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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Overview

Introduction

The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering provides training in advanced topics in Mechanical Engineering. The programme has been tailored to meet the needs of the mechanical engineering sector, which requires graduates with high-level skills in design, analysis and testing. In addition, the course fulfils the requirements of Engineers Ireland for a Master’s degree in an engineering discipline as the minimum educational standard for Chartered Engineer status. Graduates of the programme are highly sought-after by major Irish and multinational companies across a wide range of sectors –automotive, aerospace, biomedical, manufacturing, energy, construction, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

This programme provides a detailed knowledge of advanced methods in Mechanical Engineering including theoretical foundations, computational and experimental methods and engineering applications.

Programme Aims:
•To equip graduates with a detailed knowledge of advanced methods in mechanical engineering, including theoretical foundations, computational and experimental methods and engineering applications.
•To meet industrial need for graduates with the above qualities at a Master's level.
•To increase awareness of the opportunities offered by current research in Mechanical Engineering and its application to current practice.
•To enhance graduates' existing educational base and employment prospects.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2 undergraduate degree Level 8 (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field. For international students, the entry equivalent will be accepted as determined by the Course Director in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where applicants are non-native English language speakers, certified achievement in TOEFL or IELTS Standard English Language Competency Test will be required. An interview may be part of the admission process.

Those with degrees from programmes not accredited by Engineers Ireland will be reviewed on an individual basis.

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 (long document)

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

Prospective careers for graduates are very broad including the energy, biomedical, aerospace, manufacturing, construction and chemical industries.

Further enquiries

CONTACT

Applicants who wish to discuss detailed elements of the programme may contact the Course Director:

Dr. Jeff Punch
School of Engineering
Email: jeff.punch@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn
•Research Project (3 credits)
•Advanced Technical Communication for Engineers (3 credits).
•Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics (6 credits)

Three Specialist Electives (each 6 credits) to be chosen from:-

•Finite Element Analysis
•Advanced Mechanics of Solids
•Composite Materials
•Computational Fluid Dynamics
•Wind Ocean Hydro
•Boundary Layer Theory
•Heat and Mass Transfer

•Scientific Computing

Spring
•Research Project (6 credits)
•Project Planning & Control (6 credits)

Two Specialist Electives (each 6 credits) to be chosen from:-
•Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
•Engineering Mechanics of Plastics and Composites
•Renewable Engergy Technologies
•Fracture Mechanics
•Feuls and Energy Conversion
•Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis

•Microfulidics

Summer
Research Project (30 credits)

*An Elective module may not run if there are insufficient numbers. Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

Comment

This programme provides a detailed knowledge of advanced methods in Mechanical Engineering including theoretical foundations, computational and experimental methods and engineering applications.

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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