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Mechanical Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
University rank #259 (QS) ,
The Master of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Ireland, Galway is part of an integrated 4+1 programme of study, meeting the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation. Successfully completing this (level 9) ME course, as part of an accredited 4+1 structure, will allow you to achieve the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status upon graduation.

About

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 Opportunities

Mechanical 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  •  Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
  •  Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis 
  •  Financial Management 
  •  Ergonomics 
  •  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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17750 EUR per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5250 EUR per year and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Galway

  • 800 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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