2020 CAO Points: 270
Mechatronic engineering combines mechanical engineering, electronic and computer engineering and software design to create intelligent machines, such as ‘intelligent’ robots and safer cars.
Are you curious, imaginative, active and inventive? Do you like problem-solving? The mix in this course of electronic, electrical, computer, robotics and mechanical will offer you lots of opportunities to thrive. Graduates can pursue careers in many fields, from pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and heavy industry to electronics and automation. You’ll study a wide range of subjects, from Algebra and Geometry, Engineering and Electrical Science, Mechanics and Computer-Aided Design to Instrumentation, Design Methodology, Automation and Computer Networks.
In Year 4, you’ll study advanced subjects such as Control Systems, Software Engineering and Industrial Robotics, and complete a Design Project.
You’ll spend 50% of the course time doing hands-on practical assignments, tutorials and project work in well-resourced, state-of-the-art laboratories and workshops.
Work Placement: You’ll have the opportunity to gain work experience through an industry placement at the end of Year 3, lasting 8-10 weeks.
A HIGH spec is recommended (i.e. able to run Win 10, design packages such as Solid Works etc. should be able to run comfortably i.e. needs high RAM, larger SSD, Graphics acceleration, etc.). A Windows machine is required. Apple Macs are not recommended due to software package installation requirements.
Please search for the TU Dublin offer on the HEA website www.heanet.ie/store
Our graduates work in a rage of roles including:
- Food Processing
- Algebra and Geometry
- Professional Development for Engineers
- Digital Electronics
- Engineering Science
- Circuit Theory
- Workshop Practice 1
- Fundamentals of Calculus
- Analogue Electronics
- Programming 1
- Electrical Science
- Introduction to Electronic Communications
- Workshop Practice 2
- Linear Algebra and Calculus
- Interfacing and Data Acquisition
- Fluid Power Systems
- Mechanics 1
- Computer-Aided Design
- Electronic Computer-Aided Design
- Statistics and Probability
- Manufacturing and Maintenance
- Mini Project
- Signals and Transforms
- Electrical Power and Machines
- Mechanics 2
- Design Methodology and Tools
- Project (Part 1)
- Automation 1
- Automation 2
- Project (Part 2)
- Computer Networks
- Quality Systems
- Signal and System Analysis
Electives - Semester 2
- Energy Management Systems
- Industrial Engineering
You must select one elective.
These two electives are indicative since electives depend on learner demand and resource availability, and may vary from year to year.
- Differential Equations and Numerical Methods
- Control Systems
- Software Engineering
- Embedded Systems
- Design Project (Part 1)
- Industrial Placement*
*Special regulation: Industrial Placement MEC4 H4024 is assessed through 100% CA and is included in the GPA calculation.
- Enterprise Resource Management
- Mechanics and Materials
- Industrial Networks and Distributed Systems
- Industrial Robotics and Vision Inspection
- Design Project (Part 2)
- Advanced Computer-Aided Design
- Sustainable Energy Systems
*Industrial Placement will run over an 8-10 week period in the summer after Year 3 of study. Students who do not go on Industrial Placement will choose 2 Electives out of the three on offer; MEC4 H4018 Enterprise Resource Management, MEC4 H4015 Advanced Computer Aided Design and MEC4 H4019 Sustainable Energy Systems.
The electives are indicative since they depend on learner demand and resource availability, and may vary from year to year.
On graduation you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.