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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Mechanical Engineering

Institute of Technology Carlow
Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Code
CW548
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points
323
Points Change
+22

Course Summary

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 tools. The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from idea to marketplace. It requires specialist engineering knowledge combined with creative thinking,problem solving, team working and analytical skills. This four-year honours degree programme will equip graduates with the specialist knowledge and practical experience required to manage the complete mechanical engineering process from product design to manufacturing output. Students will study core subjects suchas: mechanics; engineering technology; technical graphics; electrical science; automation; energy technology and automation. The programme features extensive practical workshops and includes a challenging project in Year 4.

Mechanical Engineering is about the development and design of mechanical components, products and systems, including energy systems, to approved quality standards. It is also about the setting up, management and efficient control of manufacturing systems.

Course Details

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Career Progression

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.

Further Research

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