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Mechanical Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Mechanical Engineering offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology is one of the broadest engineering disciplines covering all industry sectors including power generation, aerospace, heating, transport, engine manufacture, pharmaceuticals, design and research. 
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Program Details

The Mechanical Engineering Programme offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology  maintains its traditional flexibility, allowing its graduates a wide choice of opportunity in all industries and future studies to Masters and Doctorate taught and research programmes. The programme also provides the core transferable skills which prepare graduates for career changes when desirable. Graduates may be involved with the management of projects in industries in Ireland and abroad and are equipped with the necessary management, business and communication skills.

Students are exposed to a wide range of laboratory and practical mechanical engineering tasks that complement the theoretical modules. The Department places great emphasis on independent learning and learners develop their skills in this area through project work, independent assignments and team work activities. This four-year full-time programme prepares students for the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours degree award. Each year consists of two semesters. Year 1 is a common programme and at the end of Year 1, students can opt for the Mechanical Engineering programme.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The classroom and practical activities of this high quality Mechanical Engineering programme provide useful skills, knowledge and competencies which can be applied in many fields of industry and research. These activities include an excellent foundation in engineering science and mathematics, advanced design theory and practice, high quality project work and practical workshop/laboratory hands-on skills, but to name a few. All of these activities are supported by dedicated, experienced and supportive DIT staff.

Graduates of the programme will be able to:
  • Identify and define a mechanical engineering challenge, formulate and analyse effective and sustainable solutions, and subsequently implement the most appropriate solution.
  • Design mechanical and mechanical related systems, components and processes to meet specific operating requirements.
  • Utilise knowledge of fundamental science, mathematics, engineering science and technology, in tandem with a thorough knowledge of the mechanical engineering sciences to derive, develop and apply solutions to mechanical engineering and related challenges.
  • Communicate effectively within the engineering community, professional environment and society in general.
  • Identify and act upon their ethical responsibility, as members of the engineering profession, in all aspects of their professional practice.
  • Conduct advanced mechanical engineering research, involving the analysis and interpretation of research data, for the attainment of useful empirical and scientific engineering knowledge.
  • Sustain learning and educating within the mechanical engineering and related professional areas.
  • Practice as a professional mechanical engineer on an individual basis, within team-based frameworks and as a contributor to multidisciplinary settings.
  • The Mechanical Engineering Department at DIT has over 55 years of experience in delivering high quality programmes and continues to revise and expand its programmes by the introduction of advanced and modern technological content.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Economics & Management
  • Engineering Computing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4450 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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