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Mechanical EngineeringInnealtóireacht Mheicniúil

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

Apply for Advanced Entry on completion of Year 1 of TU805 Engineering (General Entry)

Advanced Entry to year two following successful completion of TU805 Engineering (General Entry) Year 1.

Please note: You can also join Year 3 of this course after successful completion of TU717 Mechanical Engineering

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements:

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.

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest, most broad-ranging and versatile engineering disciplines, covering all industry and many research sectors, including Power Generation, Aerospace, Engine Design, Pharmaceutical Processing, Biomedical Device Design, Renewable Energy Design, Transportation, and many more.

It’s all about using science, maths and technology to find better ways of making mechanical and electro-mechanical things work, such as designing electric vehicles to reduce pollution, designing enabling devices for people with a disability or improving the design of a wind turbine.

This course will give you the knowledge and competencies that you can apply in many fields of industry and research, including an excellent foundation in engineering science and maths, advanced design theory and practice, high-quality project work and practical workshop/laboratory hands-on skills.

On graduation, you will be able to identify and define a mechanical engineering challenge, formulate and analyse effective and sustainable solutions, and implement the best solution; design mechanical and mechanical-related systems, components and processes; and conduct advanced mechanical engineering research, involving the analysis and interpretation of research data, to attain useful empirical and scientific engineering knowledge.

You’ll be able to practice as a professional mechanical engineer on an individual basis, within team-based frameworks and as a contributor to multidisciplinary settings.

Professional Accreditation

The course is accredited by Engineers Ireland and graduates can become members of Engineers Ireland. Following further studies and work experience, you may apply to become a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.).

Mechanical Engineers work across a wide range of industries, from Aeronautics to Manufacturing, and from Quality Control to Sustainable Energy, Transport and Safety.

Roles vary from individual practice to working within a team or contributing in a multi-disciplinary setting. 

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • BIM Designer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biotechnology/Bioengineer
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Computer Modelling/Simulation
  • Construction Engineer
  • Customer Services Customer
  • Support Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Specialist Drilling Engineer
  • Energy Management
  • Engineering Draughtsperson
  • Engineering Manager
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Factory Layout
  • Fault Diagnosis and Testing
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Graduate Test Engineer
  • HVAC Engineer or Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Junior Contracts
  • Manager Lighting
  • Line Engineer
  • Maintenance
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manuf. Systems Engineer
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Materials and Testing
  • Mechanical BIM Detailer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Manager
  • Mechanical Process Engineer
  • Mechanical Project Engineer
  • Metrology
  • Naval Architect
  • Plant Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Project Development
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Control
  • Improvement Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Renewable & Sustainable Energy
  • R&D Engineer
  • Sales Admin Engineer
  • Strategic Power Plant Engineer
  • Sustainable Energy Design
  • Technical Co-ordinator
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Testing & Validation Engineer
  • Transmission Programmer
  • Transport and Safety

This is a 4-year course with advanced entry to year two following successful completion of TU805 Engineering (General Entry) Year 1.

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Economics & Management
  • Engineering Computing
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Drawing & Design
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Professional Development
  • Control Engineering
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Computing Modelling
  • Materials Properties & Process
  • Capstone Project
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Energy Systems (Sustainable & Renewable)
  • Control Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Heat Transfer

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

The Honours Mechanical Engineering Degree provided me with a wide array of theoretical knowledge, hands-on experience and the necessary support whenever I needed it. In particular, I believe the degree’s strong emphasis on the more practical, industry-oriented aspects of engineering was instrumental in me finding a position in my chosen profession during this difficult economic period. I would strongly recommend that anyone looking to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering consider studying at TU Dublin.

Students can transfer from Level 7 to year 3 of our level 8 course. Graduates of our Level 8 course can register for our CEng Accredited Masters course in Mechanical Engineering at Level 9 at TU Dublin.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide

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Level 8


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


3 years

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