2 Years Full-Time
The ME in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineers with a specialist education and training in the area of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for industrial engineering applications from biomedical device manufacture to future energy solutions. This Masters is accredited by both Engineers Ireland and the IOM3 (UK). Graduates from this programme will be fully qualified professional engineers, capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level.
Careers & Employability
If you are a graduate of the ME Materials Science & Engineering programme you can look forward to limitless employment opportunities in a substantive array of industries. Most companies worldwide employ materials professionals. A number of UCD materials graduates have been employed by companies such as General Electric or Rolls Royce (Aerospace), Astrium (Space), Stryker, Boston Scientific (Biomedical) or Siemens (Energy).
Engineering at UCD is highly attractive to students due to the exposure to world leading researchers and the significant career prospects.
Materials Scientists and Engineers are at the centre of virtually every area of technology from optoelectronics to space materials and from automotive and aeromotive manufacturing to biomedical devices. Graduates from this programme will be fully qualified professional engineers, capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level or as a professional engineering manager. Graduates will also have specialist training in underlying scientific fundamentals and practical materials handling and analysis techniques that will make them attractive to either potential employers or equip them for further study at advanced postgraduate level such as PhD studies in Ireland or across the world.
There is a Professional Work Experience (PWE) module incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and it is designed to integrate a student’s academic and career interests with practical work experience for a 6-8 month period. The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field, assess where their strengths and weaknesses lie and maximise their knowledge of the available career possibilities. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation
A bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme. Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.