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Engineering - Mechatronics

Aims
•To provide a competence in automated hardware and software systems and the ability to apply them to specific cases in a manufacturing setting.
•To provide a knowledge of trends and current approaches in manufacturing such e.g. Industry 4.0 and how these provide a competitive advantage in a global manufacturing context.
•To provide an insight to how automated manufacturing systems function in a global economy and to develop some management skills in this area.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants for a Master's programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning* that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

*Completion of 240 ECTS/four years of a relevant five year undergraduate programme consisting of 300 ECTS from an European University or equivalent institution.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered under the University of Limerick policy that allows for the recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning; non-accredited personal and professional education; work based training and employment experience.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
•Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
•English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)
•A copy of your birth certificate/passport

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

1 Year Full Time

Careers or further progression

The programme will equip graduates for careers manufacturing and automated manufacturing systems.

Typical careers include:
•Automation Engineer,
•Manufacturing Engineer
•Manufacturing systems group leaders, junior project managers, manufacturing line managers
•Research and Development Engineers
•Doctorate Postgraduate Studies

Further enquiries

For further information on the programme, contact

Course Director: Dr Seamus Gordon
Email: seamus.gordon@ul.ie
Tel: +353-61-202888

Subjects taught

Programme Content
The M.Eng in Mechatronics is a one year, full-time programme and the mode of operation is based on the modular system. It consist of a taught component extending over two semesters, with a Mechatronics project taken over a third semester. The project presents a piece of significant original work with high analytical content. The programme comprises core and optional modules which allow one of two pathways to be taken through the programme. One pathway has an emphasis on mechanical design, the other pathway concentrates on software and control. The course comprises 12 modules in total.

Autumn Semester

Core
•Low Cost Automated Systems
•Automated System Design
•Project Management in Practice

Path A - Automation
•Advanced & Emerging Manufacturing Technologies
•Automation and Control

Path B – Software and Control
•Computer Networks 1
•C++ Programming

Spring Semester

Core
•Mechatronics Project 1
•Digital Control
•Global Business Strategy
•Machine Vision

Path A – Automation
•3D CAD Modelling & Machine Design
•System Integration

Path B – Software and Control
•Web-based Application Design
•Real-Time Systems

Summer
•Mechatronics Project 2

Comment

The M.Eng in Mechatronics is a one year, full-time programme and the mode of operation is based on the modular system. It consist of a taught component extending over two semesters, with a Mechatronics project taken over a third semester.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 10/Sep/2018

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