Bachelor/Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

University of Limerick
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor/Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a very broadly based discipline and students following the degree program are prepared for careers in many industrial sectors, including such diverse areas as Energy, Automotive, Chemical Processing, Research, Automation, Manufacturing, Design Consultancy, Materials Processing and Aviation. The Mechanical Engineering Degree program aims not only to give you a thorough background in fundamental Mechanical Engineering subjects but also allows specialisation in one of a number of areas of particular relevance to Irish industry.

Mechanical Engineering at the University of Limerick adheres to traditional guidelines set down by the professional engineering institutions (such as Engineers Ireland and IMechE) and requires you to have an aptitude for mathematics and problem-solving.

Entry to Mechanical Engineering at the University of Limerick is through LM116 (Engineering). Students take a common first year program but select which engineering discipline (Mechanical, Biomedical, Civil or Design and Manufacturing) they wish to study during semester 2 of first year. Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 focus on that discipline and offer students a number of specialist modules.

Admission requirements

Minimum grades

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Subject requirements

In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade H4 in Mathematics and grade O6/H7 in one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Chemistry, Engineering, Technology, Design & Communication Graphics/ Technical Drawing, Biology, Agricultural Science, Applied Maths, Construction Studies.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Engineering Maths 1
  • Engineering Computing
  • Electrical Eng. 1
  • Engineering Science
  • Chemistry
  • Introduction to Engineering

Semester 2

  • Engineering Maths 2
  • Engineering Mechanics 1
  • Fluid Mechanics 1
  • Materials 1

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Engineering Maths 3
  • Engineering Mechanics. 2
  • Mechanics of Solids 1
  • Thermodynamics 1
  • Instrumentation and Control

Semester 4

  • Engineering Maths 4
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics 2
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Engineering Design and Communication

Year 3

Semester 5

Cooperative Education

Semester 6

  • Engineering Maths 5
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mechanics of Solids 2
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Thermodynamics 2

Year 4

Semester 7

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Energy Management
  • Mechanical Design
  • Project 1

Semester 8

  • Project Planning and Control
  • Process Control
  • Project 2
  • Project 3

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tution fee for 2021/2022:

  • EU Fee: 7,356&euro
  • Non EU Fee: 16,794&euro


NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Continuing studies

  • Structured PhD
  • Research PhD
  • MSc in Advanced Engineering Materials
  • GradDip in Chemical Engineering
  • MSc in Software Engineering
  • MSc in Applied Physics
  • MSc in Project Management
  • MSc in Sports Performance

Career paths

Graduates progressing directly into employment take up a wide variety of roles. The following provides a sample of initial roles listed on the Graduate Outcomes Survey by graduates approximately one year after graduation:

  • Assembly Technician
  • Associate R&D Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Automation Project Engineer
  • Business and System Integration Analyst
  • Cables Engineer
  • CAD Technician
  • Calibration Specialist
  • Calibration Technician
  • Commissioning Engineer
  • Computer Design
  • Control Engineer
  • Customer Engineer
  • Design Assurance Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • EASA Part 21 Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Engineering Cadet
  • Engineering Professional Development program
  • Graduate Design Engineer
  • Graduate Engineer
  • Graduate Mechanical Engineer
  • Graduate program
  • Hyperbaric Systems Project Engineer
  • KTP Associate
  • Lead Developer
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • MEP Supervisor
  • Planning Engineer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Process Development Engineer
  • Process Improvement Engineer
  • Process Technician
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Profile Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • R&D Prototype Technician
  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Research Assistant
  • Software Engineer
  • Stores Manager
  • Stress Engineer
  • Supplier Quality Engineer
  • System Install Engineer
  • Technical Services Graduate Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Trade Development Executive
  • Trainee R&D Engineer

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University of Limerick

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University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick

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