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Mechanical Engineering / Innealtóireacht Mheicniúil

DT087 FT DT088 PT

Introduction

*** The ME in Mechanical Engineering programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the educational standard for the title Chartered Engineer ***

This programme is designed to provide mechanical engineering graduates, and graduates from closely-related engineering disciplines, with specialised skills and knowledge in mechanical engineering.

The programme consists of 12 taught modules and a Research Project module. The programme focuses on numerical simulation techniques for structural and fluid-flow analyses, renewable and sustainable energy technologies, and biomechanics while also offering modules on innovation and entrepreneurship.

The programme award is a Master of Engineering (ME) Degree, with an option to exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). Graduates of the programme will be ideally suited to engage in advanced mechanical engineering research, analysis, and design.

Entry Requirements:

For acceptance onto the programme an applicant must hold one of the following:

1. An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in mechanical engineering or a closely-related engineering discipline (e.g., manufacturing, chemical, energy etc.)

2. Any qualification(s) deemed by the DIT as being equivalent to No. 1 above, when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes, satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme will be ideally suited to engage in advanced mechanical engineering research, analysis, and design.

Course Content

The programme consists of 12 taught modules each worth five “European Credit Transfer System” (ECTS) credits and a Research Project module worth 30 ECTS credits, giving the programme a total ECTS credits value of 90. The programme modules are listed below:

Module Title

DIT Module Code

ECTS Credits

Entrepreneurship for Engineers

ENTR1950

5

Innovation and Knowledge Management

MECH9002

5

Research Methods

MECH9003

5

Statistical Analysis for Engineers

STAT1950

5

Lean Operations & Continuous Improvement Systems

LEAN 5002

5

Finite Element Analysis

MECH9011

5

Advanced Dynamics with Applied Computer Modelling

MECH9000

5

Computational Fluid Dynamics

MECH9013

5

Heat and Mass Transfer

MECH9014

5

Advanced Energy Engineering Economics

MECH9015

5

Renewable Energy Engineering

MECH9016

5

Biomechanics

MECH9017

5

Research Project

MECH9018

30

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the taught modules including assignments (group and individual), short tests, and formal examinations. The Research Project module is assessed using presentations and reports. End-of-semester formal examinations are held in December/January and May.

Timetable / Hours

All taught modules are delivered each academic year, six in semester 1 and six in semester 2. The taught modules are delivered in the evenings, from 6-10 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The taught modules are delivered in two-hour blocks. Each semester has a total duration of 15 weeks, with twelve weeks of class contact time, one week of review activities and two weeks of formal examinations. Full and part-time students attend the same classes.

Full-time students are required to take six taught modules for each of the two, 15-week semesters, which involves a class contact time of approximately 12 hours per week.

Part-time students typically complete the 12 taught modules and the Research Project module over two years. The student decides what modules he/she will complete each semester and year. The Research Project module cannot, however, be completed in the first year of study. Current part-time students are typically taking four taught modules in each of semesters 1 and 2 of year 1, and two taught modules in each of semesters 1 and 2 of year 2, and the Research Project module in year 2.

The Research Project module is completed over 12 months, from September to September. The semester 1 and 2 provisional timetables for the taught modules for the academic year 2016/2017 are shown below.

ME in Mechanical Engineering – Semester 1 Timetable

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

6-8pm

Heat and Mass Transfer

Advanced Energy Engineering Economics

Research Methods

8-10pm

Finite Element Analysis

Renewable Energy Engineering

Entrepreneurship for Engineers

 

ME in Mechanical Engineering – Semester 2 Timetable

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

6-8pm

Advanced Dynamics with Applied Computer Modelling

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Statistical Analysis for Engineers

8-10pm

Lean Operations and Continuous Improvement Systems

Biomechanics

Innovation and Knowledge Management

 

 

For Further Information

Dr Nigel Kent
School of Mechanical & Design Engineering 
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street, 
Dublin 1 

T: 01-402 3885
E: nigel.kent@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

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For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding

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