For acceptance onto the programme 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.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes, satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme 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 programmes.
*** The ME in Mechanical Engineering programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the educational standard for the title Chartered Engineer ***
This programme is designed to provide mechanical engineering graduates, and graduates from closely-related engineering disciplines, with specialised skills and knowledge in mechanical engineering.
The programme 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 programme with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). Graduates of the programme will be ideally suited to engage in advanced mechanical engineering research, analysis, and design.
The programme 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 programme a total ECTS credits value of 90. The programme modules are listed below:
Part-time students typically complete the 12 taught modules and the Research Project module over two years. The student decides what modules he/she will complete each semester and year. The Research Project module cannot, however, be completed in the first year of study. Current part-time students are typically taking four taught modules in each of semesters 1 and 2 of year 1, and two taught modules in each of semesters 1 and 2 of year 2, and the Research Project module in year 2.
The Research Project module is completed over 12 months, from September to September.