School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International GDL
This course is designed to meet the needs required by industry, providing our students with outstanding career prospects.
The course structure provides a general mechanical engineering foundation with specific themes in energy and the environment and design. A range of transferable and marketable skills and knowledge lead to a variety of employment opportunities within the automotive and associated industries.
- The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering course is accredited separately by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as satisfying academic requirements towards Chartered Engineer status (CEng).
- This course is structured so that its themes have a direct relevance to industry's current and expected future needs. The UK's engineering and manufacturing sector is renowned for its high profile world-class capabilities in aerospace, defence, automotive development and motorsport. Overseas competition and adverse economic and productivity differences across the global markets create significant competitive pressures. The primary strategies for meeting these challenges call for innovation in design and manufacturing processes that can be directly incorporated into products. The course combines a study of design, mechanical systems and power/ energy together with complementary studies in business and professional studies. The application of industrial- standard computer systems for analysis and design is central to the course curriculum in areas such as design and stress analysis
The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering course comprises four themes:
The Design theme covers design management and assurance through to designing for usability, manufacturability, and, ultimately, for recycling at end-of-life.
The Energy and Environmental theme includes the detailed study of power transmission and generation systems followed by an understanding of the environmental impact, its management and the associated legislation that arises from the use of such systems.
The Applied Mechanics theme provides an in-depth knowledge of stress analysis, finite element analysis and materials, together with the principles of the mechanics of solids.
The Project theme provides an underpinning knowledge base for the other themes and an individual project.
You are encouraged to further enhance your career prospects by including an industrial placement in your course. This takes place after the second year of study and extends the course duration to four years.
As well as providing the workplace experience sought by many employers, a placement provides an invaluable opportunity for you to further develop your practical expertise, earn money and try out a potential career path. The faculty placements team supports you throughout the placement process.
- Engineering Design and Practice -30 Credits
- Applied Mechanics -30 Credits
- Mathematical Analysis-30 Credits
- Material Science-15 Credits
- Applied Thermodynamics-15 Credits
- Engineering Design--30 Credits
- Mechanics of Solids-30 Credits
- Environmental Studies and Thermofluid Analysis-30 Credits
- Numerical Analysis-15 Credits
- Management in Engineering Innovation-15 Credits
- Individual Project-30 Credits
- Structural Analysis-30 Credits
- Power and Energy Systems-30 Credits
- Dynamics and Control-15 Credits
- Advanced Project Management-15 Credits
A range of assessment methods is used throughout the course including continuous assessment, in-class tests, examinations, laboratory exercises and project work. Using these methods, your all-round ability will be appraised providing you with the best opportunity to excel.
Students are encouraged to further enhance their career prospects by including an industrial placement in their course. This takes place after the second year of study and extends the course duration to four years.
As well as providing the workplace experience sought by many employers, a placement provides an invaluable opportunity for students to further develop their practical expertise, earn money and try out a potential career path. The Faculty's placements team supports students throughout the placement process
After your studies
The University has a range of either taught (MSc) or research (MPhil and PhD) postgraduate programmes. Details can be found on the postgraduate section of the website.
This course is structured so that its themes have a direct relevance to industry's current and expected future needs. It produces graduates who have the intellectual, technical and personal qualities necessary to implement new technologies creatively. Typical routes of employment that could lead from this course include:
- Performance and development engineering.
- Design engineering.
- Postgraduate research.
- Employment outside the engineering-based industries where highly numerate graduates capable of in-depth analysis are required.