Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Two great reasons to consider this course
Develop advanced analytical, numerical, experimental and interpersonal skills to adopt a leading role within the regional, national and international industry
Graduates of the programme will be highly suited to leading teams in industry or continuing to pursue academic research.
The aim of the MEng in Mechanical Engineering is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical and practical knowledge, with a highly developed research capability and innovation skills to enable their professional development as leaders in the industry. Four modules, aimed at providing the student with specialist knowledge, are undertaken along with the Research Project module.
The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is available in both full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years) delivery modes with significant focus placed on the research dissertation (30 credits), completed over the duration of the course.
The primary aim of the proposed MEng in Mechanical Engineering course is to provide graduates with advanced analytical, numerical, experimental, and interpersonal skills who can adopt a leading role within the regional, national and international industry.
The course comprises of 60 ECTS Credits of taught modules and 30 ECTS Credits for the research dissertation. Students will have the option to carry out the research dissertation on a speci?c topic, relevant to the program of study, informed by their particular background or areas of interest.
This course is best suited to Mechanical Engineering graduates with an interest in developing advanced skills. Those with a particular interest in computational design and analysis of fluids/heat problems and materials/structural design.
The MEng in Mechanical Engineering contains 4 mandatory taught modules per semester. The Research Dissertation module takes place throughout the duration of the course.
Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics (7.5 Credits)
Statistics and Design of Experiments for Engineers (7.5 Credits)
Advanced Mechanical Design (7.5 Credits)
Energy and Sustainability (7.5 Credits)
Engineering Management (7.5 Credits)
Finite Element Analysis (7.5 Credits)
Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics (7.5 Credits)
Instrumentation and Control (7.5 Credits)
Research Dissertation (30 Credits)
Applicants must have an Honours bachelor's degree (NQF Level 8 or equivalent) with a minimum grade 2.2 in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline that should have covered mechanical engineering fundamentals such as Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Materials.
Depending on the number of applications, candidates may be short-listed, i.e. a qualified applicant is not automatically guaranteed a place.
1 or 2 years, part-time or full-time.
The MEng in Mechanical Engineering is available in both full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years) delivery modes and will be delivered primarily online, with some practical laboratories and tutorial sessions delivered on campus on a set day of the week, in order to facilitate part-time students who may be travelling to the Dundalk Institute of Technology campus.
The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering spans a minimum of three semesters. This includes two semesters of teaching and one dedicated to the thesis write-up. The programme has a blended delivery, with most lectures online and some labs/tutorials conducted onsite.
In the first semester, the induction content is delivered over a one-week period (using a blend of online and in-person sessions), and then there are approximately 11 weeks for the delivery of the other four modules. The second semester contains approximately 11 weeks of lectures for the delivery of four modules. The Research Dissertation module takes place throughout the duration of the programme. A typical week on the Masters in Mechanical Engineering programme (Full-Time) consists of two hours of lectures/tutorials per module plus laboratory work and tutorials.
Please Note: Students will be required to attend the institute for formal end-of-semester exams and some lab-based assessments.
Post Course Info
The MEng in Mechanical Engineering will equip graduates with the skillset and knowledge for crucial roles in research, design, and development in a diverse range of national and regional engineering and manufacturing companies.
Graduates may progress to research Ph.D. programmes either in DkIT or other institutions. The Research Office at Dundalk Institute of Technology facilitates graduate studies through the DCU/DkIT graduate school.