Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Here at the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering we are known for our innovative, creative and hands-on programmes that provide you with the tools needed to pursue a career in a wide range of fields.

What is precision engineering?

Precision engineering deals with the design and manufacturing of complicated tools, products fixtures and instruments whose parts most be completely accurate in size and shape e.g surgical tools, contact lenses etc.

We are all about creating, inventing and finding solutions, focusing on the future of product building and design and breaking away from more traditional ideas of the engineering sector.
Our programmes focus on practical and project work, enhancing your problem-solving and leadership skills along the way. Mechanical Engineering and Precision Engineering and Design are offered at levels 6 and 7, with the opportunity to further your studies or begin working in the industry right away.

What type of student are you?

If you’re a lover of maths and science, with a keen eye for detail this could very well be the right place for you. You want to use your love of invention and creativity to problem solve and you’re excited by advancing technology especially how it’s being used in the making of products

Staff

Meet the Head of Department

Xavier Velay

Xavier Velay joined as our Head of Department in 2018. He has studied in France and the UK, gaining a PHD in the field of science, engineering and technology and an MBA from Oxford University. Xavier has worked as an advisor for a number of start-ups and SMEs, such as multinational automotive supplier Valeo.

His love and passion for his field has seen him consult with, and learn from, a number of universities, companies and entrepreneurs in more than 50 countries. Between 2008 – 2014, he was the Deputy Dean Education for the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University. In 2004, he established the Prototyping and Virtual Manufacturing Centre at the university, pioneering 3D scanning and various manufacturing innovations.

Contact us

Xavier Velay,
Head of Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,

email: velay.xavier@itsligo.ie

Department Staff

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Staff NamePositionDepartment
Craig, Mr Ian ASSISTANT LECTURER Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Creedon, Dr Leo LECTURER Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Donohoe, Dr Molua LECTURER Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Ferry, Paul ASSISTANT LECTURER Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Henry, Fergal LECTURER Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Mcafee, Dr Marion LECTURER Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Mullery, Mr Sean LECTURER Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Mulligan, Dr David HEAD OF DEPT MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Murphy, Ms Eva ASSISTANT LECTURER Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Sheridan, Mr Declan LECTURER Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Courses

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Course name NFQ Level Graduate Level Favourite
BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng(Hons) in Robotics and Automation Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in General Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies Level 8 Undergraduate
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Level 8 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Writing & Literature (Online) Level 8 Online
MSc in Computing (Data Science) Level 9 Online
Master of Arts in Creative Practice Level 9 Postgraduate
Master of Arts in (Specialism) Level 9 Postgraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology Level 8 Undergraduate
Certificate in Property Services (Online) Level 6 Online
Certificate in Facilities Management Level 6 Online
PG Certificate in Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying Level 9 Online
Higher Certificate in Applied Construction Technology Level 6 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Property Services and Facilities Management Level 6 Online
MEng in Geotechnical / Structural Engineering Joint Programme Level 9 Online
Post Graduate Certificate in Automotive Artificial Intelligence Level 9 Online
Higher Certificate in Engineering Level 6 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering in General Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Polymer Processing (Online) Level 8 Online
Bachelor of Arts Hons in Interior Architecture and Design add-on Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Certificate in Waste Water Treatment Operations Level 6 Online
Certificate in Drinking Water Treatment Operations Level 6 Online
BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design add-on (Online) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
PG Dip. in Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Level 9 Online
Certificate in Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Secure IT and Deep/Machine Learning Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Certificate in Mechanical Analysis and Automation (Online) Level 6 Online
BSc (Hons) Software Development Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BSc (Hons) Software Development (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure (Online) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Master of Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in Architecture Level 8 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Construction Economics (Online) Level 6 Online
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing (Smart Technologies) Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in App Design and User Experience (UX) Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 7 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Computing Level 6 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Software Development Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng in Precision Engineering and Design (Online) Level 7 Online
Higher Certificate in Construction Economics Level 6 Undergraduate
Certificate in Strategic Construction Management (Online) Level 9 Online
BEng in Data Centre Facilities Engineering (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Construction Law, Procurement and Finance (Online) Level 9 Online
Master of Science in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in BIM and Lean Construction Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Writing & Literature Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Theatre Design) Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting) Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Precision Engineering & Design (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering Level 9 Online
Master of Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Validation Technologies Level 6 Online
Special Purpose Award : Work Based Project Level 6 Online
BSc in Quantity Surveying (Online) Level 7 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine Art Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design Level 7 Undergraduate
Certificate in Advanced Lean Sigma Quality (Black Belt) (Online) Level 8 Online
Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Online) Level 7 Online
Post Graduate Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing Level 8 Undergraduate
BA (Hons) Creative Design (Add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art Level 7 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Civil Engineering Level 6
BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (Online) Level 8 Online
Master of Science in Quality Level 9 Postgraduate
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc in Construction Management (Online) Level 7 Online
BEng (Hons) in Electronic & Computer Engineering (Online) Level 8 Online
BEng in Electronic & Computer Engineering (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Electronics and Automation (Online) Level 6 Online
BEng in Mechatronics (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Automation and Instrumentation (Online) Level 6 Online
MSc in Quality (Online) Level 9 Online
BSc in Manufacturing Management (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (Six Sigma Green Belt) (Online) Level 7 Online
BEng in Polymer Processing (Online) Level 7 Online
BSc in Quality (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Quality Assurance (Online) Level 6 Online
Certificate in Polymer Technologies (Online) Level 6 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Performing Arts Level 8 Undergraduate
BA (Hons) in Fine Art (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Design Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Computing in Systems and Networking (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Software Development (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Development Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Computing in Games Development Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) Electronic & Computer Engineering (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science Advanced Wood and sustainable Building Technology Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying Level 8 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (add on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
Certificate in Polymer Technologies Level 6 Online
BSc (Hons) in Quality Management and Technology (Online) Level 8 Online