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What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design and manufacture of machinery and tools. Mechanical engineers use applied maths and science to design a wide range of machines, from domestic household appliances to sophisticated machines such as aircraft and automobiles.

What is the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering course?

The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a three year full-time course. Course graduates are trained in many engineering disciplines including Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, CAD, Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Automotive Technology.

Industrial Visits

To reflect the practical nature of mechanical engineering, the course contains a number of laboratory classes. These include Workshop, Automation, Materials, Science and Automotive laboratories. In addition industrial visits and field trips are used to enhance the learning experience.

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 System
Mechanical Workshop Introductory Calculus
Fundamental Engineering Maths Materials Technology 1

Year 2

Semester 3 Semester 4
Mathematical Methods Calculus
Engineering Drawing / Design Electronics & Control
Applied Computing Power Systems
Materials Technology 2 Production Technology 2
Production Plant Engineering Design Analysis
Workshop 2 Project

Year 3

Semester 5 Semester 6
Engineering Design Process Engineering Design Operations
Fluid & Thermodynamics Mechatronics 2
Mechatronics 1 Static & Dynamic Systems
Mechanics of Materials & FEA Robotics & Control
Differential Equations Dynamics & Control
Project 1 Project 2

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BEng in Mechanical Engineering:

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

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BEng in Mechanical 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.

Graduates of BEng in Mechanical Engineering have found employment in such areas as:

  • Plant operation and maintenance
  • CAD / Drawing Office
  • CNC Programmer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Support
  • Assistant Design Engineer
  • Technical Sales Person

Follow on Study for BEng in Mechanical Engineering graduates:

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

SE712 - BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering 

Graduates of BEng in Mechanical Engineering have found employment in such areas as:

  • Plant operation and maintenance
  • CAD / Drawing Office
  • CNC Programmer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Support
  • Assistant Design Engineer
  • Technical Sales Person

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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