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Code
WD230
Delivery
Fulltime
Cao points
🛈230 -579
Level
8
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
4 years
Credits
240 ECTS
Placements
Available
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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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.

This course has recently been modified to include the following specialised streams:

  • Mechanical/Manufacturing

  • Additive Manufacturing

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Green Technology and Alternative Energy Systems

  • Robotics & Automation

  • Systems Integration and Industry 4.0. 

These streams may also be reflected in the Placement module in Year 3 and in the two-semester long Final Year Project. This will allow the students to accumulate a possible 60 credits in their chosen stream in the final two years of this programme.

Please note that not all streams may run in any given year.

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.

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Course outline is subject to change.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Engineering Maths 1Introductory Engineering Calculus
PhysicsElectrical Science
Materials 1Manufacturing Technology 1
Mechanical SystemsEngineering Mechanics
Engineering DrawingComputer Aided Draughting
Engineering ProfessionalismManufacturing Systems
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Electrical EngineeringComputer-Aided Design
Engineering Maths 2Thermodynamics
Engineering DesignManufacturing Technology 2
Applied MechanicsProduction Systems
Introduction to ProgrammingIntermediate Engineering Calculus
Materials 2Electronic Engineering
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Quality ManagementIndustrial Studies & Placement
Automation and Control
Mechanics of Materials
Dynamics & Vibrations
Enterprise Resource Management
Fluid Mechanics
Year 4
Semester 7Semester 8
Heat and Mass TransferAdvanced Materials & Process Selection
Facility Simulation & ReliabilityApplied Fluid Mechanics
Operations StrategyManufacturing Facilities
Project 1Project 2
Elective 1Elective 3
Elective 2Elective 4

Year 4

In year four, students choose from one of six streams.

Mechanical / Manufacturing

  • FEA & Design Tools    

  • Process Control 8.1

  • Energy Conversion    

  • Supply Chain Management

Additive Manufacturing

  • FEA & Design Tools

  • Additive Manu. 1     

  • Additive Manu. 2    

  • Design for Manufacture and 3D Printing

Biomedical Engineering

  • Introduction to Convergent Technologies

  • Sustainability & Validation

  • Pharmaceutical Compliance & Law

  • Biomedical Engineering

Green Technology & AES

  • Passive Building Design Strategies

  • Sustainability & Validation

  • Energy Conversion

  • Sustainable Energy Recovery & Utilisation

Robotics & Automation

  • Introduction to Convergent Technologies

  • Process Control 8.1

  • Robotics & Vision

  • Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

Systems Integration & Industry 4.0

  • Introduction to Convergent Technologies

  • MES / Networks & IoT

  • Industry 4.0

  • Application of the Internet of Things


 

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).

 

Advanced and Equivalent Entry:

 

Graduates of the course may find work in the following areas:

  • Process Design and Improvement

  • Enterprise Resource Management

  • Product Design & Development

  • Manufacturing Engineering

  • Quality Management

Past graduates are employed in a variety of companies including Bausch & Lomb, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Mercury Engineering, Radley Engineering and abroad.

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