Engineering Practice

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

Applicants must already hold two Professional Diploma awards, 30 ECTS each at Level 9 (example of pathways above in Overview), 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.

A student's route/specialism for the Masters must be from one of the two routes from which they completed their Professional Diplomas.

For example, a student may have completed a Professional Diploma in Innovation and one in Aviation. Their route on the MSc in Engineering practice must be within one of these two areas. The route will be indicated on the applicants academic transcript.

Please note:
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. Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

There is a suite of Professional Diplomas that will allow you entry to the MSc in Engineering Practice:
Advanced Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Agile Development
Applied Physics - Industrial Applications
Aviation Leasing & Finance
Bioprocessing Science
Cognitive Robotics
Computer Vision Systems
Continued Airworthiness and Maintenance Management
Data Analytics
Design for Medical Technologies
Designing Healthcare Products and Services
Digital Futures Laboratory
Embedded Systems Engineering
Healthcare Product and Service Development
Information and Network Security
Innovation Management
Intelligent Systems
Lean Healthcare Systems
Lean Systems
Project Management
Regulatory Affairs in BioPharmceuticals
Six Sigma
Strategic Leadership
Strategic Leadership in the Age of Digital Disruption
Supply Chain Management
Technology Commercialisation

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

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. Online.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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