This honours degree in mechanical and polymer engineering covers in mechanical engineering fundamentals, with emphasis on specific technologies and methodologies associated with polymer engineering.
On this course you will:
Apply core polymer engineering principles to the design and development of polymer products and medical device components.
Have the opportunity to undertake an six month placement, commencing January of Year 3. The placement will facilitate you in gaining an insight into industrial practices in your area of specialisation (for example product design, regulatory affairs, polymer processing).
Undertake a final year project, designed to enhance your research and analytical abilities. The project will be organised in co-operation with industry and may in certain circumstances follow on from work initially carried out as part of your work placement.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
Graduates can expect to find employment as Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing/Process Engineers, Project Development Engineers, Quality Assurance Managers.