Manufacturing Engineering with Platforms for Dig Value Networks

ME Manufacturing Engineering with Platforms for Dig Value Networks
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)
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.

The Platforms for digitalized value Networks programme is a combination of studying manufacturing science including the usage and adoption of advanced digital solutions and platforms. During the programme, students will gain new skills in these areas. In Platforms for digitalized value Networks, relevant fields include modelling and simulation, virtual prototyping, system engineering, industrial processes and operations. Students learn the latest theoretical knowledge and know how to apply their skills in practical real-life problems. Typical application areas of Platforms for digitalized values networks: Cyber-physical systems (CPS), Information system management, digital monitoring.

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), (EIT Manufacturing reserve the right to change the exit universities of this programme):

- University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland
- Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy
- Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France

At the end of the EIT Manufacturing Platforms for digitalized value Networks (PD) programme of 120 ECTS, students will get two degrees from each entry and exit university, according to the following list:

- POLIMI: Master of Science in Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Laurea Magistrale, Ordinamento 270/04, Classe di Laurea LM-31 – Ingegneria Gestionale) – 120 ECTS Degree
- SUPSI: Master of Science (MS) in Engineering, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of southern Switzerland (SUPSI). Higher Education Act of Switzerland (414.20/2011) – 90 ECTS Degree
-UCD: Master of Engineering Science (Manufacturing), ME – Manufacturing Engineering – 120 ECTS Degree
- ECN: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Smart and Connected Enterprise, Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Accréditation du bulletin officiel du 3 septembre 2017-Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l'innovation) – 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.

Programme Outcomes:
A student who graduates from the Platforms for digitalized value networks Master shall:

-have broad knowledge of theories and concepts in Cyber-physical systems (CPS), Information system management, digital monitoring
-be able to critically, independently and creatively participate in strategic work to meet manufacturing-related problems and to -be able to relate these measures to sustainable social development,
-be able to implement the gained engineering expertise to create new or improved methods, techniques, products, and services in the field;
-be able to think beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries to find innovative solutions to real-world problems and to come up with new ideas;
-be able to draw up plans and to make decisions foreseeing future consequences from a scientific, ethical, and societal perspective;
-be able to turn innovations in the area into feasible and successful business solutions;
-be able to profitably work in small size teams and contexts by taking into account all relevant elements and showing effective decision-making and leadership abilities.

Subjects taught

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 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.

Stage 1 Core
Mechanical Engineering Design IIMEEN30030
Technical Communication MEEN40670
Supply Chain Design & Analysis MEEN40790
Engineering Project Management - Tools & Techniques MEEN40800
Operations Management MEEN41100
Marketing Management ME (Business) MKT40970

Stage 1 Option
Professional Engineering (Finance) MEEN30140
Manufacturing Engineering IIMEEN40030
Professional Engineering (Management) MEEN40430
Eng. Decision Support Systems MEEN41090
Business Information Systems Management ME/MEngSc MIS40920
Quantitative Methods for Engineers STAT40690

Stage 2 Core
Mechanical Engineering Design IIMEEN30030
Supply Chain Design & Analysis MEEN40790
Engineering Project Management - Tools & Techniques MEEN40800

Stage 2 Option
Manufacturing Engineering IIMEEN40030
Technical Communication MEEN40670
Quantitative Methods for Engineers STAT40690

Entry requirements

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.

Accepted bachelors degrees include: B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Business Engineering, Management Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering or equivalent degrees.

Students should have basic competence in engineering analysis, production operations, and mathematics including calculus, algebra, and mathematical statistics.

Application dates

How to apply
Students apply through a central application system, managed by EIT Manufacturing. Click below to be taken to the external system and/or view course webpage (url link below) for full application details. ?Application deadline: 1 Mar 2022

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

Post Course Info

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.

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