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Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Master Engineering Qualifier A - Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

  • PAC CodeDC832
  • Course Type Postgraduate
  • Delivery Modes Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration Continuous

For those students who do not meet the normal Masters entry requirements, but have a level 7 degree in in Mechanical and / or Manufacturing Engineering plus 3 years relevant experience, this course offers an alternative entry route to the MEng in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering programme. Successful completion of the Qualifier A programme allows the student to progress to the MEng programme, from which Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate exit awards are also possible. The credits from the qualifier are carried forward to the MEng programme.

This is a one year, part-time course. Areas covered include Finite Element Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Mechanical Engineering System Simulation, Design for Manufacture and Assembly and Operations Research.


To give students the knowledge, experience and skills required to enter our Masters programme in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering.

The Qualifier course itself does not carry an award, but it offers you the opportunity to advance your knowledge and career aspirations and the credits from the Qualifier can be transferred to the MEng programme.

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You can study part-time and remotely for maximum flexibility. It offers an opportunity to change your career path.


It is a unique programme not available anywhere else in Ireland. Located in a modern, state of the art building with excellent teaching, laboratory and computing facilities.


Candidates who successfully complete the Masters Qualifier may transfer to the MEng in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering programme.


General Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for the Qualifier A programme are: An ordinary degree ( NFQ Level 7 qualification) in Mechanical and/or Manufacturing Engineering. PLUS Minimum three years relevant experience (depending on the grade of the award). Both cases are subject to an interview if deemed necessary by the Chair of the Programme or Head of School.

International Applications International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidate are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

Non-EU Applicants This programme is not available to non EU students.

There is no February intake for this programme. Commencement of Programme September 2018.

How to Apply and Closing Dates

Make an Application

All Applicants must submit

  • Certified academic transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable
  • Copy of CV outlining relevant experience

 Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre ( using PAC code DC832 Dates for Submission of Applications for September 2018: EU Applicants Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre ( by 31st July 2018.