Manufacturing Engineering with Add Manufacturing for Full Flex
This masters merges manufacturing technical and technological aspects with innovation and entrepreneurship teaching, in the context of the global societal challenges, such as circular economy, industrial innovation and sustainability. It is a double degree programme, coordinated by EIT Manufacturing Master School, between UCD and other universities around Europe i.e. Aalto University, Finland, Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France, Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Italian Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble INP), France and and Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria. The first year is spent at UCD (entry university) and the second year is spent at another (exit) university as listed above. Students choose one of three minors offered as part of the programme i.e. Additive Manufacture for Full Flexibility, Zero-Defect Manufacturing for a Circular Economy, and Platforms for digitalized value networks.
Additive Manufacturing for Full Flexibility (AM) is a combination of studying manufacturing science including physics of additive manufacturing processes, mechanical design including exploiting the design freedoms enabled for more customized products and services, and production management including the flexibility enabled for smaller lot production. During the programme students will gain new skills in these areas.
- In manufacturing science, relevant fields include molten material physics, heat transfer, and deformation.
- In design engineering, relevant fields are numerical and topological optimization, process physics simulation, new concept generation and design engineering.
- In production management, relevant fields include logistics, digitalization and quality.
Students learn the latest theoretical knowledge and know how to apply their skills in practical real-life problems. Typical application areas of AM include rapid prototyping, flexible pattern and mold manufacturing, lightweight systems, and flexible manufacturing systems.
See the EIT Manufacturing Master School Website for further details.
The first year is spent at UCD and the second year at another university in a different European countries. ?The following universities provide an exit year (second year):
Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien), Austria
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland
At the end of the EIT Manufacturing Additive Manufacturing for Full Flexibility (AM) programme of 120 ECTS, students will get two degrees from each entry and exit university, according to the following list:
Aalto: Diplomi-insinööri, Diplomingenjör, Master of Science (Technology), Decree of the Council of State on University Degrees (1136/2009) – 120 ECTS degree
SUPSI: Master of Science (MS) in Engineering, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of southern Switzerland (SUPSI) – 90 ECTS degree
TU Wien: Diplomingenieur/ Master of Science – 120 ECTS degree
UCD: Master of Engineering (ME) in Manufacturing Engineering – 120 ECTS degree
In addition to the National Accredited degrees, the students receive the EIT Label Certificate, documenting the EIT accreditation and high quality of the programme.
Vision and Values Statement
This EIT-Manufacturing Masters programme (UCD ME Manufacturing) aspires to be Europe's pre-eminent taught programme for graduates seeking to pursue careers in the manufacturing industry. The unique factors that this programme offers to all students include (i) direct involvement of industry, (ii) hands-on experiential learning through Teaching & Learning Factories, (iii) Fully immersive and transnational experience involving at least two institutions from different countries, (iv) core technology areas combined with structured training in innovation and entrepreneurship, and (v) cross-sectoral involvement from both academia and industry.
ME Mechanical Engineering FT
ME Materials Science & Engineering FT
MEngSc Materials Science and Engineering FT
ME Manufacturing Eng w Zero Defect Man for Circ Econ FT
ME Manufacturing Eng w Platforms for Dig Value Networks FT
The two years programme (120 ECTS) includes an Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Module (30 ECTS) and a Technical Major Module (90 ECTS) structured as follows:
45 ECTS for Host Programme technical courses
15 ECTS for Host Programme AM specialization courses
30 ECTS for the I&E Module courses
30 ECTS for the Master thesis
Students are committed to collect a total of 40-50 ECTS related to the Technical Major and of 10-20 ECTS related to the I&E Module in the first year (60 ECTS total) whereas in the second year they are committed to collect 10-20 ECTS for the Technical Major, 10-20 ECTS for the I&E Module and 30 ECTS for the Master Thesis Project (60 ECTS total). The total of technical courses and specialization courses must be 60 ECTS, within the boundaries above. All Master School education will be held in English and all partner universities are assumed to use ECTS units.
Applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.
Preferred bachelors degrees include: BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or equivalent degrees. Other possible BSc degrees: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent degrees.
Students MUST have basic competence in engineering design, analysis, production operations, physics and mathematics including calculus, algebra, and mathematical statistics.
How to apply:
To apply to the Master School, you are required to upload the following documents.
Degree Certificate/Diploma in its original language AND translated into English (If your university does not provide this service, the translation has to be done by an authorized translator and his/her credentials, signature and stamps must be visible in the translated document). In case of on-going studies, a statement certifying that you are in the final year of your studies. The statement must be written by the degree administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled on the final year of your education and giving your expected completion date.
Official and stamped transcript of records in original language and translated into English. All courses taken must be included. Please scan the front and back of every document- all stamps and signatures must be fully visible.
Proof of English proficiency. Please refer to the 'Language requirements' section for more information.
Curriculum Vitae including details on your academic and professional career.
A letter of motivation in which you prove your innovative potential. Please refer to "Motivation letter" section for more information. The letter can be addressed to the "Selection committee". How you organize the letter is up to you, but all in all the letter should not be longer than two pages. We recommend that you include a specific motivation letter for each programme of your choice, if you are applying to two programmes.
A colour copy of your either National ID (only for EU/EFTA students) or passport.
2 years full-time.
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Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
There is strong demand throughout Europe for graduates of manufacturing degree programmes to be better equipped for the marketplace than their predecessors have been. There is strong need for graduates to have direct experience of industry, to have a practical awareness of important developments within the sectors of Europe's manufacturing industry (e.g., increased digitalisation, demands of Industry 4.0, growth of additive manufacturing and robotics, etc.), to have a greater awareness of innovation & entrepreneurship, combined with an international perspective that is the direct result of personal experiences. The ME Manufacturing Engineering will prepare you for high level technical positions, Innovation roles and business profiles, including the capability to create your own start-up. It will also allow you to create a professional network at national and international level through the several initiatives and the EIT alumni communities.