Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

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

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (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.

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

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•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


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

Course Director
Dr Jeff Punch

Subjects taught

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

• Research Project (6 credits)
• Project Planning and Control (6 credits)

Plus three electives* to be chosen from:
• Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Engineering Mechanics of Plastics and Composites
• Renewable Energy Technologies
• Fracture Mechanics
• Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis
• Microfluidics
• Fuels and Energy Conversion

• Research Project (30 credits)


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

Application date


•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)

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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