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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing Process & Automation Systems

Overview:
This course is offered in response to sustained international demand for highly skilled graduates in mechanical engineering for manufacturing and process engineering industries. On completion of the course, you will be able to:

- show a thorough understanding of the principles and theoretical bases of modern manufacturing techniques, automation, and production processes

- identify appropriate manufacturing systems for different production requirements and analyse their performance

- apply appropriate technology, quality tools and manufacturing methodology to design, re-design and continuously improve the manufacturing operations of engineering companies

- plan, research, execute and oversee experiments and research projects, critically analyse and interpret data, and effectively disseminate results

- work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, be self-motivated, able to work independently and demonstrate leadership.

Why Choose This Course
This is the only broad-based masters degree in manufacturing and automation in Ireland.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have an honours Bachelor Degree (NQF Level 8 or equivalent) with a minimum grade 2H2 in mechanical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline that should have covered mechanical engineering fundamentals such as mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials. Candidates for whom English is not their primary language, should possess an IELTS of 6.5 (or TOEFL equivalent) with no less than 6.0 in each individual category.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Non-EU Candidates
Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. 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. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

Duration

1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information

In response to increasing demand for highly skilled graduates in the field of mechanical engineering applied to the manufacturing and pharma-chem industries, this course will produce mechanical engineering postgraduates who are proficient in the development and realisation of modern manufacturing, process and automation systems. This is achieved through developing an understanding of the concepts of manufacturing systems, and the skills to analyse, design and implement manufacturing systems in practice. This is combined with an understanding of process automation and operational management. The course will equip you with an-up-to date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes.

Further enquiries

Ms Niamh O’Sullivan
Email:ni.osullivan@ucc.ie
Tel:+ 353 21 490 2923

Dr. William Wright
Email: bill.wright@ucc.ie
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2213

Subjects taught

Students take 90 credits as follows:
In Part I, students must take 20 credits of core modules and select 40 credits of elective modules.
Part II consists of ME6020 Dissertation in Mechanical Engineering to the value of 30 credits, which is completed over the summer months.

Modules in Part I are offered subject to availability. Alternative modules may be offered. The choice of modules is subject to the approval of the Programme Coordinator.

Part I

Core Modules
ME6019 Preliminary Research Project (10 credits)
MG6021 Operations Management (5 credits)
MG6315 Project Management (5 credits)

Students must select a total of 40 credits of elective modules from Group A and Group B, with not less than 25 credits from Group A, the balance of credits from Group B, and with no more than 30 credits of elective modules selected in any single Semester:

Group A elective modules:
ME6002 CAD/CAM (5 credits)
ME6006 Non-Destructive Testing (5 credits)
ME6007 Mechanical Systems (5 credits)
ME6008 Robotics (5 credits)
ME6009 Industrial Automation and Control (5 credits)
ME6012 Advanced Robotics (5 credits)
CE6024 Finite Element Analysis (5 credits)
EE4012 Biomedical Design (5 credits)

Group B elective modules:
PE6009 Pharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)
PE6002 Optimisation and Continuous Process Improvement (5 credits)
PE6003 Process Validation and Quality (5 credits)
PE6007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment (5 credits)
CE3010 Energy in Buildings (5 credits)
CE4016 Energy Systems in Buildings (5 credits)

Part II
ME6020 Dissertation in Mechanical Engineering (30 credits)

Comment

Course Practicalities
Each module typically consists of 24 lectures, 12 hours of continuous assessment, plus additional supplemental reading and study, carried out over one of two 12-week semesters from September to December (Semester 1), or January to March (Semester 2). The exact workload in each teaching period will depend on the choice of modules. In addition, a substantial weekly commitment to the project module ME6019 is expected over both semesters.

Assessment method

Individual modules have different methods of assessment but this typically consists of a single end-of-semester examination in December or April/May, plus continuous assessment throughout the relevant semester. This continuous assessment may consist of a combination of in-class tests, formal laboratories or practicals, design exercises, project work, written reports and presentations. Any repeat examinations are held in August.

Students who pass but fail to achieve an average mark of at least 50% across the taught modules excluding the Preliminary Research Project (ME6019) or do not achieve a mark of at least 50% in the Preliminary Research Project (ME6019) will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems). Candidates passing Part I of the programme who do not wish to proceed to Part II may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems).

Application date

Closing dates

Closing Dates for Application

Applications for 2018 start dates will open on November 1st 2017.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught programmes (detailed below).

Some programmes have a specific closing date. Applicants are advised to consult with the postgraduate prospectus for programmes with a specific closing date.

The UCC rounds EU application system closing dates for Postgraduate Taught courses are detailed below. However, we would advise applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:
For all completed applications received by January 15th 2018 Offers will be made by January 29th 2018

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2018 Offers will be made by March 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2018
Offers will be made by May 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by July 2nd 2018
Offers will be made by July 16th 2018

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

While there is no official closing date for Research courses applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. There are four official Research start dates – September/October, January, April and July.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 10th September 2018

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