Mechanical Engineering courses

Limerick Institute of Technology

Mechanical Engineering – Beng in Limerick Institute of Technology

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : € 10,250 Per Year
  • IELTS : 5.5
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0

About Mechanical Engineering – Beng in Limerick Institute of Technology

What is the programme about?

This programme provides students with a broad understanding of Mechanical Engineering technology allowing students to enter the job market as an Associate Level Engineer or to pursue further education such as the Level 8 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Facilities) (Honours).

This programme focuses on the practical aspects of Mechanical Engineering, such as Computer Aided Design, Engineering Processes and Maintenance, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Plant Engineering, Instruments and Control, etc. Mechanical Engineers apply sophisticated computer based tools and equipment such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), robotics and computer controlled manufacturing systems to aid the quality and speed of machinery production. The programme is taught with a practical, hands-on approach, giving students the skills needed for today’s employment market.

Who is the programme suited to?

​If you are curious by nature and believe that you would enjoy working with complex machinery, then this programme is for you. You will learn how to build, repair, modify, design and fault-find modern mechanical systems and technologies. The programme has a significant amount of practical work involved and you will acquire excellent skills and knowledge.

Top 3 Reasons

1. Opportunity to progress your studies by ladder approach to LIT’s new Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Facilities Engineering or to continue your studies with another third-level institute in Ireland or abroad.

2. Engineers Ireland (formally the IEI) will recognise your qualification from this programme for an Engineering Technician membership.

3. This programme is taught with a practical, hands-on approach, giving you the skills and experience needed for today’s employment market.

Class Contact Hours

23 hours per week

Jobs Include

  • Product Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • CAD Technician

Graduates Work For

  • Vistakon
  • Boston Scientific
  • Irish Rail

Graduate Profile

“Our final year project gave us the chance to put the skills learned in our programme to use through a hands-on project, with a great reward - the bus shelters we designed and constructed in the fabrication shops at LIT is now in use in Shannon.”
Steve Barron, Alan Aitcheson & James Ryan

Further Studies

​Graduates of this programme can progress to the Level 8 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Facilities) (Honours) at LIT. Job opportunities for graduates include: Product Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, CAD Technician. Some LIT graduates work for Vistakon, Boston Scientific and Irish Rail. Engineers Ireland (formerly the IEI) will recognise this qualification.

Entry Requirement

A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

Candidates who hold a Senior Trade Certificate and/or National Craft Certificate with appropriate endorsements or examination attainments in a cognate area will also be considered for entry, subject to a satisfactory interview. Holders of a National/Higher Certificate (Level 6) in Engineering or Technology may be considered for admission to Year 2 or 3 of these programmes. Candidates applying as mature applicants will be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

FETAC Applicants and Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.

IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5​


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Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 10,250


€ 10,250

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