Course Overview

The MSc is a 12-month, 90 ECTS Level 9 Masters in Mechanical Engineering, which will take engineering (BE) and closely-related graduates to an advanced level of mechanical engineering capability, focusing on advanced design, analysis, materials and manufacture via state-of-the-art technology. The programme is designed to meet the international demand for Level 9 qualifications. This course offers a broad range of advanced engineering modules, including advanced applied mathematics and advanced computational modelling, as well as industry-specific advanced modules in manufacturing technology, offshore engineering, energy and medical device development and materials. A substantial 12-month research thesis allows the students to implement new research skills developed within a specially-designed module on engineering research methods, including publication of the research findings. Each MSc project focuses on a current ‘hot topic’ in mechanical engineering industry and is carried out in collaboration with industry partners.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

  • Professor Sean Leen
  • Professor Peter McHugh
  • Professor Padraic O’Donoghue
  • Professor Michel Destrade
  • Dr Noel Harrison
  • Dr Kathryn Cormican
  • Dr John Eaton
  • Dr Rory Monaghan
  • Dr Will Ronan
  • Dr Nathan Quinlan
  • Dr Pat Donellan
  • Dr Pat McGarry
  • Dr Padraig Molloy
  • Dr Bryan McCabe
  • Dr Jim Duggan
  • Dr Martin Meere
  • Dr Thomas Mullarkey

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Entry to the MSc programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (H2.1), in a Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline, or equivalent, from a recognised university or third level college.

Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

20

Closing Date

Please refer to the review/closing date website.

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

90

Award

CAO

PAC code

GYE26

Course Outline

This 90 ECTS programme includes a substantial 30 ECTS research project, complemented by 60 ECTS of modules (including 10 ECTS of optional modules). The research project is directly supervised by a member of academic staff for the full 12-month period on a selected industry or research topic and is assessed on the basis of a written thesis. The modules focus on advanced engineering research methods and technology, where students will combine design, computational methods and modelling, as well as experimental testing and prototyping activities, utilizing state-of-the-art research facilities in the New Engineering Building in NUI Galway. Over two semesters, students will take a total of 10 mandatory advanced modules in mechanics, materials, applied mathematics for engineering and research methods. In addition, students will choose two further modules from a choice of nine specialist modules including turbomachines, offshore engineering and advanced energy systems.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

  • Mechanical engineering industry (e.g., power generation, renewable energy, machine tool manufacture, equipment manufacture, transport and aerospace industry, traditional and advanced manufacturing industries, offshore oil and gas industry)
  • Biomedical engineering industry (e.g., medical device research and development)
  • Engineering management
  • Software (engineering) development
  • Engineering consultancy
  • Further advanced research (e.g., PhD)

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,800 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Tuition

€6,576 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Non EU

€13,750 p.a. 2017/18

Find out More

Administrator,
Mechanical Engineering.
T: +353 91 492 223
E: mecheng@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/mechanical-engineering