Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

The programme has been developed to address the need for both new graduates and existing engineers to acquired advanced competencies in computational methods, analytical methods, and design.

Specifically this programme of study is designed to progress your qualifications in the following ways:
• Deepen your technical knowledge, skills and competencies in the core field of Mechanical Engineering through modules in computational methods in solids and fluids, control engineering, and industrial heat and power.

• Deliver specialist knowledge in areas such as integrated design and process modelling and lean sigma.

• Enhance your knowledge and entrepreneurship through strategic business management and managing innovation.

• Enable you to carry out in depth research in an industrially focused sector of Mechanical Engineering through specialist modules in research skills, project realisation, and thesis preparation.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants must have achieved a minimum of Second Class Honours in a Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree programme in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

Subjects taught

Stage 1/Semester 1
Computational Solid Modelling
Engineering Research Skills
Lean Sigma - Advanced Stats
Industrial Heat and Power
Integrated Design & Manufacture

Sustainability in Engineering
Strategic Business Management

Stage 1/Semester 2
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Modelling of Manufacturing Processes
Research Project Preparation

Group Elective 1
Automatic Process Control
Industrial Control Systems

Control System Design
Engineering Project Management
Managing Innovation
Free Choice Module

Stage 1/Semester 3 (over the summer months)
Project Realisation (30 ECTS)


It is envisaged that students could complete the programme over 3 years on a part-time basis.



Enrolment dates

Information Evening
Institute staff will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

The Information Evening for the academic year beginning September 2019 will take place from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies, Accounting, Management, Designing Innovative Services, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business with Aviation Studies, and Sales Strategy.

Humanities: Cookery, Hospitality Management, Bar Operations, Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Play Therapy.

Media: TV Production, PR with New Media, E-learning Design and Development, and Digital Media Design and Development.

Wednesday 4th September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, Brewing & Distilling, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, and Automation & Control Systems.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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