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

NFQ Level 9
1 year full-time / 2 or 3 years part-time
25 Places

Overview

Course Overview

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 M.Sc. 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.

The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide a flexible route to a Masters qualification for students who have completed a bachelors degree. It 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, as an important part of this 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 Techology” 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?

This course is designed for postgraduate students who hold a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field and who are interested in pursuing a career in the development of zero-carbon technologies and sustainable energy systems.

This programme is suitable for those who want to expand their knowledge and skills in the design, development, and implementation of zero-carbon technologies, including renewable energy systems, energy storage systems, and energy efficiency measures. It is also suitable for those interested in understanding the environmental impacts of energy production and consumption and the policy frameworks surrounding the transition to a zero-carbon future.

This programme is also ideal for professionals who are already working in the field of mechanical engineering, renewable energy, or related areas and who are seeking to upskill or change their career path towards the development of zero-carbon technologies and sustainable energy systems.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have pursued careers in R&D and in high-tech sectors such as medical devices and aerospace, as well as PhD research

Course Structure

The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering is worth 90 ECTS, with students taking 60 ECTS of taught m odules and a 30 ECTS reserach project and dissertation.   This M.Sc. course can be taken as either a full-time 1-year or a part-time 2 to 3-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 part of 3 years of study

Course Content

The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering consists of taught modules and a research project.

Mechanical Engineering mandatory modules include: Research Project; Research Methods.

Students can customise their degree with a range of modules, which include: Advanced Thermal Fluid Sciences; Engineering Vibrations and Noise; Control Engineering II; Instrumentation and Experimental Techniques; Introduction to Computational
Fluid Mechanics; Micro and Precision Manufacturing; Supply Chain Management; Safety Management Systems and Risk Assessment; Wind Energy; Energy Policy and Building Energy Demand; Wave and Hydro Energy; Transportation Policy; Advanced Spatial Analysis using GIS; Finite Element Analysis; Medical Device Design Innovation Project; Tissue Engineering; Biomechanics; Biomaterials; Turbomachinery; Deep Learning and its Applications; Low Carbon Transport Technology; Low Carbon Power Technology;
Geo-resources and Carbon Impact; Cyber-physical Systems and Control.

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Study Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.) at Trinity

Dr. John Kennedy and Niklas Braun give an overview of the postgraduate Mechanical Engineering programmes at Trinity College Dublin.

Course Details

Awards

NFQ Level 9

Number of Places

25 Places

Next Intake

September 2024

Course Coordinator

Assistant Professor Jerrad Hayes

Zero Carbon Strand Coordinator:  Dr. Charles Stuart

Course Director

Dr. John Kennedy

Closing Date

31st July 2024

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Course Options

MSc in Zero-Carbon Technology

Admission Requirements

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

Telephone Number

+353 1 896 8582

+353 (0) 1 896 3393

Dr. John Kenendy (course director) jkenned5@tcd.ie 

Ms. Melisssa Caffrey (course administrator): caffrem@tcd.ie

Website

https://www.tcd.ie/mecheng/postgraduate/mscbymodule

Register Your Interest

Register your interest in studying at Ireland’s leading university, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.

Register Your Interest

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 specialise on a subject within the field of 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 devising new solutions to everyday problems that will make the world a better place. 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.

Fazeel Mohammed Naduvilakath Mohammed

Graduate

I chose the Mechanical Engineering programme at Trinity because I noticed the wide selection of modules suited my interests. 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 mechanical engineering modules. 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. Diverse, because the student body, and in particular the Master's programme class, brought together students from all over the globe in a very unique fashion. Impressive, due to Trinity's incredible academic staff, who are all well-versed in their respective disciplines and always ensure that the students are on track to achieve success. Lastly, iconic simply because of its unique history and longevity, and also because of the standing it holds today within the international community.

Hesham Shaarawy

Graduate