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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

The programme has been developed to address the need for both new graduates and existing engineers to acquired advanced competencies in computational methods, analytical methods, and design.

Specifically this programme of study is designed to progress your qualifications in the following ways:
• Deepen your technical knowledge, skills and competencies in the core field of Mechanical Engineering through modules in computational methods in solids and fluids, control engineering, and industrial heat and power.

• Deliver specialist knowledge in areas such as integrated design and process modelling and lean sigma.

• Enhance your knowledge and entrepreneurship through strategic business management and managing innovation.

• Enable you to carry out in depth research in an industrially focused sector of Mechanical Engineering through specialist modules in research skills, project realisation, and thesis preparation.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants must have achieved a minimum of Second Class Honours in a Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree programme in Mechanical Engineering (fully accredited by Engineers Ireland) or equivalent.


Full-Time: 1 Year (3 Semesters, September to August).
Part-Time: 3 Years (9 Semesters, September to August).

No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours week: 15
Which days: Variable (usually includes Friday afternoon)
Duration: Three semesters

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Dr Ger Kelly
Department of Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering
T: +353 21 433 5438

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.
The elective modules afford the learner the opportunity to broaden his/her skills set in other disciplines or to deepen his/ her skills set in a selected area or focus. The elective modules offered in any given year are delivered subject to demand and resource availability.

Semester 1
• Computational Solid Modelling
• Engineering Research Skills
• Lean Sigma - Advanced Stats
• Industrial Heat and Power
• Integrated Design & Manufacture

• Sustainability in Engineering
• Strategic Business Management

Semester 2
• Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Modelling of Manufacturing Processes
• Research Project Preparation (10 ECTS)

Group Elective 1
• Automatic Process Control
• Industrial Control Systems

• Control System Design
• Engineering Project Management
• Managing Innovation
• Free Choice Module

Semester 3
• Project Realisation (30 ECTS)


Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus.

Application date

Closing date: 5th September 2017

Course fee

Full time: EU Applicants €5,000
Part Time: EU Applicants €7,000
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

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