Awards
Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: TA_EAMEC_D
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time
 
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Embedded Award:No
Department:Mechanical Engineering
CAO Code:
  1. TA213
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Has knowledge of the underlying theory essential to the mathematics used for common engineering problems in the particular sub-field of engineering. Has knowledge of the fundamental principles of science appropriate to the particular sub-field of engineering. Has knowledge and understanding of the role of ICT for engineering. Has sufficient knowledge and understanding of ICT to adopt it to solve common engineering problems. Has knowledge of the essential elements of the design process and design methodologies relevant to common engineering problems in the particular subfield of engineering. Has basic knowledge and understanding of management and business in the context of common industrial practice. Has knowledge of specific codes of practice in common engineering problems, including the role of design factors. Has knowledge of the codes of practice relating to hazards and operational safety. Understands the need for operational safety by design and good working practices.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Understands the advantages and limitations of specific mathematical formulae and techniques used in the solution of common engineering problems. Can demonstrate core mathematical knowledge to solve common engineering problems in the particular sub-field of engineering. Has knowledge of relevant scientific concepts that enable and develop abstract thinking. Understands the relationship between scientific principles and the particular subfield of engineering. Understands the limitations of scientific techniques used in the solution of common engineering problems. Understands the basic concepts, advantages and limitations of the core technologies relevant to the particular sub-field of engineering. Understands the capabilities and limitations of computer based methods for solving common engineering problems. Can explain the relationship between core engineering topics and the technical design requirements for common engineering problems. Has basic knowledge of the characteristics of commonly occurring engineering materials and components and the characteristics of design methodologies. Understands the role of the engineering technologist in industry and business and the interpersonal skills required. Understands management issues and company structures. Understands the role and relationships in the supply chain of products, processes and engineering projects. Understands the operational practice and roles of individuals in the particular sub-field of engineering, including codes of practice, the assessment of hazards, operational safety and environmental issues.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Can select and apply appropriate mathematical techniques to solve common engineering problems in the particular subfield and present the solution in an appropriate form. Can manipulate and sort given data through a range of standard forms. Can derive mathematical formulae fundamental to the discipline. Can specify and formulate routine mathematical methods pertaining to the understanding of common engineering problems. Can apply and specify appropriate scientific techniques to solve common engineering problems, in the particular sub-field of engineering. Can conduct a well-described laboratory experiment and draw limited conclusions. Can collect and interpret data with reference to a range of scientific principles relevant to common engineering problems and draw conclusions. Can model and analyse simple engineering systems, processes and products using scientific principles. Can use computer-based engineering tools to solve common engineering problems and display the result. Can understand the principles of the operation of the technologies that are core to the particular sub-field of engineering. Can design a system, component or process using routine design techniques. Can make acceptable presentations to peers and supervisors. Can communicate effectively with the engineering community and society in general Can develop a project plan, identifying the resource requirements and the timescales involved. Can use a sound evidence-based approach to problem solving and contribute to continuous improvement. Can operate and apply core technologies competently. Can select and introduce new technologies.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Can select an appropriate mathematical/analytical/numerical method from a standard range to solve a particular problem. Can assess the accuracy of proposed mathematical solutions to common engineering problems. For common engineering problems the graduate should be able to: 1. select and use appropriate scientific principles to produce routine solutions; 2. estimate errors/accuracy of measurement; 3. collect data, identify trends, and select appropriate methods to represent findings in a logical and clear manner; 4. identify problems and causes thereof and propose appropriate solutions. Can use industry standard software and techniques to manipulate, represent and disseminate engineering data. an select design methodologies and execute and produce a design modification for an existing system, component or process to meet a specified requirement of a common engineering system. Can undertake routine practical or simulation testing of a design and report and comment on the results. Can develop a new solution from an existing one. Can estimate cost of familiar engineering works. Can present simple budget requirements for common engineering projects. Can work to national, EU and other international standards. Can solve common engineering problems through systematic analysis and design methods. Can maintain and extend a sound theoretical approach to the application of technology in engineering practice. Can identify, review and select techniques, procedures and methods to undertake common engineering tasks.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)In the context of common engineering situations can: 1. select and apply appropriate mathematical and scientific formulae and techniques to develop engineering solutions to practical problems; 2. design, manufacture, maintain and evaluate basic engineering components, products and systems, using soft and/or hard technologies; 3. assist with the design process through implementing and developing a system component or process to meet specified needs; 4. conduct a pre-specified engineering project within a specified time-frame; 5. work in a safe, ethical and environmentally sound manner; 6. use an evidence-based approach to problem solving.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Has an awareness of the responsibilities of an engineering technologist and the associated ethical responsibilities, together with the impact of engineering practices in a global and social context. Can apply current engineering technologies, in the particular sub-field of engineering, in a responsible manner. Can exercise independent technical judgement and work with significant autonomy within allocated responsibility. Can plan for effective project implementation and manage the organisation of tasks, people and resources. Can accept responsibility for the work of self and others.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Undertake continuing professional development necessary to maintain and enhance competence in own area of practice. Can identify gaps in personal knowledge, understanding and skills and identify appropriate means of gaining these attributes.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Can contribute to the development of the role of the engineering technologist in society. Understands the wider social, political, business and economic contest within which engineering operates. Understands the impact and management of change in the economy on the profession.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development
ELCR H1002 Electrical Circuits
ENGR H1006 Engineering Graphics
MAPR H1006 Materials & Processes1
MATH H1018 Mathematics 1
PHSC H1002 Physical Science

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
ELEG H1002 Electrical Engineering 1
MAPR H1003 Materials and Processes 2
MATH H1019 Mathematics 2
MESY H1002 Measurement Systems
MECH H1004 Mechanics 1
SMOD H1000 Solid Modelling 1
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
AUTO H2003 Automation
FLUI H2003 Fluid Mechanics 1
STAT H2003 Mathematics 3
MECH H2006 Mechanics 2
QMAN H2002 Quality & Manufacturing Systems
SMOD H2000 Solid Modelling 2

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
ELNT H2002 Electrical Systems & Networks
GREN H2002 Group Project & Environment Tech
INFO H2009 Information Technology
MATH H2005 Mathematics 4
MECH H2007 Mechanics 3
THER H2001 Thermodynamics 1
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
AUTO H3007 Automation Systems
DESI H3002 Design
MATH H3010 Mathematics 5
MECH H3003 Mechanics 4
THRD H3002 Thermodynamics 2

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
FLUI H3002 Fluid Mechanics 2
INST H3002 Instrumentation & Control Syst
MNDE H3002 Management & Pro Development
MATH H3006 Mathematics 6
MECH H3007 Mechanics & Materials
PROJ H3015 Project, 3D CAD & Communications