This course is offered in response to sustained international demand for highly skilled graduates in mechanical engineering for manufacturing and process engineering industries. On completion of the course, you will be able to:
- show a thorough understanding of the principles and theoretical bases of modern manufacturing techniques, automation, and production processes
- identify appropriate manufacturing systems for different production requirements and analyse their performance
- apply appropriate technology, quality tools and manufacturing methodology to design, re-design and continuously improve the manufacturing operations of engineering companies
- plan, research, execute and oversee experiments and research projects, critically analyse and interpret data, and effectively disseminate results
- work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, be self-motivated, able to work independently and demonstrate leadership
The course is 12 months in duration starting in September and consists of 60 credits in Part I from September to March, and 30 credits in Part II from June to September. You take 10 taught modules from the list below to the value of 50 credits and also undertake a preliminary research project (ME6019) worth 10 credits in Part I. If you obtain a minimum of 50% in the taught modules and the preliminary project, you will be eligible to progress to Part II and undertake a major four-month research project (ME6020) worth 30 credits, and submit adissertation leading to the award of the MEngSc degree.
- ME6001 Manufacturing Systems (5 credits)
- ME6002 CAD/CAM (5 credits)
- ME6003 Production Management (5 credits)
- ME6004 Operations Research and Project Economics (5 credits)
- ME6007 Mechanical Systems (5 credits)
- ME6008 Mechatronics and Robotics (5 credits)
- ME6009 Industrial Automation and Control (5 credits)
- ME6010 Technology of Materials (5 credits)
- ME6012 Advanced Robotics (5 credits)
- PE6002 Process Automation and Optimisation (5 credits)
- PE6003 Process Validation and Quality (5 credits)
- PE6007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment (5 credits)
- PE6009 Pharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)
- CE3010 Energy in Buildings (5 credits)
- CE4016 Energy Systems in Buildings (5 credits)
- CE6024 Finite Element Analysis (5 credits)
- EE4012 Biomedical Design (5 credits)
Further details on the content and modules are available onthe Postgraduate College Calendar
Course Code: CKR27 Full-time
Course Title: Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Duration: 1 year Full-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 6,500 Full Time
2017 Entry Requirements: Candidates must have an honours Bachelor Degree (NQF Level 8 or equivalent) with a minimum grade 2H2 in mechanical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline that should have covered mechanical engineering fundamentals such as mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials. Candidates for whom English is not their primary language, should possess an IELTS of 6.5 (or TOEFL equivalent) with no less than 6.0 in each individual category.
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11th September 2017
Each module typically consists of 24 lectures, 12 hours of continuous assessment, plus additional supplemental reading and study, carried out over one of two 12-weeksemesters from September to December (Semester 1), or January to March (Semester 2). The exact workload in each teaching period will depend on the choice of modules. In addition, a substantial weekly commitment to the project module ME6019 is expected over both semesters.
Individual modules have different methods of assessment but this typically consists of a single end-of-semester examination inDecember or April/May, plus continuous assessment throughout the relevant semester. This continuous assessment may consist of a combination of in-class tests, formal laboratories or practicals, design exercises, project work, written reports and presentations. Any repeat examinations are held in August.
Students who pass but fail to achieve an average mark of at least 50% across the taught modules excluding the Preliminary Research Project (ME6019) or do not achieve a mark of at least 50% in the Preliminary Research Project (ME6019) will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems). Candidates passing Part I of the programme who do not wish to proceed to Part II may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems).
Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.
Further Contact Information
Dr William Wright
T: +353 (0)21 490 2213