Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering CW517

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW517
  • 14
  • 276
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

Mechanical Engineering is one of the most diverse of the engineering disciplines. It deals with the design and manufacture of everything, from small individual parts and devices like the inkjet nozzle, to large systems such as spacecraft. The role of a mechanical engineer is to take ideas from concept to physical reality. It requires specialist engineering knowledge combined with creative thinking, problem solving, team working and analytical skills. 

Course Stucture

This course equips graduates with the specialist knowledge and practical experience required to manage complete mechanical engineering processes, from product/project design to manufacturing output and commissioning. The course features extensive practical workshops and includes challenging projects in Years 3 and 4. 

Is this course for you?

  • Mechanical & Computer Aided Design
  • Mechanical Processes & Systems
  • Figure out how things work

If you are someone who is interested in the above topics, then maybe this is the course for you. 

Special Features:

  • 50% class time on practical exercises in laboratories and workshops.
  • Students of this course have been very successful in the Engineers Ireland Innovative Student of the Year Award, winning three times and runner up once in the past 6 years.
  • Course incorporates strong emphasis on the vital area of sustainable energy.
  • Use of industry standard design tools ANSYS and SOLIDWORKS.
  • Exit Awards:
    • Higher Certificate in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates are eligible to progress to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (CW548) at Institute of Technology Carlow.

What exemptions will I receive?

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Notes

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What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Mechanical engineers work in a diverse range of industries including: automotive; aerospace; biotechnology; computers and electronics; microelectromechanical systems; energy conversion; environmental control; automation and manufacturing. Graduates will have a variety of career options open to them such as working in industry, government, consultancy or research centres. 

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subject Required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Justin Townsend
BSc Eng (Hons), MSc, MIEI
E: justin.townsend@itcarlow.ie