Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering CW517

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW517
  • 14
  • 240
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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What is the Course about?

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

This three-year degree programme will equip graduates with the specialist knowledge and practical experience required to assist in the management of the manufacturing process from product design to output. Students will study core subjects including:

Mechanics, Technical Graphics, Electrical Science, Automation, Energy Systems, Manufacturing Technology and Mechatronics. The programme features extensive practical workshops and practicals.

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.

Special Features:

Accredited by Engineers Ireland (EI) for Associate Engineer and graduates are eligible for EI membership.

  • 50% class time on practical exercises in laboratories and workshops. 
  • Programme incorporates strong emphasis on the vital area of sustainable energy.
  • Exit Award: Higher Certificate in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2. 

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this programme will be eligible to progress to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Mechanical Engineering (CW548) at IT Carlow.

What exemptions will I receive?

Professional Bodies Accreditation
This programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland (EI) as meeting the educational requirements of Associate Engineer membership.



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 working in industry, Government, Consultancy or research centres.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

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.

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

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Justin Townsend