ME Materials Science & Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Program Description

ME Materials Science & Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

ME Materials Science & Engineering FT

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

The ME in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineers with a special education and training in the area of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for industrial engineering applications from biomedical device manufacture to future energy solutions. This master is accredited by both Engineers Ireland and the IOM3 (UK). Graduates from this programme will be fully qualified professional engineers, capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level.

  • Focus on real-world materials used for the manufacture of advanced engineered components and systems such as biomedical implants.
  • Integrated theoretical, conceptual and practical knowledge.
  • A technical research project in collaboration with world-leading research groups and researchers.

Who should apply?

Full-Time option suitable for:

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

  • A bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honour (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.
  • Engineering or science graduates from any cognate discipline who are seeking to specialise in materials science and engineering at postgraduate level

Course Description

Materials Scientists and Engineers are at the centre of virtually every area of technology from optoelectronics to space materials and from automotive and Aeromotive manufacturing to biomedical devices. Graduates from this programme will be fully qualified professional engineers, capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level or as a professional engineering manager. Graduates will also have specialist training in underlying scientific fundamentals and practical materials handling and analysis techniques that will make them attractive to either potential employers or equip them for further study at an advanced postgraduate level such as PhD studies in Ireland or across the world.

Career Opportunities

If you are a graduate of the ME Materials Science & Engineering programme you can look forward to limitless employment opportunities in a substantive array of industries. Most companies worldwide employ materials professionals. A number of UCD materials graduates have been employed by companies such as General Electric or Rolls Royce (Aerospace), Astrium (Space), Stryker, Boston Scientific (Biomedical) or Siemens (Energy).

Fees, Funding and Scholarships

ME Materials Science & Engineering (T275) Full Time

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

***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Student Internships

  • The Professional Work Experience (PWE) module is incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and is designed to integrate a student’s academic and career interests with paid practical work experience for a 6-8 month period.
  • The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field, assess where their strengths and weaknesses lie and maximise their knowledge of the available career possibilities. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation.

Entry Requirements

  • A bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honour (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element) or equivalent.

Testimonial

Graduate Profile
Tiarnan Doherty

I came to UCD with a primary degree in Physics. What I liked most about the ME in Materials Science and Engineering was the open, academic, and interdisciplinary nature of the programme. The courses are delivered by experts in an incredibly diverse set of disciplines such as metallurgy, technical ceramics, biomaterials, and polymer engineering. As I was interested in functional materials for energy generation purposes, I completed my industrial placement at the Nano Imaging and Materials Analysis Centre at UCD where I gained significant hands-on experience in advanced electron microscopy and spectroscopy. This knowledge proved invaluable in my chosen research project on 3rd generation solar technologies. This experience, in turn, led me to win a prestigious fellowship that will allow me to study for a PhD at a top international university.

*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
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
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7,490 EUR
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Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
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Sept. 2018
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EU: Year 1 - € 7490, Year 2** - € 7490; nonEU: Year 1 - € 23800