BEng in Manufacturing Engineering

Bachelor of EngineeringManufacturing Engineering

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        195 - 511
Cork Road
3 years
180 ECTS

What is Manufacturing Engineering?

Visit to the Stryker Innovation Center, Cork: November 2017

Manufacturing Engineering is the branch of engineering that oversees the complex process of making things on a large scale.  Manufacturing Engineers design the processes, the systems and the tools used in the manufacturing of a product. They ensure that the plant works efficiently and effectively to produce high quality products, often incorporating automated and robotics systems. Manufacturing Engineering develops systems used to plan and control the manufacture of products, conduct risk analysis and strive to improve environmental impact in a modern manufacturing company.

Manufacturing Engineering course Aims

The Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering is a three year level 7 programme. Graduates are trained in the core areas of mechatronics, robotics, production plant, power systems, engineering design, manufacturing technology, operations and quality management.

Special feature – Project

The main project contributes to both the students learning and development. It is one of the most enjoyable features of the course as they deal with real world problems. Each project has a client and the students work in pairs to design, build and test a solution that meets the client’s needs. The project objectives are agreed early on in the process and they work with their supervisor in a collaborative environment supported by the project team.

Examples have been design of machine components for local industry, Six Sigma, energy reduction and machine optimisation for a local company, design of a drinking system for a person with special needs.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Electrical TechnologyProduction Technology 1
Engineering Professionalism & Technology Engineering Drawing / CAD
Engineering Science Mechanical Science
Mechanical & Manufacturing Technology Machine Systems
Mechanical Workshop Introductory Calculus
Fundamental Engineering MathsMaterials Technology 1
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Mathematical MethodsCalculus
Engineering Drawing / DesignApplied Engineering
Applied ComputingEngineering Design Analysis
Materials Technology 2Materials Technology 2
Electrical & Control Fluid Power Automation
Industry Studies Thermodynamics
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Engineering Design ProcessEngineering Design Operations
Process ControlMechatronics 2
Mechatronics 1Manufacturing Technology
Operations ManagementRobotics & Materials Handling
Differential EquationsDynamics & Control
Project 1Project 2

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BEng in Manufacturing  Engineering

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BEng in Manufacturing  Engineering:

Career Opportunities for gradautes of the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering

There is an unprecedented demand for Manufacturing Engineering Graduates locally, nationally and internationally in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, precision engineering and manufacturing companies as well as in design and automation specialists.

Maufacturing Engineering graduates have found employment in the following companies:

Abbott, Allied Signal, Ball Corporation, Bausch and Lomb, Boston Scientific, Bulmers (C&C), Cartamundi, Danone, De Puy Synthes, Eirgen Pharma, Honeywell, Horan Automation, Keltech, Kent Stainless, Lake Region, Sanofi, Schivo Medical, Servier, Sulzer Pumps, Stryker, Waters Technology and West Pharma.

Follow on Study for gradautes of the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering

BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering -– one year add on course (WD036)

BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering – Year 3

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