Mechanical Engineering / Innealtóireacht Mheicniúil

The ME in Mechanical Engineering programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the educational standard for the title Chartered Engineer.

For acceptance onto the course an applicant must hold one of the following:

1. An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in mechanical engineering or a closely-related engineering discipline (e.g., manufacturing, chemical, energy etc.)

2. Any qualification(s) deemed by the TU Dublin as being equivalent to No. 1 above, when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses, satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.

This course is designed to provide mechanical engineering graduates, and graduates from closely-related engineering disciplines, with specialised skills and knowledge in mechanical engineering.

The course consists of 12 taught modules and a Research Project module. The programme focuses on numerical simulation techniques for structural and fluid-flow analyses, renewable and sustainable energy technologies, and biomechanics while also offering modules on innovation and entrepreneurship.

The programme award is a Master of Engineering (ME) Degree, with an option to exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). Graduates of the course will be ideally suited to engage in advanced mechanical engineering research, analysis, and design.

Graduates of the course will be ideally suited to engage in advanced mechanical engineering research, analysis, and design.

The course consists of 12 taught modules each worth five “European Credit Transfer System” (ECTS) credits and a Research Project module worth 30 ECTS credits, giving the course a total ECTS credits value of 90.

 

Module Title

TU Dublin Module Code

ECTS Credits

Entrepreneurship for Engineers

ENTR1950

5

Innovation and Knowledge Management

MECH9002

5

Research Methods

MECH9003

5

Statistical Analysis for Engineers

STAT1950

5

Lean Operations & Continuous Improvement Systems

MECH9019

5

Finite Element Analysis

MECH9011

5

Advanced Dynamics with Applied Computer Modelling

MECH9000

5

Computational Fluid Dynamics

MECH9013

5

Heat and Mass Transfer

MECH9014

5

Advanced Energy Engineering Economics

MECH9015

5

Renewable Energy Engineering

MECH9016

5

Biomechanics

MECH9017

5

Research Project

MECH9018

30

 

All taught modules are delivered each academic year, six in semester 1 and six in semester 2. The taught modules are delivered in the evenings, from 6-10 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The taught modules are delivered in two-hour blocks. Each semester has a total duration of 15 weeks, with twelve weeks of class contact time, one week of review activities and two weeks of formal examinations. Full and part-time students attend the same classes.

Full-time students are required to take six taught modules for each of the two, 15-week semesters, which involves a class contact time of approximately 12 hours per week.

The Research Project module is completed over 12 months, from September to September. 

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the taught modules including assignments (group and individual), short tests, and formal examinations. The Research Project module is assessed using presentations and reports. End-of-semester formal examinations are held in December/January and May.

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Applications open from November 2021.
TU Code

TU204

Level

Level 9

Award

Master of Engineering

Duration

1 Year

Course Type

Postgraduate

Mode of Study

Full Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom

Commencement Date

September 2022

Location

City Centre: Bolton Street

Fees

Fees EU

Fees Non EU