BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        273 - 488
Cork Road
4 years
240 ECTS

What is Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering?

This is a broad area focusing on the design and development of products and processes.  Mechanical engineering has a strong product and equipment design element, while manufacturing engineering analyses the processes and systems required to produce goods.

What is the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering course?

This is a four year honours degree, which prepares students for employment in a very broad range of engineering situations.

Industrial Placement

Industrial placement takes place in semester 6, which can be up to six months duration (March - September). These placements have been very successful at providing for the students a perspective on the broad variety of material that they have covered in the course. 

Students have been previously placed in Bausch & Lomb (Waterford), Honeywell (Waterford), Intel (Leixlip), Janssen Pharmaceutical (Cork), Lipton's (Cork), Servier (Wicklow), Schering-Plough (Wicklow), and Stryker (Cork).

Field Trips

Industrial visits are an integral part of the course, providing the students with examples of authentic applications of course material. Other events, such as visiting lecturers or Engineering Society trips, occur on a regular basis.

Course outline is subject to change.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Fundamental Engineering MathsIntroductory Calculus
PhysicsElectrical Science
Materials 1Manufacturing Technology 1
Mechanical SystemsEngineering Mechanics
Engineering DrawingComputer Aided Draughting
Thinking & Learning SkillsManufacturing Systems
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Electrical EngineeringComputer-Aided Design
Mathematical MethodsThermodynamics
Engineering DesignManufacturing Technology 2
Applied MechanicsProduction Systems
Engineering ComputingAdvanced Calculus
Materials 2Electronic Engineering
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Quality ManagementIndustrial Studies
Industrial Power Systems Industrial Placement
Mechanics of Materials
Dynamics & Vibrations
Enterprise Resource Management
Fluid Mechanics
Year 4
Semester 7Semester 8
Heat and Mass TransferAdvanced Materials & Process Selection
FEA & Design ToolsProcess Control
Manufacturing FacilitiesSupply Chain Management
Facility Simulation & ReliabilityEnergy Conversion
Operations StrategyApplied Fluid Mechanics
Project 1Project 2

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O3/H7

H5 or better in a Laboratory Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science) or Technical (Engineering, Technology, Technical Drawing, Design & Communications Graphics) subject compensates for not making the required grade in Mathematics (O3/H7).

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