Mechanical Engineering / BE (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    22400 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    7567 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The Mechanical Engineering / BE (Hons) programme is offered by University College Dublin and it's leading to the Master of Engineering. This degree provides you with the education, skills and knowledge you’ll need to understand the challenges, and help to develop the new solutions we need.

About

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

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.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Opportunities are extraordinarily diverse, making graduates highly resilient to changing economic circumstances. Recent graduates are currently employed in:

  • ¬ Energy, Biomedical, Aeronautical, Automotive and Manufacturing Sectors
  • IT companies
  • Management and Project Management.

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:

  • University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), USA
  • EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Australia, France and New Zealand

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

First Year

All DN150 students follow a common first year which includes modules in:
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Energy Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Creativity in Design

Second to Fifth Year

Sample modules for Mechanical Engineering students include:
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Mechanics of Fluids
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Heat Transfer
  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Professional Engineering
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Applied Dynamics
  • Biomechanics
  • Measurement & Instrumentation
  • Control Theory

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.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    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:

    90

    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).

Academic Requirements

The following documentation must be submitted within 10 days of applying to CAO

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results. 
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
  • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22400 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7567 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7567 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.