MEngSc in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process, and Automation Systems)
In today’s highly competitive job market, a Bachelor degree may no longer be enough to make you stand out from the crowd. For some professional engineering institutions, including Engineers Ireland from 2013, the minimum educational requirement to obtain chartered status in engineering is a Masters degree. However, overspecialization in one area may restrict employment opportunities in a fast moving and evolving economy.
In response to sustained international demand for highly skilled graduates in mechanical engineering, particularly for manufacturing and process engineering industries, University College Cork offers the Master of Engineering Science (MEngSc) Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process, and Automation Systems). Rather than over-specialisation in a specific area, the programme has been designed to extend and broaden a range of engineering skills for maximum employment flexibility. The programme contains a careful blend of mechanical engineering, manufacturing, process engineering and automation. This one-year full-time taught programme is open to graduates who already hold (or expect to obtain) an honours Bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 2:2 honours (GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent) in mechanical engineering a cognate engineering discipline that must have covered mechanical engineering fundamentals such as mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials.
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Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process, and Automation Systems)
There is no direct entry to this programme, but MEngSc candidates who have passed all modules may be conferred with a PGDip after 9 months if requested, or if they do not meet the progression standard required, prior to submitting a thesis for the MEngSc.