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Materials Science & Engineering

MEngSc Materials Science and Engineering
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MEngSc 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 programme is delivered by a School with a long history of innovation.

- This school attracts approximately €5m in research funding annually.

- Focus on the use of materials in engineering systems.

- Advanced integrated theoretical, conceptual and practical knowledge.

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

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 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering, Science or Technology 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.


1 Year Full Time

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
If you are a graduate of the MEngSc Materials Science & Engineering programme you can look forward to limitless employment opportunities in a substantive array of industries.

Most companies worldwide employ materials professionals and examples where UCD materials graduates now work are: General Electric or Rolls Royce (Aerospace), Astrium (Space), Stryker or Boston Scientific (Biomedical) or Siemens (Energy).

Related Programmes
ME Mechanical Engineering FT
ME Materials Science & Engineering FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Michelle Mathews
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 1802

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Materials Science and Engineering II
Materials Science and Engineering III
Advanced Metals/Materials Processing
Technical Ceramics
Advanced Composites and Polymer Engineering
Materials Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Research Skills and Techniques
Project (MEngSc Materials)

Stage 1 - Option
Chemistry of Materials
Nanomaterials Chemistry
Advanced Characterisation Tech
Solid-State Electronics I
Professional Engineering (Finance)
Computational Continuum Mechanics I
Fracture Mechanics
Energy Systems and Climate Change
Computational Continuum Mechanics II
Design and Innovation
Professional Engineering (Management)
Medical Device Design
Physics of nanomaterials


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

- Engineering students who have successfully completed a 3-year BSc (Engineering Science) ‘First Cycle’ honours degree at UCD or any other academic institution and who have achieved a good Second Class Honours standard (e.g. a UCD GPA of 2.80 or greater). Those admitted on this basis will be required to complete 120 new ECTS credits over two academic years. This structure includes a Long (30 credit) or Short (10 credit) Professional Engineering Work Placement.

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

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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