BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Full Time
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?

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

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).

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.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Introduction to EngineeringComputer Aided Modelling
Engineering ComputingEngineering Maths 2
Engineering Maths 1Engineering Science 1
Engineering Professionalism & Information TechnologyEngineering Mechanics
Physics 1Manufacturing Systems
Manufacturing Technology 1
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Applied MechanicsIntermediate Calculus
Electrical EngineeringElectronic Engineering
Materials 2Manufacturing Technology 2
Engineering DesignProduction Systems
Mathematical MethodsThermodynamics
Introduction to ProgrammingComputer Aided Design
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Automation & ControlIndustrial Studies & Placement
Dynamics & Vibrations
Enterprise Resource Management
Manufacturing Technology 2
Mechanics of Materials
Quality Management
Year 4
Semester 7Semester 8
FEA & Design ToolsAdvanced Materials & Process Selection
Heat & Mass TransferApplied Fluids Mechanics
Manufacturing FacilitiesEnergy Conversion
Operations StrategyProcess Control
Facility Simulations & ReliabilityProject Implementations
Project SpecificationsSupply Chain Management

Entry requirements for the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O2/H6

How to apply for the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering on the CAO:

The entry route for this programme is from WD004 Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Common Entry). Applicants who select degree option WD004 MME (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) are guaranteed a place in that programme, subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. Applicants who are undecided about their degree option should choose WD004 GEN.

At the end of semester 1, students must confirm their degree option and may change their selection up to that date.

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering:

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 

  • 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.

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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