*This course is open for Advanced Entry Applications Only*
For general entry to mechanical engineering year 1 Level 7 – please go to TU725
* 3 year Bachelor Degree Accredited by Engineers Ireland
* No Honours Maths requirement
* Opportunities to study abroad and work in engineering sector
Engineering graduates are trained to be creative and inventive, and to solve difficult problems such as the development of new technologies from jet engines to robots to artificial hip implants to hybrid cars and train components
Biomedical Design engineers develop technologies to save people’s lives and to improve health. They design products such as stents, ventilators, diabetes monitors, incubators, artificial joints and limbs. 300 medical technology companies are based in Ireland employing over 25,000 people. Biomedical design engineers are the link between the technology and the medical profession. Students study human anatomy, medical imaging, regulatory affairs, device design alongside core engineering modules.
In your final year of all engineering programmes, you will carry out a project, often a design, build and test style project which will develop your problem-solving, design, and communication skills, a key skill that employers require. The project will give you a good opportunity to develop your design, selection of materials and machining skills.
Our past graduate of the Level 7 programmes often work in technical roles in companies such Intel, Aer Lingus, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Kerry Foods, Coca Cola, Siemens, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Kenkel and Google. Many graduates also work in medical device companies, hospital laboratories and the energy sector. Our graduates often progress to Level 8 either full time or part time in order to progress to engineer roles.
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The opportunities for mechanical engineers are numerous. Past graduates have gone on to work as creators and designers of new technologies. Some are involved in research of fuel and energy, materials, heating and cooling processes, storage and pumping of liquids and gases. Other graduates work as process engineers or project engineers in the food, pharmaceutical, medical device, semi- conductor and energy sectors.
- Diarmuid Rush, Head of Department
Graduates of Mechanical, Automation, Biomedical Design Level 7 programmes may progress to Year 4 of their Level 8 program upon successful achievement of a GPA of 2.5 and an average 60% in Mathematics at Level 7.
Students who do not have the above may take qualifier exams in August before Year 4 as an attempt to achieve this standard.