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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Stage 3 - Cork

Lifelong Learning
CR_EMECN_7

This is 60 credits of the Level 7 degree course, equating to Stage 3 in the full-time programme. It comprises 8 mandatory modules, one free choice 5 credit module, and two project modules (totalling 15 credits).

Award Name Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Major
Awarding Body Munster Technological University
NFQ Level Level 7 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ) Major Munster Technological University Level 7 NFQ
Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Evening, Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
60

Duration

1 year, Full-time.

It is envisaged that students could complete the programme over 3 years on a part-time basis.

Entry Requirements

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

What is RPL?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is when formal recognition is given for what you already know prior to starting on a programme or module. With recognition of prior learning the focus is on learning and not on experience as such. You can apply for RPL in any MTU accredited programme or module. Programmes which are accredited by professional bodies or any external awarding bodies may have their own procedures for RPL which you should refer to.

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Further information

Start Date: September 20023

MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

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

Application Deadline: 22nd September 2023

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

Modules
Semester 1 - (September to December)
MECH7010 CAE & Mechanical Design
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.

MECH 7030 SCADA & Robotics
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
1. Configure and use a PLC in an Integrated Control Environment.
2. Design and integrate a SCADA system.
3. Validate the operation of internal and external sensors used in Robotic Systems.
4. Programme and control a Robotic System.

Semester 2 - (January to May)
MATH7020 Technological Maths 301
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
1. Formulate 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.

MECH7014 Mechatronics 3 – PLC Control
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.

William Irwin
T: 021 433 5789
E: william.irwin@mtu.ie

Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Evening, Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
60