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?
The BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering is a full-time, four year, honours degree course of study that can be chosen within the Engineering Common Entry Route.
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), Lasercut Engineering (Shannon), Servier (Wicklow), Schering-Plough (Wicklow), and Stryker (Cork).
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.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Introduction to Engineering||Computer Aided Modelling|
|Engineering Computing||Engineering Maths 2|
|Engineering Maths 1||Engineering Science 1|
|Engineering Professionalism & Information Technology||Engineering Mechanics|
|Physics 1||Manufacturing Systems|
|Manufacturing Technology 1|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Applied Mechanics||Intermediate Calculus|
|Electrical Engineering||Electronic Engineering|
|Materials 2||Manufacturing Technology 2|
|Engineering Design||Production Systems|
|Introduction to Programming||Computer Aided Design|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Automation & Control||Industrial Studies & Placement|
|Dynamics & Vibrations|
|Enterprise Resource Management|
|Manufacturing Technology 2|
|Mechanics of Materials|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|FEA & Design Tools||Advanced Materials & Process Selection|
|Heat & Mass Transfer||Applied Fluids Mechanics|
|Manufacturing Facilities||Energy Conversion|
|Operations Strategy||Process Control|
|Facility Simulations & Reliability||Project Implementations|
|Project Specifications||Supply Chain Management|
Entry requirements for the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
The entry route for this programme is from WD004 Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Common Entry) and students must meet the entry criteria for that course to gain entry through the CAO.
Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering:
- Advanced Entry - Years 2, 3 or 4
- Non-EU Applicants
- QQI FET/FETAC Entry
- QQI FET Progression Entry Route
- Mature Entry Route
Students who complete other engineering courses at WIT, or another third level institution, at ordinary degree level or equivalent, may apply to transfer onto this course at the third year stage. Students who complete level 6 higher certificate programmes in engineering may apply for entry into this course at the second year stage.
Career Opportunities for Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering graduates
Graduates of the course may find work in the following areas:
Process Design and Improvement
Enterprise Resource Management
Product Design & Development
Past graduates are employed in a variety of companies including: Bausch & Lomb, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Mercury Engineering, Radley Engineering and abroad.
Follow on Study for Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering graduates
Graduates of this course are eligible to proceed to postgraduate courses in WIT and other colleges.
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