Do you want to push the boundaries of engineering to solve complex problems to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the world we live in? This course will give you opportunity to combine your initiative, numeracy skills and detailed subject knowledge to make modern industry work better for us all. Mechanical engineering plays a vital role in many industries including aerospace, manufacturing, medicine, renewable energy and Formula 1. In fact, there is little in our daily lives that isn’t touched by mechanical engineering innovations, from the cars we drive to the way our food is processed. As well as taught sessions, you’ll have access excellent manufacturing research facilities, including robotics and 3D printing techniques. You will also apply your knowledge in individual and group project settings. Mechanical and manufacturing engineering share a common programme for the first two years, where you will learn the fundamentals of engineering science and design. In the third year you will specialise in mechanical engineering options. Mechanical engineering is available as a BEng or a MEng course. If you choose to study the BEng option you may be able to transfer to the MEng course at the end of the second year if your performance meets the criteria.
You will share the same first year across the department - developing knowledge of the engineering fundamentals, science and design. The science subjects studied include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics and electro-mechanical systems. In design, the emphasis is on project work and in both the first and second years, you will undertake a design, make and test project, which you will manufacture in the department's well-equipped student workshop. At the end of the second year, you can remain on the BEng course or opt to switch to the four-year MEng degree provided you achieve at least 55% in the end of year assessment. Course flexibility opens up in year three with a long list of optional modules to help you tailor your degree to your own specific interests and career aspirations. All students undertake an individual project in their final year, many of which are based on real industry-relevant problems or challenges.
How to apply
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:
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European Baccalaureate 80% overall including 8.5 in Mathematics 5 and 8.0 in Physics (preferred) or Further Maths as a second subject, or Maths with any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Design, Economics, Psychology, Electronics, Computer Science.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.