The Manufacturing Engineering with Zero Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy programme at the University College Dublin it is a double degree programme, coordinated by EIT Manufacturing Master School, between UCD and other universities around Europe i.e. Aalto University, Finland, Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France, Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Italian Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble INP), France and and Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria. The first year is spent at UCD (entry university) and the second year is spent at another (exit) university as listed above. Students choose one of three minors offered as part of the programme i.e. Additive Manufacture for Full Flexibility, Zero-Defect Manufacturing for a Circular Economy, and Platforms for digitalized value networks.
Zero Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy is a combination of studying manufacturing science including physics of equipment and processes, data analysis, including the methodology to use gained process data in the context of process quality, and process management including the flexibility enabled for smaller lot production. During the programme students will gain new skills in these areas.
- In manufacturing science, relevant fields include main thermal and mechanical processing technologies, with special reference to new processes with growing industrial importance and applied in different sectors, including automotive, aerospace, biomedical and energy.
- In data analysis, relevant fields include modelling, monitoring and improvement methods to design and manage data in industrial and service scenarios.
- In process management, relevant fields include analysis, design, and implementation of business and industrial processes as well as their business performance.
Students will have a solid background with well-founded scientific knowledge with a significant technical and application content, favouring immediate entrance to job market. Typical functions of a ZD engineer includes quality management, design and management of manufacturing processes, industrial installations as well as production and logistics systems, maintenance management.
Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
There is strong demand throughout Europe for graduates of manufacturing degree programmes to be better equipped for the marketplace than their predecessors have been. There is strong need for graduates to have direct experience of industry, to have a practical awareness of important developments within the sectors of Europe’s manufacturing industry (e.g., increased digitalisation, demands of Industry 4.0, growth of additive manufacturing and robotics, etc.), to have a greater awareness of innovation & entrepreneurship, combined with an international perspective that is the direct result of personal experiences. The ME Manufacturing Engineering will prepare you for high level technical positions, Innovation roles and business profiles, including the capability to create your own start-up. It will also allow you to create a professional network at national and international level through the several initiatives and the EIT alumni communities.
- Mechanical Engineering Design
- Professional Engineering (Finance)
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Advanced Polymer Engineering
- Professional Engineering (Management)
- Supply Chain Design & Analysis
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering Mechanical Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 15 other Masters in Mechanical Engineering in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Computational Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering or equivalent degrees.
- Students should have basic competence in engineering analysis, production operations, and mathematics including calculus, algebra, and mathematical statistics.
International8000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA8000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Dublin
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