Annual Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering Exhibition
23rd April 2020
CIT Bishopstown Campus, Bishopstown, Cork
For Exhibition information, please click here.
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Mechanical Engineers play a crucial role in a wide range of industries, among them air, rail, sea and road. They are involved in high precision processes such as the design and manufacture of prosthetic devices and robotic mechanisms.
The physical scale of their work ranges from nanoscale motors and pumps through to high speed trains, wind turbines, and rocket/vehicles for space exploration. Mechanical Engineering enables students to learn how to systematically design essential machine elements and using three dimensional computer aided design modelling software, to display and test these models.
About the Course
CR071 Course Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus
This course has a strong emphasis on the practical side of mechanical engineering, exposing the student to many “hands on” modules in workshops and laboratories. Modules on the course are grouped into streams that run over the three years: Workshop Practice, Mechatronics, Mechanical Design and Computer Aided Engineering, Mechanics, Thermofluids, Materials, Management, Projects, Mathematics and Elective Options.
Graduates are prepared to progress to further study or to take up challenging and varied careers in industry.
Recent Projects have taken place in the following areas:
- Engine Development and Design
- Sports Equipment & Training Aids
- 3D Modelling
- Automation Systems
- Sustainable Engineering
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for entry to the one year add-on
A limited number of candidates may also be considered for entry to Year 3 (which necessitates two further years of study)
What level of design is involved with Mechanical Engineering?
Design is a central theme of the programme and students use the latest 3D modeling software to develop and communicate their ideas.
Has the course professional accreditation?
This course in Mechanical Engineering is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland for Associate Engineer eligibility.
Is there much practical work on the course?
Students get hands-on practice in mechanical workshop, welding, computer-aided design, mechatronics, and also have the option of selecting elective modules in automotive engineering. The course is designed to give an overall balance between practical activities and theory.
Is it possible to obtain a Higher Certificate award after two years?
Students who successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and do not wish to progress to Year 3 will receive the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.
Are there any events I should attend to learn more about Mechanical Engineering?
CIT Bishopstown Campus hosts the Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering Annual Exhibition which will take place at the CIT Bishopstown Campus on 23rd April 2020.
Please click here for information about International and National Student Engineering and Innovation Awards achieved by our students over the years.
Mechanical Engineer and R&D Manager
Patrick graduated from CIT with a Level 7 Mechanical Engineering Degree and subsequently progressed to obtain a First Class Honours Degree (Level 8) in Mechanical Engineering. In his final years of these programmes, Patrick won the National Innovative Student Engineer of the Year (Level 7) Award and two years later the Level 8 Award.
Patrick's current role is Research and Development Manager at Croom Precision Medical. This role is constantly growing and now engages in both the Biomedical Engineering Sector and Aerospace Industry. Patrick has continued to win National Awards and was recently announced as the Enterprise Ireland Graduate of Outstanding Innovation Achievement Award.
Graham graduated with a Level 7 Mechanical Engineering Degree and progressed to an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He now works for Bord Gáis as a Mechanical Engineer.
Graham managed to merge a very successful academic career with an inspired sporting career. He played Sigerson Football with CIT, U21 and Senior Championship with Cork and captained Ireland on a tour of Australia in the International Rules. He also captained Cork to a Senior All-Ireland Football Championship.