BEng in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of EngineeringMechanical Engineering

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        179 - 613
Cork Road
3 years
180 ECTS

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design and manufacture of machinery and tools. Mechanical engineers use applied maths and science to design a wide range of machines, from domestic household appliances to sophisticated machines such as aircraft and automobiles.

What is the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering course?

The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a three year full-time course. Course graduates are trained in many engineering disciplines including Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, CAD, Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Automotive Technology.

Industrial Visits

To reflect the practical nature of mechanical engineering, the course contains a number of laboratory classes. These include Workshop, Automation, Materials, Science and Automotive laboratories. In addition industrial visits and field trips are used to enhance the learning experience.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Electrical TechnologyProduction Technology 1
Engineering Professionalism & Technology Engineering Drawing / CAD
Engineering Science Mechanical Science
Mechanical & Manufacturing Technology Machine System
Mechanical Workshop Introductory Calculus
Fundamental Engineering MathsMaterials Technology 1
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Mathematical MethodsCalculus
Engineering Drawing / DesignElectronics & Control
Applied ComputingPower Systems
Materials Technology 2Production Technology 2
Production PlantEngineering Design Analysis
Workshop 2Project
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Engineering Design ProcessEngineering Design Operations
Fluid & ThermodynamicsMechatronics 2
Mechatronics 1Static & Dynamic Systems
Mechanics of Materials & FEARobotics & Control
Differential EquationsDynamics & Control
Project 1Project 2

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BEng in Mechanical Engineering:

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

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BEng in Mechanical Engineering:

Graduates of BEng in Mechanical Engineering have found employment in such areas as:

  • Plant operation and maintenance

  • CAD / Drawing Office

  • CNC Programmer

  • Manufacturing Engineering Support

  • Assistant Design Engineer

  • Technical Sales Person

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