This is a nine month taught Master’s programme at National University of Ireland, Galway, which is a direct follow-on from the four-year undergraduate BE programme in Mechanical Engineering, providing students with the opportunity to take a first step in advanced engineering education and research skills, within the framework of the academic and professional requirements for Chartered Engineer status. The philosophy of the programme is the preparation of graduates for exciting careers in advanced engineering and innovative technology development and management.
The ME programme on its own is a 60ECTS nine-academic-month course of study. Graduates with an honours degree in a cognate Engineering discipline may be eligible to take the ME. This will be of interest to graduates who wish to study more advanced topics in their core engineering discipline. Applicants wishing to use the ME programme as part of their CEng certification should be aware that professional accreditation is assessed by the Engineering Councils on the basis of the aggregate periods of study (Level 8 + Level 9), and not on the Masters programme alone. Candidates need to satisfy themselves that their undergraduate (Level 8) degree meets the relevant standards.
Career OpportunitiesMechanical engineering industry (e.g., power generation, renewable energy, machine tool manufacture, equipment manufacture, transport and aerospace industry, general manufacturing industry, offshore oil and gas industry), biomedical engineering industry; engineering management; further more advanced research (e.g., PhD); software (engineering) development; engineering consultancy.
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Programme StructureCourses include
- Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis
- Financial Management
- Advanced Energy Systems Engineering
- Introduction to Regulatory Affairs in Manufacturing
- Safety Engineering
- Lean Systems
- Systems Reliability
- Project Management
- Mechanical Engineering Project/Thesis
- Research Methods for Engineers
- Advanced Mechanics of Materials
- Human Reliability
- Combustion Science and Engineering
- 9 months
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DisciplinesMechanical Engineering View 14 other Masters in Mechanical Engineering in Ireland
ME programme: individuals must have a minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 2 (H2.2), in a Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline, or equivalent, from a recognised university or third-level college. Factors taken into account in determining admission will include the specific content of the undergraduate degree, the applicant’s performance, and the availability of places.
International23750 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23750 EUR per year during 9 months.
EU/EEA5650 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5650 EUR per year during 9 months.
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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