MEngSc Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing FT (T405)

The development and deployment of robotic as well as smart manufacturing technologies have become very important for a significant number of industrial sectors in Ireland and the rest of the world, including biomedical, pharmaceutical, agricultural as well as electronics manufacturing companies.

The main barrier towards implementing modern, smart automation technologies in standard manufacturing practices is the lack of skills of automation experts in the areas of robotics and digital manufacturing. In Ireland, this is manifested in the difficulty Irish robotic and system integration companies have in recruiting engineers who can be readily involved in today’s complex automation cell and line building projects. This is also reflected on the average salary of automation experts, which is among the highest in the country. The main goal of this programme is to produce experts with sufficient scientific and practical skills in the areas of robotics and smart manufacturing.

This programme is delivered by a highly research-intensive school, which is in the top 150 in the QS world subject rankings. An example of this research activity is the coordination of the 2.23-million-euro Horizon Europe iCircular3 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project, with one of its main research goals being to take advantage of circular economy principles for improving the efficiency as well as for extending the lifecycle of industrial robots.

Individual Modules:
For students that are not in a position to take on the full programme a number of the modules on this programme can be taken individually via the Advance Centre  catalogue. Most modules are online so that you can fit study around your work and life.

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  • Knowledge and understanding: The programme will offer multiple sources of knowledge in the areas of robotics and manufacturing.

  • Applying knowledge and understanding: The programme will be including a series of advanced labs and projects thus allowing students to take advantage of modern equipment and apply their knowledge to complex engineering applications.

  • Making judgements: Students will have a lot of opportunities to decide about which resources, processes, potential process / resource configurations may be used in specific applications.

  • Communication and working skills: Students will have multiple opportunities to present their work, work as part of multi-disciplinary teams, communicate with engineering or manufacturing firms and improve their working skills.

  • Learning skills: Students will have the chance to further develop their learning skills and prepare for lifelong learning. On top of the multiple learning sources, they will be using during the programme, they will also be talking part in a real engineering research project thus applying standard and specialised research methods.


Stage 1

T405 MEngSc Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing FT is a 1-year 90-credit full-time Masters Programme. There are 70 credits of Core Modules and students must also take 20 credits of Option Modules. Students should aim for a balanced workload of 30 credits per trimester. Students must consult with the Programme Director and Module Coordinator(s) to ensure that they satisfy prior learning requirements for their chosen module(s) and may not have taken module(s) with similar content previously.

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
MEEN40790 Supply Chain Design & Analysis Autumn 5
MEEN40800 Engineering Project Management - Tools & Techniques Autumn 5
MEEN41330 Data Analytics for Engineers Autumn 5
MEEN41350 Introduction to Robotics Autumn 5
MEEN41090 Eng. Decision Support Systems Spring 5
MEEN41100 Operations Management Spring 5
MEEN41390 Industrial Automation Spring 5
MEEN41440 Robotic Applications Spring 5
MEEN41470 Applied Robotics Research Proj Summer 30
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options - A)20CR:
OPTION MODULES: All students take 20 credits of Option Modules (4 x 5cr). Students should choose 10 credits of Option Modules in Autumn and 10 credits in Spring. Students should aim for a balanced workload of 30 credits per trimester. Students must consult with the Programme Director and Module Co-ordinator(s) to ensure that they satisfy prior learning requirements for their chosen module(s) and may not have taken module(s) with similar content previously.
     
EEEN40010 Control Theory Autumn 5
EEEN40300 Entrepreneurship in Engineering Autumn 5
EEEN40720 Machine Learning for Engineers Autumn 5
EEEN40730 Biosensors & Actuators Autumn 5
MEEN40030 Manufacturing Engineering II Autumn 5
COMP47670 Data Science in Python (MD) Autumn and Spring (separate) 5
EEEN40280 Digital & Embedded Systems Spring 5
MEEN40110 Advanced Polymer Engineering Spring 5
MEEN41150 Advanced Metals Processing Spring 5
Stage 1 Options - A)20CR:
OPTION MODULES: All students take 20 credits of Option Modules (4 x 5cr). Students should choose 10 credits of Option Modules in Autumn and 10 credits in Spring. Students should aim for a balanced workload of 30 credits per trimester. Students must consult with the Programme Director and Module Co-ordinator(s) to ensure that they satisfy prior learning requirements for their chosen module(s) and may not have taken module(s) with similar content previously.
     
See the UCD Assessment website for further details

Module Weighting Info  
  Award GPA
Programme Module Weightings Rule Description Description >= <=
MTEMP001 Stage 1 - 100.00%
Standard Honours Award First Class Honours

3.68

4.20

Second Class Honours, Grade 1

3.08

3.67

Second Class Honours, Grade 2

2.48

3.07

Pass

2.00

2.47


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