Engineering - Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

This Masters programme allows the students to specialize in the widely established area of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or to widen their knowledge from their undergraduate studies.

This programme introduces the use of advanced Computer Aided Engineering tools and by experiencing these advanced techniques and software, the graduate will gain a vital edge. It allows the candidate to keep up with the rapidly changing manufacturing and design sectors. In addition, students can opt for a specialist Major in Sustainable Systems/Energy or Biomedical Engineering.

Major in Sustainable Systems/Energy
There is a growing international market for Engineers in sustainable energy and development, eco-innovation, resource efficiency and clean-tech sectors. There are lots of career opportunities in the growing fields of Energy/Renewable Energy (wind, wave, solar, biomass etc.); a national priority area for Ireland.

Major in Biomedical Engineering
This discipline integrates the necessary aspects of biology and medicine with the technical engineering aspects required to engineer medical devices. The world of medicine is evolving and expanding rapidly, with new treatments and new diseases appearing all the time. As Ireland is a major player in Bioengineering, this Major provides graduates with specialisms required by industry.

There are three exit routes: MEng, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate.

To inspire mechanical and manufacturing engineers to become competent and adaptable in the application of computer techniques in engineering.

To enhance the student's knowledge, understanding and skills in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

You can study part-time and remotely for maximum flexibility.

A modern, state of the art building with excellent teaching, laboratory, workshop and computing facilities.

Completion of the programme will open up improved employment opportunities.

Provides an excellent preparation ground for Ph.D research.

International Students
Students who have completed the Pre-Masters International Foundation Programme (IFP), are guaranteed a place on their target programme in DCU. Visit for further details.

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements
The normal entry requirement for the MEng programme is an H2.2 level 8 (NFQ level 8 qualification) Honours degree in Mechanical and/or Manufacturing Engineering. Students who do not meet this requirements may enter the programme through alternative routes.

International Applications
International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.


Full-time, Part-time. Continuous.

Careers or further progression

The focused nature of the majors, combined with the continued growth of these important and very successful Irish industrial sectors, will ensure that you are in a pole position to gain employment.

Graduates have worked as Research and Development Engineers, Product Engineers, Quality Engineers, Systems Engineers, Clinical Engineers and Product Development Engineers.

Others have progressed to PhD research and gained further advancement and recognition.

The increasing harmonisation of European standards and US regulations also ensure that graduates will be employable worldwide.

Further enquiries

Application date

By 31st July 2018

Enrolment and start dates

There is no February intake for this programme.

Commencement of Programme September 2018

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