Taught course

Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing Process & Automation Systems)

University College Cork · Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

Candidates must have achieved an honours BE (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum grade 2H2. However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications and suitable experience may be accepted subject to the approval of college. In all cases, the course of study for each candidate must be approved by the programme co-ordinator.

Months of entry


Course content

This was developed in response to increasing demands for highly skilled graduates in the field of mechanical engineering applied to the manufacturing and pharma-chem industries. Aim is to produce Mechanical Engineering postgraduates who are proficient in the development and realisation of modern manufacturing, process and automation systems. This is achieved through developing an understanding of the concepts of manufacturing systems, and the skills to analyse, design and implement manufacturing systems in practice. This is combined with an understanding of process automation and operational management, It will enable candidates to develop an up to date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes.

Fees and funding

This programme receives funding from the Government under a major initiative to meet IT skills needs identified by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, therefore EU Students admitted to this programme in 2009/2010 will pay a reduced annual tuition fee of £2,000.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. William Wright
00 353 (0) 21 490 2213