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Mechanical Engineering / Innealtóireacht Mheicniúil

*This course is open for Advanced Entry Applications Only*

For entry to year 1 Level 7 – please go to TU725
For entry to year 1 Level 8 – please go to TU828

  • 4 year Honours Degree Accredited by Engineers Ireland
  • No Honours Maths requirement
  • Opportunities to study abroad and work in engineering sector

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Three subjects including English



Applications from QQI Level 5 and Level 6 welcome.  Further details at

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

Students choosing the Level 8 General Engineering course in Tallaght Campus will have the option in Year 1 to choose between Mechanical Engineering. They are still the same well known and highly commended courses offered in previous years on the Tallaght Campus, only this year we combined the first few modules to give students more time to choose their specialisation.

Engineers are in extremely high demand right now in Ireland and globally with exponential growth in job opportunities, especially in the Mechanical,Automation and Biomedical sector. With such rapid advances in technologies in the healthcare and medical devices sector, robotics, pharmaceutical, automotive, food and beverage industries, graduates of these three courses will be at the forefront of new technologies to help improve our quality of life through new innovative designs.

Engineers Ireland have accredited our course for over 25 years now which means that graduates can travel worldwide and have their qualifications recognised abroad.

The Level 8 course takes 4 years to complete and we ensure that additional tutorials are available for any students who may require additional academic support. The three Engineering disciplines pride themselves on graduating students who are industry-ready after 4 years.

Students experience innovative teaching in modern laboratories and lectures. They can visit engineering companies, travel abroad for a semester or year to our partner Universities in France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, China or seek work placements through our close links with engineering companies and past graduates in industry. 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.


Mechanical engineers work at the leading edge of projects such as augmented reality, driverless cars, renewable energy sources and biocompatible materials for medical devices. In this four-year course, you’ll study subjects such as engineering graphics, mechanical science, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, machine dynamics and robotic systems. You’ll learn about engineering analysis, design and manufacture, and be trained in the use of complex equipment (computers, medical devices, robots, various consumer products). In our laboratories, you’ll face real-world issues and you’ll learn the language of engineers and begin to think like an engineer.

In your final year of all engineering courses, you will carry out a major design project, which will develop your problem-solving, design, project management and communication skills, a key skill that employers require. The final year project is a culmination of your 4 years of study and is a great opportunity for students to work in an area of particular interest.

Our past graduate engineers are working in exciting roles in Intel, Aer Lingus, Boeing, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Kerry Foods, Coca Cola, BMW, Siemens, Boston Scientific, Amazon, EY, Jones Engineering, Abbvie, Johnson & Johnson, Google and Microsoft. Many graduates also work in medical device companies, hospitals, design companies, power plants and the energy sector. Our graduates often progress to project management roles and senior management within 7 years of graduating.


The site visits and engineers from industry inspired me to continue on with my studies and after only 4 years I graduated with an Engineers Ireland Accredited B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering.

Many graduates join Graduate Placement Programmes in industry immediately after graduation, others progress to Masters or PhD research or in some cases use their innovative skills to set up their own engineering companies. The opportunities are endless.

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Level 8


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


4 years

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