Engineering - Mechatronics
Key programme benefits to future students
To provide a knowledge of trends and current approaches in manufacturing such and how these provide a competitive advantage in a global manufacturing context.
To expose students to industrial equipment, standards and problems to ensure graduates have the in-depth knowledge and practical skills to contribute to industry.
Programme follows the Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) approach to delivering content, which ensures students work on multiple project based assignments throughout the programme. Thereby improving teamwork, communication and integration skills as well as comprehensive technical knowledge in areas such as PLC programming, Solid Modelling, Systems Integration, Industrial standards etc.
• Low Cost Automated Systems
• Automated System Design
• Project Management in Practice
• Advanced & Emerging Manufacturing Technologies
• Automation and Control
• Mechatronics Project 1
• Digital Control
• Global Business Strategy
• Machine Vision
• 3D CAD Modelling and Machine Design
• System Integration
• Mechatronics Project 2
Applicants for a Master’s programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning* that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.
*Completion of 240 ECTS/four years of a relevant five year undergraduate programme consisting of 300 ECTS from an European University or equivalent institution.
Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered under the University of Limerick policy that allows for the recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning; non-accredited personal and professional education; work based training and employment experience.
WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
A copy of your birth certificate/passport
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate
Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on ul.ie.
2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.
3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.
4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on ul.ie/gps and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.
5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.
6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.
7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.
8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.
9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.
10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.
Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
1 year full-time, on-campus.
Post Course Info
The programme will equip graduates for careers manufacturing and automated manufacturing systems. Typical careers include: Automation Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Systems Group Leaders, Junior Project Managers, Manufacturing Line Managers, Research and Development Engineers, Doctorate Postgraduate Studies.