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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Mechanical Engineering

TU Dublin - Tallaght
TU Dublin - Tallaght
Course Code
TU603
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
243
Points Change

Course Summary

The BEng (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering allows students to develop a deeper understanding of engineering principles and acquire the ability to quickly grasp engineering issues across a range of different fields. The graduate engineer will be able to offer solutions to problems that are driven by well-developed analytical and practical skills.

Mechanical engineers are trained to be creative and inventive and society calls upon them to solve many difficult problems as well as creating new devices such as medical instruments.

In the final year of the programme students are provided with a major design project and this important element of the programme is designed to develop problem solving, design, project management and communication 

Course Details

College Link > TU603 - Mechanical Engineering

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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

In the present busy industrial environment there are excellent opportunities in the mechanical engineering field. The position of engineer will involve the application of design ideas related to the delivery of the prototype and the confirmation that the prototype operates within the required specifications outlined initially.

Further Research

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