Engineering - Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

This Masters Level 9 Programme aims at enabling graduates to specialise in the widely established area of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or to broaden their knowledge from their undergraduate studies.

This Programme introduces the use of advanced Computer-Aided Engineering tools and, by experiencing these advanced techniques and software, the graduate will gain a vital edge. It allows the candidate to keep pace with the rapidly changing manufacturing and design sectors. In addition, students can opt for a specialist Major in Sustainable Systems/Energy or Biomedical Engineering.

Major 1 - Sustainable Systems/Energy

There is a growing international market for engineers in Sustainable Energy and Development, Eco-innovation, Resource Efficiency and Cleantech sectors. There are lots of career opportunities in the growing fields of Energy/Renewable Energy (wind, wave, solar, biomass etc.), a national priority area for Ireland.

Major 2 - Biomedical Engineering

This discipline integrates the necessary aspects of biology and medicine with the technical engineering aspects required to engineer medical devices. The world of medicine is evolving and expanding rapidly, with new treatments and new diseases appearing all the time. As Ireland is a major player in Bioengineering, this Major provides graduates with specialisms required by industry.

There are three exit routes: MEng, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate.

The MEng Programme is offered in full- and part-time, on-campus and guided-study modes.


To inspire mechanical and manufacturing engineers to become competent and adaptable in the application of computer techniques in engineering.

To enhance the student's knowledge, understanding and skills in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.


You can study part-time and remotely for maximum flexibility.

A modern, state of the art building with excellent teaching, laboratory, workshop and computing facilities.

Completion of the programme will open up improved employment opportunities.

Provides an excellent preparation ground for Ph.D research.

International Students

Students who have completed the Pre-Masters International Foundation Programme (IFP), are guaranteed a place on their target programme in DCU. Visit for further details.

Entry requirements


General Entry Requirements

For admission to the M.Eng. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering different entry routes, candidates must hold the following -

•Direct Entry:

an award comparable to a second class honours grade 2, H2.2 from an Irish University with a minimum Pass Grade in Fluid Mechanics, Thermofluid Mechanics or similar module

•Access Course:

an award comparable to a second class honours grade 2, H2.2 from an Irish University

•Qualfier B programme:

an award comparable to a third class honours, H3 from an Irish University with a minimum Pass Grade in Fluid Mechanics, Thermofluid Mechanics or similar module

(The Access and Qualifier B are part-time programmes - visa restrictions apply)

If applicant has not yet completed their degree, then conditional offer may be made on basis of most recent grades and pending the achievement of the minimum entry requirements.

International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competancy in the English language.


Full-time, Part-time. Continuous.

Enrolment dates

Commencement of Programme
The programme commences in September 2019.

Post Course Info

The focused nature of the majors, combined with the continued growth of these important and very successful Irish industrial sectors, will ensure that you are in a pole position to gain employment.

Graduates have worked as Research and Development Engineers, Product Engineers, Quality Engineers, Systems Engineers, Clinical Engineers and Product Development Engineers.

Others have progressed to PhD research and gained further advancement and recognition.

The increasing harmonisation of European standards and US regulations also ensure that graduates will be employable worldwide.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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