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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_EMECN_7
  • Field of StudyMechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Type of CourseDegree
  • Type of QualificationBachelor of Engineering
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date18th September 2019
  • Start DateSeptember
  • Level7
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus

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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).


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


  • Online application is open for course commencing 11th September 2019
  • 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.
  • You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.





The following four modules are likely to  be offered in the 2019/2020 academic year.

Semester 1 Modules (September to December 2019)


Materials/Structures Mechanics - MECH7009 (5 Credits)

  • On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  • Determine the fundamental transformation relations of two dimensional linear elastic analysis.
  • Analyse 2D determinate mechanical structures for critical elastic strength of materials parameters.
  • Solve for two dimensional linear/limited three dimensional non-linear governing equations to design rotating/static machine and structural elements including: curved bars, springs, pressure vessels, rotating discs, shafts and cylinders.
  • Conduct laboratory experiments in two dimensional mechanics of materials and structures as part of a team in a safe and appropriate manner and produce individual professional reports detailing results, analysis and conclusions.

Engineering Management  - Manu7003 (5 Credits)
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to

  • Recognise the interests of all functional areas and the benefits of multi-functional teams in the activities of an organisation.
  • Discuss the nature of operations and the importance they have on long-term business success.
  • Relate aspects of manufacturing method to process inefficiencies.
  • Recognise the importance of ethical and safety issues in the engineering profession.


Semester 2 Modules (January to May 2020)


Thermofluids 3  INTR7009 (5 Credits)
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to

  • Calculate the heat transfer rates from heat exchangers and other engineering applications. Examine by way of a written report the key factors affecting the selection of energy conversion mechanisms.
  • Evaluate the operation and performance indicators of equipment associated with heating, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning thermofluid processes.
  • Conduct lab experiments in thermofluids as part of a team in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Produce individual professional reports detailing the results, analysis and conclusions which arise.

Manufacturing Technology MECH7007 (5 Credits)
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to

  • Calculate the forces involved in machining and forming processes.
  • Select an appropriate process to produce required surface finishes.
  • Determine methods to inspect precision machined engineering components.
  • Identify suitable plastic materials and processing methods for parts made from plastic.

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • 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 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl

For more information on fees, please visit www.cit.ie/fees/students/parttime

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