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Studying Engineering - Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cork

This course is offered in response to sustained international demand for highly skilled graduates in mechanical engineering for manufacturing and process engineering industries. On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • show a thorough understanding of the principles and theoretical bases of modern manufacturing techniques, automation, and production processes
  • identify appropriate manufacturing systems for different production requirements and analyse their performance
  • apply appropriate technology, quality tools and manufacturing methodology to design, re-design and continuously improve the manufacturing operations of engineering companies
  • plan, research, execute and oversee experiments and research projects, critically analyse and interpret data, and effectively disseminate results
  • work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, be self-motivated, able to work independently and demonstrate leadership

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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering: Course Practicalities

Each module typically consists of 24 lectures, 12 hours of continuous assessment, plus additional supplemental reading and study, carried out over one of two 12-week semesters from September to December (Semester 1), or January to March (Semester 2). The exact workload in each teaching period will depend on the choice of modules. In addition, a substantial weekly commitment to the project module ME6019 is expected over both semesters.

 

Assessment

Individual modules have different methods of assessment but this typically consists of a single end-of-semester examination in December or April/May, plus continuous assessment throughout the relevant semester. This continuous assessment may consist of a combination of in-class tests, formal laboratories or practicals, design exercises, project work, written reports and presentations. Any repeat examinations are held in August.

Students who pass but fail to achieve an average mark of at least 50% across the taught modules excluding the Preliminary Research Project (ME6019) or do not achieve a mark of at least 50% in the Preliminary Research Project (ME6019) will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems). Candidates passing Part I of the programme who do not wish to proceed to Part II may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems).

 

Why Choose This Course

This is the only broad-based masters degree in manufacturing and automation in Ireland.


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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering: Skills and Careers Information

In response to increasing demand for highly skilled graduates in the field of mechanical engineering applied to the manufacturing and pharma-chem industries, this course will produce mechanical engineering postgraduates who are proficient in the development and realisation of modern manufacturing, process and automation systems. This is achieved through developing an understanding of the concepts of manufacturing systems, and the skills to analyse, design and implement manufacturing systems in practice. This is combined with an understanding of process automation and operational management. The course will equip you with an-up-to date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes.


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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering: Requirements

  • Candidates must have a minimum Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in mechanical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline that should have covered mechanical engineering fundamentals such as mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials. 

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

 

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

 

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.


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Institution

University College Cork


Location: Cork Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Irland
South-West Region
T   +353 21 4902876
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Engineering

Degree

Master of Engineering Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 13.09.2021

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 6630 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Engineering

Degree

Master of Engineering Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 13.09.2021

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 6630 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

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