Research Degree


The research degree represents the pinnacle of a student’s training. In a Masters project (MEng) students work through a topic, supervised by an experienced researcher over a period of two years. In a Doctorate project (PhD) the student works through a topic that breaks new ground in the field of study. In both cases students present their work in the form of a written thesis and in the case of the PhD students defend the thesis through a viva or interview in front of an expert in the field.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering conducts research to PhD level in the following areas
Bioengineering including: scoliosis, spinal surgery, sensor development, materials, manufacturing processes, geothermal energy, fluid flow and multi-systems modelling.

Students who have completed a BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering can apply to do research projects. You should contact the Department of Mechanical Engineering for possible funded projects or alternatively you could provide funding yourself. The Department of Mechanical Engineering now offers a Taught Masters course in Mechanical Engineering. Details are available on the Institute Website.

  • European Union Structural Funds
  • Synergy Centre at ITTEngineering Dublin
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