Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechanical Engineering CW548

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW548
  • 22
  • 280
  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

Mechanical Engineering is one of the most diverse of the engineering disciplines. It deals with the design and manufacture of everything from small individual parts and devices like the inkjet nozzle to large systems such as spacecraft tools. The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from idea to marketplace. It requires specialist engineering knowledge combined with creative thinking, problem solving, team working and analytical skills.

This four-year honours degree programme will equip graduates with the specialist knowledge and practical experience required to manage the complete mechanical engineering process from product design to manufacturing output.  Students will study core subjects such as: Mechanics, Engineering Technology, Technical Graphics, Electrical Science, Automation and Energy Technology. The programme features extensive practical workshops and includes a challenging project in Year 4. On completion of this programme students will have a detailed understanding of:

  • mechanical, energy, manufacturing and electromechanical engineering;
  • the design and development process to bring new products to manufacturing stage;
  • management and control of a manufacturing operation;
  • effective communications;
  • pre-production and maintenance planning;
  • production processes and storage of materials.

Special Features:

  • 50% class time on practical exercises in laboratories and workshops. 
  • Students of this programme have been very successful in the Engineers Ireland Innovative Student of the Year Award, winning twice and runner up once in the past 4 years.
  • Well balanced mixture of theory and practical elements with an extensive design project in Year 4.
  • Programme incorporates strong emphasis on the vital area of sustainable energy.
  • Use of industry standard design tools ANSYS & SolidWorks.

 Exit Awards:

-  Higher Certificate in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.
-  Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this programme will be eligible to progress to postgraduate study at either Masters or Doctoral level.

What exemptions will I receive?

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What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Mechanical engineers work in a diverse range of industries including: automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, computers and electronics, microelectromechanical systems, energy conversion, environmental control, automation and manufacturing. Graduates will have a variety of career options open to them such as working in industry, Government, consultancy or research centres.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Graduates with a relevant Ordinary Degree are eligible to enter Year 4 and graduates with a relevant Higher Certificate are eligible to enter Year 3.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed. 

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For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Joe Dillane
Email: joe.dillane@ itcarlow.ie