Engineering - Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


It enables graduates to apply MEng Level 9 learning outcomes using computer–based technology to solve mechanical and manufacturing engineering problems. 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 up with the rapidly changing manufacturing and design sectors. In addition, students can opt for a specialist Major in one of four areas: Simulation-driven Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Systems and Energy, or Biomedical Engineering.

Depending on the student’s entry qualification, a number of entry routes to the MEng programme are possible: Direct entry, through an Access Course, through Qualifier Programmes, through the International Foundation Programme.

Major 1 - Simulation-driven Design

Simulation-driven design implements advanced computer aided engineering software and techniques form the very beginning of the product development cycle. The simulation technology can drastically lower the time that product development takes. Instead of simply analysing and testing existing products and systems, simulation can pre-validate designs at an early stage. This is a required trend in Industry 4.0-enabled manufacturing and design.

Major 2 - Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing deals with the developments in the manufacturing field during the last decades. It includes high tech, innovative processes, clean and green processes, and flexible manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing makes extensive use of specialised computer software and information technologies. Advanced manufacturing industries integrate new innovative technologies in both products and processes. This major prepares students to design, operate, and manage advanced manufacturing processes and systems.

Major 3 - Sustainable Systems and Energy

Sustainable systems and energy engineering prepares graduates with the knowledge and competence to meet the changing world of sustainability and the growing global challenge of transitioning to zero carbon, environmentally sound, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy systems.

Major 4 - 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.

Subjects taught

Programme Academic Structure for 2023 - 2024, MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng

This information is provisional & subject to change.

Year 1 Optional Modules -

Code Title Credit Semester Exam % CA % Resit Category

MM550 Global Sustainable Development Challenges 7.5 Semester 2 0 100 1

Modular Programme Structure

Year C Core Modules:

Code Title Credit Semester Exam % CA % Resit Category

MM533 Research Practice & Methodology 7.5 Semester 1 50 50 1

Year C Optional Modules;

Code Title Credit Semester Resit Category

EE507 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 7.5 Semester 2 1

EE535 Energy System Decarbonisation 7.5 Semester 1 1

MM421 Finite Element Analysis 7.5 Semester 1 1

MM432 Heat and Mass Transfer 7.5 Semester 1 1

MM500 Design for Clinical Practice 7.5 Year long 2

MM517 Biomechanics of Tissue Engineering 7.5 Year long 1

MM523 Product Design, Development & Value Analysis 7.5 Semester 1 1

MM524 Advanced FEA 7.5 Semester 2 1

MM532 Computational Thermo-Fluid Dynamics 7.5 Semester 2 1

MM535 Energy Auditing and Energy Management 7.5 Semester 1 1

MM536 Advanced Sustainable Energy Systems 7.5 Semester 2 1

MM537 Whole Life Cycle Analysis 7.5 Semester 2 1

MM538 Turbomachinery 7.5 Semester 2 1

MM542 Project (Masters) 30 Autumn Semester 2

MM544 Project Sustainable Systems and Energy 30 Autumn Semester 2

MM546 Biomedical Project (Masters) 30 Autumn Semester 2

MM547 Project in Advanced Manufacturing 30 Autumn Semester 2

MM548 Project Simulation - driven Design 30 Autumn Semester 2

MM550 Global Sustainable Development Challenges 7.5 Semester 2 1

MM555 Manufacturing Process Analysis & Tool Design 7.5 Semester 2 1

MM584 Manufacturing Systems Simulation 7.5 Semester 1 1

Entry requirements


General Entry Requirements:

• A Primary Honours degree, Level 8 with an award of H2.2 (NFQ level 8 qualification) Honours degree in Mechanical and/or Manufacturing Engineering


• A level 8 (NFQ level 8 qualification) Honours degree in other areas of engineering (Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Civil Engineering, etc.)

• Both cases are subject to an interview if deemed necessary by the Chair of the Programme or Head of School.

• Candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

Application dates

Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:

Closing date for non-EU applicants is 1st July 2024.

Closing date for EU applicants is 31st July 2024.

Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.

Application Queries

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For non EU applicant queries, please visit or email

All applicants should apply through DCU's Student Application Portal - view Application weblink above

• Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.

• If applicable, evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements. Please see link


DC814: 1 year full-time

Enrolment dates

The programme commences in September 2024.

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 in a wide range of industries in Ireland and overseas. Graduates of this course have worked as:

Research and Development Engineers

Product Engineers

Quality Engineers

Systems Engineers

Clinical Engineers

Aerospace Engineers

Renewable Energy Engineers

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in leading companies including NASA, Boeing, Jacobs, Intel, Mercury, Medtronic, Google, ESB and MSD.

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

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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