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Mechanical Engineering (BEng) Part time (Stage 3)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    21st September 2018

Admission Requirements:

Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (NFQ Level 6) or equivalent.


Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Eng

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

An Information/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 5th September 2018 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.


Course Fee

€540 per 5 credit module (inc. exam fee)

This is a 60 credit of the Level 7 degree course. It comrises 8 mandatory modules, one free choice 5 credit module and two project modules (totalling 15 credits) It is envisaged that students should complete the programme over 3 years on a part-time basis.


Three evening per week per academic year.


On successful completion of the full programme (180 credits), students will be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering  (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications).


The following four modules are likely to  be offered in the 2018/19 academic year.

Semester 1 Modules (September to December 2018)


Technological Maths 301 – Math7020 (5 Credits)

On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to

  1. 1Formulate and identify differential equations.
  2. Solve first and second order differential equations using classical methods and interpret the solutions.
  3. Solve first and second order differential equations using Laplace transforms and interpret the solutions.

Mechatronics 3  PLC Control– Mech7014 (5 Credits)

On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to

  1. Analyse, simplify and solve logic circuits.
  2.  Discuss the concepts of open-loop and closed loop systems and the resulting effects on system gain, stability and sensitivity to parameter variation and external disturbances on control systems.
  3. Select suitable feedback and final control elements for pneumatic control systems.
  4. Design PLC controlled systems, to performance specifications, using standard software for electro-pneumatic systems.
  5. Use an HMI to interact with a control system.
Semester 2 Modules (January to May 2018)

Technological Maths 302 – STAT 7003 (5 Credits)

On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to

  1. Graphically display and numerically summarise data using methods of descriptive statistics
  2. Apply the rules of probability and use probability models for data analysis
  3. Compute and interpret point and interval estimates of population parameters
  4. Describe the structure of a statistical test of hypothesis
  5. Use mathematical and statistical techniques for fitting curves to data
  6. Construct and interpret control charts for the sample mean and sample range

CAE & Mechanical Design  MECH7010  (5 Credits)

On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to

  1. Manipulate electronic CAD data for use with Computer Aided Engineering software and systems in design.
  2. Analyse digital prototypes using industry standard software.
  3. Complete a team design project by applying systematic design principles.
  4. Design for fatigue a range of mechanical components.
  5. Integrate major international standards (DIN, ISO, BS, Machinery Directive) and hazard analysis techniques into the mechanical design, operation and safety of components and machines.
  • Online application is open for course commencing 12 September 2018.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €540 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.



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Mr Tony Kelly
021 433 5436