The Masters course (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering is based in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering with contributions from the Depts. of Mathematics and Statistics; Materials Science and Technology; and Manufacturing and Operations Engineering. This course will provide training in advanced topics in Mechanical Engineering and was developed in response to the decision of Engineers Ireland that a Master's degree in an engineering discipline will be the minimum educational standard for Chartered Engineer status for students graduating in 2013.
The programme spans a single academic year (three semesters) and requires full time attendance on campus. The programme outline is provided overleaf. For the first two semesters students will study a mandatory set of core subjects and a suite of optional advanced subjects (electives). Student will engage in a single research project over all three semesters with submission of a research project (thesis) at the end of semester 3. Students will also be provided with training in technical communications and project planning.
This is a new programme. To be accredited by Engineers Ireland.
Three Specialist Electives (each 6 credits) to be chosen from:-
Research Project (12 credits);
Three Specialist Electives (each 6 credits) to be chosen from:
Research Project (30 credits)
To graduate from the programme a student must accumulate 90 credits, comprising 45 credits of taught modules and 45 credits of research work. Credit may be given for prior learning, with the agreement of the Course Director.
The research project is worth 45 credits in total. Allocation of project titles and supervisors takes place during weeks 1-3 of semester 1. Most students choose from a list of projects provided by academic staff.The final grade for the research project is based on:
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2, level 8 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field.
For international students, the entry equivalent will be accepted as determined by the Course Director in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions.
An interview may be part of the admission process.
Those with degrees from programmes not accredited by Engineers Ireland will be reviewed on an individual basis.
WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
As all international students are required to possess sufficient language skills to attend lectures and sit examinations at the University of Limerick, students should be competent to communicate through the medium of English prior to their arrival. Students must have a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213(computer based) 80 (internet based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score in the range of 6.5-7 and not less than 6.0 in any one component.
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