BEng in Mechanical Engineering

Pathway
Science
University
Institute of Technology Carlow
UniHaven Pathway Access

The Foundation in Business, Management and Study Skills is run online and provides direct entry to the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering.

Programme Overview

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. 

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.

“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Why do this Programme?

If you are someone who is interested in Mechanical & Computer Aided Design, Mechanical Processes & Systems and Figuring out how things work, then maybe this is the course for you. 50% of class time will be spent 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.

There is a well balanced mixture of theory and practical elements with an extensive design project in Year 4. The course incorporates strong emphasis on the vital area of sustainable energy. Stduents will use industry standard design tools – ANSYS and SOLIDWORKS. Exit Awards include a Higher Certificate in Engineering – Mechanical Engineering (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and a Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering – (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

Career Prospects

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.