from their work. Some of our leading research areas are Manufacturing, Design, Fluids, Noise and Vibration, Heat Transfer, Materials, Robotics, Instrumentation and Biomedical Engineering.
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. You can find our more about the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate by clicking here
Students do have the option to 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.
Is This Course For Me?
The MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin is aimed at graduate Mechanical Engineers who wish are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. seeking to obtain a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. The programme is suitable for those who want to expand their knowledge and skills in the application of mechanical engineering.
Graduates from the MSc in Mechanical Engineering are flexible, adaptable, and creative individuals who bring deep disciplinary knowledge and problem-solving expertise to any problem they are presented with. They will be highly sought after by indigenous and multinational companies in Ireland and will be equipped and ready to work in an international context if that is their chosen route. Some companies where our Alumni have taken up employment include Diageo, Stryker, Pfizer, Jones Engineering, and GE Healthcare. In some cases, our graduates have gone on to further postgraduate research, taking up funded PhD positions at Trinity or other universities in Ireland and abroad.
The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering consists of taught modules and a research project totaling 90 ECTS.
Students must take the following module:
MEP77E01 Research Project [30 credits]
MEP55B25 Research Programme Definition [10 credits]
MEP55E03 Research Methods in Mechanical Engineering [5 Credits]
The remaining credits can be made up from the following modules:
ME5B03 Advanced Thermal Fluid Sciences [10 credits]
MEP55B14 Engineering Vibrations and Noise [5 credits]
ME5B09 Control Engineering II [5 credits]
ME5B10 Instrumentation and Experimental Techniques [5 credits]
ME5E04 Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics [5 credits]
ME5E3 Innovation in Product Development [15 credits]
ME5MM1 Micro and Precision Manufacturing [5 credits]
ME5MM3 Supply Chain Management [5 credits]
ME5MM7 Safety Management Systems and Risk Assessment [5 credits]
CE7J01 Wind Energy [5 credits]
CE7J02 Solar Energy Conversion and Applications [5 credits]
CE7J04 Energy Policy and Building Energy Demand [5 credits]
CE7J06 Wave and Hydro Energy [5 credits]
CE7T01 Transportation Policy [5 credits]
CE7C05 Advanced Spatial Analysis using GIS [5 credits]
CEP55S10 Finite Element Analysis [5 credits]
MEP56BM1 Medical Device Design Innovation Project [10 credits]
ME5BIO3 Tissue Engineering [5 credits]
ME5M19 Biomechanics [5 credits]
ME5M20 Biomaterials [5 credits]
MEP55M10 Turbomachinery [5 credits]
EE5PC16 Deep Learning and its Applications [10 credits]
MEP55B15 Low Carbon Transport Technology [10 credits]
MEP55B16 Low Carbon Power Technology [10 credits]
EEP55C21 Cyber-physical Systems and Control [10 credits]
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*Some of the module options in either semester may be withdrawn from time to time and some new modules may be added, subject to demand. Optional modules are available subject to timetabling constraints.
Students take 60 ETCS of taught modules 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.
Number of PlacesP.Grad.Cert. – 8/P.Grad.Dip. – 12/M.Sc. (PT/FT) – 30 Places Places
31st July 2023
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.
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Fazeel Mohammed Naduvilakath Mohammed – India – 2020-2021
MSc Mechanical Engineering
There are a few colleges in the world, including Trinity, that provide the master’s course in Mechanical Engineering in its broadest sense (as most other universities provide a specialization course within Mechanical Engineering which will narrow down my scope and future). And Trinity with its excellent research potential and amazing faculties is the obvious choice for any aspiring mechanical engineer. The research module of my course is where I spent my most time on. I like experimenting and come up with new solutions to everyday problems that will make the world a better place to live in. And I have been blessed with an amazing project supervisor and other lab experimental officers that makes the whole process a lot more fun than it usually is.
Hesham Shaarawy - Egypt - 2020-2021
MSc Mechanical Engineering
I chose the MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Trinity because I noticed the wide selection of modules on offer suited my interest greatly. One of the things I enjoyed most about the course was the ability to combine modules from different modules so effortlessly. I was able to take modules from civil engineering and combine them with modules with mechanical engineering. In doing so, I was also exposed to students from different disciplines, which is always a pleasant experience. The three words I would use to describe Trinity are Diverse, Impressive, Iconic. The student body, and in particular the MSc class, brought together students from all over the globe in a very unique and beautiful fashion. Trinity can be described as impressive due to its incredible academic staff, who are all well-versed in their respective disciplines and always ensure that the students are on track to achieve success. Finally, I can describe Trinity as an iconic institution, simply because of its unique history and longevity, and also because of the standing it holds today within the international community.