Engineering - Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering - Research

Entry requirements

To register for a Postgraduate Research programme, a candidate must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic. See

•PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master's degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

•PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master's degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, grade one, may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD. Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations,
before being admitted to the PhD register.

•Master's by Research: Candidates holding a primary degree equivalent to a second-class honours, grade two, may apply for entry on the research Master's register. Students on the Master's register may apply for transfer to the PhD Register under the same conditions, and using the same procedure, as PhD-track candidates requesting confirmation on the PhD register.

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DCC13 PhD - Mechanical Engineering (Part-Time)
DCC14 PhD - Mechanical Engineering (Full-Time)
DCC15 MEng - Mechanical Engineering (Full-Time)
DCC16 MEng - Mechanical Engineering (Part-Time)
DCC17 PhD-track - Mechanical Engineering (Full-Time)
DCC18 PhD-track - Mechanical Engineering (Part-Time)


By combining expertise and enterprise, we continually push the boundaries of engineering. By collaborating with leading companies at home and abroad, we develop bespoke solutions to complex problems, delivering competitive advantage.

With expert faculty members, state-of-the-art facilities and a first-rate research environment, our cross-cutting research in innovative manufacturing, biomedical engineering and sustainable engineering is finding answers to problems with national and global impact.

Interests and Expertise

Innovative Manufacturing Research
Biomedical Engineering Research
Sustainable Engineering

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  • Qualification letters

    PhD / MEng

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

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