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BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Course Code: A8285


Level

08

Duration

1 Year

Department

Mechanical & Automobile Engineering


CAO Points

N/A

Course Type

Undergrad Add Ons

Location

Limerick

This is the first programme of its kind in the mid-west region. Modern businesses demand an increasingly high quality environment in which to work. Over the past number of years, the development of industrial and commercial facilities has undergone massive growth  and change. The design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, visual and aural services, lighting, transportation and security systems are becoming more complex, efficient and sophisticated to meet this demand.

What are the entry requirements?

  1. A pass in a relevant Bachelor Degree (Level 7) in a relevant field with an overall average performance of 50%.
  2. An equivalent qualification to a Bachelor Degree (Level 7) with appropriate pre-requisite subjects.
  3. A pass in a relevant Bachelor Degree (Level 7) with one year suitable and relevant work experience.

Applicants can apply direct to the Admissions Office at Admissions@lit.ie

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Building Information Modelling

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to facilitate the student to achieve an appropriate knowledge and understanding of the principles of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and reach an appropriate level of academic competence in the analytical and computational elements of this topic, and apply this knowledge in the optimisation of engineering solutions.


    Title: Mechanical Services Heat Transfer

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module deals with the heat ransfer applications that a mechanical or facilities engineer will be faced with in industry. Topics include basics of heat transfer, radiation heat transfer & glazings, heat exchangers and combined heat and power units. Much of the content is based on the use and application of calculations and data from relevant institute guidelines. Descriptions are given of the types of systems and equipment used for these services. This module is semesterised and will link into the HVAC & Building Services module in semester 2


    Title: Facilities Management 1

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This Module relates to the management and maintenance of Buildings, i.e. the discipline of Facilities Management. FM is a broad discipline encompassing many topics . This module focuses on the maintenance of building services and the building fabric itself from a management perspective.


    Title: Statistical Analysis and Techniques

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To give the student a broad foundation in statistics and to build on this foundation so that the student have the necessary confidence and statistical skills to visualise and interpret data

    To give the student a broad understanding of the Six Sigma methodology, Quality science and Energy data analysis


    Title: Energy Performance Analysis

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The study of Assessing the Energy performance of Buildings for Facilities Engineers, including the practical use of software.


    Title: System Design & BIM

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to facilitate the student to achieve an appropriate knowledge and understanding of the principles of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and reach an appropriate level of academic competence in the analytical and computational elements of this topic, and apply this knowledge in the optimisation of engineering solutions. Also, to show the impact of simulation tools on the engineering process and best practice in their use.


    Title: HVAC & Building Services

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module deals with the mechanical aspects that a facilities engineer will be faced with in industry. Topics include psychrometric systems (i.e. air conditioning), soil and waste water, hot and cold water supply. Much of the content is based on the use and application of calculations and data from relevant institute guidelines. Descriptions are given of the types of systems and equipment used for these services.


    Title: Facilities Management 2

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This Module relates to the management and maintenance of Buildings, i.e. the discipline of Facilities Management. In Particular this module focuses on procurement, financial management, health and safety, and employee well-being.


    Title: Building Management Systems and Technology

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    Introduce the student to Automated Building Controls and how they relate to Building and Facilities. Describe the function and control of the various systems employed in modern facilities.

    Describe different types of Building Management systems currently available. Evaluate and specify suitable systems for a facility, including Electrical safety, Facilities control and Building Management Systems


    Title: Dynamic Simulation and Systems

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The study of Advanced Heat Transfer in Buildings, together with an appraisal of Lighting, Water Services Systems, and Acoustics


    Title: Dissertation

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module aims to develop learners’ research skills and ability to work independently to produce a dissertation in accordance with pre-determined formats, standards and ethics. The topic selected must be directly relevant to the course of study being undertaken by the student and the dissertation is to provide an exhaustive, critical and in-depth analytical study of the specific area of interest.


Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates of this programme can progress on to a Masters or PhD by research in a related field of study.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates will have the appropriate qualifications and have developed a greater knowledge and understanding of the systems, processes and structures used in this industry to solve facilities engineering problems. Students will specialise in Building Information Modelling (BIM), Building Energy Analysis, Facilities Management, Building Management Systems (BMS), etc.

Career opportunities can be found in positions such as:

  • Facilities Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Building Operations Supervisor