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Trinity College Dublin

Dublin , State ,Ireland

Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)

Course Description

Course Description

The MSc in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide a flexible route to a Masters qualification for students who have completed a Bachelors degree. It addresses advanced topics over a wide range of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering subjects. Within the MSc, there is a wide range of module options and an excellent opportunity to engage in topical research with leading research groups within the School of Engineering, as an important part of this programme is a research dissertation, which directly builds on some of the content of the modules.

Course Structure

The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering consists of taught modules and a project together amounting to 90 ECTS. The taught component comprises modules totaling 50 ECTS credits. In the first semester students will normally take modules worth at least 20 credits and the balance of the credits in the second semester. M.Sc. students will also complete a substantial research project and submit a dissertation which accounts for a further 40 credits to be eligible for the award of the degree. Those not undertaking the dissertation (or who have partially completed it) may, with approval of the Course Director, take the alternative Engineering Project module (1OECTS) in order to be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma.

Students must take the following modules:

  • ME7E1     Research Project (40 ECTS)  

The remaining credits can be made up from the following modules:

  • ME5E2     Research Methods (5 credits)
  • ME5B01    Flow induced vibration and fluid structure interaction [5 credits]
  • ME5B02    Advanced materials [5 credits]
  • ME5B03    Advanced thermal fluid sciences [5 credits]
  • ME5B04    Engineering Vibrations [5 credits]
  • ME5B09    Control Engineering II [5 credits]
  • ME5B10    Instrumentation and Experimental Techniques[5 credits]
  • ME5E04    Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics[5 credits]
  • ME5MM1    Micro and Precision Manufacturing [5 credits]
  • ME5MM2    Advanced manufacturing [5 credits]
  • ME5MM3    Supply chain management [5 credits]
  • ME5MM7    Risk management and Safety Assessment Systems [5 credits]
  • CE7J01    Wind Energy [5 credits]
  • CE7J04    Energy Policy and Demand [5 credits]
  • CE7J06    Wave and Hydro Energy [5 credits]
  • CE7T01    Transportation [5 credits]
  • CE7C05    Advanced Spatial analysis using GIS [5 credits]
  • ME5Bl01    Medical device design [10 credits]
  • ME5B103    Tissue engineering [5 credits]
  • ME5B104    Finite Element Analysis [5 credits]
  • ME5M19    Biomechanics [5 credits]
  • MESM20    Biomaterials [5 credits]

Some of the module options in either semester may be withdrawn from time to time and some new modules may be added, subject to demand. Additional modules may be chosen, subject strictly to timetabling compatibility, with the prior approval of the Course Director and relevant Head of School.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.

Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.

For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

PSW Opportunity

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Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is academically challenging and rewarding. As a result the University has high academic entry requirements.

Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree (60%) from an Irish university, or an equivalent result from a university in another country. If you have any queries in relation to your eligibility for programmes.

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