2021/2022

MEngSc Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

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.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

In Part I, students must take 20 credits of core modules and select 40 credits of elective modules. Part II consists of (ME6020) Dissertation in Mechanical Engineering 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

Core Modules
ME6019 Preliminary Research Project (10 credits)
MG6021 Operations Management (5 credits)
MG6315 Project Management (5 credits)

Students must select a total of 40 credits of elective modules from Group A and Group B, with at least 25 credits from Group A, the balance of credits from Group B, and with no more than 30 credits of elective modules selected in any single Semester:

Group A Elective Modules:
ME6002 CAD/CAM (5 credits)
ME6006 Non-Destructive Testing (5 credits)
ME6007 Mechanical Systems (5 credits)
ME6008 Robotics (5 credits)
ME6009 Industrial Automation and Control (5 credits)
ME6012 Advanced Robotics (5 credits)
CE6024 Finite Element Analysis (5 credits)
CS6506 Programming in Python (5 credits) *
CS6507 Programming in Python with Data Science Applications (5 credits)*
EE4012 BioMedical Design (5 credits)
*Students wishing to take CS6507 must also take CS6506

Group B Elective Modules:
PE6009 Pharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)
PE6002 Optimisation and Continuous Process Improvement (5 credits)
PE6003 Pharmaceutical Process Validation (5 credits) (not on offer in 2021/22)
PE6007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment (5 credits)
CE3010 Energy in Buildings (5 credits)
CE4016 Energy Systems in Buildings (5 credits)

Part II
ME6020 Dissertation in Mechanical Engineering (30 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems)
A candidate, who passes Part I but does not achieve an average mark of at least 50% across the taught modules excluding the Preliminary Research Project (ME6019) or does not achieve a mark of at least 50% in the Preliminary Research Project (ME6019), or does not achieve a mark of at least 50% in the Dissertation in Mechanical Engineering (ME6020) will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems). A candidate, who passes the Part I examination and does 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 for MEngSc in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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