ME Biosystems & Food Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Program Description

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates with an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science and design to biological materials and systems especially in:

  • Food process engineering
  • Sustainable energy
  • Environmental protection

Biosystems Engineers are at the forefront of the search for practical solutions to global problems and this specialisation will lead graduates to a wide variety of employment opportunities with companies focussing on the processing of food and other biological materials, environmental protection, waste recycling, sustainable energy and green technologies. The ME Biosystems & Food Engineering involves lectures, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, a research project and includes a 6-8 month professional work experience internship.

Who should apply?

Full-Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non-EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Career Opportunities

This is one of Ireland's most important industries and our graduates have excellent prospects finding employment in:

  • Bioprocess and food companies
  • Environmental protection and waste recycling companies
  • Sustainable energy and green technology companies

There are also opportunities to pursue PhD research in UCD and worldwide.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering (T299) Full Time

  • EU Year 1 - € 7640
  • EU Year 2 - € 7640
  • nonEU Year 1 - € 24200
  • nonEU Year 2 - € 23800

***Fees are subject to change

Student Internships

This two years masters offer 6-8 months paid professional work experience, the practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation.

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor's degree with minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in an engineering degree programme or mathematically-based science subject. Strong results (not less than Grade B or equivalent) in cognate subjects of agricultural and food engineering, biological engineering, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, unit operations.

Facilities and Resources

The School of Biosystems and Food Engineering has recently invested in excess of €600,000 in state-of-the-art facilities in spectroscopy, hyperspectral chemical imaging and chemometrics.

*Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 23, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
2 years
Full time
7,490 EUR
EU: fee per year - € 7490; nonEU: fee per year - € 23800
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
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