Students are required to take ten taught modules to the value of 50 credits and also must undertake a compulsory preliminary research project worth 10 credits in Part I. Candidates who obtain a minimum of 50% in both the coursework and the preliminary research are then eligible to undertake a major research project worth 30 credits in Part II and submit a dissertation leading to the award of the Masters degree. The modules offered are listed below. A typical 5 credit module consists of the equivalent of 24 hours of lectures plus a minimum of 12 hours of continuous assessment, laboratories, project work or directed private study.

For more detailed information about each module, please click on the relevant module code below. Please note that the module contents and availability may change; alternative module choices may also be offered.

The course is offered full-time only (www.pac.ie course code CKR27) beginning in early September each year and is a full 12 months. Part I finishes in May with formal examinations, and Part II is then completed over the summer months, with dissertation submission towards the end of September.

The structure of the programme may also be found in the Postgraduate Calendar.

Part I: Taught modules (5 credits each)

    • ME6002 CAD/CAM
    • ME6006 Non-destructive Testing
    • ME6007 Mechanical Systems
    • ME6008 Mechatronics and Robotics
    • ME6009 Industrial Automation and Control
    • ME6012 Advanced Robotics
    • MG6021 Operations Management
    • MG6315 Project Management
    • CE3010 Energy in Buildings
    • CE4016 Energy Systems in Buildings
    • CE6024 Finite Element Analysis
    • PE6002 Process Automation and Optimisation
    • PE6003 Process Validation and Quality
    • PE6007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment
    • PE6009 Pharmaceutical Engineering
    • EE4012 Biomedical Design

Part I:

    • ME6019 Preliminary Research Project (10 credits)

Part II:

    • ME6020 Dissertation in Mechanical Engineering (30 credits)
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