This course offers you the in-depth technical training you will need to begin your career as a practising mechanical engineer. You will practice in our on-campus labs as well as in labs belonging to our local industry partners, giving you the opportunity to develop or contribute to real-world solutions around transportation, energy, power generation and manufacturing. You will begin by studying the underpinning skills and knowledge which will enable you to choose specialist mechanical engineering modules later on in the course, gaining a thorough background in mathematics, engineering science, structural mechanics and dynamics. In years 2 and 3 you will study modules with an emphasis on the operating principles and system design of systems like thermal pumps, wind and solar energy technologies and power generation followed by specialist advanced units. Individual and group lab work, the opportunity to compete with other universities in the UAV payload competition, and projects focusing on renewable energy technologies will hone your skills in analysis, development and project management. This course develops your employability skills by combining practical and theoretical study to familiarise you with industry-standard facilities. Practical industry sessions and opportunities for industry placements will embed your study in the real world and develop your industry connections, enhancing your career prospects in the exciting world of Mechanical Engineering. Why choose this course?
- Learn technical skills and gain practical experience through sessions with local industries including aircraft maintenance, thermal pumps and vehicle R&D and manufacture.
- Study a course in close collaboration with local industry, giving you opportunities for both short-term projects.
- Develop your skills using our excellent industry-standard facilities including high-end equipment, machines and testing workspaces.
- Challenge yourself to participate in exciting competitions with a focus on renewable energy and power generation, developing your individual and team working skills.
- Benefit from the opportunity to collaborate with local companies either on campus or in nearby company workshops.
Areas of study include:
- Engineering Design and Manufacture
- Engineering Mathematics
- Introduction to Software Development
- Mechanics and Heat Transfer
- Dynamics, Measurements and Control
- Engineering Structure, Materials and Analysis
- Fluid Dynamics, Thermofluids and Modelling
- Thermal Systems and Applications
- Power Cycles and Power Systems
- Research Methodologies and Project Management
- Sustainable Energy Technologies
- Undergraduate Project
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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