UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Introduction

Why study at UCD?

Tradition

Established 1854, with 160 years of teaching & research excellence.

Global profile

UCD is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.

Global community

Over 7,000 international students from over 125 countries study at UCD.

Global careers

Degrees with high employability; dedicated careers support; 1 year stay-back visa (for non-EU students).

Safety

Modern parkland campus with 24 hour security, minutes from Dublin city centre.

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

The UCD College of Engineering and Architecture is the largest and most comprehensive College of its kind in Ireland.
There are six Schools covering the Engineering disciplines of Biosystems and Food, Chemical & Bioprocess, Civil, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, together with the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Planning & Environmental Policy.
The College offers a wide range of taught and research programmes and is committed to the ongoing development of both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary teaching and research. Faculty in the College of Engineering & Architecture have been very successful in winning competitive research contracts from a number of national and international bodies including the European Commission, the European Research Council (ERC), the European Space Agency, Science Foundation Ireland, and Enterprise Ireland.

To date the College hosts five ERC award holders and 2015 RIAI Gold Medal winners Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey, who are both graduates and staff of the UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy.

Furthermore, data from Thomson Reuters InCites indicates that the College’s publication impact in Engineering & Technology is 52% above world average.

Much of the research in the College is applied to real-world problems, and is finally commercialised in spin-off companies. Recent start-ups include OxyMem, APC Ltd and Bianca Med (acquired by ResMed in 2011). We have also become increasingly involved in collaborative research with industry, and such projects often produce market-facing innovations which can be directly applied in a commercial environment.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Environmental Policy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This one year Masters is designed to equip students with essential knowledge about environmental sustainability, and policy and governance frameworks for environmental action, while also developing key professional tools to enable graduates to apply new skills creatively in their future careers. [+]

MSc Environmental Policy Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This one year Masters is designed to equip students with essential knowledge about environmental sustainability, and policy and governance frameworks for environmental action, while also developing key professional tools to enable graduates to apply new skills creatively in their future careers. The programme takes an international perspective on environmental issues and explores the increasingly complex environmental challenges that societies and governments face across the globe, addressing contemporary environmental debates such as Climate Change, Water Policy, Energy Security and Sustainability, and Urban Resilience. During the one year degree you will have the opportunity to study both core and specialised modules in environmental policy. Teaching is focused on areas and skills within environmental policy-making, such as:... [-]


MSc Environmental Technology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. [+]

MSc Environmental Technology Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. This programme will enable its students to acquire skills in the areas of environmental engineering, risk assessment, air pollution, waste management, life cycle assessment, buildings and environment, energy systems and sustainable environment. Students will enhance their ability to work effectively as an individual, in teams and in multi-disciplinary settings, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning.... [-]


MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies focuses development and optimisation of renewable energy resource exploitation; efficiency in energy generation and utilisation pathway; mitigation of environmental impacts... [+]

MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies focuses development and optimisation of renewable energy resource exploitation; efficiency in energy generation and utilisation pathway; mitigation of environmental impacts, and; preparation for business innovation and job creations opportunities in renewable energy systems technologies development, plant biotechnology and entrepreneurship. The programme is underpinned by the best European practice by incorporating compatible EU policy drivers such as the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) for energy research, current R&D in Crops (through ongoing and research initiatives under the Charles Parsons Energy Research programme), and the collaboration with internationally acknowledged experts in the subject domains from universities, research institutions and industry.... [-]


MSc Urban Design & Planning

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

Urban design lies at the interface of architecture and urban planning, with both disciplines contributing complementary but contrasting approaches to urban design theory and practice. [+]

MSc Urban Design & Planning Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Urban design lies at the interface of architecture and urban planning, with both disciplines contributing complementary but contrasting approaches to urban design theory and practice. This Masters programme is focused on the role of urban design in the context of urban planning, and is delivered with an emphasis on the distinct methodologies, professional perspectives and pedagogies of that discipline. It provides specialist knowledge and skills in: urban design theory; urban conservation; risk, resilience and sustainability; as well as social science research methods applied to the built environment. The programme will enable graduates to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to create better places through urban design. Students will also have the opportunity to draw upon the School’s specialist research and teaching in environmental policy, to place urban design centre-stage in tackling wider environmental risks. This programme will equip planners and others working in related areas with the capacity to develop urban design solutions, to analyse them critically and to provide guidance in regards to their implementation one for which there is a growing demand. This includes traditional urban design concerns surrounding the urban public realm, residential quality etc., but also emerging challenges surrounding the role of urban design in mitigating or adapting to climate change, the role of design in promoting ‘healthy’ cities or neighbourhoods, and the incorporation of ‘nature’ into design (e.g. bio-mimicry) to address biodiversity loss. The MSc Urban Design & Planning is accredited as... [-]


Master

Master in Regional & Urban Planning

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

In today’s complex and rapidly changing world, with the threats posed by climate change, economic crisis and rapid urban growth, planners face the challenge of creating places that combine environmental quality with a vibrant economy, quality of life and distributive justice. [+]

MRUP Regional & Urban Planning Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

In today’s complex and rapidly changing world, with the threats posed by climate change, economic crisis and rapid urban growth, planners face the challenge of creating places that combine environmental quality with a vibrant economy, quality of life and distributive justice. This two-year professional planning degree develops the requisite conceptual knowledge and practical skills required by planners in this increasingly complex environment. You will develop an understanding of the administrative, legal and policy frameworks in which spatial planning operates and the social, political, economic and environmental challenges facing planning. In addition students develop practical skills for plan & policy making, including environmental assessment, retail assessment, public participation methods, development & project management, and GIS. Depending on your interests, you choose to specialise in either development and design, or environmental planning.... [-]


Master of Architectural Science - Landscape Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The Masters of Architectural Science (Landscape studies) sets out the basis for a more integrated approach to managing (planning, designing, developing, conserving and caring) for the rural, fringe and urban landscape in Ireland and elsewhere. [+]

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The Masters of Architectural Science (Landscape studies) sets out the basis for a more integrated approach to managing (planning, designing, developing, conserving and caring) for the rural, fringe and urban landscape in Ireland and elsewhere.

The programme believes that the best postgraduate education takes place in an interdisciplinary environment. All disciplines are involved in designing, planning, making and protecting the designed environment will share core modules in the same lecture space and design studio. Students in Landscape will be educated by the leading researchers and practitioners in the Europe, and be exposed to contemporary theoretical, technical and legislative issues. Who should apply? ... [-]

Master of Architectural Science - Sustainable Building Design & Performance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The Masters in Sustainable Building Design & Performance taught masters programme is for those seeking to develop a career or hoping to undertake further studies in sustainable building analysis and design. [+]

MArchSc Sustainable Building Design & Performance FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The Masters in Sustainable Building Design & Performance taught masters programme is for those seeking to develop a career or hoping to undertake further studies in sustainable building analysis and design. It supports students to define themselves within the fields of sustainability, architecture, energy, environment and health.

Students are encouraged and supported in the pursuit of a broad range of inter-related issues through active enquiry and autonomous investigation. The programme provides a learning environment within which each student is encouraged and can make a unique and individual contribution as well as being part of a team. It is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials and individual and group project work, all supported through contact time in class, individual supervisory sessions and online course content. The programme is designed to place value on each individual and their contribution to the group, supporting their development through an inclusive, exploratory and encouraging learning environment. Who should apply? ... [-]

Master of Architecture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This two year programme fulfils the requirements for the second part of professional education in architecture (RIBA and RIAI accredited). It equips students to deal with complex design problems in challenging contexts. [+]

Master of Architecture Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

This two year programme fulfils the requirements for the second part of professional education in architecture (RIBA and RIAI accredited). It equips students to deal with complex design problems in challenging contexts. Through studio projects, academic writing and practical experiments it develops professional capacities while placing equal emphasis on research and critical enquiry.

This programme is accredited by the profesional institute in Ireland (RIAI) and the UK (RIBA) and is pursuing the US accreditation (NAAB). Strong emphasis on research and on critical, reflective practice. Intensive small-group teaching from leading practitioners and academics. Two UCD Academics are the 2015 recipients of the Royal Gold Medal (the world's most prestigious architecture award) Who should apply? ... [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Electronic & Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The MEngSc in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a year-long programme designed to provide training for engineers who wish to work at a high level in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. [+]

MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MEngSc in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a year-long programme designed to provide training for engineers who wish to work at a high level in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. You will develop an advanced understanding of the theory and technology of modern electronic and computer systems and their business environment. You will build your knowledge through taught modules and project work and you will learn about design, innovation and problem solving at a level significantly beyond that of your primary degree.

Delivered by a highly research active School holding 101-150 in the QS World Subject Rankings, this masters provides intensive training to up-skill students to meet the needs of the growing Irish ICT sector. The balance of the programme between theory and practice will provide you with an excellent basis to work as an engineer in many different types of industry Who should apply? ... [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Engineering Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This Masters is about developing the knowledge and skills needed by graduate engineers in order to pursue successful careers as engineering managers in a wide range of international industries and sectors. [+]

MEngSc Engineering Management FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This Masters is about developing the knowledge and skills needed by graduate engineers in order to pursue successful careers as engineering managers in a wide range of international industries and sectors. Designed around five key engineering management themes (Operations & Supply Chain Excellence, Analytics & "Big Data", Business & Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Industry Applications), the programme also enhances participants existing technical skills through the provision of advanced technical option modules to develop their undergraduate disciplinary knowledge base.

Designed around five core themes, the programme addresses the principle engineering management challenges involved in the design, operations and management of international technology companies This programme is delivered by the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering which has 50 years' experience in teaching Engineering Management. Who should apply? ... [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Food Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The Master of Engineering Science in Food Engineering provides a comprehensive coverage of bioprocess and food manufacturing systems engineering. [+]

MEngSc Food Engineering FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The Master of Engineering Science in Food Engineering provides a comprehensive coverage of bioprocess and food manufacturing systems engineering. On this Masters you will develop new technical competencies in food and bioprocess engineering, learn how to develop and execute a research plan and acquire skills in the application of leading edge technologies to the agri-food and biotechnology industries, including novel food processing technology, food process automation, risk assessment, computer vision for food quality and food safety. In addition:

This Masters is delivered by a highly research intensive School, comprising a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships. Two Professors, Sun and O'Donnell, are in the world's top one percent of the most cited scientists in their field. Who should apply? ... [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Materials Science & Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The MEngSc in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineers with a specialist education and training in the area of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for industrial engineering applications from biomedical device manufacture to future energy solutions. [+]

MEngSc Materials Science & Engineering FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MEngSc in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineers with a specialist 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 programme is delivered by a School with a long history of innovation. This school attracts approximately €5m in research funding annually. Focus on the use of materials in engineering systems. Advanced integrated theoretical, conceptual and practical knowledge. Technical research project in collaboration with world leading research groups. Who should apply? ... [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Structural Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

Studying this Masters, you will cover a wide range of topics not traditionally covered in undergraduate degrees; the programme includes specialist modules in structural dynamics, bridge engineering, structural design and professional engineering. [+]

MEngSc Structural Engineering FT/PT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Studying this Masters, you will cover a wide range of topics not traditionally covered in undergraduate degrees; the programme includes specialist modules in structural dynamics, bridge engineering, structural design and professional engineering. You will also learn how to work in a multidisciplinary setting through combined modules with Architecture students. Structural engineering is a continually evolving profession, and through the third Semester Research Project you will learn how to apply this specialist knowledge to develop new concepts and ideas under the supervision of research active academic staff. This programme will distinguish you as having specialist knowledge in the area of Structural Engineering and provide you with a competitive edge over your peers in the job market.... [-]


Master of Engineering Science in Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This programme prepares graduates to work in the broad field of environmental protection and management. Students in this programme will gain advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding in the area of environmental engineering... [+]

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering FT/PT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This programme prepares graduates to work in the broad field of environmental protection and management. Students in this programme will gain advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding in the area of environmental engineering on topics such as engineering hydrology, environmental modelling, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and environmental data analysis, among others. This programme is also delivered by a culturally diverse group of internationally renowned academic staff.

Who should apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

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


Master of Landscape Architecture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This Master programme teaches you how to design with the landscape. You will work with the natural and cultural processes that shape our towns and countryside. [+]

Master of Landscape Architecture Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

This Master programme teaches you how to design with the landscape. You will work with the natural and cultural processes that shape our towns and countryside. Graduates of this professionally recognised programme can go onto practice as landscape architects in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere – designing anything from gardens to cities.

Who should apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

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

This is a taught, two-year, full-time, professionally recognised graduate programme that builds on competencies gained at an undergraduate level from the Bachelors in Landscape Architecture or related programmes in Ireland and abroad. This Masters is for students wishing to gain a higher professional qualification.... [-]


ME Biosystems & Food Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science... [+]

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 from 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 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.... [-]


ME Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This programme prepares graduates to work as professional engineers in the broad field of infrastructural design, construction and management. Graduates will satisfy the academic requirements for the title of Chartered Engineer. [+]

ME Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

This programme prepares graduates to work as professional engineers in the broad field of infrastructural design, construction and management. Graduates will satisfy the academic requirements for the title of Chartered Engineer. You can chose a specialisation either in civil, structural or environmental engineering and as such the range of module options are extensive. The programme is delivered by a culturally diverse group of internationally renowned academic staff.

Who should apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

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


ME Electrical Energy Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The ME Electrical Energy Engineering programme is taught by world-renowned academics from the ERC. The professionally accredited programme addresses the challenge of transitioning towards sustainable power systems, integrating diverse generation and demand-side technologies while maintaining stable and economic operation. [+]

ME Electrical Energy Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

The ME Electrical Energy Engineering programme is taught by world-renowned academics from the Energy Institute (EI). The professionally accredited programme addresses the challenge of transitioning towards sustainable power systems, integrating diverse generation and demand-side technologies while maintaining stable and economic operation. It provides strong training in various aspects of electrical engineering and enhances this through a major research project and professional work experience.

A wide range of core and optional modules delivered by engineers with international reputations, including academic staff from the world-leading Energy Institute in grid integration of renewables. Delivered by a highly research active school holding a position of 101-150 in the QS World Subject Rankings. This programme will provide you with a strong educational foundation in power systems and power electronics analysis & design, renewable energy sources and smart grid applications. This programme will provide you with an engineering qualification fully compliant with the Masters level accreditation requirements of Engineers Ireland. Who should apply? ... [-]

ME Electronic & Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This ME in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a two-year programme designed to develop professional engineers who can excel in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. [+]

ME Electronic & Computer Engineering FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

This ME in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a two-year programme designed to develop professional engineers who can excel in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. Graduates of this highly sought after Masters leave equipped to forge a career at the highest level in this major sector of the world economy.

Delivered by a highly research intensive School holding 101-150 in the QS world subject rankings, this two-year programme provides 6-8 months professional work experience as an embedded element of the programme. You will gain an advanced understanding of a broad range of areas within electronic and computer engineering, and develop your skills in design, innovation and problem solving. A range of advanced topics from electronic engineering, computer science and business with options that allow you to tailor your degree to suit your interests Who should apply? ... [-]

ME Energy Systems Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The ME in Energy Systems Engineering prepares graduates to meet the engineering, economic and environmental challenges facing the energy systems of developed and developing countries. [+]

ME Energy Systems Engineering FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

The ME in Energy Systems Engineering prepares graduates to meet the engineering, economic and environmental challenges facing the energy systems of developed and developing countries. Graduates of this programme gain a comprehensive understanding of the complex multi-disciplinary and often conflicting issues that arise in the search for effective solutions. Graduates will also be capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level or as a professional engineering manager.

Participants will receive a broad education which is built on strong theoretical foundations but retains a strong focus on real-world applications. This 2 year Masters includes a 6-8 professional work experience internship. Graduates will gain a strong understanding of the complex multi-disciplinary and often conflicting issues that arise in the search for effective solutions to the energy challenges. This Masters is professionally accredited and teaching is provided by academic experts drawn from all five UCD Schools of Engineering and from other disciplines. Candidates who have already completed a 4-year professional engineering bachelor degree may be eligible for recognition of prior learning, enabling them to complete this programme over 12 months. Who should apply? ... [-]

ME Engineering with Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The ME in Engineering with Business offers a unique opportunity for engineering students to complement their technical expertise with a deep understanding of the business and management aspects of engineering practice such as operations, human resources, marketing and strategy. [+]

ME Engineering with Business FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

The ME in Engineering with Business offers a unique opportunity for engineering students to complement their technical expertise with a deep understanding of the business and management aspects of engineering practice such as operations, human resources, marketing and strategy. As a result graduates will develop a distinctively cross disciplinary perspective, which is essential to a successful career in business.

This programme is delivered in conjunction with the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland's leading business school. This programme was voted GradIreland Engineering Postgraduate Course of the Year 2015 and is the only business-oriented masters programme accredited by Engineers Ireland for Chatered Engineering Status. On this programme you will be able to build on your core technical skills, while also gaining a unique set of competencies in business and technology management. As a result you will develop a cross disciplinary perspective which is essential to a successful career in business. Who should apply? ... [-]

ME Materials Science & Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The ME in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineers with a specialist education and training in the area of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for industrial engineering applications from biomedical device manufacture to future energy solutions. [+]

ME Materials Science & Engineering FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

The ME in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineers with a specialist 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 Masters 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. Technical research project in collaboration with world leading research groups and researchers. Who should apply? ... [-]

Contact

UCD Engineering & Materials Science Centre

Address University College Dublin Belfield
Dublin 4 Dublin, Ireland
Website http://www.ucd.ie/eacollege/