Engineering Practice

The Masters in Engineering Practice is an innovative route to earning a Masters degree. It is offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick. This programme is attractive to our industry learners as it provides a flexible way to combine study options to design your own masters degree. Completing two Specialist Diplomas and the capstone Engineering Practice thesis will allow you to earn a Masters of Science award at your own pace.

Key Fact
UL has over a dozen Professional Postgraduate Diplomas on offer, which makes choosing two of interest to you even easier on the way to your MSc. in Engineering Practice.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester
• This semester you will participate on a thesis preparation module where you will produce a thesis proposal and present your work to a team of academics and invited industry experts

Spring Semester
• This semester you will continue to work on your thesis and present regularly to your designated academic supervisor. At the end of this semester you will submit your work in a documented format and you will be required to present your work to an invited audience in a formal setting as part of your final thesis assessment

Entry requirements

Entry to the MSc in Engineering Practice is based on applicants having

Two Professional Diploma awards (30 ECTS each) at Level 9, with a minimum second class honours grade two (2.2) or equivalent, as deemed appropriate by the Academic Programme Director. One of these Professional Diplomas must be a programme completed and awarded by the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Entry to a route/specialism is based on applicants having completed one of the Professional Diplomas in their chosen route. Six routes are currently offered as listed below. The route will be indicated in your academic transcript.

1. Aviation

2. Operations Management

3. Quality

4. ICT

5. Management

6. Innovation

If you have not completed a 30 ECTS Level 9 Professional Diploma at the University of Limerick but have done so at another Academic Institution, then your application will be reviewed by the Academic Programme Director at the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick.

You will be be given an exemption of 60 credits on entering the MSc programme if you have met the entry qualifications of two (2) 30 ECTS Level 9 PDs. This specific programme can be considered as a 36 ECTS capstone to two PDs. The overall MSc award will be 96 ECTS.

This is a direct entry programme with applicants following the standard Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) admissions process.

Application dates

What to Include with your Application
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number)
Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name

A copy of your most recent CV
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


1 Year Part Time

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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