BEng in Mechanical Engineering

Course Points
174
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
50 Places

Course Summary

Graduates in Mechanical engineering combine the basic knowledge of physical sciences and engineering education with experience and expertise to invent, design and manufacture, run and maintain mechanical systems equipment and tools in all branches of industry including in: Product Design, Machine Design, Agriculture & Food Industry, Energy Generation, General Manufacturing Planning & Management , Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals.

Graduates in Mechanical engineering combine the basic knowledge of physical sciences and engineering education with experience and expertise to invent, design and manufacture, run and maintain mechanical systems equipment and tools in all branches of industry including in:

  • Product Design
  • Machine Design
  • Agriculture & Food Industry
  • Energy Generation; General Manufacturing
  • Planning & Management
  • Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals

Engineering ingenuity to create innovative products that combine different technologies is one of the prominent strengths of Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineers are adaptable, through knowledge of fundamental principles of science and engineering reinforced with transferable problem solving skills. The graduate’s ability to integrate quickly within the workplace is key to their career development.

This course will equip graduates to show initiative, participate actively in teams, manage, organise and communicate effectively. In addition graduates will have a strong sense of ethics and awareness of the social impact of their actions. The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering course at Dundalk Institute of Technology aims to provide a stimulating environment in which the students’ interest in mechanical engineering is fostered by a modern and flexible teaching and learning strategy.

The External placement module in Year 2 – Semester Two aims to allow students to develop professional skills through an applied experience in various phases of engineering.

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
  • OpenHydro Suretank Ltd.
  • Glen Dimplex; Kingspan Group
  • Xtratherm
  • MultiHog

Follow on courses:

  • BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Design Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) in Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • Masters in Renewable Energy Systems (with Bridging Studies) Progression Opportunities

This course provides the foundation for transfer routes to honours degree courses in other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and abroad.; Note: Students who have successfully completed the first two years of this course and who wish to leave after two years, may be awarded a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Engineering.

Please find information on fees and funding here

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

  • Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
      • INCLUDING At least one H5 Grade, or minimum Points Score of 200
      • AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
      • AND English Grade O6 or H7
      • OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include: 

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • One subject at either:
        • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C or better)
        • OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass,Merit or Distinction).
        • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction)
  • The remaining subjects must be different from those listed above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:
        • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
        • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
        • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

Paul Durcan (Programme Director)
Phone: 042 9370200
Email: paul.durcan@dkit.ie

Colman Ledwith (Head of Department of Electronic & Mechanical Engineering)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: Colman.Ledwith@dkit.ie

Course ID DK742
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 174
Places 50
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Recognition Information

Graduates are eligible for Engineer’s Ireland Associate Member grade.

Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK742.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.