Manufacturing Engineering w Zero Defect Man for a Circular Econ
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.
Zero Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy is a combination of studying manufacturing science including physics of equipment and processes, data analysis, including the methodology to use gained process data in the context of process quality, and process 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 main thermal and mechanical processing technologies, with special reference to new processes with growing industrial importance and applied in different sectors, including automotive, aerospace, biomedical and energy.
- In data analysis, relevant fields include modelling, monitoring and improvement methods to design and manage data in industrial and service scenarios.
- In process management, relevant fields include analysis, design, and implementation of business and industrial processes as well as their business performance.
Students will have a solid background with well-founded scientific knowledge with a significant technical and application content, favouring immediate entrance to job market. Typical functions of a ZD engineer includes quality management, design and management of manufacturing processes, industrial installations as well as production and logistics systems, maintenance management.
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
- Grenoble INP (GINP), France
At the end of the EIT Manufacturing Zero-Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy programme (ZD) 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
- UCD: Master of Engineering (ME) in Manufacturing Engineering – 120 ECTS degree
- Grenoble INP: Master of Industrial Engineering => 120 ECTS
In addition to the National Accredited degrees, the students receive the EIT Label Certificate, documenting the EIT accreditation and high quality of the programme.
ME Mechanical Engineering FT
ME Materials Science & Engineering FT
MEngSc Materials Science and Engineering FT
ME Manufacturing Eng w Additive Man for Full Flexibility 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.
Accepted bachelors degrees include: B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Computational Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering or equivalent degrees.
Students should have basic competence in engineering analysis, production operations, 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
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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.