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Biosystems & Food Engineering

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science and design to biological materials and systems especially in:
• Food process engineering
• Sustainable energy
• Environmental protection

Biosystems Engineers are at the forefront of the search for practical solutions to global problems and this specialisation will lead graduates to a wide variety of employment opportunities with companies focussing on processing of food and other biological materials, environmental protection, waste recycling, sustainable energy and green technologies.

The ME Biosystems & Food Engineering involves lectures, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, a research project and includes a 6-8 month professional work experience internship.

Who should apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Entry requirements

A 3 or 4-year Bachelor's degree with minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in an engineering degree programme or mathematically-based science subject. Strong results (not less than Grade B or equivalent) in cognate subjects of agricultural and food engineering, biological engineering, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, unit operations.


2 Years

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

This is one of Ireland's most important industries and our graduates have excellent prospects finding employment in:
• Bioprocess and food companies
• Environmental protection and waste recycling companies
• Sustainable energy and green technology companies
There are also opportunities to pursue PhD research in UCD and worldwide.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Michelle Mathews
Contact Number:00 353 1 716 1802

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option

Environmental Impact Assessment & Strategic Environmental Assessment AESC40080
Bioprocess Engineering Principles BSEN30010
Buildings and Environment BSEN30020
Air Pollution BSEN30030
Quantitative Risk Assessment for Human and Animal Health BSEN30060
Agricultural Power & Machinery BSEN30170
Power and Machinery Systems I BSEN30190
Soil Engineering BSEN30220
Unit Operations in Bioprocess Engineering BSEN30230
Waste Management BSEN30240
Environmental Engineering BSEN30280
Biofuels and Bioenergy Resources BSEN30310
Food Process Engineering BSEN30320
Life Cycle Assessment BSEN30360
Thesis BSEN40090
Green Technologies Project BSEN40210
ME Biosystems Engineering Thesis BSEN40220
ME Professional Work Experience BSEN40230
Global Cold Chain Safety BSEN40250
Waste to Energy Processes & Technologies BSEN40320
LCA Applications BSEN40400
Food Chain Integrity BSEN40410
Food Refrigeration Engineering BSEN40440
Research and Teaching Methods BSEN40460
Design of Structures CVEN30040
Innovation Leadership CVEN40390
Engineering Thermodynamics II MEEN30100
Professional Engineering (Finance) MEEN30140
Professional Engineering (Management) MEEN40430
Research Skills and Techniques MEEN40560

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering FT (T299)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Full Time

Deadline Rolling *

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

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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