The M.Eng in Mechatronics is a one year, full-time programme and the mode of operation is based on the modular system. It consists of a taught component extending over two semesters, with a Mechatronics project taken over the third semester.
- To provide a competence in automated hardware and software systems and the ability to apply them to specific cases in a manufacturing setting.
- To provide a knowledge of trends and current approaches in manufacturing such e.g. Industry 4.0 and how these provide a competitive advantage in a global manufacturing context.
- To provide an insight into how automated manufacturing systems function in a global economy and to develop some management skills in this area.
The M.Eng in Mechatronics is a one year, full-time programme and the mode of operation is based on the modular system. It consists of a taught component extending over two semesters, with a Mechatronics project taken over the third semester. The project presents a piece of significant original work with high analytical content. The programme comprises a core and optional modules which allow one of two pathways to be taken through the programme. One pathway has an emphasis on mechanical design, the other pathway concentrates on software and control. The course comprises 12 modules in total.
- Low-Cost Automated Systems
- Automated System Design
- Project Management in Practice
Path A - Automation
- Advanced & Emerging Manufacturing Technologies
- Automation and Control
Path B – Software and Control
- Computer Networks 1
- C++ Programming
- Mechatronics Project 1
- Digital Control
- Global Business Strategy
- Machine Vision
Path A – Automation
- 3D CAD Modelling & Machine Design
- System Integration
Path B – Software and Control
- Web-based Application Design
- Real-Time Systems
- Mechatronics Project 2
Applicants for a Master’s programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or another internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning* that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.
*Completion of 240 ECTS/four years of a relevant five-year undergraduate programme consisting of 300 ECTS from a European University or equivalent institution.
Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered under the University of Limerick policy that allows for the recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning; non-accredited personal and professional education; work-based training and employment experience.
What to include with your application:
- Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable).
- English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language).
- A copy of your birth certificate/passport.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):
Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
- Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level are achieved.
- Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above.
- TOEFL – 580 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based).
- IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
- English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1.
- GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
- University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade A.
- GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / the University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6.
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.
The programme will equip graduates for careers manufacturing and automated manufacturing systems.
Typical careers include:
- Automation Engineer;
- Manufacturing Engineer;
- Manufacturing systems group leaders, junior project managers, manufacturing line managers;
- Research and Development Engineers;
- Doctorate Postgraduate Studies.
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