University College Dublin offers the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering / BE (Hons) degree.
Working in areas ranging from energy to aerospace, biomedicine or manufacturing, mechanical engineers are changing our world for the better. They create new solutions, integrate disparate technologies, increase energy efficiency, reduce our consumption of natural resources and minimise our impact on the local and global environment. If you want to help forge a path to a brighter future, Mechanical Engineering at UCD is the place for you.
Professional Work Experience (PWE) is incorporated in the fourth year of the ME (Master of Engineering) programme in Mechanical Engineering and typically lasts from six to eight months. Most of the PWE placements are based in Ireland, but students have also travelled to the UK, continental Europe, China and Australia. Our PWE affiliates include: Accenture, Bio-Medical Research Galway Ltd., BMW, Boston Scientific, Daimler- Benz, Element 6, Henkel, Jaguar Land Rover, PCH International, Procut and many others.
Opportunities are extraordinarily diverse, making graduates highly resilient to changing economic circumstances. Recent graduates are currently employed in:
Graduates can pursue taught or research master's in Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Engineering with Business, or Biomedical Engineering in UCD or elsewhere. Those with a strong interest in research also have the opportunity to pursue a PhD.International Study Opportunities
Students are encouraged to spend one or more semesters abroad, attending a Mechanical Engineering degree of equivalent standard. To date, students have studied in:
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First YearAll DN150 students follow a common first year which includes modules in:
Second to Fifth YearSample modules for Mechanical Engineering students include:
A student’s week includes attending lectures and tutorials as well as participating in laboratory-based workshops and undertaking independent study.
A combination of end-of-semester written examinations and continuous assessment is used. In your final year, you’ll also submit a report of your research project.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Schedule IELTS
Minimum required score (Grade C):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
The following documentation must be submitted within 10 days of applying to CAO
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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