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.
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.
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.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Electrical Technology||Production Technology 1|
|Engineering Professionalism & Technology||Engineering Drawing / CAD|
|Engineering Science||Mechanical Science|
|Mechanical & Manufacturing Technology||Machine Systems|
|Mechanical Workshop||Introductory Calculus|
|Fundamental Engineering Maths||Materials Technology 1|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Engineering Drawing / Design||Applied Engineering|
|Applied Computing||Engineering Design Analysis|
|Materials Technology 2||Production Technology 2|
|Electrical & Control||Fluid Power Automation|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Engineering Design Process||Engineering Design Operations|
|Process Control||Mechatronics 2|
|Mechatronics 1||Manufacturing Technology|
|Operations Management||Robotics & Materials Handling|
|Differential Equations||Dynamics & Control|
|Project 1||Project 2|
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
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.
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.