Welcome to the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
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
Meet the Head of Department
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.
Head of Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,
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|Coll, Mr Brian||Jt Lecturer||Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
|Craig, Mr Ian||Jt Lecturer||Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
|Donohoe, Dr Molua||Jt Lecturer||Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
|Doran, Mr Conall||Jt Lecturer||Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
|Ferry, Paul||Jt Assistant Lecturer||Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
|Henry, Fergal||Jt Lecturer||Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
|McGranaghan, Dr Gerard||Jt Lecturer||Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
|Mullery, Mr Sean||Jt Lecturer||Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
|Murphy, Ms Eva||Jt Assistant Lecturer||Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
|Saleem, Dr Waqas||Jt Assistant Lecturer||Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
|Sheridan, Mr Declan||Jt Lecturer||Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
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|Course name||NFQ Level||Graduate Level||Favourite|
|Certificate in Lean & OpEx (Yellow Belt)||Level 7||Online|
|Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering||Level 8||Undergraduate|
|Certificate in Mechanical Analysis and Automation (Online)||Level 6||Online|
|Special Purpose Award : Work Based Project||Level 6||Online|
|Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design||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|