MCAST Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Plant)

MCAST Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Plant)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Plant)
Course Code ME6-03-15
MQF Level Level 6
Duration 4 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering


2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes

Compulsory A-Levels: Physics and Mathematics (Pure or Applied)


Other Entry Requirements
Course Description This degree course in Mechanical Engineering is relevant to a range of industries, since it

covers the key mechanical engineering principles and subject areas, such as design,

mechanics, thermodynamics, instrumentation and control, and material for the plant engineer.

The course is therefore wideranging and it will develop the candidates’ ability to apply these principles to solve engineering problems in a variety of work environments and business concerns. Modules such as Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing Management and Sustainability further enhance this programme so that graduates may add real value to the organisation that employs them.

Study/Course Delivery
Assessment The course will be assessment based.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Analyse a variety of mechanical engineering issues using mathematical and scientific knowledge

2. Comprehend the operations and rectify failures of a large variety of equipment

3. Take structured and responsible decisions that will lead to effective and efficient solutions

4. Understand complex electronically controlled systems.

Core Study Units
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Maths
  • Materials for Plant Engineers
  • Thermo and Fluid Dynamics
  • Plant Typology
  • Electronics/Control
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Vibrations
  • Plant Design
  • Practice 1
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities
  • Assistant to research engineer
  • Project leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Mechanical engineering systems designer
  • Mechanical engineering analyst