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What is Manufacturing Engineering?

Manufacturing Engineering focuses on improving the production of items through product design, production planning, operations control, and by performing the various engineering functions in a firm that lead to more effective manufacturing processes.

What is the BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering course?

The BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering is a one-year level 8 follow-on course for graduates of the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering, BEng in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent level 7 programmes. The course addresses the application of computer-based technologies within lean, regulated environments in the context of smart manufacturing.  

Field Trips

Industrial visits and field trips form part of this course.  Presentations from past graduates and industrial visitors are a regular feature.


Projects form a very enjoyable part of the course where students have the freedom to genuinely express themselves. Many of the projects undertaken have developed into postgraduate research projects and a number of final-year students have presented their work in published papers at international conferences.

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Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Embedded Programming Facility Simulation & Reliability
Manufacturing Execution Systems/Networks & IoT Lean & Six Sigma
Sustainability & Validation Operations Strategy/Innovation
Process Control for Manufacturing Design for Manufacture & 3D Printing
Process Technology Material & Manufacturing Technology
ET Project Specification ET Project Implementation

Entry Requirements for the BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering:

Students who complete the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering, the BEng in Mechanical Engineering, or an equivalent level 7 programme, may apply for admission.

(Please note that reaching the minimum requirements will not guarantee a place on this course).

To Apply:

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Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering have found employment in the following areas:

  • Process development and automation
  • Plant specification
  • Equipment commissioning
  • Manufacturing and engineering management
  • Resource planning
  • Project control.
  • Gaining employment with many diverse organisations including: Allied Signal, Bausch & Lomb, Bulmers (C+C), Boston Scientific, Abbott, Turnex, Wyeths, Genzyme, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi, and many more.

Follow on Study

Graduates achieving an honours degree on this course may apply for MSc or PhD degree courses in SETU Waterford or elsewhere.


Course Leader

Dr Jim Lawlor

Lecturer -

Call: +35351302090

Email: [email protected]