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Engineering - By Module

Course Details
Course Description:
The MSc (by module) is designed to provide a flexible route to a master's qualification for students who have completed a bachelor's degree. The degree spans a range of disciplines. Each student assembles a coherent group of modules focusing on a particular theme with the guidance and approval of a study committee. This facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to their studies and in particular their research project.

The MSc (by module) has a broader appeal to EU and non-EU students who wish to do a taught master's degree in areas other than those specialized masters programmes currently offered. The structure will appeal to students who wish to do a general degree and also to those who arrive with a particular area of interest that requires a more flexible and multidisciplinary approach.

Course Structure
The M.Sc. in Engineering (by module) consists of taught modules and a project together amounting to 90 ECTS. The taught component comprises modules totalling 60 ECTS credits. In the first semester, candidates pursuing the course must take modules worth at least 25 ECTS. In the second semester, candidates pursuing the course must take the balance of the ECTS. M.Sc. candidates will, in addition, complete a substantial research project and submit a dissertation which accounts for a further 30 ECTS to be eligible for the award of the degree.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements:
Candidates for this course must normally hold a first or second class, first division honors Bachelor degree in engineering or a cognate discipline and pursue the course full-time for a period of not less than 12 consecutive months.


1 year full-time.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Professor David Taylor, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Professor Anil Kokaram, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Telephone Number: +353-1-8961703/1383/2900
Course Email: /

Subjects taught

Modules: All candidates take taught course modules to a total of 60 credits.

You must take one of the following two modules:

CE5E2 Research Methods module [5 credits]


ME7B07 Research Methods module (15 credits)

The remaining 60 credits can be made up from the following modules:

ME5B01 Flow induced vibration and fluid structure interaction [5 credits]

ME5B02 Advanced materials [5 credits]

ME5B03 Advanced thermal fluid sciences [5 credits]

ME5B04 Engineering Vibrations [5 credits]

ME5B09 Control Engineering [5 credits]

ME5B10 Instrumentation and Experimental Techniques [5 credits]

ME5MM1 Micro and Precision Manufacturing [5 credits]

ME5M2 Advanced manufacturing [5 credits]

ME5MM3 Supply chain management [5 credits]

CE7J01 Wind Energy [5 credits]

CE7J04 Energy Policy and Demand [5 credits]

CE7J06 Wave and Hydro Energy [5 credits]

CE7T01 Transportation [5 credits]

ME5BIO1 Medical devices [10 credits]

ME5BIO3 Tissue engineering [5 credits]

ME5M19 Biomechanics [5 credits]

ME5M20 Biomaterials [5 credits]

CE7C05 Spatial analysis using GIS [5 credits]

Some of the module options in either semester may be withdrawn from time to time and some new modules may be added, subject to demand. In the event that insufficient module options are available to meet the minimum module requirements of a particular specialisation then an alternative level 9 specialisation or a general level 9 Mechanical/Electrical/Civil Engineering specialisation may be chosen, subject strictly to timetabling compatibility, with the prior approval of the relevant Head of Department.

Assessment method

The pass mark for all elements is 50%. To qualify for the award of the M.Sc. degree, students must achieve an overall average mark of at least 50%, achieve a pass mark in the dissertation and either (i) pass taught modules amounting to 60 ECTS credits or (ii) pass taught modules amounting to at least 50 ECTS credits and have a mark of not less than 40% in the failed modules. Both examination and dissertation are subject to external moderation.

Those students who achieve an overall average mark of 70% or above both for the course and in the dissertation will be awarded a distinction. A distinction cannot be awarded if a candidate has failed any module during the course.

Application date

Closing Date 30 June 2018

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2018

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