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What is Manufacturing Engineering?

Manufacturing Engineering is the branch of engineering that oversees the complex process of making things on a large scale.  Manufacturing Engineers design the processes, the systems and the tools used in the manufacturing of a product. They ensure that the plant works efficiently and effectively to produce high quality products, often incorporating automated and robotics systems. Manufacturing Engineering develops systems used to plan and control the manufacture of products, conduct risk analysis and strive to improve environmental impact in a modern manufacturing company.

Manufacturing Engineering course aims

The Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering is a three year level 7 programme. Graduates are trained in the core areas of mechatronics, robotics, production plant, power systems, engineering design, manufacturing technology, operations and quality management.

Special feature – Project

The main project contributes to both the students learning and development. It is one of the most enjoyable features of the course as they deal with real world problems. Each project has a client and the students work in pairs to design, build and test a solution that meets the client’s needs. The project objectives are agreed early on in the process and they work with their supervisor in a collaborative environment supported by the project team.

Examples have been design of machine components for local industry, Six Sigma, energy reduction and machine optimisation for a local company, design of a drinking system for a person with special needs.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Electrical Technology Production Technology 1
Engineering Professionalism & Technology Engineering Drawing / CAD
Engineering Science Mechanical Science
Mechanical & Manufacturing Technology Machine Systems
Mechanical Workshop Introductory Calculus
Fundamental Engineering Maths Materials Technology 1

Year 2

Semester 3 Semester 4
Mathematical Methods Calculus
Engineering Drawing / Design Applied Engineering
Applied Computing Engineering Design Analysis
Materials Technology 2 Production Technology 2
Electrical & Control Fluid Power Automation
Industry Studies Thermodynamics

Year 3

Semester 5 Semester 6
Engineering Design Process Engineering Design Operations
Process Control Mechatronics 2
Mechatronics 1 Manufacturing Technology
Operations Management Robotics & Materials Handling
Differential Equations Dynamics & Control
Project 1 Project 2

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BEng in Manufacturing Engineering

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BEng in Manufacturing  Engineering:

Students who complete this level 7-degree programme can choose either to graduate after three years or progress on to a related level 8 degree.

Career Opportunities for gradautes of the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering

There is an unprecedented demand for Manufacturing Engineering Graduates locally, nationally and internationally in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, precision engineering and manufacturing companies as well as in design and automation specialists.

Maufacturing Engineering graduates have found employment in the following companies:

Abbott, Allied Signal, Ball Corporation, Bausch and Lomb, Boston Scientific, Bulmers (C&C), Cartamundi, Danone, De Puy Synthes, Eirgen Pharma, Honeywell, Horan Automation, Keltech, Kent Stainless, Lake Region, Sanofi, Schivo Medical, Servier, Sulzer Pumps, Stryker, Waters Technology and West Pharma.

Follow on Study for gradautes of the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering

BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering -– one year add on course (SE736)

BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering – Year 3

Career Opportunities for gradautes of the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering

There is an unprecedented demand for Manufacturing Engineering Graduates locally, nationally and internationally in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, precision engineering and manufacturing companies as well as in design and automation specialists.

Maufacturing Engineering graduates have found employment in the following companies:

Abbott, Allied Signal, Ball Corporation, Bausch and Lomb, Boston Scientific, Bulmers (C&C), Cartamundi, Danone, De Puy Synthes, Eirgen Pharma, Honeywell, Horan Automation, Keltech, Kent Stainless, Lake Region, Sanofi, Schivo Medical, Servier, Sulzer Pumps, Stryker, Waters Technology and West Pharma.

Completion of a level 8 programme will also enable students to undertake taught Masters programmes or Masters degrees by research at SETU Waterford or other third-level colleges.

Contact

Course Leader

Dr Mary Doyle-Kent

Lecturer - Programme Leader - BEng in Manufacturing Eng. (WD208) & BEng in Mechanical Eng. (WD207) -

Call: +35351302058

Email: [email protected]

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