Engineering - Mechanical Engineering / Zero-Carbon Technology

Trinity College Dublin

Engineering - Mechanical Engineering / Zero-Carbon Technology

An important part of the MSc programme is a research dissertation, which directly builds on some of the content of the modules. Themed areas include advanced manufacturing, materials, fluid mechanics and automation design. Students may also follow the "Zero Carbon Technology" option with a focus on technology to achieve the transformation to low-carbon energy and transport. The Zero Carbon Technology strand will cover power, transport and resources with related business and planning options.

Course Organisation
The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering consists of taught modules and a research project totalling 90 ECTS. The taught component comprises modules (60 ECTS), while the research project and dissertation contribute 30 ECTS. This M.Sc. course can be taken as either a full-time one year or a part-time two or three year postgraduate course. Alternatively, candidates may choose to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (60 ECTS) or a Postgraduate Certificate (30 ECTS) by selecting from various taught module options. The Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate awards do not include a research project. Part-time students may follow the staged award path over 3 years of study with a possible gap of up to one year in between.

Subjects taught

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.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Admission is normally restricted to graduates who have achieved an upper second class honours degree (2.1), or better, in engineering, science, computing, statistics, mathematics or a related discipline. Well-qualified candidates or industry professionals from other numerate disciplines who have sufficient knowledge of engineering and science, may also be considered.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2023


1 year full-time / 2 or 3 years part-time
DPTEG-MECE-1F09: Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)
DPDEG-MECE-1F09: Mechanical Engineering (P.Grad.Dip)
DPCEG-MECF-1P09: Mechanical Engineering (P.Grad.Cert)

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2020

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Career Opportunities
Graduates have pursued careers in R&D and in high-tech sectors such as medical devices and aerospace, as well as PhD research.

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  • Qualification letters

    M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip / P.Grad.Cert.

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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