International Students

International Students

The MEngSc in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process, and Automation Systems) attracts students from all over the world. Recent students have come from many non-EU countries including Belarus, China, India, Kazakhstan, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

Students of all nationalities are welcome to apply for the full-time MEngSc programme. All students must apply online via

For additional information, please visit the FAQ section.

International students are entitled to remain for up to 24 months in Ireland after receiving their exam results under the Third Level Graduate Scheme, for the purposes of seeking employment and applying for a green card or work permit. For more information on this, please visit and

UCC has a vibrant international student community with students from over 90 different countries, and consistently achieves excellent reviews in International Student Barometer surveys. Please visit the International Education Office for general information on studying in UCC, living in Cork, and visa requirements. For additional information on Cork city life, try the Lonely Planet Guide to Cork City.

For information specific to the MEngSc in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process, and Automation Systems) programme, please browse through the Course Details section.

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International Admissions Information


All international student applications must be made online via

Please note that the programme is FULL-TIME only.


Undergraduate Bachelor degree requirements

Applicants must hold an engineering degree that is the NARIC equivalent of an honours Bachelor degree from a recognised institution, and this will be checked for you by the International Education Office in UCC when you have submitted your application on-line via Your engineering degree should be in mechanical engineering or must have covered fundamentals of mechanical engineering such as, for example, materials, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, so all applicants are required to submit full transcripts of their undergraduate degree subjects which will be reviewed to assess your eligibility for the programme.

The minimum standard required depends on the equivalency of the degree and the grading scheme used in each university or country, but as a general guide, a second class honours or GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.75/5.0 is required.

English language requirements

Applicants are required to submit evidence of their English language proficiency; the minimum requirement is an IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual section with a score lower than 6.0, or TOEFL equivalent.


The fees for international students for the 2021/2022 academic year are €22,130. To convert this to other currencies, please click here.

Please note that there are merit-based fee reductions of up to 20% that may be applied automatically depending on your undergraduate Bachelor degree result.


For additional admissions information for international students, please contact:

International Education Office
Western Road
University College Cork
National University of Ireland - Cork
Tel: +353 21 4904734
Fax: +353 21 4904735

Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering

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