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Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Manufacture solutions for local, national, and international industries.
334 Points

CAO Code


Start Date

September 2024


4 Years

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Engineering & Built Environment

Course Type


Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview


This course will allow students to test the limits of what is possible with maths and creativity and give them the skills and competencies that will allow you to contribute to local and international industry. Course topics include mechanics, fluids, heat, mathematics, materials, manufacturing, and computer-aided design.

Mechanical Engineers are in huge demand by local and national industry for their broad ranging technical skills and versatility. The programme features a work placement in year 3 to allow you to immerse yourself in an industrial setting before graduation.

What makes this course different

Work Placement

In 3rd year students undertake an industry work placement where they gain important contacts within the industry to help them in their future careers.

100% Graduates Employed

100% of graduates are in employment after 6 months of graduating and 100% of graduates said their degree was essential for that job role (DkIT/ HEA graduate survey).

Understanding the Industry

Mechanical Engineers are essential to every sector and are in huge demand by local and national industry for their problem-solving skills and versatility. Industries include product design and research, aerospace, energy, transport and materials handling, renewable systems, pharmaceuticals, food processing and the Agri-machine sector.

Career Opportunities

Future Careers:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • CAD technician
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Mechanical engineer

In these areas:

  • Automobile Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Renewable energy 

Demand for our graduates in a wide range of engineering industries has been strong with many having job offers from both local and national companies shortly after sitting their final exams including: Combilift Ltd, Intel, Hiab MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts, XOcean, Suretank Ltd., Glen Dimplex, Kingspan Group, Xtratherm, MultiHog

Course Delivery and Modules

Course modules are a mixture of theoretical (e.g. mechanics, fluids, heat, mathematics) and practical (e.g. materials, manufacturing and computer-aided design).

Added to this is a range of modules that allow the graduate to apply their technical knowledge to an employment setting (e.g. management, computers and project work). A significant feature of the programme is the emphasis on knowledge as applied to the industrial setting and a focus on employability skills in year 3. This assists graduates to match themselves and their skills to a suitable employer and career.

  • Year 1

    • Computing for Engineering
    • Engineering Science
    • Material Science
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Statics
    • Engineering Professional Practice
    • Engineering CAD
    • Electrical & Electronic Principles
    • Dynamics
    • Engineering Professional Practice
  • Year 2

    • Electrical Automation Technology
    • Materials Technology
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Mechanical Engineering Design
    • Mechanics
    • Mathematics
    • Sustainable Manufacturing
    • Mechanical Automation Technology
    • Thermodynamics
    • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Year 3

    • Engineering Management
    • Renewable Energy
    • Design Project
    • Mechanics
    • Automation & Control
    • Mathematics
    • ThermoFluid
    • Materials Technology
    • Mechanical Work Placement
  • Year 4

    • Mechanical Design
    • Numerical Methods & Programming
    • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
    • Energy Management & Heat Transfer
    • Final Year Project
    • Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Sustainability
    • Materials & Resources
    • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
    • Innovation Management
    • Quality Control & Reliability Modelling
    • Energy Management & Heat Transfer
    • Final Year Project

Work Placement

Placement is an important feature of the programme, taking place in 3rd Year. The exact duration and nature of placement depends on the specialisation chosen.

The placement is monitored by DkIT lecturers to support the student and to ensure the learning experience is relevant to the Programme Learning Outcomes. 

Professional Accreditations

Upon completion of this course, graduates are eligible to apply for professional membership with Engineer’s Ireland at Associate Member grade.

  • DKIT

Education Progression

Postgraduate 1 - 2 Years Blended

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering

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Postgraduate 3 Semesters Blended

MSc in Renewable Energy Systems

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Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here.

Entry Requirements

In addition to the standard entry requirements below, Maths Grade H5 is also required. Applicants from NI/UK require a GCSE Maths Grade A or AS Level Grade C or A Level Grade D.

Additional Maths Entry Exam at DkIT:

If you have failed to meet the additional Maths Entry Requirements for this course (but you have met the basic maths entry requirement for a level 8 programme at DkIT), you have a second chance at meeting these additional Maths Entry Requirements by sitting the DkIT additional Maths Entry Examination, held in August of each year. More details about the maths entry exam.

Recent CAO Points

2023 CAO Round 1 Points


How To Apply

Apply on CAO

All standard entry first-year applicants must apply for entry through the CAO. See Important application dates for CAO and information for specific applicant types below:

CAO Code: DK844
Apply on CAO

Advanced Entry & Transfer Applications

Advanced Entry is for applicants who have previous educational achievements and/or work experience and want to be considered for direct entry into year  2, 3, or 4 of a course. This includes students looking to transfer to DkIT from another Higher Education provider.

Closing Date: 6th June
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International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Kimmitt Sayers

Programme Director


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).