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Materials Science & Engineering

ME Materials Science & Engineering
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)
The ME in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineers with a specialist education and training in the area of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for industrial engineering applications from biomedical device manufacture to future energy solutions. This Masters is accredited by both Engineers Ireland and the IOM3 (UK).

Graduates from this programme will be fully qualified professional engineers, capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level.

- Focus on real-world materials used for the manufacture of advanced engineered components and systems such as biomedical implants.

- Integrated theoretical, conceptual and practical knowledge.

- Technical research project in collaboration with world leading research groups and researchers.

Course Description
Materials Scientists and Engineers are at the centre of virtually every area of technology from optoelectronics to space materials and from automotive and aeromotive manufacturing to biomedical devices. Graduates from this programme will be fully qualified professional engineers, capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level or as a professional engineering manager. Graduates will also have specialist training in underlying scientific fundamentals and practical materials handling and analysis techniques that will make them attractive to either potential employers or equip them for further study at advanced postgraduate level such as PhD studies in Ireland or across the world.

Entry requirements

- A bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

2 years full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
If you are a graduate of the ME Materials Science & Engineering programme you can look forward to limitless employment opportunities in a substantive array of industries. Most companies worldwide employ materials professionals.

A number of UCD materials graduates have been employed by companies such as General Electric or Rolls Royce (Aerospace), Astrium (Space), Stryker, Boston Scientific (Biomedical) or Siemens (Energy).

Related Programmes
ME Mechanical Engineering FT
MEngSc Materials Science and Engineering FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Michelle Mathews
Contact Number: +353 (1) 716 1802

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Chemistry of Materials
CHEM30090
Advanced Characterisation Tech
CHEN40510
Solid-State Electronics I
EEEN20070
Materials Science and Engineering II
MEEN30090
Professional Engineering (Finance)
MEEN30140
Manufacturing Engineering II
MEEN40030
Materials Science and Engineering III
MEEN40040
Computational Continuum Mechanics I
MEEN40050
Fracture Mechanics
MEEN40060
Advanced Metals/Materials Processing
MEEN40070
Technical Ceramics
MEEN40080
Energy Systems and Climate Change
MEEN40090
Advanced Composites and Polymer Engineering
MEEN40110
Materials Thermodynamics and Kinetics
MEEN40160
Nanomaterials
MEEN40180
Professional Engineering (Management)
MEEN40430
Research Skills and Techniques
MEEN40560
Medical Device Design
MEEN40600
Biomaterials
MEEN40630
ME MSE Project
MEEN40740
ME MSE PWE (Long)
MEEN40760
Physics of nanomaterials
PHYC40410

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

- A bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.

- Engineering or science graduates from any cognate discipline who are seeking to specialise in materials science and engineering at postgraduate level

Student Internships
- The Professional Work Experience (PWE) module is incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and is designed to integrate a student’s academic and career interests with paid practical work experience for a 6-8 month period.

- The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field, assess where their strengths and weaknesses lie and maximise their knowledge of the available career possibilities. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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