M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Course Description

Course Description

The MSc in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide a flexible route to a Masters qualification for students who have completed a Bachelors degree. It addresses advanced topics over a wide range of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering subjects. Within the MSc, there is a wide range of module options and an excellent opportunity to engage in topical research with leading research groups within the School of Engineering, as an important part of this programme is a research dissertation, which directly builds on some of the content of the modules.

Course Structure

The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering consists of taught modules and a project together amounting to 90 ECTS. The taught component comprises modules totaling 50 ECTS credits. In the first semester students will normally take modules worth at least 20 credits and the balance of the credits in the second semester. M.Sc. students will also complete a substantial research project and submit a dissertation which accounts for a further 40 credits to be eligible for the award of the degree. Those not undertaking the dissertation (or who have partially completed it) may, with approval of the Course Director, take the alternative Engineering Project module (1OECTS) in order to be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma.

Students must take the following modules:
ME7E1 Research Project (40 ECTS)

The remaining credits can be made up from the following modules:
ME5E2 Research Methods (5 credits)
ME5B01 Flow induced vibration and fluid structure interaction [5 credits]
ME5B02 Advanced materials [5 credits]
ME5B03 Advanced thermal fluid sciences [5 credits]
ME5B04 Engineering Vibrations [5 credits]
ME5B09 Control Engineering II [5 credits]
ME5B10 Instrumentation and Experimental Techniques[5 credits]
ME5E04 Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics[5 credits]
ME5MM1 Micro and Precision Manufacturing [5 credits]
ME5MM2 Advanced manufacturing [5 credits]
ME5MM3 Supply chain management [5 credits]
ME5MM7 Risk management and Safety Assessment Systems [5 credits]
CE7J01 Wind Energy [5 credits]
CE7J04 Energy Policy and Demand [5 credits]
CE7J06 Wave and Hydro Energy [5 credits]
CE7T01 Transportation [5 credits]
CE7C05 Advanced Spatial analysis using GIS [5 credits]
ME5Bl01 Medical device design [10 credits]
ME5B103 Tissue engineering [5 credits]
ME5B104 Finite Element Analysis [5 credits]
ME5M19 Biomechanics [5 credits]
MESM20 Biomaterials [5 credits]

Some of the module options in either semester may be withdrawn from time to time and some new modules may be added, subject to demand. Additional modules may be chosen, subject strictly to timetabling compatibility, with the prior approval of the Course Director and relevant Head of School.

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€24,860 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time