Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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This course combines two distinct fields, Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering, to create the foundation for a versatile career.

Mechanical Engineering focuses on the design, manufacture and operation of products that have moving parts. Aircraft, automobiles, more fuel-efficient systems and cheaper electricity all come to mind. Manufacturing Engineering, meanwhile, concentrates on converting materials from one form to another. It's about manufacturing processes and systems, ranging from basic assembly (e.g., car tyres) or high-tech manufacture (jumbo jets).

The programme also prepares you for the challenges of mechanical and manufacturing engineering using the most sophisticated computer techniques and tools.

Students have the option to complete the course in four years and earn a Bachelor’s degree or study for an additional year an earn a Master’s in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering which is the minimum requirement to earn a professional title and become a chartered Engineer with Engineer's Ireland. Student's who decide to pursue an integrated Master's Degree specialise in one of the following areas: Simulation-driven Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Biomedical Engineering or Sustainable Systems and Energy. Find out more here.

With the increased use of computer simulation and analysis techniques being used throughout all engineering companies, I felt it was important to do a course where I would learn about many of these techniques. I felt that DCU had the right balance of lecture to practical based teaching, which best suited my style of learning. With the courses' heavy emphasis on computational techniques for both drafting and analysis, the experience gained at DCU and during the 6-month work placement greatly increased my employment potential, which has been borne out. After completing my degree, I moved to Japan and started work as a Design Engineer for an automotive component company.

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€15,000 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time