Taught course

Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip/Cert.)

Trinity College Dublin · Engineering, Environment and Emerging Technologies

Entry requirements

Admission is normally restricted to graduates who have achieved an upper second-class honours degree (2.1), or better, in engineering, science, computing, statistics, mathematics or a related discipline. Well-qualified candidates or industry professionals from other numerate disciplines who have sufficient knowledge of engineering and science, may also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering addresses advanced topics over a wide range of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering subjects. Within the M.Sc., 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. An important part of the MSc programme is a research dissertation, which directly builds on some of the content of the modules. The Department has over 20 professors who are leaders in their respective fields, active in research, providing advice to industry and running their own companies to promote innovations arising from their work. Some of our leading research areas are Manufacturing, Design, Fluids, Noise and Vibration, Heat Transfer, Materials, Robotics, Instrumentation and Biomedical Engineering.
This M.Sc. course can be taken as either a full-time one year or a part-time two- or three-year postgraduate course. Alternatively, candidates may choose to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (60 ECTS) or a Postgraduate Certificate (30 ECTS) by selecting from various taught module options. The Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate awards do not include a research project. Part-time students may follow the staged award path over 3 years of study. You can find our more about the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate by clicking here
Students do have the option to also follow the “Zero Carbon Technology” option with a focus on technology to achieve the transformation to low-carbon energy and transport. The Zero Carbon Technology strand will cover power, transport and resources with related business and planning options.

Fees and funding

International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr John Kennedy
+353 1 896 3667