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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Introduction
This programme is aimed at providing mechanical engineering graduates and graduates from suitable engineering and related science backgrounds with specialised skills and knowledge in mechanical engineering. The programme consists of 12 taught modules and a research project module and focuses, in particular, on numerical simulation techniques, renewable and sustainable energy technologies and biomechanics.

The programme award is a Masters of Engineering (M.E.) degree, with an option to exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma (Pg.Dip). Graduates of the programme will be ideally suited to engage in advanced mechanical engineering research, analysis and design.

Entry requirements

For acceptance onto the programme an applicant must hold one of the following:

1. An honours degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in mechanical engineering or a closely-related engineering discipline (e.g., manufacturing, chemical, energy etc.)

2. Any qualification(s) deemed by the DIT as being equivalent to No. 1 above, when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes, satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Duration

Full Time - 12 months
Part Time - Minimum of two years; Maximum of three years

All taught modules are delivered each academic year, six in semester 1 and six in semester 2. The taught modules are delivered in the evenings, from 6-10 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The taught modules are delivered in two-hour blocks. Each semester has a total duration of 15 weeks, with twelve weeks of class contact time, one week of review activities and two weeks of formal examinations. Full and part-time students attend the same classes.

Full-time students are required to take six taught modules for each of the two, 15-week semesters, which involves a class contact time of approximately 12 hours per week.

Part-time students typically complete the 12 taught modules and the Research Project module over two years. The student decides what modules he/she will complete each semester and year. The Research Project module cannot, however, be completed in the first year of study. Current part-time students are typically taking four taught modules in each of semesters 1 and 2 of year 1, and two taught modules in each of semesters 1 and 2 of year 2, and the Research Project module in year 2.

The Research Project module is completed over 12 months, from September to September.

Careers or further progression

Graduates of the programme will be ideally suited to engage in advanced mechanical engineering research, analysis and design.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator
Dr Fergal Boyle
School of Mechanical and Transport Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering,

T: 01 402 3813
E: fergal.boyle@dit.ie

Subjects taught

The programme consists of 12 taught modules each worth five "European Credit Transfer System" (ECTS) credits and a research project module worth 30 ECTS credits, giving the programme a total ECTS credits value of 90. The programme modules are listed below:

Entrepreneurship for Engineers
Innovation and Knowledge Management
Research Methods
Statistical Analysis for Engineers
Applied Surface Engineering
Finite Element Analysis
Mechanical Design Technology
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Heat and Mass Transfer
Sustainable Energy Systems
Renewable and Alternative Energy Technologies
Biomechanics
Research Project

Comment

*** The ME in Mechanical Engineering programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the educational standard for the title Chartered Engineer ***

Award
The award of Masters of Engineering (M.E.) will be made to students who successfully complete the programme. The award of Postgraduate Diploma (Pg.Dip.) will be made to students who successfully complete the 12 five-ECTS-credits taught modules. A Single Subject Certificate will be made to students who opt to undertake a single module in any year or stage and who successfully complete that module.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the taught modules including assignments (group and individual), short tests, and formal examinations. The Research Project module is assessed using presentations and reports. End-of-semester formal examinations are held in January and May.

Application date

Closing date: 30th April 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017

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