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Mechanical Engineering / Innealtóireacht Mheicniúil

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering

Apply for Year 2 on completion of Year 1 of TU828

Entry is only available to Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4.

Applicants to Year 2 are required to have successfully completed Year 1 of TU725 or TU828, or equivalent.

Applicants to Year 3 should successfully completed a Level 6 qualification, or equivalent.

Applicants to Year 4 should successfully completed a relevant L7 qualification or equivalent.

Course Description

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.

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. 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.

Professional Accreditation

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

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students 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.

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.

Please note, there is no advanced entry to this course.


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.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


4 years

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