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 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).
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.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Fundamental Engineering Maths||Introductory Calculus|
|Materials 1||Manufacturing Technology 1|
|Mechanical Systems||Engineering Mechanics|
|Engineering Drawing||Computer Aided Draughting|
|Thinking & Learning Skills||Manufacturing Systems|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Electrical Engineering||Computer-Aided Design|
|Engineering Design||Manufacturing Technology 2|
|Applied Mechanics||Production Systems|
|Engineering Computing||Advanced Calculus|
|Materials 2||Electronic Engineering|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Quality Management||Industrial Studies|
|Industrial Power Systems||Industrial Placement|
|Mechanics of Materials|
|Dynamics & Vibrations|
|Enterprise Resource Management|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|Heat and Mass Transfer||Advanced Materials & Process Selection|
|FEA & Design Tools||Process Control|
|Manufacturing Facilities||Supply Chain Management|
|Facility Simulation & Reliability||Energy Conversion|
|Operations Strategy||Applied Fluid Mechanics|
|Project 1||Project 2|
Leaving Certificate 2019:
Minimum entry requirements
2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/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). If you compensate, you must achieve the minimum of either O6/H7 in Mathematics.
Advanced and Equivalent Entry:
School of Engineering hosts fourth annual meet the graduates event
Gary found relevant course material and work experience helped his employment prospects
Building and Engineering Your Career win at Grad Ireland awards
Students get perspective on future of engineering industry
Engineering students take a BYTE of college life with new initiative
Inaugural undergraduate President’s Scholarships awarded at WIT
RS Live! Experience 2016
Gallery: School of Engineering Ladies Coffee Morning
Time at WIT helped Kenny prepare for challenges in this line of work
Emily tells us about modules, work placement and final year subjects of course
Beat 102-103 and WIT team up to reduce CAO final decisions stress
Three steps to returning to college as a mature student
Students experience future of medical devices on site visit
Engineers Week 2016 gets off to a roaring start at WIT
Chinese New Year celebrated by staff and students
Ladies Coffee morning for all the Students and Staff in the school of Engineering
Waterford Science Region stand for BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
Genzyme award for WIT engineering student
WIT MARKS SAUDI NATIONAL DAY
CTRG research postgraduate and WIT PhD scholar win at ICMMM 2015
WCMS Team Meets Chinese Minister for Water Resources
Engineering Lecturer appointed to role in plastics community for professionals
WIT and CHC Ireland shortlisted for Irish Aviation Authority award
3D Printing technologies to transform Ireland’s engineering and manufacturing industries
Engineering Week Quiz
WIT’s SEAM Launch €1.1 million Metal 3D Printing Programme
Engineer a great career at Engineering Week
More Student Stories
Ask a Course Question
If you need to contact the course leader directly, please use the email address listed above.
If you are considering applying for this course and have particular questions about it or the application process, please use the form below to ask your question.
To ensure your question is answered more speedily, please try to choose the relevant contact point in the drop down menu. If you are unsure of your contact point, please choose "General".