Manufacturing Engineering focuses on improving the production of items through product design, production planning, operations control, and by performing the various engineering functions in a firm that lead to more effective manufacturing processes.
The BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering is a one-year level 8 follow-on course for graduates of the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering, BEng in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent level 7 programmes. The course addresses the application of computer-based technologies within lean, regulated environments in the context of smart manufacturing.
Industrial visits and field trips form part of this course. Presentations from past graduates and industrial visitors are a regular feature.
Projects form a very enjoyable part of the course where students have the freedom to genuinely express themselves. Many of the projects undertaken have developed into postgraduate research projects and a number of final-year students have presented their work in published papers at international conferences.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Embedded Programming||Facility Simulation & Reliability|
|Manufacturing Execution Systems/Networks & IoT||Lean & Six Sigma|
|Sustainability & Validation||Operations Strategy/Innovation|
|Process Control for Manufacturing||Design for Manufacture & 3D Printing|
|Process Technology||Material & Manufacturing Technology|
|ET Project Specification||ET Project Implementation|
Students who complete the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering, the BEng in Mechanical Engineering, or an equivalent level 7 programme, may apply for admission.
(Please note that reaching the minimum requirements will not guarantee a place on this course).
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Process development and automation
Manufacturing and engineering management
Gaining employment with many diverse organisations including: Allied Signal, Bausch & Lomb, Bulmers (C+C), Boston Scientific, Abbott, Turnex, Wyeths, Genzyme, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi, and many more.
Graduates achieving an honours degree on this course may apply for MSc or PhD degree courses in SETU Waterford or elsewhere.