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The Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering is one of the largest Engineering departments in the Republic of Ireland, offering professionally accredited degree programmes to approximately 500 undergraduate students, and 90 postgraduate students. Departmental staff have extensive expertise in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering, and undergraduate Bachelors programmes are offered in each of these disciplines. In addition, postgraduate courses are offered in Computer-Aided Engineering Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, and Aeronautical Engineering. The department is highly research active (see Staff in the News and publication listings at Academic Staff), and typically houses ~15-20 postdoctoral fellows and ~60-70 Ph.D. students at any given time.
The Department has strong links with the following Research Centres and Institutes:
- Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSI)
- Stokes Institute (SI)
- Irish Centre for Composites Research (ICOMP)
- Centre for Applied Biomedical Engineering Research (CABER)
- Automation Research Centre (ARC)
Departmental staff are at the forefront of their research fields and research is strongly integrated within the teaching programmes. All our B.E. programmes are accredited by Engineers Ireland and are Bologna compatible, allowing free movement to/from other European universities. Our two Masters programmes are also accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer status. Our graduates are in high demand by industry due to the high quality of our courses and the experience gained by our students during cooperative education. Graduating students typically enter industries such as the biomedical, energy, aerospace, automotive, electronic, manufacturing and chemical industries.