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The Degree of Master

2013/2014

National Development Plan

MEngSc Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MEngSc Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems) is a full-time programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

Entry Requirements
Candidates must have a Bachelor Degree (NQF Level 8 or equivalent) with a minimum grade 2H2 in a related engineering discipline that should have covered mechanical engineering fundamentals such as mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials.

Programme Requirements
Students take 90 credits as follows:

Full-time
In Part I students select modules to the value of 50 credits and a Preliminary Research Project (ME6019) to the value of 10 credits. Part II consists of a Dissertation in Mechanical Engineering (ME6020) to the value of 30 credits which is completed over the summer months.

Modules in Part I are offered subject to availability. Alternative modules may be offered. The choice of modules is subject to the approval of the Programme Coordinator.

Part I
ME6001
Manufacturing Systems (5 credits)
ME6002 CAD/CAM (5 credits)
ME6003 Production Management (5 credits)
ME6004 Operations Research and Project Economics (5 credits)
ME6007 Mechanical Systems (5 credits)
ME6008 Robotics (5 credits)
ME6009 Industrial Automation and Control (5 credits)
ME6010 Technology of Materials (5 credits)
ME6012 Advanced Robotics (5 credits)
PE6009 Pharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)
PE6002 Process Automation and Optimisation (5 credits)
PE6003 Process Validation and Quality (5 credits)
PE6007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment (5 credits)
CE3010 Energy in Buildings (5 credits)
CE4016 Energy Systems in Buildings (5 credits)
CE6024 Finite Element Analysis (5 credits)
EE4012 Biomedical Design (5 credits)

In addition, all students must take:
ME6019
Preliminary Research Project (10 credits)

Part II
ME6020
Dissertation in Mechanical Engineering (30 credits)

Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules, 2013/2014.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2014 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2013/2014.

Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems) Students who pass but fail to achieve the requisite grade of 50% across the taught modules and the Preliminary Research Project 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).

Programme Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

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