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Mechanical Engineering, ME

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The Master of Mechanical Engineering (ME Mechanical) at University College Dublin is a professional engineering degree programme. Graduates of this programme will be eligible for the title of Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Overview

Emphasis is placed on the skills required to generate new knowledge through research. This is achieved through independent and project-based learning while working with UCD academics and researchers on contemporary research projects.

Career

In the year immediately after graduation, this programme at University College Dublin boasts a 95% success rate for graduates seeking employment or progression to research education. Mechanical engineers are at the centre of every area of technology.

Graduates from this Mechanical Engineering programme will be eligible to become fully qualified professional engineers, capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level or as a professional engineering manager. In the recent past, UCD ME Mechanical Engineering graduates have progressed to careers in industries such as: aerospace industry (e.g. European Space Agency), automobile industry (e.g. Ferrari, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Denso), biomedical industry (e.g. Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Stryker), oil and gas (Cameron) and materials and manufacturing (Henkel, Kingspan). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Numerical Algorithms
  • Process Control
  • Control Theory
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mechanics of Fluids 
  • Materials Science and Engineering 
  • Computational Continuum Mechanics 
  • Fracture Mechanics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8)  with a minimum upper second class honours or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8085 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8085 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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